On the occasion of 2013 Year of Italian Culture in the USThe Consulate General of Italy and the Italian Institute of Culture are proud to invite you to ITALY TECH WEEKMarch, 12 - 19, 2013 Sponsored by Indoona March 12, 3 - 6 pmItalian Innovation DayAn action oriented investors' day showcasing the past, present and future of the Italian technolog...

by Tony Bravo   With real estate at a premium in San Francisco, there's been a lot of creative repurposing of spaces in the city of late, especially in the arts. This was evident at the grand reopening of the Italian Cultural Institute (Istituto Italiano di Cultura) on Wednesday in Opera Plaza.   Previously in North Beach, this center...

by Roberto Natalini   È passato già circa un mese dai festeggiamenti in occasione della Festa della Repubblica del 2 giugno scorso, ma nella Baia di San Francisco è ancora viva l'emozione di tutta la comunità italiana. La celebrazione di questa ricorrenza storica, particolarmente sentita da tutti i nativi italiani residenti all'estero, ha v...

by Catherine Accardi   Recently, our own San Francisco Italian Consul General, Mauro Battocchi posted an interesting observation in his San Francisco, Italy blog at www.sanfranciscoitaly.com. Mauro has noticed an increased interest in all things Italian in the San Francisco Bay Area. He calls this welcomed phenomenon the "Italian Cultural Sp...

Since the Middle Ages, the Italian port city of Genoa (Genova) has been one of the most important commercial hubs of Europe and the Mediterranean. Both its history and current commitment to innovation make her particularly close to San Francisco – not only because they are both port cities with strong maritime culture and traditions, but becau...

L'anno 2013 è stato dichiarato dal Ministero degli Affari Esteri "l'Anno della Cultura Italiana negli Stati Uniti". Anche la città di San Francisco si appresta ad ospitare una serie di eventi inaugurali che marcano l'inizio di una manifestazione di così ampia rilevanza ed importanza. L'inaugurazione ufficiale si terrà il prossimo Mercoledì 12 Dice...

By Mauro Battocchi   What better way to celebrate that most special day than to surround yourself with the elegance of the Italian Consulate General in SF, perched atop the hills with gleaming views of the Bay? Many don't know, but the Consulate is a popular place for couples to bond themselves in official matrimony.   It's also the f...

Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2015 Time: 6 PM. Location: IIC (Opera Plaza, 601 Van Ness Avenue, Suite F, San Francisco) Organized by: IIC, Italian Consulate General Now that we have finished moving into our new premises, we would like to welcome you with an opening reception featuring the world premiere of paintings related to Europe by the inte...

di Roberto Natalini   C'e' un'epoca d'oro nella storia del cinema italiano la quale non sembra mai tramontare. Questa considerazione e' quantomai attuale negli Stati Uniti dove si guarda ancora con grande ammirazione ai capolavori del cinema neorealista del secondo dopoguerra. Tra i protagonisti di questa fase, considerata come il Rinas...

In the early 19th Century, Italy was essentially a "geographical expression," a patchwork of principalities spread across islands and peninsulas, dominated by foreign powers. By century's end it had united as the independent Kingdom of Italy, its people citizens of a modern nation with an emerging common culture and language. The great Giuseppe Ver...