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Vittorio Taviani(April 15, 2018)
We all are very sad. Italian film director Vittorio Taviani, who with his brother Paolo Taviani created masterpieces of the Italian cinema has died today at the age of 88. The Taviani brothers are among Italy’s most well-known directors, with such acclaimed credits as Padre Padrone, La Notte di San Lorenzo, Kaos, Caesar Must Die and Wondrous Boccaccio. It is a great loss for Italian cinema and culture. To his family and his daughter, friend Giovanna Taviani , our deepest sympathy We decided to republish this article that the great director generously wrote for our magazine. It is...
Facts & Stories
D. P.(April 13, 2018)
The unique palate-opening program announces its fourth edition. MDR is ready to roll its fourth edition: regarded as one of the most exciting events in the Food Industry, the MDR will offer once again the possibility of tasting and learning about products distinctive of the Mediterranean Diet, while networking and getting inspired. The two half-day conference will be held at the prestigious Yale University in New Haven on June 25-26, right before the International Summer Fancy Food Show in...
Dining in & out
Tommaso Cartia(April 13, 2018)
"Tu Vuò fà il Napoletano – Facce da Pizza", lands in New York City to celebrate the art of neapolitan pizzaiuoli as UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Organized by Dress in Dreams Movie & Costume, under the auspices and with the support of MiBACT - Direzione Cinema, the three days event, April 16th-17th-19th, will take place at Ribalta Pizzeria, NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò and Song’e Napule Pizzeria.
Life & People
Jennifer Maizel, Grassi & Co.(April 13, 2018)
If you own a home and have used an equity loan to pay for personal expenses, such as credit cards, a car purchase, or a child’s education; under the new tax law interest paid on home equity indebtedness used for such purposes will no longer be deductible. There are things you can still do! Learn more about it from the consulting team at Grassi & Co.
Art & Culture
Mico Delianova Licastro(April 12, 2018)
The exhibition between art and sport arrives at the UN Headquarters and will remain until 13th of April. It includes 40 photos regarding the theme “The sport in your continent” through which under 35 youth told about Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania.
Art & Culture
Alexandra M. Fanelli(April 12, 2018)
At Palazzo Braschi, from April 11th throughout August 19th, visitors will have the unique occasion to go on a journey through the art of the Italian master Canaletto, in the largest exhibition of Canaletto works ever held in Italy.
Facts & Stories
Michelle Vellon(April 07, 2018)
The Italian luxury fashion house Dolce & Gabbana partnered with the Italian pasta maker Pastificio di Martino to produce an extremely limited edition tin of pastas along with a special D&G-designed apron.The new packs have become real postcards from Italy. And look around you, if you're in New York: you could meet giant postcards ...
Art & Culture
MTC(April 04, 2018)
The number of American students who take Italian classes in the schools of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut has doubled in the last five years
Art & Culture
I. i.(April 03, 2018)
A preview/work-in-progress of “No More Beautiful Dances” with dancer Annabella Lenzu will be performed at the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden in Staten Island (with a 5PM reception preceding...
Judith Harris(April 03, 2018)
On Thursday, the second day of formal consultations in the Quirinal Palace, the risk of new elections continued to cast a shadow over the talks guided by President Sergio Mattarella. And in a changing Italy its youthful new Parliament just may prove...
Facts & Stories
T. C.(April 06, 2018)
Another culture Italian-American evening in New York at the legendary Cipriani 42nd Street on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. The event has consistently sold out over the past few years, and this year is no exception.
This year, the Columbus Citizens Foundation is expected to provide scholarships and financial assistance to over 700 Italian-American elementary, high school and college students who possess academic ability, but lack the financial means to attend...
Some of the "Wine Leaders Awards" winners with Lucio Caputo, President of the Italian Wine & Food Institute honoring Ambassador Sebastiano Cardi, Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations in New York . Photo Credit Iwona Adamczyk
A sparkling occasion to celebrate and award Italian wines and their constantly increasing success in the US market. The 33rd edition of the gala, hosted by the Italian Wine and Food Institute and his president Dr. Lucio Caputo, dazzled the crowd of...
Your central station to enjoy the best of Italy’s gastronomic tradition has finally landed in Miami at the Brickell City Centre! We had the chance to chat with Jacopo Giustiniani, the notable NYC restaurateur, who opened the premier food hall in...
Rakesh Satyal – Senior Editor at Atria Books and author Paolo Cognetti with the translator for the event.
It’s a Washingtonian tradition to host the winner of the Premio Strega – the most prestigious literary prize in Italy – for an event each year at the Embassy of Italy. This year was no exception, and on an atypically snowy evening toward the end of...
Art & Culture

The Vignelli Legacy on Show in D.C.

