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Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco

601 Van Ness Avenue, Suite F
San Francisco, California 94102 - 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. 
New term begins on the 28th of September! 

The IIC and the IIS have moved!
We're now in the Opera Plaza building, 601 Van Ness Avenue, ground floor, Suite F, next to the UPS store and the florist and close to the Landmark Cinema. The closest Bart and Muni station is Civic Centre (the most convenient entrance is the stairway that emerges in the UN Plaza).

Online membership now available!
Please click here for regular price ($50).
For IIS student discount, please contact us on 415 788 7142 or come and see us before or after your class.

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

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Highlighted Events-

Special Events

-The Institute officially re-opens with Ferlinghetti exhibition

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - Friday, December 04, 2015

The Institute officially re-opens with Ferlinghetti exhibition

Now that we have finished moving into our new premises, we would like to welcome you with an opening reception featuring the world premiere of paintings related to Europe by the internationally acclaimed poet, painter, ground-breaking publisher and living >>>

Special Events

-Italian Christmas Market

Saturday, December 05, 2015 - Sunday, December 06, 2015

Italian Christmas Market

The third annual Mercato di Natale (Italian Christmas Market) will be held in San Francisco on November 22nd and 23rd, in collaboration with D.I.V.E (Donne Italiane che Vivono all’Estero), a dynamic group of women expats living in the San Francisco Bay >>>


-O Holy Night of Opera

Thursday, December 10, 2015

O Holy Night of Opera

Merola 2012 and 2014 alumnus tenor Casey Candebat returns to San Francisco for a special one-night performance. O Holy Night of Opera features selections from Tosca and Carmen along with many holiday delights from Silent Night to O Holy Night. The recital >>>


-Frank Sinatra at 100 Years

Friday, December 11, 2015

Frank Sinatra at 100 Years

The Cole Porter Society celebrates Frank Sinatra's 100th birthday with a concert at the Herbst Theatre at 8pm. 20% discount for the first 200 to RSVP with the code italy20! Prior to the concert, at 6pm, there will be an open-house reception at the >>>


-Being Leonardo

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Being Leonardo

Renowned Italian director and actor Massimiliano Finazzer Flory's latest project brings the immensely multi-talented Leonardo da Vinci to life again on the stage. Being Leonardo da Vinci is a one-act two-scene play which uses theatre to stage the Italian >>>


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