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 Italian Heritage Parade events listed below, are required.

  • Orientation – Sunday, May 4, 2019
  • Interview Day – Saturday, May 11, 2019
  • Salesian Bocce Tournament – TBD
  • SF Giants Italian Heritage Night – August 30
  • Fund Raising Dinner – Friday, September 6
  • Picture Day – Saturday, September 7
  • Festa Coloniale Italiana – TBD
  • Madonna Del Lume Mass, Blessing of the Fleet – Saturday, October 5
  • Madonna Del Lume Parade – Sunday, October 6
  • Italian Consulate Reception – TBD
  • 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: Molly Leveroni & Angelina Ragusa

Applications are due on or before April 26, 2019, or when the maximum court capacity is reached.

2019 Queen's Court Application

  • Must be between 14 and 25 years of age on October 13, 2019, to participate.
  • If applicable please list your school, graduation year and major
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  • How did you hear about the court?
  • If you were a member in the past, please indicate year and position.
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