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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. 
Winter term begins on the 12th of January! 

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Highlighted Events-


-Max Papeschi: Fifty Shades of Gold

Thursday, February 12, 2015 - Friday, March 13, 2015

Max Papeschi: Fifty Shades of Gold

The Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco, in collaboration with the McLoughlin Gallery and Smith Lumen brand design, and with Nerospinto Magazine as media partner, presents the first institutional solo exhibition in the United States of Max Papeschi, >>>


-CineQuest Film Festival

Friday, February 27, 2015 - Sunday, March 08, 2015

CineQuest Film Festival

Two Italian films, Crushed Lives and Wax: We are the X, playing at the CineQuest Film Festival in San José from 27 February. Both films will be accompanied by shorts. More information and a complete programme on


-Dacia Maraini presents Chiara of Assisi: In Praise of Disobedience.

Monday, March 02, 2015

Dacia Maraini presents Chiara of Assisi: In Praise of Disobedience.

The renowned Italian author, playwright, and journalist — on her 2015 US tour — will present her latest novel about a Saint who at the young age of 12 decided to renounce her noble and wealthy life in order to follow the vows of poverty. The author traces >>>


-Taranto: Rudders Adrift

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Taranto: Rudders Adrift

Book and video presentationEV Group & Salvatore Visone present: Cyop & Kaf Rudders Adrift – Taranto: A year in the city.Words and images from the civilization of steel. A trip down memory lane and a look at what remains of the human fodder >>>


-Mario Monicelli: Satires, Capers & Sendups

Thursday, March 05, 2015 - Sunday, April 19, 2015

Mario Monicelli: Satires, Capers & Sendups

One of Italian cinema’s greatest secrets is revealed in this nine-film spotlight on director Mario Monicelli, a filmmaker responsible for some of the biggest comic hits that country has ever seen, yet whose name remains criminally unrecognized in the >>>


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