Remember how Italian biotechnology lent Bernini a helping hand? This weekend, as part of the 2013 Year of Italian Culture, Humanities West is helping preserve the legacy of this master by bringing a fascinating lecture and performance series to the Marines' Memorial Theater in San Francisco. Bernini was a master of capturing the narrative moment, e...

In conjunction with the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco, sfSoundSalonSeries is pleased to present Italian virtuoso Irene Russo in a program of solo works for piano spanning the entire 20th century to the present, with works by Debussy, Malipiero, Takemitsu, Procaccini, and Widmann.   She'll be followed by Tom Djll's HackMIDI, pia...

Date: Tuesday, February 02, 2016 Time: 6:00 PM. Location: IIC (601 Van Ness Ave, Suite F, San Francisco)In conversation with the journalist Enrico Deaglio, author of Patria 1978-2008 Meet the author: Camilla BaresaniCamilla Baresani is an Italian writer. The author of novels, essays and pieces for the theatre, she lives in Milan where she teache...

L'esperienza migratoria italiana in California è diversa se la si confronta a quella della East Coast degli Stati Uniti, marcata dal successo economico e sociale.L'ambizione tipica e così naturale negli italiani (provenienti soprattutto da Genova e Lucca e più tardi dalla Sicilia) da cercatori d'oro li ha portati ben presto ad affermarsi nei settor...

Among the events in preparation for the memorable Verdi's Requiem coming up on October 25th at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco, Italian Tenor Pasquale Esposito, sponsored by the Consulate General of Italy, the Italian Cultural Institute, and Com.It.Es., will perform Opera Arias and Neapolitan Songs to benefit Teatro San Carlo in Naple...

by Mauro Battocchi   Join Italian literary enthusiasts at the Italian Cultural Institute (601 Van Ness Ave, Suite F) next week Tuesday March 22 at 6:30 for a special talk by lucchese author Michele Cecchini as he presents his new book "Per il bene che ti voglio." Mr. Cecchini was born in Lucca in 1972 and teaches literature in Livorno, the I...

Date: Monday, April 18, 2016 Time: 6:30 PM. Location: IIC (601 Van Ness Ave, Suite F, San Francisco) Meet a Masterpiece by Andrea Palladio: A talk by Francesca Pola   This talk is intended to present the project "Arte Contemporanea a Villa Pisani" (Contemporary Art at Villa Pisani) which Francesca Pola started in 2007 as curator, and whic...

Please join us for a reception to announce the opening of the Center for the Study of Ancient Italy at UC Berkeley. The newly formed institution is intended to promote and advance the study of the many cultures of ancient Italy, with special emphasis on the Etruscans and Romans.   It will also support teaching and research at the University...

The Italian Cultural Institute will host a round table related to the creativity behind Italian fairytales and the current state of Italian children's literature.   The speakers will be Giovanna Zoboli, writer and co-founder of the illustrated children's book publisher Topipittori; Simona Mulazzani, illustrator of over 60 adults' and childre...

by Roberto Natalini   Vi piacerebbe vedere l'attrice americana Sharon Stone servire pizza ai clienti in un ristorante di Roma, oppure le star Antonio Banderas e Cameron Diaz con un gigante cono gelato in mano, piuttosto che il regista Quentin Tarantino alle prese con un piatto di spaghetti? Durante il mese di maggio sarà possibile osservare...