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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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 Italian Heritage Parade events listed below, are required.

  • Orientation – Saturday, May 4
  • Interview Day – Saturday, May 11
  • Salesian Bocce Tournament – Saturday, June 29
  • SF Giants Italian Heritage Night – August 30
  • Fund Raising Dinner – Friday, September 6
  • Picture Day – Saturday, September 7
  • Festa Coloniale Italiana – Saturday, September 7
  • Madonna Del Lume Mass, Blessing of the Fleet – Saturday, October 5
  • Madonna Del Lume Parade – Sunday, October 6
  • Italian Consulate Reception – Friday, October 11
  • Grand Ball – Saturday, October 12
  • High Mass and Italian Heritage Parade – Sunday, October 13
  • Post-Parade Dinner – Sunday, October 13


Any questions please contact at Cara at (650) 756-1713 or email: court@sfitalianheritage.org Queen’s Court Director: Cara (Zuffo) Allan Assistant Directors: Angelina Ragusa, Alexandra Cotroneo

The Court application process is closed for 2019. We will post the 2020 court application form at the end of October 2019.