by Mauro Battocchi   It was an honor to be in San Jose the other week and meet the Little Italy San Jose Foundation, which is building a world-class Italian district in San Jose next to the HP Pavilion. As in many parts of California and the world, this history of San Jose is enmeshed with that of Italy. The Italian fishermen, agriculturists...

Un prestito dalla Galleria Nazionale di Parma offre la rara opportunità di vedere la "Schiava Turca" (ca. 1531-34), capolavoro del Parmigianino, alla Legion of Honour di San Francisco.   Celebrato come uno degli originatori del Manierismo, il Parmigianino sviluppò uno stile espressivo dalle forme allungate influenzato anche dal lavoro di Raf...

Accademia Italiana della Cucina - Delegazione di San FranciscoIl Presidente dell'Accademia Italiana della Cucina, Prof. Giovanni Ballarini, e il Segretario Generale, Dott. Paolo Petroni, hanno compiuto una visita alle delegazioni di Sacramento, San Francisco e Silicon Valley. Previa una visita alla città di San Francisco, organizzata dal Delegato,...

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...