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THIS IS AMERICA. SPEAK ENGLISH!

By Nickolas Marinelli For English, press one. Para Español, oprima numero dos. Is there anything more frustrating than hearing these words coming from your telephone? After all, this is America. And in America, we speak English. It infuriates me to have a recorded ... Read More

Opportunità per lavorare presso il Consolato Generale in San Francisco

Un messaggo dal Console Generale Mauro Battocchi Avete mai pensato di lavorare con noi al Consolato Generale d’Italia a San Francisco? Per chi lo ha fatto e per chi e’ tentato di farlo, una buona notizia: e’ il momento buono per tentare. Da oggi fino al 25 giugno e’ ... Read More

Un messaggio ai cittadini italiani di San Francisco

Il Parlamento italiano ha indetto il rinnovo dei Comitati degli Italiani Residenti all’Estero (COM.IT.ES). Il Comitato è l’organismo dei cittadini italiani all’estero, eletto in ogni circoscrizione con l’obiettivo di collaborare con il Consolato nella promozione di ... Read More

Italian Nouvola is a Key Player in the Cloud Computing Community

By Mauro Battocchi via San Francisco Italy Cloud computing is revolutionizing technology services by making them accessible to anyone anywhere. That’s great news, but it is also a double-edged sword: when anyone on Earth can instantly access these services, you may ... Read More

EXPO MILANO 2015 ROLLED OUT BY CONSUL GENERAL

By: Grazia Rossi    When Expo Milano opens next May, it will be the first time that city will have hosted a World’s Fair since 1906, and only the fourth time that Italy itself will have done so. The first of the four was also held in Milan in 1906, and only five years ... Read More

NOW IT’S COMMENDATORE ANGELO QUARANTA

By: Maria Greco    The always smiling, always effervescent Angelo Quaranta—insurance executive, restaurateur, former Parking Commissioner, and former Police Commissioner—can now add another title to his long and growing list: Commendatore.    To be more precise, the ... Read More

LA SCINTILLA LAUNCHED BY CONSUL GENERAL BATTOCCHI

By: Francesco Romano   When asked if he would like to ceremonially launch La Scintilla Italiana—the Bay Area’s news source for all things Italian—Consul General of Italy Mauro Battocchi said he would be honored to be part of what he referred to as a “watershed event in ... Read More

MAYOR DECLARES ITALIAN AMERICAN HERITAGE DAY

By: Andrea Marino    Citing the special relationship that Italians have had with San Francisco since the City’s inception, Mayor Edwin Lee has declared today “Italian American Friendship and Heritage Day” in San Francisco. The proclamation was presented to Consul ... Read More

A MESSAGE FROM ITALIAN AMBASSADOR CLAUDIO BISOGNIERO

His Excellency Claudio Bisogniero, Ambassador of Italy to the United States, has issued a statement in the Italian language to Italians living in the United States on the occasion of the June 2nd Festa della Repubblica.  An English translation may be viewed ... Read More

FOOD REVOLUTION DAY WITH LE FORCHETTE TRICOLORE

By:  Luisa Russo    For the second consecutive year, Food Revolution Day was celebrated at the Consulate General of Italy in Pacific Heights with San Francisco a Tavola and the Forchette Tricolore. Under the direction of Viola Buitoni, the    Food Revolution Day is ... Read More

When the Old Country Becomes the New Country

By Francine Brevetti Why would I want to go to Sicily? My family’s from Northern Italy. Three reasons: My education in college and graduate school exposed me to the histories of ancient Greece, and Rome, their drama and their mythologies. I’m crazy about ... Read More

USA-ITA. L’INSEGNATE DELLA SCUOLA PUBBLICA NEL XXI°, UNA MISSIONE

di Mauro Aprile Zanetti Approfitto dello “spring break” — una pausa pasquale laica per non offendere alcun credo, secondo la religione delle religioni americane, cioè il make up del politically correct, dietro cui si agita il Re dei Re, Sua Maestà il Consumismo — per ... Read More

EXPO MILANO 2015: GOODBYE SOLAR PANELS, HELLO ‘SOLAR LEAVES’

Far from being an innovative technology, solar power has been a part of a strategy to switch from fossil fuels to green energy for decades. President Jimmy Carter installed a solar energy system on the roof of the White House in 1979 in response to the gas crises caused ... Read More