There’s an Italian hand behind the iconic designs of the New York and Washington subway maps and lettering, or the logos of companies like American Airlines and Bloomingdales: it is the hand of designers Massimo and Lella Vignelli. The Embassy of Italy in Washington, the Italian Cultural Institute and the Rochester Institute of Technology, celebrate the genius of the Vignellis in an exhibition opening on March 16 that will be on view until April 29, 2018. The opening event will include a lecture, among the others, by R. Roger Remington, Professor of Graphic Design at the Rochester Institute of Technology and a video-interview with Massimo Vignelli by the Editor in Chief of i-Italy, Letizia Airos introduced by Renato Miracco, Cultural Attaché of the Italian Embassy in Washington. We had the chance to talk with Emanuele Amendola, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute in DC, who shared with us his enthusiasm about the exhibition and the influence of the Vignellis on modern design.
Art & Culture

Antonioni in the Golden City

Paying homage to an Italian great, Cinema Italia San Francisco, in collaboration with Luce Cinecittà, the Italian Cultural Institute of SF, the Consulate General of Italy, The Leonardo da Vinci Society, and the Jan & Maria Manetti Shrem Museum, will be presenting Michelangelo Antonioni’s films at the Castro Theatre April, 28.
Art & Culture

Venini will Dazzle in May at the ICFF

This May, the ICFF (International Contemporary Furniture Fair) will be at New York’s Jacob K. Javits Center. Venini, the Italian glass manufacturer from Murano will be in attendance, along with many others, such as Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, and McGuire Glass. This four-day event centers around interior design, architecture, furniture retail, distribution, and more!
Life & People

Remembering Aldo Moro 40 Years After Kidnapping

March 16 marks the 40th anniversary of the day when Aldo Moro was kidnapped and his five bodyguards were killed by Red Brigades, in a military-style operation on Via Fani in Rome. The ghost of that murder still haunts Italian politics.
Art & Culture

Emilio Cavallini's Genius Comes to D.C.

The world renowned artist and fashion designer is coming to Washington D.C this May. His contemporary artworks will be exhibited at both the Italian Embassy and IA&A at Hillyer from May 4 through May 27.
Art & Culture

Rocchi Bilancini’s “Migration” Comes to NYU

The artist tells a story of loss with his collection of photographs entitled, “Migration.” We had the chance to meet with him on the occasion of the exhibition curated by Carol Borelli, on display at NYU’s Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò.
Facts & Stories

The Bay Area Chapter of ISSNAF

Italian Scientists and Scholars in the North America Foundation open a new chapter in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area, expanding the reference point for young Italian researchers to the west coast.
Facts & Stories

Shock Election Results Signify Dawn of 3d Republic

The shock waves of this election have swept away the entire political system that has managed Italy for the past two decades. Dominated by populist parties, this is now being called the dawn of Italy's Third Republic.
Art & Culture

Italian Design Day in LA

The second edition of Italian Design Day is from March 1 through March 8 focusing on the relationship between design and sustainability. Held at the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles, there will be presentations, the opening of an art exhibit, an inciteful panel discussion, and an award ceremony to celebrate the event. Special guests include, architect and artist Massimo Catalani, the ambassador of the 2018 Design Day, and artists Andrea Capellino and Valerio Berruti.
Life & People

Loving Italy: It’s Easy as Pizza Pie

There are hundreds of reasons why an American expat may fall in love with Italy andlive there for half a century. Nature, art, food, the people... and national health care!
Art & Culture

Berlin Film Festival 68: Some Considerations

Sometimes the best films are not awarded at a festival. This year, something rarer occurred in Berlin: one of the worst films has been awarded.
Expert Advice About Doing Business in the US
Life & People

Experts Advise Italians About Doing Business in the US. “Should You Convert Your S Corp to C Corporation Status?”

