When: Friday February 24, at 6:30pm Where: Italian Athletic Club, 1630 Stockton St, San Francisco  94133 The Leonardo da Vinci Society, The Italian Cultural Institute, The San Francisco Italian Athletic Club with the support of the Italian Consulate General Cordially invite you to Carnevale 2017: Masquerade, Dinner and Dance. Enjoy a family evening...

di Roberto Natalini   Il più grande ed ambizioso evento nel programma delle celebrazioni per il "2013: Anno della Cultura Italiana negli Stati Uniti".   Si profila essere un evento storico la prima collaborazione artistica tra il Teatro di San Carlo di Napoli, il più antico teatro d'opera ancora attivo in Europa, e la rinomata San Fra...

by Nickolas Marinelli   It was like a Chamber of Commerce mixer on steroids. Representatives from some of the most exclusive providers of Italian luxury products and services gathered at the Italian Consulate in San Francisco to mix and mingle with each other, and with those for whom champagne wishes and caviar dreams are a way of life. &nb...

by Mauro Battocchi   We're honored that Viola Buitoni's monthly classes on the traditions and trends of Italian cooking, held in the private kitchen of San Francisco's Italian Consulate, have now resumed. The next class is on the 2nd of October. In these intimate hands-on workshops, students integrate Italian regional cuisine and seasonal i...

Since the days of Nobel Laureate Emilio Segrè, Italian researchers have played a prominent role in academic endeavors at UC Berkeley, in California, and in the United States. With this event (planned as the first in a series of discussions), we would like to share successful stories of Berkeley Italian researchers, stories that show how Italian cul...

By Mauro Battocchi   I am honored to introduce a brand new web portal created by the Italian Consulate in San Francisco and the Italian Cultural Institute to promote Italian language education in the consular district of Northern California and the US North-West: www.weloveitalian.org. Together we must promote the teaching of Italian in the...

by Mauro Battocchi Sometimes we Italians complain that we don't have enough of a sense of national identity because of our relatively recent political unification (1861). Yet I believe that we are developing a sense of belonging to a national community. There are several indicators that point to that reality. One of them is rather visual: more and...

by Mauro Battocchi   Sergio Barbieri, the passport officer of the Italian Consulate, travelled to Honolulu, Seattle and Portland last month and issued 151 electronic passports. This process generally requires require nationals to travel to San Francisco and present themselves at the Consulate in person.   In fact, the passport office...

It has been just over a year since Mauro Battocchi arrived in The City as the newly-appointed Consul General of Italy in San Francisco.   He had already paved the way for his grand entrance by posting a much-circulated YouTube video, in which he introduced himself by driving through the streets of Rome, explaining who he was, and what he was...

Lido Cantarutti, director of the Italian Film Festival and long-time resident of Marin County, CA, has been acknowledged by the President of the Republic of Italy with the promotion and conferral of the title of Commendatore dell'Ordine al Merito della RepubblicaItaliana (Knight Commander of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Italy).  ...