Vado verso dove vengo (I’m Going Where I Came From) is a documentary that tells the per- sonal stories of Lucanians who emigrated abroad and of those who returned and who stayed in the small towns of Lucania region - known today as Basilicata. From New York City to Aliano, from London to Castelmezzano, the voices of emigrants and of their descendan...

Capo’s in North Beach, the popular family-style Italian restaurant known for its Chicago-style pizza, has rebranded during the pandemic and now features small plates and, most important, Detroit-style pizzas. Along with the pivot comes a name change. Capo’s, which has been closed since March and was previously called Capo’s Pizza and Fine Italian D...

The Italian artistic excellence, wherever you are: all you need is an Internet connection to attend 21 events of 11 Italian festivals. The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in cooperation with the ItaliaFestival Association and with participation of some of the most prestigious Italian Festivals, presents over two months of high-quality shows in...

La vita della comunità italiana di San Francisco e della Bay Area ha cambiato drasticamente la vita giornaliera di tutti noi. Era il 13 marzo quando il Governatore della California ordinò la chiusura completa di tutte le attività commerciali in California. Per coloro che avevano attività commerciali come me fu una pugnalata al cuore non avendo mai...

The Bay Area Italian-American community is disappointed by the removal of the Christopher Columbus statue, which has served as a symbol of pride for our contributions to San Francisco and the nation. In fact, the Columbus statue was erected in part to address the fierce prejudice and widespread discrimination Italian-Americans faced in America in t...

As counties continue to reopen, people are expressing their anger over police brutality in different ways. One way is by taking down or defacing statues that some say represent oppression. It’s happening all over the world and it’s happening in San Francisco. Coit Tower is a major symbol in the city and right below that is a statue of Christopher C...

Is Italian truly the most beautiful language in the world? Once the language of philosophy and poetry, up to the point that John Milton could sing “questa è lingua di cui si vanta Amore” (this is the language of which Love makes his boast), in the late twentieth century Italian was certainly the language of football and fashion; but is this still t...

On May 6 2020, the San Francisco City Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution “recognizing A. P. Giannini on the occasion of his 150th birthday for his substantial contributions to San Francisco history, Italian American culture, and declaring May 6 as A. P. Giannini Day in the City and County of San Francisco.” The Museo Italo Americano in San F...

A.P. Giannini, founder of Bank of America, was born on May 6, 1870 in San Jose. On May 6 2020, the San Francisco City Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution “recognizing A. P. Giannini on the occasion of his 150th birthday for his substantial contributions to San Francisco history, Italian American culture, and declaring May 6 as A. P. Giannini...

The usually bustling Marina district right here is quiet, however Guido Mastropaolo’s gelato store was buzzing on a latest morning…. His head gelato maker packed kilos of colourful flavors into 10 containers, and Mr. Mastropaolo rolled his eyes at his teenage daughter, who, at 10:30 a.m., had already gotten into the frozen deal with. He’s on a miss...