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Tuesday, September 3, 2019 | 6:30pm. Fugazi Hall, 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Boulevard, San Francisco, CA. Free Admission | RSVP Required. The Consulate General of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in San Francisco invite you to the first American preview of the book Silicio (Mondadori 2019) by Federico Faggin. The event is moderated by Mauro...

What do Tom and Jerry, Woody Woodpecker, The Jetsons, Snow White, and The Flash have in common? In addition to being some of the most iconic series and characters in the history of animation, they were also conceived by or can be linked in some manner to Italian Americans. The impact that Italian Americans have had on the world of animation, and th...

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...

If you’ve ever experienced the excitement and the medieval drama and magnificence of the palios of Italy, and for those who haven’t yet experienced the exquisite display of pageantry, the excitement and merriment of medieval and renaissance Italy is coming to you. Direct from Italy, the internationally renowned and award winning GRUPPO SBANDIERATOR...

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...

In Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino wants the audience to know right from the get-go just how dire the prospects of Leonardo DiCaprio’s TV heavy, Rick Dalton, have become in the topsy-turvy Tinseltown landscape of 1969. How does he signal that exactly? An agent (played by Al Pacino with lip-smacking, scenery-chewing relish) tells hi...

Sail away for a night in San Diego’s Little Italy to celebrate the largest themed Italian-American gala in the country, Ferragosto! Returning for its final year with the theme, “Pirates Invade Sicily,” Ferragosto will take place on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 6 p.m. to midnight, with a VIP reception starting at 5 p.m. in Little Italy’s Amici Park. Expe...

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...

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...

Summer is now well-underway across Europe and many of us are planning our holiday escape with travel comparison websites and web mapping services. Low-cost air carriers, fast trains, and cross-national motorways have made travelling across the Old Continent a quick and often cheap affair. But let's imagine that cars, trains and planes haven't been...