With the goal of promoting Italian culinary traditions and food-and-wine connoisseurship as a distinctive trait of Italian identity and culture, the Week of Italian Cuisine in the World reaches its second edition, which will take place in San Francisco and the Bay Area November 13-19, 2017. The concept of the initiative is based on a few key points...

On September 20th, 2017, history was made in San Francisco’s North Beach District when the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club (SFIAC) hosted the Northern California Italian American Symposium. The SFIAC, a treasured, 100-year-old institution, invited representatives from 39 Italian organizations to attend what proved to be a ground-breaking event....

As the third installment of the Literary Locations series, the Italian Cultural Institute presents a screening of the film "Kaos," a brilliant adaptation by the Taviani brothers of four short stories by Pirandello. After Naples and Rome, the Literary Locations series travels farther south to the place that has perhaps been the most fertile in the r...

When: Thursday, September 21, 2017 At 6:30 pm - Where: Istituto Italiano di Cultura, San Francisco - Entrance : Free - RSVP Here As part of the cultural initiatives to inform Italian citizens living abroad, the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs financed the making of the documentary “The Italian Way,” produced by Stamen Film, and directed by Luig...

Since the early 1980s, Beryl Landau and Anthony Holdsworth have traveled and painted in Italy on their extensive visits. This exhibition represents a survey of works created on site, from Lake Como in the north to Catania in the south, and of studio paintings inspired by their trips. The artists are interested in Italy's astonishingly rich architec...

Saturday, September 23 | 11:00am (first screening) - 10:00pm (last screening) - The Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street, San Francisco. Cinema Italia SF, in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute and the Italian Consulate General in San Francisco, is proud to announce its 6th Classic Italian Film program, celebrating the pioneering woman d...

The Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco and the San Francisco Italian Athletic Club proudly present: SPAGHETTI & MOVIE NIGHT. The first of a series of entertaining evenings combining one of Italy's most iconic dishes with a film screening, in the style of the great American tradition. Thursday, August 17 - 7:00pm. SF Italian Athletic Club,...

Istituto Italiano di Cultura is pleased to present Spirits Known and Unknown, an exhibition of recent paintings by Bay Area third generation abstract expressionist Matthew Giuffrida. Mr. Giuffrida’s large scale abstract paintings are rooted in the deconstruction of masters from the late Renaissance. The exhibit will be on view from August 3 to Sept...

“There has to be irony, both in design and in the objects. I see around me a professional disease of taking everything too seriously. One of my secrets is to joke all the time.” Achille CastiglioniThis year’s Design Week, June 14-22, 2017, brought Casa Castiglioni to San Francisco, an exhibit that explores the work of one of the greatest industrial...

When we think of where all roads lead, we might think of Rome. There are, of course, any number of other outstanding città in Italy and one of those is Bologna, a city whose origins began, in part, as an Etruscan city. This would be why, on May 25, the San Francisco Istituto Italiano di Cultura hosted, in conjunction with the Municipality of Bologn...