The evening of Saturday, April 13, 2013 the San Francisco Chapter of the Associazione Liguri nel Mondo celebrated, at the Basque Cultural Center of South San Francisco, its twenty-seventh (27 th) annual Festa dei Fiori. The event was emceed by the newly-elected President, Arlene Callegari. The 127 members and guests feasted on soup, salad and a ch...

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...

by Pam Bauserman   Restaurants decked out in checked-clothed tables offering plates of Italian fare, cafes, lively nightclubs and small boutiques featuring imported goods line the streets. This is the scene at San Francisco's Little Italy, the historic Italian neighborhood that is known worldwide for its Italian culture. Visitors and guests...

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...

By Jackie Burrell Tosca redux: We don't usually write too much about San Francisco restaurant openings -- there are too many exciting things going on this side of the bay. But we're making an exception for the resurrection of North Beach's iconic Tosca Cafe, which has just reopened under the direction of New York City's James Beard award-winning c...

February 4, 2015/Wednesday 5:30 PM - 11:30 PMBiscuits and Blues - 401 Mason Street - San Francisco, California 94102 An explosive mixture of blues, funk and soul music in acoustic: this is the formula of the sound of Francesco Piu, Sardinian singer and guitarist born in 1981. Accompanying their voices with instruments like acoustic guita...

The Italian Government will establish a desk to promote direct investment from the US to Italy in San Francisco, at the Italian Consulate. A professional with a hands-on experience of the Silicon Valley will be selected in the coming months to strengthen the network of business relationships and accelerate the flow of information and capital to Ita...

Back when I was a kid, my family lived on Potrero Hill, but my sister, brother and I all had a kind of dual San Francisco citizenship. We were Mission kids, too.   We walked a dozen blocks every day down 24th Street to St. Peter's Catholic School on Florida Street. It was another world, then. The Mission was blue-collar, and almost all the k...

By Giuseppe Esposito In the heart of San Francisco's storied Little Italy is Tony's Pizza Napoletana, home of eleven-time World Pizza Champion Tony Gemignani.   When the restaurant opened five years ago, it brought a sense of renewed vibrancy to the Stockton block of North Beach, which at the time had many empty store fronts.   Read...

Please join us for a reception to announce the opening of the Center for the Study of Ancient Italy at UC Berkeley. The newly formed institution is intended to promote and advance the study of the many cultures of ancient Italy, with special emphasis on the Etruscans and Romans.   It will also support teaching and research at the University...