Italian Cultural Institute – San Francisco
601 Van Ness Avenue – Opera Plaza
Tuesday, March 22 – 6,30pm
Michele Cecchini – Per il bene che ti voglio
A novel of immigration from Lucca to California
With the support of the Lucchesi nel Mondo Association
Refreshments kindly provided by Piccino Restaurant
The Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco is pleased to welcome Italian author Michele Cecchini.
On March 22nd at 18:30 p.m., he will present his acclaimed novel, Per Il Bene Che Ti Voglio, in the main Gallery of the Institute.
Now in its fourth printing, the novel speaks of the bittersweet experiences of the protagonist Antonio Bevilacqua as he emigrates from Lucca, Italy to San Francisco.
Immigration is always in the news, and in this election year it is a top story.
This presentation will contribute to the current discussion.
The presentation will be in English, with some Italian where necessary and Italiese.
Italiese is a hybrid of English and Italian. Italian immigrants adapted English words and phrases into their spoken Italian with results both curious and amusing. The book includes a dictionary which gives definitions of Italiese words used. The presentation will include illustrations of several of these humorous additions to the Italian language. This is a must event for San Francisco Italian-Americans; it is our story.
The event begins with an Aperitivo and finger food provided by Piccino Restaurant at 18:30 p.m.
Come join us for an evening of Italian culture, Aperitivo, and maybe some Serie A predictions.
Register for the event.
The San Francisco Italian Cultural Institute is one of 90 located throughout the world.
Come see us in our new spacious location.
It is located in the Opera Plaza, 601 Van Ness Avenue in San Francisco.
It is only 3 blocks from BART and Muni stops in front of the Institute.