La Scuola International School invites preschool to K-1 families to join a Virtual Information Session where you will hear from their Leadership Team and Educators.  In-person tour of the beautiful Reggio Emilia-inspired San Francisco preschool campus are also possible, while the Peninsula campus is being renovated. Thursday September 30 5.30 pm PD...

Giancarlo and Giovanni Cerri’s exhibition is an ideal opportunity for a comparison between this father and son, two quite different Milanese artists in their themes and expressive language. Giancarlo started out as a figurative artist focusing mostly on the theme of nature. His painting progressively evolved – in the nineties – into the abstract. G...

Over the past 50 years, contemporary Italian authors familiar to American readers were largely limited to Umberto Eco, Italo Calvino, Primo Levi, and a handful of others. But thanks in part to the popularity of author Elena Ferrante—the so-called “Ferrante Effect”—the work of a new generation of Italian writers, especially women writers, is arrivin...

When Gail Reitano and her partner, Nick Bogle, want Italian food, they descend on San Francisco’s North Beach. Closer to home, which is in Bolinas, their favorite restaurants are Marin Joe’s and San Anselmo’s Insalata. If Reitano could have her favorite Italian dish, she’d have the vongole pasta in a white sauce, with fresh clams, that her father m...

Thursday September 30, 5:30 PM, zoom webinar. Register Here. On the occasion of the special exhibit ITALIAN-AMERICAN ICONS: MOSAIC PORTRAITS at the MarinMOCA, the Italian Cultural Institute is hosting a webinar on the HISTORY OF MOSAIC ART IN FRIULI, with Guglielmo Zanette, curator of the exhibition, and Denise Toson, guest artist and instructor. D...

From September 25th to November 13rd, the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco is please to offer eight episodes of IL CONTAFAVOLE (Teller of Tales), a fun new series from the beloved Italian childrens’ theater company, Teatro Verde, created exclusively for IIC SF for KIDS as a co-production of The Italian Cultural Institutes of San Francisc...

One, two, three lives, across many wine regions and the motherland. Simply put, Lorenzo Forbice is “the man who removes smoke taint from wine after fire seasons.” However, his life has been much more than wine. After an early career in physical therapy, Lorenzo changed path and started working for winemakers in Europe, South America, and the US. As...

FIOR D’ ITALIA CLOSED ITS doors in May 2012 to sad howls from the San Francisco culinary community. The restaurant was already venerable by then: For 126 years, it had served plates of pasta and veal to presidents and Pavarotti. It wasn’t a bad run for a place that got its start at a brothel in 1886.  But San Francisco only went without Fior D’ Ita...

After years of bankruptcy, the Italian government is finally replacing Alitalia with a new national airline, Italia Trasporto Aereo (ITA). It remains to be seen how different the new airline will be from Alitalia, given that ITA intends to purchase some of Alitalia’s assets, potentially including the branding and planes. As of now the plan is for I...

The San Francisco Italian Heritage Parade is proud to announce its return to the streets of San Francisco on Sunday, October 10, 2021. The Italian Heritage Parade will be the first major parade to take place in the city since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and will once again coincide with San Francisco Fleet Week. Graziano Cerchiai, owner of S...