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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Filomina Torchy Prudente Reilly
Queen Isabella
Brianna Nicole Lucia Dorio Wraa
Princess
Gabriella Fanucchi-Raouf
First Duchess
Nina Rivera
Second Duchess
Ariana Marie Molteni
First Contessa
Mia Nicole Soracco
Second Contessa
Gabriela Brown
Lady in Waiting
Gianna Sofia Bankovitch
Maiden
Liliana Marlynn Pellegrini Inglin
Maiden
Luca Michael Inglin
Crown Bearer
Constantino Clemente Theodorides
Scroll Bearer
Grace Ann Cardenas
Queen Isabella 2021

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 you are required to participate in civic events, as well as the Italian Heritage Parade.  Events are mandatory for all court members unless noted. Dates, times, and events are subject to change.
  • Orientation – Saturday, April 22, 2023
  • Interview Day – Saturday, April 29, 2023
  • Festa Coloniale Italiana – Date to be determined
  • Salesian Bocce – Saturday June 24, 2023
  • 2023 Court Luncheon – TBD
  • SF Giants Italian Heritage Night – TBD
  • FundRaising Dinner – Friday, August 25, 2023
  • Picture Day – Saturday, August 26, 2023
  • Madonna Del Lume Blessing of the Fleet- Saturday, September 30,2023
  • Madonna Del Lume Mass. Parade & Dinner – Sunday October 1, 2023
  • Washington Square Lighting & Block Party – TBD
  • Italian Consulate Reception – Friday, October 6, 2023
  • Grand Ball – Saturday, October 7, 2023
  • High Mass and Italian Heritage Parade – Sunday, October 8, 2023
  • Post-Parade Dinner – Sunday, October 8, 2023
POSITIONS HAVE BEEN FILLED. Applications for the Crown and Scroll Bearer positions are available to boys and girls between the ages of 8-10 years of age.  These two positions will be filled on a first come first serve basis.  Both positions will be required to attend the following events, all other events are optional.
  • Orientation – Saturday April 22 , 2023
  • Festa Coloniale Italiana – Date to be determined
  • FundRaising Dinner – Friday, August 25, 2023
  • Picture Day – Saturday, August 26, 2023
  • Washington Square Lighting & Block Party – TBD
  • Italian Consulate Reception – Friday, October 6, 2023
  • Grand Ball – Saturday, October 7, 2023
  • High Mass and Italian Heritage Parade – Sunday, October 8, 2023
  • Post-Parade Dinner – Sunday, October 8, 2023

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

Please email your questions to court@sfitalianheritage.org.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2023 Court of Queen Isabella.  

Applications will be accepted until April 15, 2023, or when capacity is reached. 

Please Note: Prior court position does not determine future court assignment.  The Court of Queen Isabella is a commitment, once you have gone through the interview process you are committed for the 2022 Court year, regardless of position.  All events are MANDATORY for all court members unless notified differently.

Download Application: Please download the application below and email as a PDF (firstnamelasname.pdf) to court@sfitalianheritage.org You will receive a return email confirmation as a receipt of receiving within 48 hours.

2023 Application