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A presto,
The IIS Staff


Upcoming events:

Superstizioni e Credenze Popolari

Saturday, June 2, 2018- 2:00-4:30pm

Have you ever heard of a “munaciello”? Do you know where a “Jana” lives? Have you ever been afflicted by “malocchio”? Are you superstitious?
Join us in a fascinating exploration of the Italian superstitions and popular beliefs dating back to times unmemorable. You will discover an intriguing side of the Italian culture and a really entertaining one. “Being superstitious is a sign of ignorance, but a lack of superstition brings bad luck!”Presented in Italian.

Pre-registration required.



Learn Italian With Us!

The Istituto Italiano Scuola (IIS) is an outpost of Italian language and culture in San Francisco. As the only school affiliated with the San Francisco Italian Cultural Institute, our mission is to provide the highest quality Italian language instruction in the Bay Area.  Find the best class for you and Register now.

IIS is conveniently located at 601 Van Ness, near the Opera House and the San Francisco Symphony. We offer four terms per year. Each term lasts 10 weeks. Regular classes and Intensive classes are available.  With over 30 Italian language classes and workshops to choose from, we offer the broadest selection of courses in the Bay Area. Our team of highly qualified instructors are all native Italian speakers who hold degrees from Italian universities. Learn Italian in a fun, culturally rich, and stimulating environment.