San Francisco celebrates Columbus and all things Italian with an big annual parade through North Beach. The Fine Arts Museum in Lincoln Park is better known for things French, but has a nice Italian marble sculpture celebrating Columbus and his youth in Genoa.
You have to look for it. First, head for Monet’s water lilies in the North Wing of the museum. Stop when to see the terra cotta Bust of Diana that is mounted in a clear plastic display case; it is popular and, therefore, always on display. It’s in the second room of the North wing, and in the same room is The Boy Columbus, a delightful marble that has been placed so that the viewer can walk around and examine the work from all sides.
Columbus day, very special in San Francisco, is approaching — to mark the day, there will be an Italian Heritage Parade down Columbus Ave. on Sunday, October 11.
Columbus runs diagonally through the North Beach and Chinatown areas of San Francisco, California, from the corner of Washington and Montgomery near the Transamerica Pyramid to Beach Street near Fisherman’s Wharf. San Francisco’s First Columbus Day Celebration was held in1869. Italian-Americans gathered and held a parade down Montgomery Avenue to honor the accomplishments of Italians, as well as the first Italian-American, Christopher Columbus. The portion of Montgomery was later renamed for Columbus.
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