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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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Highlighted Events-


-American Frontier: photographs by Emanuele Piccardo

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - Friday, May 22, 2015

American Frontier: photographs by Emanuele Piccardo

American Frontier is a journey through the old frontier from Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty to Yellowstone. Architecture historian Luca Guido writes: “When Frederick Jackson Turner published his opus on American history in 1893, he saw in the frontier >>>


-San Francisco International Film Festival (SFIFF)

Thursday, April 23, 2015 - Thursday, May 07, 2015

San Francisco International Film Festival (SFIFF)

This year’s San Francisco International Film Festival, the 58th edition, will include two Italian films. Sworn Virgin (Vergine giurata)Countries: Italy/Switzerland/Germany/Albania/Kosovo Languages: Albanian, Italian Year: 2015 Running time: 84 Director: >>>


-Michelangelo and the Medici

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Michelangelo and the Medici

“Michelangelo Buonarroti” and “the Medici” are usually the first two names that come to mind when we recall the heroic figures of the Italian Renaissance—Michelangelo as a supremely gifted sculptor, painter, architect and poet, the Medici as an inspired >>>

Social science

-Needlework and Italian immigration

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Needlework and Italian immigration

Joseph Sciorra, director of academic and cultural programs at Queen College's John D. Calandra Italian American Institute in New York City, presents Embroidered Stories: Interpreting Women's Domestic Needlework from the Italian Diaspora (University Press >>>


-Roberto Fabbri, guitar virtuoso

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Roberto Fabbri, guitar virtuoso

Roberto Fabbri has opened for Ennio Morricone (the legend who brought us those wistful spaghetti Western scores), is recognised even in Spain (the land of guitar virtuosi) as a master of the instrument, and has been described as incandescent, exuberant >>>


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