by Catherine Accardi   You can become a part of San Francisco's North Beach history and help create its future! Read on to find out how.   Although San Francisco had parks prior to the 1906 earthquake and fire, for the most part they were for sitting or strolling and not for recreational activities. In 1910, two open air swimming...

by Richard Gonzales   Lawrence Ferlinghetti lives in a modest second-story walk-up in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood. Hanging on his walls are his doctorate from the Sorbonne, an unframed Paul Gaugin print and posters of celebrated poetry readings dating back to the days when he personified a hip, literate and rebellious San Franci...

A big black SUV drove up on Green Street in North Beach the other afternoon and stopped in front of Sotto Mare,, a noted Italian restaurant. The car windows rolled down and two people inside peered out with expectant smiles on their faces, as if they were about to discover something. Gigi Fiorucci looked up from his table in front of the restauran...

Taking a passeggiata along Columbus street in San Francisco can turn into a unique opportunity: in fact, in the way it keeps the authentic charm from its origins, North Beach is not a neighborhood as the others.   This is mainly due to the architecture of houses and restaurants populating the area since the late 1800s. Both residential and b...

There's a family that runs its history through the decades serving the town of San Francisco: before Joseph, then his daughter Angela, now her son Joseph. There's a project called Porziuncola Nuova that connected San Francisco to Saint Francis' town, Assisi. There's a square in front of a church in the North Beach, San Francisco's Little Italy, tha...

by Catherine Accardi   What does one talk about when speaking with a legend? How often does one have the opportunity to speak with an icon of San Francisco's North Beach and beyond? And, in Italian, which he likes to call "la bella lingua". He enjoys being called Lorenzo.   I recently spoke with Lawrence Ferlinghetti about North Beach...

Making an Italian coffee is considered an art. But what about having a real espresso and enjoying that moment as most Italians do?   While the ability of preparing a good coffee has been improving since Italians came to America, the Italian way of having away coffee has never become a real trend.   Read more   Fonte: L'italo-Am...

by Mauro Battocchi   Thanks so much Giants! The great baseball champions of San Francisco, who won the World Series three times in recent years (2010, 2012 and 2014) have celebrated the Italian heritage of the City by the Bay tonight before the match with the San Diego Padres.   A sizable donation was given to Italian Community Servic...

by Catherine Accardi   Perhaps some people believe history is a thing of the past. Think again. It is all around you. You look at it every day and likely even admire it. Examples are the many Italian cultural sites of San Francisco's North Beach such as the Columbus Tower and St. Francis Church.   These monuments to our cultural past...

By: Giuseppe Esposito.   Not since the Second World War has there been so much emotion in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood over the rivalry between Italy and England.   It may not be a war that everyone is talking about, but one would be hard pressed to tell the difference based solely on the hyperbole and rhetoric when the su...