Dear Friends, in these difficult times, albeit at a distance, the Italian Cultural Institute continues to promote the beauty and richness of our cultural heritage. In this light, our newsletter will provide you with links to the many resources created by Italian cultural institutions and individual artists alike in their efforts to bring us closer...

The 2020 Slow Wine US Tour, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the English-language edition of the Slow Wine Guide, was held last month in five cities across the United States, to an enthusiastic reception from trade, press, and consumers. The guide was born in 2010  with the objective of expanding Slow Food’s work to the world of wine. The “Slow...

On March 19 at 6.30pm, Ars Minerva celebrates the first day of Quinquatria at the Italian Cultural Institute. In the ancient Roman religion, the Quinquatria was a festival of Etruscan origin dedicated to the goddess Minerva, to celebrate the spring equinox with women's rebirth rites, from the 19-23 of March. Learn about Quinquatria and Ars Minerva'...

2020 marks the 100th year since the birth of Italian Director Federico Fellini. He will be celebrated by Cinema Italia San Francisco through his movies at the Castro theatre on March 7th. Through a series of centennial tributes co-presented by the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive from January 16, 2020 through May 17, 2020, Luce Cinecitt...

Friday, February 28, 2020 | 7:30-9:30 pm. Marines’ Memorial Theatre, San Francisco. 609 Sutter Street, San Francisco CA. Buy tickets by clicking here or at City Box Office 415.392.4400. Information: https://humanitieswest.net The Etruscans were major contributors to some of Western civilization’s greatest achievements in architecture, engineering,...

January in San Francisco marks the month of food, for food lovers, experts, and professionals. In fact, once again, the Moscone Center was home to the Winter Fancy Food Show from January 19th to 21st, featuring more than eighty thousands specialty foods and beverages, a range of new products, industry’s top networking events and more than 1,400 exh...

The Leonardo da Vinci Society and the Italian Scientists and Scholars of North America Foundation (ISSNAF) Bay Area Chapter are seeking applications for the Leonardo Award 2020 . This award was established in 2019 on the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death to recognize the outstanding contributions of Italian/Italian American early caree...

Among incomprehensible duties and wonderful excellences, the export of Italian wine to the United States proceeds not without difficulty, but also with great pleasure of Italian producers and American consumers. Today we welcome Giancarlo Gariglio, curator of the Slow Wine guide: the ideal tool to get to know and appreciate Italian wine, which this...

Wednesday, February 19, 2020. 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM PST. The Orrick Building, 405 Howard Street, 8th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94105. Join BAIA, in collaboration with Orrick, for our yearly startup review event featuring two Italian founders who had their respective Silicon Valley tech companies acquired in 2019. The moderated panel event features Simon...

An event presented at The Italian American Heritage Foundation with the support of The Leonardo da Vinci Society and The Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco.  Post-screening discussion with the director, project manager Antonino Imbesi and art director writer Luigi Vitelli. Discussion led by Evelyn Ferraro from Santa Clara University and La...