The life of Charles A. Fracchia Sr. was an only-in-San Francisco story. Fracchia, who died on July 21 at the age of 83, loved this town and devoted a good part of his life to that passion. He was the founder of the San Francisco Historical Society, a prolific writer of books and articles about The City, a teacher and one of the very best San Franci...

Elisabetta Ghisini, presidente dei COMITES di San Francisco, ha trent’anni di esperienza nel campo della comunicazione e del corporate marketing; attualmente CMO di ContinuumLab.ai, ha insegnato alla Hult International Business School e ha alle spalle anche un’esperienza di leadership in BAIA, la Business Association Italy America. Ha fondato da po...

Five minutes into the Euro Cup Final between England and Italy, the bar at the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club is quiet, except for the sound of Peroni bottles popping open and a man saying “scusi” as he inches through dozens of downtrodden Italians. Someone whispers that what this crowd needs are shots of espresso.  “This is… intense,” says me...

50 Top Pizza, la più importante guida di settore, online e fruibile gratuitamente, ha stilato una classica delle migliori 50 pizzerie negli Stati Uniti, il nazione dove, dopo l’Italia, la pizza ha preso maggiormente piede. Al primo posto di 50 Top USA 2021 – Prosecco DOC Award, c’è Tony’s Pizza Napoletana, insegna di San Francisco (California) del...

This fall, one of the most venerated traditions in all of Italian history will be observed right here in humble North Beach: the Statuto Race. The fourth oldest foot race in the United States, the Statuto was originally scheduled to mark its one hundredth year in 2020. Of course Covid had other plans for us, and the race had to be canceled last yea...

The Italian Consulate General in SF has the great pleasure to share the 6 episodes of the podcast "Letters to Italy" created and directed by Sara Marinelli for Comites SF. The project was funded by the Directorate General for Italians Abroad of the Italian MFA. The stories told in the podcast regard the impact of Covid 19 on the Italian Community o...

While we wait for Italian Design Day, we are pleased to showcase the program organized by Milano Design Film Festival. 1891, 1917, 1935, 1983. These are the respective years of birth of Gio Ponti, Ettore Sottsass, Jr., Tobia Scarpa and Antonio Aricò. The show organised by Milano Design Film Festival draws an ideal and real line for bringing some of...

This summer Italy will open its first overseas National Centre for Innovation and Culture in the United States, as an experimental model that can be replicated in other countries. Promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation following a proposal by the Embassy of Italy in Washington, in collaboration with the Consulate...

Saturday, May 29. 12:30 PM – 7 PM PST. Streaming Live on Howlarts.org. Earlier this year we lost the incomparable poet, painter, and social activist, Lawrence Ferlinghetti (March 24, 1919 – February 22, 2021). Howl! Arts and Bob Holman are honored to bring together a spectacular group of poets, writers, filmmakers, activists, musicians, and artists...

Stepping into the life of ancient Pompeii without taking a flight to Italy. Impossible, you may think… unless you’re in the Bay Area. After a delay due to the pandemic, the Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco opened its doors to visitors with a special and magnificent exhibition, Last Supper in Pompeii: from the Table to the Grave. By bringing...