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Spumante! is the place where members of Il Cenacolo can share–books read, movies watched, adventures had—all the fine moments that bubble up to delight “La Vita”!

Photo © Carla Gambescia
Discover Italy all over again in Postcards from the Boot; an Italian travel blog and photo essay showcasing the Italian lifestyle and the beauty of Italy.
Research Your Genealogy Online and Uncover Your Italian Roots
Research your Italian genealogy online and uncover your Italian roots. Lisa Sciandra shares the tools she used to successfully navigate the online genealogy and family history resources.
Italian Heritage Parade 2021 Photos © Karen Guglielmoni
The 2021 Italian Heritage Parade highlighted local San Francisco events which feature and celebrate our heritage and community spirit.
In Dante's Wake by John Freccero
"In Dante's Wake" by John Freccero is for anyone interested in following up on Dante and the extraordinary impact he had on Western thought and literature.
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The 66th Annual Sal Reina Opera Outing featured tenor Dane Suarez was joined by his colleague and wife soprano Keriann Otaña accompanied by pianist Kevin Korth.
Photo: Don Zingale
Grapes & Grub member outing, 2021.
Assorted artisan pastas
Pasta is enjoying even greater popularity and many pasta makers are also embracing the artisan food movement by offering colorful pastas that add visual interest to your table.
California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Science has introduced a series of virtual events available that are very entertaining and educational.
The Vatican has taken this time to create 14 virtual tours creating an interactive tour of the Vatican Museums. Experience the Sistine Chapel and other Renaissance treasures without the crowds. 
"Il Capo (The Chief)" is a short film exploring the mining of Carrara marble. Produced by NOWNESS films.
Three kinds of grappa from Muscardini Cellars
While Michael regaled us with stories from his career and his winemaking, the four red wines were individually served as our server provided one sentence hints for each.
FIAT Cinquecento– example of classic Italian design
FIAT Cinquecento is an example of classic Italian design. It's also just quirky enough that it has been cast in a 'supporting' role for several Hollywood films.
Matthew Turner Scooner
On a beautiful Sunday afternoon my grandson and I visited the Matthew Turner, a 132-foot Brigantine tall ship built as a replica of an 1880s cargo vessel sailing between San Francisco and Tahiti.

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