Did you know that passion for the Italian language is booming in the Bay? As we ring in the 2013 Year of Italian Culture in America, it's important to note just how much Italian culture has already permeated the cultural fabric of the Bay. In this blog, we've discussed many contributions Italy has made to Bay Area culture, from technology and ventu...

By Roberto Bonzio   Quando era arrivato in California, aveva solo 29 anni ma nel giro di pochi mesi aveva compiuto una straordinaria performance entrando nella storia delle biotecnologie con un contributo fondamentale ad una invenzione di portata storica: l'insulina sintetica, rampa di lancio per un settore oggi in primo piano della scienza...

by Mauro Battocchi   Did you know that Italy has the highest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites: 49? The Museo Italo Americano, in partnership with the Italian Cultural Institute and the Consulate General of Italy in San Francisco, is proud to show you all of them through the lenses of 14 prominent and contemporary Italian photographers....

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...

Remember how Italian biotechnology lent Bernini a helping hand? This weekend, as part of the 2013 Year of Italian Culture, Humanities West is helping preserve the legacy of this master by bringing a fascinating lecture and performance series to the Marines' Memorial Theater in San Francisco. Bernini was a master of capturing the narrative moment, e...

In conjunction with the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco, sfSoundSalonSeries is pleased to present Italian virtuoso Irene Russo in a program of solo works for piano spanning the entire 20th century to the present, with works by Debussy, Malipiero, Takemitsu, Procaccini, and Widmann.   She'll be followed by Tom Djll's HackMIDI, pia...

I'm thrilled to introduce an exciting new competition open to all public and private high school students in San Francisco, California and New York City, New York called "Pisan Romanesque meets Contemporary America".   This educational contest will teach American high schoolers about the awe-inspiring Pisan Romanesque period and promote a de...

Date: Tuesday, February 02, 2016 Time: 6:00 PM. Location: IIC (601 Van Ness Ave, Suite F, San Francisco)In conversation with the journalist Enrico Deaglio, author of Patria 1978-2008 Meet the author: Camilla BaresaniCamilla Baresani is an Italian writer. The author of novels, essays and pieces for the theatre, she lives in Milan where she teache...

For nearly a century, the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club has stood by its Latin motto: Mens Sana in Corpore Sano—a healthy mind in a healthy body. It has also stood by another tradition—women need not apply.  Nowhere is this more apparent than at the monthly "stag dinner" where members and their male guests have assembled for decades to...