Date: Thursday, May 19, 2016 - Time: Reception: 6:30 PM. Location: IIC (601 Van Ness Ave, Suite F, San Francisco) Organized by: IIC   On the occasion of the upcoming exhibition "Wish Upon a Star: the Art of Pinocchio," opening on May 18 at the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco, the Italian Cultural Institute presents an exclu...

Poetry and design meet in this unique volume that is also a tribute to two of the leading characters in these artistic fields -- Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Armando Milani.   Fifty poems from Mr. Ferlinghetti's body of work are on the left pages of this finely crafted hardcover edition, accompanied on the right pages by fifty images created by...

How does the striking city of Orvieto, Italy, a comune populated since Etruscan times, connect to San Francisco? The connection is easier than it might seem. Both are known world-wide for their iconic topography, hilly terrain, quaint charm, and, as seen in this photograph, foggy mists. Both are dramatic and romantic.   And then there is the...

The musical evening that the Five O 'Clock Piano Duo offers the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco reflects the content of their recent album, ITALIAN CONNECTION. It's a musical journey that unfolds among the various stylistic trends of Italian contemporary piano music.   The deep need for immediacy of communication is the glue that...

Date: Wednesday, October 28, 2015 Time: 6 PM. Location: IIC (Opera Plaza, 601 Van Ness Avenue, Suite F, San Francisco) Organized by: IIC, Italian Consulate General Now that we have finished moving into our new premises, we would like to welcome you with an opening reception featuring the world premiere of paintings related to Europe by the inte...

Data: Sab 24 Set 2016 Orario: Dalle 14:00 alle 23:25 Organizzato da : Cinema Italia Sf In collaborazione con : Istituto Luce Cinecitta', IIC SF Ingresso : Libero Luogo: The Castro Theatre, San Francisco   Istituto Luce Cinecitta', CinemaItalia San Francisco e Istituto Italiano di Cultura sono lieti di presentare "Omaggio ad Anna Magnani...

"It can even incline five steps more without falling": the history of the Leaning Tower of Pisa is full of anecdotes and legends, which come along with interesting researches and studies.   One of these stories, from which the quote has been taken, dates back to 1728: when Charles Louis de Secondat, the Baron de Montesquieu visited the Piazz...

Yesterday at the Italian Cultural Institute, was the official unveiling of the Treasures from Naples' Teatro di San Carlo, a stunning collection of rare stage costumes, jewels, tapestries, and other treasures, whose provenance spans the last 250 years of Teatro di San Carlo's rich history. The auction of these items at the June 15th Gala Dinner and...

L'Italo-Americano had the opportunity to interview filmmakers Gianfranco Norelli and Suma Kurien, producers of Finding the Mother Lode, the new documentary on the history of Italian immigrants in California. The documentary premiered last Friday, November 8th, 2013, at the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco.   This comprehensive tel...

Date: Monday, February 08, 2016 Time: 7:00 PM. Location: Herbst Theatre, 401 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco Organized by: Merola Opera Programme, SF Opera In collaboration with: IIC   San Francisco Opera Centre Director Sheri Greenawald and Director of Musical Studies Mark Morash are joined by Italian Diction Coach for San Francisco Opera A...