The San Francisco Italian Heritage Parade announces Queen Isabella and her Court for the upcoming parade on October 7, 2018, in San Francisco. Mia Torracca has been named Queen Isabella for the 150th San Francisco Italian Heritage Parade. Her family roots go back to La Spezia and Genoa but she grew up in North Beach and currently resided in San Francisco. She is currently studying Early Childhood Education at City College of San Francisco.

The 2018 Queen Isabella and her Royal Court

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

The San Francisco Italian Heritage Parade is the longest continuously running Italian Heritage Parade in the United States and celebrates the accomplishments and culture of all Italian-Americans. The inaugural parade took place in 1869 in San Francisco’s downtown, featuring the bands and marching units of Italian fraternal organizations, including the Garibaldi Guard, Swiss Guards, and Lafayette Guards. Throughout the years, it has remained a sign of the vitality of the Italian communities in the Bay Area.

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