One of the great delights of living in hilly San Francisco is all of the magical, hidden stairways. Climbing these passageways, often landscaped with lush vegetation, frequently brings a surprise (and usually panoramic views) around every corner. The Vulcan Steps in the Castro offer year-round blooming wonders; the 16th Avenue tiled steps provide a...

When Judy Garland sang “Over The Rainbow” in 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, she could have been referring to a pair of custom-made Salvatore Ferragamo wedges. Ferragamo – then known as the “shoemaker to the stars” – crafted the 8.5cm rainbow-coloured platforms for Garland in 1938, in what would become one of the defining designs of his career. Though...

The Fresno County Heritage Museum will be open during the Big Fresno Fair, from October 6 through October 17. The Fresno County Historical Museum is open year round by appointment. During the annual Big Fresno Fair the Museum is open daily until 8 p.m. The Italian Exhibit is at the first floor. Below are two photos depicting the Donors Wall, as wel...

Hundreds of people flocked to Lyman Park on Saturday to raise a glass of wine and a slice of pizza to the Italian-Americans who shaped the Napa Valley’s wine industry, cuisine and culture. The follow-up to the inaugural 2019 Festa Italiana was once again organized by St. Helena resident Anthony Micheli and the Sons & Daughters of Italy in America,...

When: Sunday, Cctober 24, 2021 at 5:00PM - Where: Museo Italo Americano, Building C, Fort Mason, SF Join us for a discussion of a new play about Edgardo Mortara, whose story has been reimagined by Carey Perloff, Artistic Director, Emerita, of the American Conservatory Theater and Graduate of Stanford University in Comparative Literature, inspired b...

This year, Italy celebrates the 160th anniversary of the Unification and 160 years of diplomatic relations with the US. Our countries became diplomatic partners on the 13th of April 1861, when Italy was still a Kingdom and reconfirmed their partnership in 1946 when it became a Republic. The relationship between Italians and Americans, and our cultu...

In honor of the 21st annual Week of the Italian Language in the World, Fondazione Italia, in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Los Angeles & San Francisco and the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles & San Francisco, would like to invite K-12 students to participate in a poetry contest that will showcase their creativity and...

On September 28, 2021, Consul General of Italy in San Francisco, Sergio Strozzi, invited all the Italian community associations of the Bay Area. We're honored to have attended as BAIA and would like to thank Hon. Sergio Strozzi for this initiative. For all of our subscribers and supporters, we wanted to share a quick snapshot of what BAIA has done...

Now that fall has arrived, it’s time to get ready for all the upcoming holiday festivities. Before we start talking about candy corn, stuffing, and egg nog, however, let’s talk about this month’s celebratory theme: October is a time when we collectively honor Italian American culture in our nation and the many contributions of Italians to the fabri...

A popular Italian restaurant in San Francisco’s Cow Hollow neighborhood has closed after three decades in business. Pane e Vino Trattoria officially closed its doors on August 26, according to a post on the restaurant website. The statement read: "To our Dearest Customers, Our last day of operation was Thursday, August 26, 2021. We are truly thankf...