di Mauro Battocchi   Perchè Silicon Valley fa crescere le startup tecnologiche più e meglio di altre aree del mondo? Come può l'Italia trarre vantaggio dalla forza di questo straordinario ecosistema? Quali progetti d'impresa hanno maggiori probabilità di attecchire e avere successo in terra californiana? Che cosa hanno costruito gli imprendi...

Northern and Central California, Sacramento, Stockton, San Francisco and Bay Area Schools can offer their students the opportunity to study Italian. Thanks, in part, to a contribution from the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE) more children in Northern California, the Central Valley and the entire San Francisco BayArea have the opportunity...

L'esperienza migratoria italiana in California è diversa se la si confronta a quella della East Coast degli Stati Uniti, marcata dal successo economico e sociale.L'ambizione tipica e così naturale negli italiani (provenienti soprattutto da Genova e Lucca e più tardi dalla Sicilia) da cercatori d'oro li ha portati ben presto ad affermarsi nei settor...

Among the events in preparation for the memorable Verdi's Requiem coming up on October 25th at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco, Italian Tenor Pasquale Esposito, sponsored by the Consulate General of Italy, the Italian Cultural Institute, and Com.It.Es., will perform Opera Arias and Neapolitan Songs to benefit Teatro San Carlo in Naple...

di Mauro Battocchi   The Luxury Marketing Council of San Francisco presented a spectacular celebration of Made in Italy at the Consulate last week. As the 250 guests enjoyed fine wines by Montresor Vineyards and authentic Italian food by Emporio Rulli, they also enjoyed first-hand exposure to timeless brands crafted by Italy's finest artisan...

A documentary concerning Italians in Utah will air on Italian national channel, RAI 3. The documentaty is part of a weekly magazine on World's event called "Agenda del Mondo" (World's Agenda), a report program by the third channel news TG3.   The program includes interviews with Italian Consul General of San Francisco Mauro Battocchi; Italia...

By: Andrea Marino   Citing the special relationship that Italians have had with San Francisco since the City's inception, Mayor Edwin Lee has declared today "Italian American Friendship and Heritage Day" in San Francisco. The proclamation was presented to Consul General of Italy in San Francisco, the Honorable Mauro Battocchi, at a gathering...

by Catherine Accardi & Dr. Lisa Pieraccini On May 6, 2015, UC Berkeley's ambitious plan to establish a Center for the Study of Ancient Italy was officially launched with a reception at the Italian Cultural Institute in San Francisco. It was a well attended event with supporting remarks from Italy's own representative, Mauro Battocchi, the...

by Mauro Battocchi   To those of you who have not heard the news yet, I'm happy to announce that the Italian Consulate General in San Francisco now also has a Facebook page. Please follow it here and join the discussion.   For starters, we have uploaded all the most salient events of 2013, the Year of the Italian Culture in the US, a...

by Mauro Battocchi   What better way to celebrate that most special day than to surround yourself with the intimacy 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, with at least one Italian citizen, to bond themselves in official...