The 4th edition of Italian Design Day in the World (IDD) will take place in 100 cities all over the world and focus on Drawing the Future. Development, Innovation, Sustainability, Beauty. As in the past editions, the theme will be expressed with particular attention to sustainability by 100 “Italian design ambassadors” - architects, designers, acad...

Diane di Prima, a prolific poet who pursued the life of a Beat and rose to the position of San Francisco poet laureate, died Sunday, Oct. 25. For eight years, di Prima had battled Parkinson’s disease, a progressive disorder of the central nervous system, and Sjogren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disease characterized by dry eyes and mouth. She also had...

CAFFÈ LETTERARIO, our new virtual book club, gives you the opportunity to meet new friends who share your interest in the Italian language and literature. The first book we’ll read and discuss is Elena Ferrante’s La vita bugiarda degli adulti(The Lying Life of Adults). Once you sign up and become a member of the book club, you’ll be entitled to a 1...

In March, Restaurant Critic Soleil Ho ditched the traditional restaurant review and composed a pasta horoscope in honor of the menu at Belotti, an Oakland favorite run by Italian Chef Michele and Joyce Belotti. Now she’s back to ranking restaurants. Last week, the San Francisco Chronicle published her list of the top 10 Italian restaurants in the B...

The first weekend in October is usually busy for San Francisco. Residents and travelers greet the San Francisco Fleet Week to honor all men and women serving in the armed forces and celebrate the oldest Italian Heritage Parade of the United States. It usually takes three hours for all people on the floats, organizations, and cars to go around North...

It’s October, the Italian Heritage Month! We are all very excited to share our past and work towards our future with all of our friends and family. To honor our society and Italian culture and heritage, please send a picture of you or a member of your family and tell us a little bit about your history. With these submissions, we will create a sort...

The San Francisco Italian Heritage Parade and Festival today announced a new series of social distanced and virtual events celebrating Italian Heritage Month. This year’s celebration will be different and there will be many opportunities for the Italian-American community and those who want to celebrate Italian culture to do so this year. Italian H...

The Leonardo da Vinci Society and the Italian Scientists and Scholars of North America Foundation (ISSNAF) Bay Area Chapter are proud to present the Leonardo Award 2020 . This award recognize the outstanding contributions of Italian/Italian American early career researchers/scholars working in the San Francisco Bay Area. Winners of the 2020 Leonard...

In honor of the 20th edition of Week of the Italian Language in the World (October 19-25, 2020), Fondazione Italia, in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles and the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco under the auspices of the Italian Consulate General in Los Angeles and the Italian Consulate General in San Franci...

Last month World Pizza Champion Tony Gemignani reopened his popular Italian restaurant, Capo’s, with an entire brand expansion featuring a new chef, logo and menu with a new focus on Detroit pizza. Chef Gemignani first introduced the Detroit pizza to San Francisco at his flagship restaurant, Tony’s Pizza Napoletana, eight years ago. As Detroit pie...