If the American Dream has always meant "to make it" on one's own merits, if millions of Italians went to America first for survival and then for success, if the result of the work of our fellow citizens has always been admired in the U.S., the union between Italian entrepreneurs and the United States cannot but constitute an important part of our j...

By Nickolas Marinelli For English, press one. Para Español, oprima numero dos. Is there anything more frustrating than hearing these words coming from your telephone? After all, this is America. And in America, we speak English. It infuriates me to have a recorded voice tell me that I have to press one to speak my own language—or for Spanish press...

by Krista Dossetti   On Thursday, February 13, 2014, members of the Italian community gathered at the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club (SFIAC) in North Beach to support his Excellency Claudio Bisogniero in kicking off the Adopt An Italian-Language Student campaign.   Bisogniero, who was originally scheduled to speak at the event, w...

by Mauro Battocchi   Two Napolitanos featured at Italy's Consulate in San Francisco a few days ago. Along with Italy's Head of State Giorgio, in the picture, I had to honor to host Janet, the new President of the University of California, former Homeland Security Secretary and former Governor of Arizona, in person. Janet is one of the m...

As significant milestone of the celebration of "2013 Year of the Italian Culture in the US" in San Francisco, the festivities to bring the San Carlo Theater of Naples to the Bay Area will start early this month, reaching their peak in June. Starting next Tuesday, the Consul General of Italy in San Francisco, Mauro Battocchi, in collaboration with...

Earlier this year, Emilia-Romagna suffered a serious earthquake and much tragedy ensued throughout the region. Maino Benatti, the Mayor of the comune of Mirandola, contacted San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee to ask for assistance to rebuild their cherished and historic San Francesco Cathedral. Mayor Lee asked the Sister City Committee to join together...

by Mauro Battocchi   When the Mayor of Rome Ignazio Marino looks out of his office window from the Capitoline Hill (pictured above), the material remnants of a rich and profound history stretch as far as the eye can see. In the foreground is where Marc Antony addressed the Roman Senate after the assassination of Julius Caesar. In the distanc...

L'italia che guarda al futuro è di scena dal 12 marzo nel cuore della Silicon Valley con la kermesse settimanale "Italy Tech Week". Un evento che fa parte del più ampio "Anno della Cultura italiana negli Stati Uniti: ricerca, scoperta e innovazione", che attraverso un viaggio lungo dodici mesi toccherà 40 città americane con oltre 200 eventi, mette...

di Maria Teresa Cometto Dopo Israele, Irlanda e India, «l'Italia è la prossima Startup Nation nel settore high-tech». Lo sostiene, convinto, il nuovo console italiano a San Francisco, Mauro Battocchi, insediato lo scorso settembre e focalizzato nell'aiutare il made in Italy tecnologico a sfruttare tutte le opportunità di business nella Silicon Val...

2014 has been a long and full year for the Italian community in the Bay Area. As moments and people marked the last twelve months, the end of the year is the time when people look back to find what is worthy to bring with them in the new one.   We talked about this and more with Mauro Battocchi, who started his mandate as Italian Consul in S...