On the occasion of the celebrations for the 500th anniversary of Raphael, the IIC of Los Angeles in collaboration with the IIC in San Francisco and the San Diego Italian Film Festival present RAPHAEL: THE LORD OF THE ARTS (Raffaello Il principe delle arti | Italy 2017, 91') In English, December 4 - 6, 2020. Online Streaming Free ticket - Limited sp...

When: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 At 3:00 pm - Entrance : Free A Zoom webinar with Joseph Puglisi (Stanford University), interviewed by Chiara Cecchini (Future Lab Food), with opening remarks by Lorenzo Ortona, Consul General of Italy in San Francisco, and Stefano Pisani, Mayor of Pollica.

No other country in the world even comes close to offering the number of distinct grape varieties found in Italy. Join the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco for this three-part Zoom series on Native Italian Grapes presented by Leslie Rosa, a sommelier and Founder of La Dolce Vigna Wine + Culture Tour Co. Each Zoom will highlight a selecti...

What: #RAFFAELLO500 | Raphael in the Vatican: A special year for the Vatican Museums - When: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 | 11:00 PST Zoom Webinar with BARBARA JATTA, Director of the Vatican Museums On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of Raffaello Sanzio’s death, while we wait for cultural institutions to overcome these difficult times, the netw...

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...

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...

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...

Vado verso dove vengo (I’m Going Where I Came From) is a documentary that tells the per- sonal stories of Lucanians who emigrated abroad and of those who returned and who stayed in the small towns of Lucania region - known today as Basilicata. From New York City to Aliano, from London to Castelmezzano, the voices of emigrants and of their descendan...

Is Italian truly the most beautiful language in the world? Once the language of philosophy and poetry, up to the point that John Milton could sing “questa è lingua di cui si vanta Amore” (this is the language of which Love makes his boast), in the late twentieth century Italian was certainly the language of football and fashion; but is this still t...

The Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco is happy to present CINEDÌ, a new series featuring ten Italian contemporary films available to the first 300 to register. Please note that the link & password you’ll receive upon registration are valid only for the specified date and time. The series will start Friday, Jun 5 at 8:30pm PST time.