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Italian Coffee Talk
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One on One Conversation
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Italian Coffee Talk
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Montalcino Virtual Tour
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Italian Coffee Talk
Zoom meeting


Our mission is to craft genuine experiences to connect people

through a taste of authentic Italian culture.

Our signature physical & virtual formats are open to everyone and include

medium-scale seasonal markets, gastronomic gatherings, virtual tours, cooking classes,

happy hours, Italian conversation groups and much more.

We also organize private and business events leveraging our signature formats or designing customized events with an Italian twist.

Gisella, Isabella & Carlotta


virtual events

During this pandemic, Bay Area Italian Events moved its initiatives online, to support the community during the lockdown. 

cook like an Italian

Virtual cooking classes showcasing different Italian recipes that can be easily made at home with simple ingredients. The most talented chefs in the Bay Area virtually come into your kitchens and guide you to make the perfect handmade pasta, risotto, gnocco fritto, pasta frolla, tiramisù and much more.

drink like an Italian

Virtual cocktail classes with professional bartenders where you can learn how to make your own Italian drink (like Spritz or Negroni) and drink it with us, like during a real Italian happy hour (or aperitivo)!

*Zoom application is required to participate

are you a company?

Give an Italian twist to your boring virtual meeting!

signature events

We are the promoters of two main formats dedicated to our

beloved country.

eat like an Italian

A food experience filled with genuine Italian products. Our first three editions totaled more than 4,500 participants.

Italian market

Italian Market: food, wine, arts&crafts, books and flowers. We are running both a Christmas and a Spring edition, customizing our vendors offering.

learn italian

Looking for a familiar place where to practice your Italian? You are in the right spot! We provide group and individual conversation classes, with a native Italian speaker and a different topic every time!

talk like an Italian

Our group conversation classes are open to everybody but basic Italian conversations skills are required.

1-on-1 conversation

Our one one conversation classes are dedicated to whom would like to focus on some aspects of the Italian language or improve his/her conversation skills faster. (1-on-1 lessons are temporarily suspended)

*Zoom application is required to participate


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who we are

Established in 2018, we are an Italian female startup committed to organizing the most authentic events in the Bay Area, promoting Italian culture and Italian food.


Our physical and virtual experiences about Italy are open to everyone, from children to adults. It doesn't matter whether you are an Italian-born wishing to find an Italian community in Silicon Valley or just an enthusiastic person willing to discover more about "il Bel paese".

Follow our blog and social media to stay informed about things to do in San Jose and surroundings, the best Italian restaurants in the Bay Area, tips to relocate in Silicon Valley and other curiosities about Italian traditions.

Gisella Alfieri Sabattini

Isabella Carrino

Carlotta Addante