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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.
Autumn term begins on the 29th of September! 

COM.IT.ES ELECTIONS: open to all Italian citizens residing in the Bay Area. More info at


LIVE VIDEO: Visit our Youtube channel to see Domenico Monteforte creating works of art in our gallery. (Select the top video which says 'Live Now').

Mon-Fri, 10-4:30 (lunch break: 1-2), until 2 November.

For a press release, click here.

CELI Italian language proficiency exam: 24 november session is now active.
Applications must be with us by the 17th of October.

States-General on the Italian Language

The Italian Language in the World States General will take place in Florence on 21 and 22 October 2014. This will be an opportunity to examine the strategies for the dissemination of the Italian language abroad and engage in constructive discussion of the new challenges to be faced. The event coincides with the start of the 14th Italian Language in the World Week, which involves the MFAIC’s entire cultural and diplomatic network. Please visit this page for more information.


Highlighted Events-


-Yeah Yeah Yeah. My favorite Beatles songs.

Friday, September 12, 2014 - Friday, October 31, 2014

Yeah Yeah Yeah. My favorite Beatles songs.

A limited-edition set of digital prints from original artwork inspired by the music of the Fab Four.Some of his art inspired by the Beatles and their music is visible here: Register here


-Monteforte's painting studio

Thursday, September 18, 2014 - Sunday, November 02, 2014

Monteforte's painting studio

Domenico Monteforte, who gave a much appreciated exhibition here at the IIC in summer 2012, is back in San Francisco. This time, the Tuscan painter will turn one of our galleries into a painter’s studio, allowing guests to see him at work and then exhibiting >>>


-Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered

Every year, some 9 million visitors to the Louvre make their way into a gallery in which one small portrait—the lone painting on an immense freestanding wall—sits inside a bulletproof glass case, and is further protected by the watchful eyes of 24-hour >>>


-Tuscan brunch with Monteforte

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Tuscan brunch with Monteforte

A brunch with the artist. Join us for a unique opportunity to meet and brunch with Domenico Monteforte as we celebrate the conclusion of his month-long residency at the IIC. Renowned food expert Viola Buitoni will design and curate a glorious Tuscan >>>


-Film premiere: Torneranno i Prati by Ermanno Olmi

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Film premiere: Torneranno i Prati by Ermanno Olmi

To my father, who, when I was a child, used to tell me about the war in which he fought. –Ermanno Olmi. To commemorate the centenary of the First World War (1914-18), Ermanno Olmi’s film Torneranno i Prati (Greenery will Bloom Again) will be screened >>>


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