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Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco

814 Montgomery Street 
San Francisco, California 94133 - USA
Tel.: 1 415 788 7142  |  Fax: 1 415 788 6389

Opening Hours 
Reception - Library/Video library - Gallery: 

Monday - Friday 9.30 AM - 5.00 PM


ISTITUTO ITALIANO SCUOLA - Italian Language School
The official Italian language school of the IIC SF.
Visit for a schedule of classes and workshops. 
Spring term begins on the 6th of April! 

20% IIC Member discounts at C'era Una Volta restaurant (with valid membership card).

Prestigious Italian language scholarship at the University for Foreigners in Perugia: free tuition for a language course lasting one month, plus 500-Euro bonus. Application deadline: 22 May 2015. Contact us on 415 788 7142 or if you are interested.

Italian government scholarships for the academic year 2015-6, open to Italian and foreign citizens resident abroad. Application deadline: 13 May 2015. Please click here for details.

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-Women and Leadership

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Women and Leadership

Panellists Majda Barazzuti, Senior Counsel, Valla & Associates, Inc. Leilani Latimer, Director of Global Marketing, Zephyr Health Elisa Rossi, Product Marketing, Square Moderators Elisabetta Ghisini, Professor of Management Communication, >>>


-La Ciociara: special screening of the masterpiece starring Sofia Loren

Sunday, May 31, 2015

La Ciociara: special screening of the masterpiece starring Sofia Loren

On the occasion of the World Premiere of Marco Tutino and Fabio Ceresa's opera La Ciociara at SF Opera, the Italian Cultural Institute of SF will present a special screening of the 1960 film of the same title by Vittorio De Sica, starring Sofia Loren. Sunday, >>>


-Between People and Architecture

Tuesday, June 02, 2015 - Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Between People and Architecture

Inspired by small details of everyday life, Vittoria Zupicich’s exhibition Between People and Architecture shows how architectural space is where people move and interact with architectural design. The dynamic forms of modern architecture produce intriguing >>>


-Meet the Author: Melania Mazzucco

Thursday, June 04, 2015

Meet the Author: Melania Mazzucco

About the author:Melania G. Mazzucco has written nine novels, including Vita (FSG, 2005), which was awarded the prestigious Strega Prize and named a New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. For Limbo, she was awarded the Premio Elsa Morante and the >>>


-Fifty Poems / Fifty Images

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Fifty Poems / Fifty Images

Poetry and design meet in this unique volume that is also a tribute to two of the leading characters in these artistic fields -- Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Armando Milani. Fifty poems from Mr. Ferlinghetti's body of work are on the left pages of this >>>


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