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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 - Fryday 9.30AM - 5.00 \PM



ISTITUTO ITALIANO SCUOLA Italian Language school
NEW! Fall 2014 Italian Language & Culture Classes start September 29. Click here for information and registration. 

TRANSLATION GRANTS. Full details and instructions (in Italian) here and here. Deadlines: first session, march 31; second session: september 30.

The restaurant C'era Una Volta offers a 20% discount to members of the Institute
(on ​​presentation of a valid membership card).



Highlighted Events-


-Threshold: a photographic exhibition by Graziano Paiella

Friday, August 08, 2014 - Friday, September 05, 2014

Threshold: a photographic exhibition by Graziano Paiella

60 photos by RAI TV director Graziano Paiella, with the theme of the 'frame' as threshold: the photographer's choice of what to photograph and what to leave out, the way objects in the environment create frames, and how the concept of the frame invites >>>


-Film series: Tragedy Italian style

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 - Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Film series: Tragedy Italian style

Escape the heat (or give in to the eery fog) with summer chills Italian style. Three films from a more disconcerting, though no less accomplished, side of the Italian psyche: Fiorile (1993, 105 min), 20 August. Register here. Romanzo criminale (2005, >>>


-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 >>>


-The Art and Spark of Children's Books

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Art and Spark of Children's Books

The Italian Cultural Institute will host a round table related to the creativity behind Italian fairytales and the current state of Italian children’s literature. The speakers will be Giovanna Zoboli, writer and co-founder of the illustrated children’s >>>


-The Human Body

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Human Body

Paolo Giordano, author of the critically acclaimed international bestseller, The Solitude of Prime Numbers, storms the front line of literary fiction with his highly-awaited second novel, The Human Body. With a beautiful, gut-punching translation by Anne >>>


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