Settimana della lingua italiana: Evening of Ticinese Culture

The Consulate General of Switzerland and the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco invite guests to celebrate the art and architecture of Ticino. Note: Presentations given in the Italian language.

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swissnex San Francisco
730 Montgomery St., San Francisco, 94111 United States


October 20, 2010 from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm America/Los Angeles (UTC-08:00)

In celebration of the tenth Settimana della Lingua Italiana nel Mondo, Week of the Italian Language in the World, the Consulate General of Switzerland and the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco cordially invite you to an evening celebration of Ticinese culture, hosted by swissnex San Francisco.

The program includes two presentations in Italian, “Il Ticino: terra di artisti,” from by Marco Cameroni, and “Antonio e Giuseppe Sardi da Morcote – Architetti ticinesi nella Venezia del Seicento,” by Paola Piffaretti.

Questions? Contact or call 415.788.2272 ext 102.

Organized by the Consulate General of Switzerland in San Francisco and the Italian Cultural Institute, with help from swissnex San Francisco.


6:30 pm  doors open
7:00 pm  presentations and Q&A
8:30 pm  reception
9:30 pm  doors close


Paola Piffaretti

Paola Piffaretti, a native of Bellinzona, Switzerland, is a graduate of the ETH Zürich. The author of Giuseppe Sardi, architetto ticinese nella Venezia del Seicento, as well as numerous publications on the architectural history of Venice and Ticino, Piffaretti also devotes a good deal of her time to curating exhibitions and lecturing in these topics. Alongside her historical research and activities, she actively pursues the profession of architecture, recently as the architect in charge of renovations at the Castle of Sasso Corbaro in Bellinzona and as the architect of the Swiss Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Piffaretti is Vice-President of the Swiss Foundation, Pro Venezia, which is engaged in financing the restoration of Venetian monuments.


Marco Cameroni

Marco Cameroni was a journalist and animator for Swiss television for many years and has since served as chief press officer and spokesperson for the Swiss Department of Foreign Affairs. Following a stint as communications chief of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, he returned to the Department of Foreign Affairs as Consul General of Switzerland in Milan and then as the head of the Competence Center for Cultural Foreign Policy. He remains active in the cultural field, particularly with the Locarno International Film Festival, the International Balzan Prize, and as a regular speaker.


Photo: Myleen Hollero

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