San Francisco

Discovering San Francisco and the Silicon Valley, the acknowledged techonlogical capital of technology.


An extraordinary experience of growth and enrichment, under the exeptional guidance of Roberto Bonzio, journalist, storyteller, an expert on California and founder of Italiani di Frontiera, an international community of innovators.


An opportunity to see first hand the principles of the New Economy, dialogue with experts in the sector, understand the key factors in innovative business and discovering the key role of Italian protagonists

Discovering San Francisco, with the unique itinerary of Roberto Bonzio: from the top of Telegraph Hill to the descent along the gardens of the Filbert Steps, crossing neighbourhoods, with anecdotes, tales and testimonies

A visit to Palo Alto and the Hewlett Packard workshop. A stroll on the campus of Stanford University and a meeting with an Italian researcher, a lecturer at this prestigious University

Entrance to the Google headqurters at Mountain View or Linkedin at Sunnyvale, guests of an Italian manager who will be our guide

On board a Harley Davidson crossing the Golden Gate Bridge and the panoramic Conzerman Road, with a breathtaking view of the Bay

A visit to the spectacular Muir Woods Park, immersed in centuries-old sycamore trees

Sighting of schools of seals under the Point Reeves Lighthouse

Many illustrious hosts which will only be revealed on meeting, but experts in innovation

A bicycle ride like many of the residents: departing from Fisherman Warf crossing the Marina District Presidio and descending to Sausalito

Dinner at Berkley in the presigeous restaurant Chwz Panisse of Alice Waters, President of the International Slow Food and first woman to have won the james Beard Award, the Oscar of international cuisine


Innovation Experience

San Francisco, 19/25 October 2019.


Daily program


Saturday October 19, 2019.

Assistance at the airport and departure from Italy with direct Air Italy flight, from Milan to San Francisco.

Transfer to Hotel Kabuki located in the Japantown and near Fillmore Street area.

Welcome cocktail in the United States and dinner in the Hotel’s Lobby Bar restaurant. After digestive dinner and presentation by Roberto Bonzio, Italian Frontier, expert connoisseur of San Francisco and Silicon Valley “The Frontier of yesterday and of today, from the Far West to the California counter culture to the New Economy, stories and key words to understand San Francisco, Silicon Valley and the role of many Italian protagonists”


Sunday October 20th, 2019.

American breakfast then start surprisingly and with a strong emotional impact. Music as a common thread to enter the spirit of the city, which enhances diversity as a value, with the participation in an unforgettable celebration.

Because San Francisco is the advanced point of Western thought. Stories, protagonists and anecdotes walking with Roberto Bonzio. Dolores Park and alternative party atmosphere, Yerba Buena where everything was born, Market Street main artery, Union Square and the importance of the War of Secession, Chinatown, Gold Race and the wild Costa dei Barbari, North Beach Italian neighborhood cradle of the Beat Generation , Caffè Trieste where they met New Poetry, New Hollywood and … Hippie scientists. Dominate the city from the top of Telegraph Hill descend along the steep Filbert Steps gardens to Levi’s Plaza, as far as the Ferry Building. Lunch along the itinerary.

In the evening transfer to Mission, a neighborhood full of locals and very lively in the evening, for dinner.

At dinner, we will deepen the themes of innovation thanks to a special surprise participant.


Monday October 21, 2019.

After the American breakfast, full immersion in Silicon Valley, to discover visionary characters and dreamers who have changed our lives, Palo Alto and the garage of Hewlett and Packard, birthplace of Silicon Valley. Walk in the beautiful campus of Stanford University, history of its origins (in which Italy played a special role), shopping in the delight store of gadget and sweatshops fans, before the meeting with an Italian researcher among the professors of the prestigious university.

Lunch at Stanford.

In the afternoon, entry to the headquarters of one of the giants of Silicon Valley (Google in Mountain View or LinkedIn in Sunnyvale), guests of an Italian manager who will work and guide us.

Dinner at Woodside in one of Silicon Valley’s craziest and most iconic venues, where historic hi-tech agreements have been signed amid an authentic triumph of bizarre objects on display and hanging from the ceiling, a true repository of curiosities and anecdotes celebrating the eccentricity of the Bay Area.

