Who are members of the Court of Queen Isabella?

The Court of Queen Isabella consists of outstanding Italian-American young women who uphold important Italian traditions while exemplifying the keystone values of Italian Heritage.  Furthermore, the Court represents the Board of Directors, the Italian Heritage Parade, and the local Italian community throughout the year at various Italian functions and events.

How is the Court of Queen Isabella selected?

The Court of Queen Isabella is selected through an interview process consisting of a panel of judges. The judges look for poise, grace, community involvement, participation in the Italian community, strong speaking skills, and a commitment to their Italian heritage. The members of the Court of Queen Isabella will serve a one year term and will participate in many festivities representing their Italian culture.

What does it mean to be on the Court of Queen Isabella?

The Court of Queen Isabella is the primary focal point of the Italian Heritage Parade.  Being a member of the court provides a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the incredible achievements of Italian-Americans in our community and to educate others about the multi-faceted Italian culture. All members should recognize and represent the ideals of the Italian-American community: hard work, the importance of family and faith, and a love of life.  Former members look upon the experience as unforgettable and once-in-a-lifetime.

Who were the past Queens?

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Grace Ann Cardenas
Queen Isabella
Filomina Torchy Prudente Reilly
Monica Noel Appiano
First Duchess
Brianna Nicole Lucia Dorio Wraa
Second Duchess
Adriana Kristine Calgaro
First Contessa
Giada Parigi
Second Contessa
Gabriella Fanucchi-Raouf
Third Contessa
Mia Nicole Soracco
First Lady in Waiting
Francesca Florine Fanucchi
Second Lady in Waiting
Gianna Sofia Bankovitch
Liliana Marlynn Pellegrini Inglin
Crown Bearer
George Ottavio Pisani Theodorides
Scroll Bearer
Gina Marie Guglielmoni
Queen Isabella 2019

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 Italian Heritage Parade events listed below, are required.

  • Orientation – Saturday, April 30, 2022
  • Interview Day – Saturday, May 7, 2022
  • SF Giants Italian Heritage Night – TBD
  • Fund Raising Dinner – Friday, August 26, 2022
  • Picture Day – Saturday, August 27, 2022
  • Madonna Del Lume Mass & Parade – Saturday October 1 – Sunday October 2, 2022
  • Washington Square Lighting & Block Party  – TBA
  • Italian Consulate Reception – TBA
  • Grand Ball – Saturday October 8, 2022
  • High Mass and Italian Heritage Parade – Sunday, October 9,2022
  • Post-Parade Dinner – Sunday, October 9, 2022

Any questions please email: court@sfitalianheritage.org

Queen’s Court Director: Cara (Zuffo) Allan Assistant Directors: Angelina Ragusa, Mia Toracca, Alexandra Cotroneo

Please email your application to court@sfitalianheritage.org

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