We have exciting news as we gear up for the 151st San Francisco Italian Heritage Parade this Sunday, October 13th. The Board of Supervisors just unanimously approved Supervisor Catherine Stefani’s resolution recognizing October as Italian American Heritage Month. Please join us at City Hall this Friday, October 11th, to celebrate. RSVP here: https:...

When news hit in July that Tosca Cafe would close yet again, there was sadness mingled with a collective shrug — another San Francisco restaurant bites the dust. That abrupt shuttering by Chef April Bloomfield is a whole other, complicated skein of industry skulduggery and bad behavior. But what hit me in the plexus were treasured memories of why T...

Italian fashion house Gucci has launched a $1.5 million U.S. university scholarship program that is aimed at students who are “traditionally underrepresented” in the fashion industry. The program, which is set to run four years, is part of Gucci’s multi-pronged effort to boost diversity following the uproar earlier this year over a $890 sweater tha...

Presso il Museo Italo Americano e’ stato presentato il trailer e una parte del documentario su Amedeo Giannini ( fondatore della Bank of America) “A little fellow”. Il regista Davide Fiore, la produttrice Sasha Smith insieme al Console Generale Lorenzo Ortona hanno raccontato l’incredibile vita di Giannini, figlio di emigrati italiani e nativo dell...

Custom Works draws on Dainese’s 45 years of experience in the design and production of personalized leather racing suits. Since its founding in 1972, Dainese has outfitted some of the greatest riders of all time, including Giacomo Agostini and Valentino Rossi. Custom Works makes all of Dainese’s innovation and craftsmanship available to motorcycle...

Join Italian Community Services and La Scuola International School for a Conversation with Diego Piacentini, formerly Senior VP at Amazon and Luca Maestri, CFO at Apple moderated by Sheila Pierce Ortona discussing their stories from Italy to America. This is an excellent opportunity to listen the story of two tech industry leaders while learning ab...

Despite being plagued by financial woes and threats of liquidation, Italian carrier Alitalia has announced that the carrier will begin service between Rome and San Francisco next summer. This is not a completely new service for the carrier as Alitalia previously flew between Milan and San Francisco in 2001, but ended the service after the airline i...

When: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 From 6:30 pm To 8:30 pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute -   Entrance : Free On the occasion of Leonardo500 and the XIX Edition of Week of the Italian Language in the World, the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco is pleased to present the American premiere of Io, Leonardo (I, Leonardo), a cinematographi...

Flesh and Blood: Italian Masterpieces from the Capodimonte Museum, opening on October 17th at the Seattle Art Museum, offers a rare opportunity to experience the fierce beauty of art from the 16th and 17th centuries. Renowned Renaissance artists such as Titian and Raphael join Baroque masters including Artemisia Gentileschi, Jusepe de Ribera, Guido...

Monday, October 21, 2019. From 6:00 pm To 8:30 pm. Organized by the Italian Cultural Institute, 601 Van Ness Avenue, Suite F. San Francisco CA 94102. Entrance: Free. On the occasion of the 19th edition of the Week of the Italian Language in the World, the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco pays tribute to the recently deceased author Andre...