To mark Columbus Day, the Italian American community gathers in many cities around the US to celebrate its achievements and its contribution to this great country in all sectors — be it political, economic, cultural, scientific and beyond. President Donald Trump’s first Columbus Day proclamation highlighted the strong bonds of friendship between It...

Dopo Washington, dove ha incontrato Sonny Perdue, neo Segretario all'Agricoltura dell'amministrazione americana, il Ministro per le politiche agricole e alimentari Maurizio Martina è volato a San Francisco dove ieri ha visitato il campus universitario di UC DAVIS. Qui, spiega Martina sulla sua pagina facebook, è stata “ufficializzata la firma del p...

“When I first received the call from Lorenzo Ortona, I could not believe it. I was senza parole, I mean totally speechless.” As we kicked off the conversation, that’s the first thought that Angela Alioto shared with me about the honorific title as Cavaliere della Repubblica Italiana she received in June. The ceremony was hosted by the Consul Genera...

In the month of June, Italy’s Republic Day, the historic Statuto Race, and the 63rd annual North Beach Festival are celebrated as only San Francisco knows how. Red, white and green are proudly displayed throughout the month as these crowd-pleasing events turn the City’s streets into festive feste. Italy’s Republic Day 2017 was June 2 but was celebr...

Italian Ambassador, Armando Varricchio, visited the Bay Area in May, for the second time since he presented his credentials as Italy’s ambassador to the United States last year. During his five days in California, Ambassador Varricchio managed to meet and talk to some expats who represent Italy’s best talents in America. He took some time to visit...

There is a very good reason why, on May 11, the Leonardo da Vinci Society, in collaboration with the San Francisco Italian Cultural Institute, presented “Guglielmo Marconi-A Conference.” It was the second in a cycle of conferences celebrating Italian scientists who have made unique and stellar contributions to the world at large and have left their...

It’s already possible to register to be part of the AmCham delegation which will fly to San Francisco in mid-June. The Business Mission, scheduled from June 14th to June 18th, includes a meeting with the Italian Consul General Lorenzo Ortona, and visits at some of the most renowned American companies, such as: Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, Google, Te...

Con un ricevimento al Consolato generale d’Italia di San Francisco organizzato dal Console Generale Lorenzo Ortona si è conclusa la visita turistica di Gianpiero Ventura, ct della Nazionale di calcio, e della consorte Luciana nella Bay Area. Presente al ricevimento anche Rino Bertini, che oggi ne dà notizia, spiegando che i coniugi Ventura sono giu...

"All Roads Lead to Rome," an extensive exhibit at San Francisco Airport's International Terminal, lifted off on Saturday, March 11, with a big, Italian styled opening. The Italian Consul General, Lorenzo Ortona, talked of the connections between Rome and San Francisco, while Piraneseum partner, Lucia Howard gave an introduction to the show. With pr...

Il Liceo di Sain Francis High School di Sacramento, in California, con le alunne del quarto anno d'italiano, è stato ricevuto al Consolato Italiano di San Francisco. A fare gli onori di casa è stato il console generale d'Italia, Lorenzo Ortona, coadiuvato dal vice console Luigi Biondi e dalla responsabile delle scuole nel distretto consolare Paola...