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Piazza Saint Francis, The Poets Plaza

“Piazza Saint Francis, The Poets Plaza” (a non-profit) will be an oasis for San Franciscans and a national site for lovers of poetry, music and art just as the Piazzas in Italy. The Piazza will be italian green and white granite, several Olive trees, tables and chairs to enjoy a cappuccino, a true Umbrian Piazza.



The project has the endorsement from:
Top of Broadway Community Benefit District
Chinatown Community Development Center
North Beach Citizens

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Quotations from some 40 great poets and peacemakers from around the world will be incised in the paving of the Piazza. Inspired by the lovely piazzas of Italy, the Piazza will be free of all traffic, it will be an essential link between the neighborhoods and major thoroughfare. On the 600 block of Vallejo Street between Grant Avenue and Columbus Avenues,it is the site of the landmark National Shrine of Saint Francis, Porziuncola Nuova and Caffe Trieste, historic San Franciscan gathering places.


“Piazza Saint Francis, The Poets Plaza” is a civic project created by neighborhood volunteers,and donations. The Chinatown Community Development Center, North Beach Merchants Association, Telegraph Hill Dwellers, North Beach Citizens, and hundreds of local residents have already offered their qualified support of the project. The Mayor and his office, City Planning Department and a diverse group of the San Francisco Board of Superviors have been and are very enthusiastic about the concept.

The total cost of installation will be close to 2.4 million dollars. We are hoping that anyone interested in working with us, and especially potential donors, will please contact us here.

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