Who Is Queen Isabella?

Our Queen Isabella is an outstanding Italian-American young woman. She symbolizes our community in her dreams, ambitions, and ideals. She will represent the Board of Directors and Italian Heritage Parade and our community throughout the year at various functions and events .

How is Queen Isabella selected?

A panel of judges in an interview setting chooses Queen Isabella. They are looking for poise, personality, grace, community involvement and pride in her heritage. The outgoing court will serve until the crowning of the new queen at the Italian Heritage Grand Ball in San Francisco.

What does it mean to be Queen Isabella?

Queen Isabella is the primary focal point of the Italian Heritage Parade. She should recognize and represent the ideals of the Italian-American community – hard work, the importance of family and religion, and a love of life. Former Queens and their Courts look upon the experience as unforgettable and once-in-a-lifetime. Simply portraying a member of the Court lends itself to feeling regal.

Who were the past Queens?

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Mia Toracca
Queen Isabella 2018
Alyssa Salvetti
Gina Guglielmoni
First Duchess
Grace Cardenas
Second Duchess
Brianna Wraa
First Contessa
Alyssa Antipa
Second Contessa
Eva Giordano
Third Contessa
Chiara Antipa
First Lady
Gabriella Fanucchi-Raouf
Second Lady
Nina Rivera
Zita Solari
Crown Bearer
Enzo Solari
Scroll Bearer
Caroline Cirelli-Castaneda
Queen Isabella 2017

How do I become part of the Court of Queen Isabella?

The Queen and her court reign for one year starting in October through the following September. As ambassadors for our Italian Heritage, participation in civic events, as well as the 2018 Italian Heritage Parade events listed below, are required.

  • Orientation – Sunday, May 6th
  • Interview Day – Saturday, May 12th
  • Salesian Bocce Tournament – Saturday, June 30th
  • SF Giants Italian Heritage Night – Friday, August 24th
  • Fund Raising Dinner – Friday, September 7th
  • Picture Day – Saturday, September 8th
  • Festa Coloniale Italiana – Saturday, September 15th
  • Madonna Del Lume Mass, Blessing of the Fleet, and Parade – Saturday, September 29th, and Sunday, September 30th
  • Italian Consulate Reception – Friday, October 5th
  • Grand Ball – Saturday, October 6th
  • High Mass and Italian Heritage Parade – Sunday, October 7th
  • Post-Parade Dinner – Sunday, October 7th

Any questions please contact at Cara at (650) 756-1713 or email: court@sfitalianheritage.org

Queen’s Court Director: Cara (Zuffo) Allan
Assistant Directors: Molly Leveroni & Angelina Ragusa

The application process is now closed. Applications for the 2019 Court will be available on October 30, 2018. Thank you for the interest!