There's a family that runs its history through the decades serving the town of San Francisco: before Joseph, then his daughter Angela, now her son Joseph. There's a project called Porziuncola Nuova that connected San Francisco to Saint Francis' town, Assisi. There's a square in front of a church in the North Beach, San Francisco's Little Italy, tha...

by Catherine Accardi   What does one talk about when speaking with a legend? How often does one have the opportunity to speak with an icon of San Francisco's North Beach and beyond? And, in Italian, which he likes to call "la bella lingua". He enjoys being called Lorenzo.   I recently spoke with Lawrence Ferlinghetti about North Beach...

Making an Italian coffee is considered an art. But what about having a real espresso and enjoying that moment as most Italians do?   While the ability of preparing a good coffee has been improving since Italians came to America, the Italian way of having away coffee has never become a real trend.   Read more   Fonte: L'italo-Am...

by Mauro Battocchi   Thanks so much Giants! The great baseball champions of San Francisco, who won the World Series three times in recent years (2010, 2012 and 2014) have celebrated the Italian heritage of the City by the Bay tonight before the match with the San Diego Padres.   A sizable donation was given to Italian Community Servic...

by Catherine Accardi   Perhaps some people believe history is a thing of the past. Think again. It is all around you. You look at it every day and likely even admire it. Examples are the many Italian cultural sites of San Francisco's North Beach such as the Columbus Tower and St. Francis Church.   These monuments to our cultural past...

By: Giuseppe Esposito.   Not since the Second World War has there been so much emotion in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood over the rivalry between Italy and England.   It may not be a war that everyone is talking about, but one would be hard pressed to tell the difference based solely on the hyperbole and rhetoric when the su...

In its 62nd year, The North Beach Festival is considered one of the country's original outdoor Festivals. The event is situated in the historic North Beach District, known to locals and visitors alike as San Francisco's Little Italy and the home of the famed beat generation. The Festival site includes numerous quaint streets in the heart of th...

by Mauro Aprile Zanetti   It was spring 2000 when film director, producer and screenwriter Francis Ford Coppola (currently a successful wine producer in the Napa Valley as well), came out with an idea that promptly involved poet, activist and City Lights Booksellers and Publishers co-founder, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Jeannette Hether...

by Catherine Accardi   The role of Italian Americans in the development and preservation of San Francisco's Italian character dates back to the earliest days when thousands of Italian immigrants arrived in the Bay Area beginning in the mid 1800s and continuing through the 1940s. As a matter of fact, April 18th marked the 109th anniversary o...

For the twelfth year, "An Italian Dinner Celebration" will welcome the San Francisco community for a dazzling evening of authentic Italian fare and live entertainment for a fantastic cause. The event marks the 12th annual Spring Fundraiser for North Beach Citizens, a local non-profit founded by Francis Ford Coppola, committed to alleviating the pro...