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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-


-Marco Paoli: Landscape Photography as Spiritual Journey

Thursday, April 02, 2015 - Saturday, May 02, 2015

Marco Paoli: Landscape Photography as Spiritual Journey

Marco Paoli will present his exhibition of 16 large black & white photographs from his book Silenzio and from his forthcoming publication Ethiopia. The artist shot these photos during his journeys around the world. For Marco Paoli the journey is a >>>


-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: >>>


-Movie 'n' Food: Sapore di Cinema

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - Thursday, April 30, 2015

Movie 'n' Food: Sapore di Cinema

Dinner on the 29th of April and costume, book and photo show on the 30th. Register separately! ****************Dinner: 29 April, 7 PM, Ristobar, 2300 Chestnut Street, SF. Celebrate the role of food in Italian films with dinner at Ristobar, the >>>


-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 >>>


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