San Francisco’s Italian-American community remains shocked by the news that a teen from our city was accused of killing a carabiniere in Rome and we are all heartbroken for the officer's family. No matter how long ago our families emigrated to the US, Italian-Americans never stop loving Italy. We are Americans, but we are also forever Italians, in...

Sunday, August 11, 2019 | 4:30pm. Museo Italoamericano - Fort Mason Center, 2 Marina Blvd., Building C, San Francisco, CA 94123. Free admission | RSVP early as space is limited to (415) 673-2200 or to info@sfmuseo.org Author and Museo member Natalie Galli will present her book telling the true story of 18 year old Franca Viola who made history in 1...

The great Italian films from the decade after World War II — such as “Bitter Rice,” “Bicycle Thieves” and “La Strada” — weren’t just the inventions of directors gaining international fame. They had roots in Italian cities, villages and the countryside. Now an extensive collection of photographs from the era — actually, from 1932 to 1960 — is on vie...

Two women on a couch in a neighborhood of Point Richmond. "This murder is not going to change our love for Italy." Lorraine Lombardo and Christina Olivolo are a world away from Rome, Italy, but after the murder of an Italian Carabinieri, with two Northern Californians charged, they feel right next door, emotionally. "My first reaction is like being...

The International Literary Award Città di Penne, created by Italian Professor Igino Creati in 1979, has been awarded to influential scholars and artists from all over the world. The Prize has evolved over time, and every year has become more prestigious and more relevant to Italian culture in Italy and abroad. Past recipients include: Umberto Eco,...

Fifty years have gone by since Mayor Joseph Alioto got a call from the Consiglio Comunale di Assisi announcing that the proposal to make San Francisco and Assisi Sister Cities had been approved. That decision marked a crucial moment in the history of the two towns: Assisi, the Città della Pace, (as locals always underline) is in fact Sister City wi...

The Knights of Saint Francis have guarded the Porziuncola Nuova Chapel at the National Shrine of Saint Francis for over ten years. The rector, John La Riva recently closed the little chapel, for no apparent reason, and as a result it is no longer open to members of the public. The Knights of Saint Francis request that the Archbishop direct the rect...

Zucchero parte per l'America e inaugura il “diario del nuovo album”. Il disco sarà registrato nei prossimi giorni tra Los Angeles e San Francisco: il cantautore è pronto a raccontarlo sui social e prepara il nuovo tour. L'artista ha mostrato sui social i momenti prima della partenza per gli Stati Uniti. “Sono in aeroporto pronto a partire per l'Ame...

After all 115 photographs were finally ensconced on the walls of the Museo Italo Americano, assistant curator Bianca Friundi took a good look at what she'd help put in place. "It was almost like a punch in the gut," she said. "I was realizing how true the words of my parents and grandparents and the history books were. The power of these photograph...

Una serie di appuntamenti per onorare un rapporto di gemellaggio storico che, dopo 50 anni, è stato rinsaldato con una dichiarazione congiunta siglata lo scorso settembre in occasione della visita istituzionale di una delegazione del Comune di Assisi a San Francisco. Questa mattina a Perugia, nella sede della Giunta regionale di Palazzo Donini, il...