Return to the end, in San Francisco.


Tuesday October 22, 2019.

After the American Breakfast, another iconic experience to discover the beauties of the bay. Aboard Harley Davidson (two people for motorcycles) will pass by the Golden Gate Bridge to climb along the Conzerman Road along the coast for a breathtaking view of San Francisco and the Bay.

Then we will continue to Muir Woods, a sequoia park (today famous as a set for the series of films of the Planet of the Apes), whose birth is a suggestive metaphor on the relationship between man and nature.

We will continue to Stinson Beach where we will have lunch in a typical restaurant. In the afternoon, we will continue to the point and lighthouse of Point Reyes where you can admire the colony of seals.

In the evening Dinner in a unique Japanese restaurant of the highest quality.

Also in this dinner, we will deepen the themes of innovation thanks to a special surprise guest.


Wednesday October 23, 2019.

After the American breakfast, get ready for an experience really like real San Francisco citizens cycling on the Presidio Disctrict and along Golden Gate Bridge! Departure from Fisherman Warf along one of the most beautiful areas with breathtaking views of San Francisco surrounded by greenery and nature: Marina District Presidio.

Starting from Fisherman Warf we will discover Palace of Fine Arts, Lucas Studio, stage at the National Cemetery Ocean on the tomb of Carlo Camillo of incredible Rudio “Forrest Gump dell’800” between Risorgimento and West.

Climb up to the Golden Gate Bridge, then the descent to Sausalito, a charming tourist village, among shops and boutiques of quality, discovering the history of so many illustrious citizens, from Jerry Garcia founder of the Grateful Dead, to Otis Redding, to the controversial TV star Bill Cosby.

Lunch in a typical restaurant, return by ferry to the Waterfront in the afternoon, with a spectacular crossing of the Bay, breathtaking panoramic, touching Alcatraz.

In the evening we will reach Berkeley underground for the culinary experience Chez Panisse by Alice Waters, visionary chef who has pushed the Californian cuisine in a totally new direction, introducing the concepts of seasonality and products at zero kilometer

After dinner, we will walk on the campus of Berkeley with story of Mario Savio, student who triggered the ’68 … in 1964.


Thursday October 24, 2019.

After the American breakfast Free morning. Meet at The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market (concept km0 in the theme of Alice Waters) and lunch at your choice in the various gazebos on the market that offer food cooked on the spot.

In the afternoon transfer to the airport for departure


Friday October 25, 2019.

Arrival in Italy.

Fee per person in a double room at the Hotel Kabuki in San Francisco € 5.500
Supplement in single room € 1.025

Dates from October 19 to 25, 2019

The journey will only be confirmed upon reaching a minimum of 10 people
Admissions will be accepted until March 29, 2019

Fee per person includes:
– Flight in economy Air / Air Italy direct from Milan to San Francisco (see below).
– Airport taxes €102
– Assistance at the airport upon departure
– Long range kit
– 5 nights in a double room at Hotel Kabuki San Francisco
– All meals included in the program with drinks included (1/3 wine and water at dinners; beer and water
at lunches)
– The presence of the journalist and storyteller Roberto Bonzio
– Meetings prepared for the Innovation Experience with managers, researchers and entrepreneurs to
address innovation issues
– All excursions and activities included Harley-Davidson (1 bike every two people) and bicycles (1 per
– All transfers with a dedicated bus
– A useful gift for the days of experience in San Francisco
– Presence during the trip of Graziano Mascheri (founder and Experience Designer of Experientiae)
– Medical assistance and baggage insurance
Fee per person does not include:
– Possible extra drinks
– Online ESTA Visa for entry into the United States
– Insurance cover against cancellation of the trip before departure (this should be stipulated when signing
the “experience” package)

Exchange :
1 USD $ = 0,883€

Budgeted flights
19/10 IG 937 Malpensa-San Francisco 13.35-17.10
24/10 IG 938 San Francisco-Malpensa 19.10-16.05 *


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