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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 18th of October.


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 >>>


-BERTOLUCCI - A Film Series

Saturday, October 18, 2014

BERTOLUCCI - A Film Series

At the Castro Theatre, four of the most successful and loved works by legendary Italian film director Bernardo Bertolucci, including the exclusive Northern California Premiere of the new 3D version of the masterpiece The Last Emperor. >>>


-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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