Queen Isabella & the Court

Read the letter from the current queen, Alexandra Cotroneo here

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.

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.

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.

Who were the past Queens?

Please view the list of past Queens here

How do I become part of the Court of Queen Isabella?

Applications for the 2017 Court of Queen Isabella now closed.  Applications for the 2018 Court of Queen Isabella will be available October 30, 2017.

The Queen and her court reign for one year starting in October thru 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 6th, 2017

  • Interview Day–Saturday May 13, 2017

  • Festa Coloniale Italiana–August 12, 2017

  • SF Giants Italian Heritage Night–Thursday, August 31, 2017

  • Fund Raising Dinner–Friday, September 8, 2017

  • Picture Day–Saturday, September 9, 2017

  • Madonna Del Lume Mass, Blessing of the Fleet, and Parade –Saturday, September 30th and Sunday, October 1, 2017

  • Italian Consulate Reception–Friday, October 6, 2017

  • Grand Ball–Saturday,October 7, 2017

  • High Mass and Italian Heritage Parade–Sunday, October 8th, 2017

  • Post-Parade Dinner–Sunday, October 8th, 2017



Any questions please contact at Cara at (650) 756-1713.

Queen’s Court Director: Cara (Zuffo) Allan

Assistant Directors: Nadia Giusti, Molly Leveroni & Angelina Ragusa

Queen Isabella 2016-2017 – Alexandra Cotroneo
Princess – Maria Azzolino
Duchess – Caroline Cirelli Castaneda
1st Contessa – Kelly Rosanelli
2nd Contessa – Daniela Panelli 
Crown Bearer – Nina (Gumina) Rivera
Scroll Bearer – Enzo Solari 
Queen Isabella 2015-2016 – Angelina Ragusa