Many newly established companies throughout the US today, are small and medium businesses owned by Italian citizens, green card holders and naturalized Americans of Italian origin. In the first of a series of articles aimed at providing expert advice to Italians about doing business in the US, Joe Molloy, CPA at Grassi & Co., tackles a very hot issue today, namely: “Should you choose S Corp or C Corporation Status for your business? And, given the recent modifications of the tax law, which features many new advantages for C Corps, should you convert your S Corp to C Corporation status or stay put?” Since the deadline for conversion is March 15th, this is a very sensitive matter for all those interested.
Life & People

La Scuola d’Italia Celebrates its Annual Benefit Dinner

La Scuola D’Italia will honor New York State’s former First Lady, Matilda Cuomo, and Automobili Lamborghini Chairman and CEO, Stefano Domenicali, at its annual gala on March 2, 2018 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.
Art & Culture

Under the Spell of Baroque Sicily

There are so many ways to explore Sicily. This time we chose to highlight the southwestern side of the Island and its baroque treasures. Baroque Sicily has a particular charm, one that epitomizes Mediterranean aesthetics.
Art & Culture

Don't Miss Magazzino's Re-Opening!

Magazzino's latest exhibition "Arte Povera: From the Olnick Spanu Collection" presents a comprehensive overview on the artistic practice of 12 artists associated with the Italian Arte Povera movement such as Giovanni Anselmo, Alighiero Boetti, Pierpaolo Calzolari, Luciano Fabro, Jannis Kounellis, Mario Merz, Marisa Merz, Giulio Paolini, Pino Pascali, Giuseppe Penone, Michelangelo Pistoletto and Gilberto Zorio.
Facts & Stories

Italian Elections Intimidate but Attract Outsiders

As foreign press crews converge on Italy to report the elections, outsiders seem baffled at the plethora of parties and, instead of ideologies, the people in charge. Here's a listing of just who are these people.
Art & Culture

From New York to Rome, the Talent of Claudia Palmira

A selection of works by the multifaceted Italian American talent, Claudia Palmira, are on view at the prominent Margutta Home Gallery in Rome from February 22nd. Along with artists, Elena Drommi, Claudia Bellini and Fabio Ferrone Viola, the exhibition will run through March 25th, 2018.
Art & Culture

The Twin Cities Celebrate 10th Italian Film Festival

Presented at the St. Anthony Main Theatre, Minneapolis and St. Paul are hosting its annual Italian Film Festival. This is the 10-year anniversary of the event that screens modern Italian films and documentaries. The Italian Film Festival is hosted by the Film Society of Minneapolis/St. Paul, and is organized by the Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis/St. Paul.
Facts & Stories

As Italy Plunges Toward Elections, Others have their say

As Italy plunges toward national general elections March 4, the walkup offers plenty of occasions for Italians to see themselves as others see them, with no holds barred. Herewith a sampling of the international press.
Art & Culture

From Books to Cascading Waterfalls: a Metamorphosis

Korean born, Italian based artist Jukhee Kwon, uses abandoned Italian books in innovative ways and creates visually compelling sculptures. Her works will be on display at Ierimonti Gallery until March 16th, 2018.
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More international buyers inquired about and purchased high-end homes in Italy in the first quarter of 2018, despite the country’s less-than-stable political and economic landscape, according to a Knight Frank report Wednesday.

“We are seeing much of the return of ultra-high-net-worth individuals to Italy at a level previously unseen,” said Amy Redfern, senior negotiator at Knight Frank Italian desk and author of the report.

Dear Heloise: My mother used to make your baked Italian chicken, and I still can remember how great it tasted. It was easy and quick to prepare, so can you reprint that recipe for us working women? 

Chiara Foglietta, a Turin councillor, underwent artificial insemination in Denmark and gave birth last Friday to baby boy Niccolo Pietro.

Italy's anti-establishment party leader Luigi Di Maio on Wednesday gave far-right leader Matteo Salvini until the "end of the week" to dump coalition ally Silvio Berlusconi and strike a deal in the latest round of Italian government talks.

Earlier, Italian President Sergio Mattarella tasked Senate speaker Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati with brokering an agreement by Friday between Di Maio's Five Star Movement (M5S) and Salvini's nationalist League party, which leads a right-wing coalition that contains Berlusconi's Forza Italia.

ROME (Reuters) - Morgan Stanley (MS.N) on Thursday asked to have a lawsuit against it for 2.7 billion euros ($3.34 billion) in damages thrown out of an Italian administrative court, an Italian judge said.

President Sergio Mattarella summoned Senate speaker Elisabetta Casellati earlier Wednesday to ask her to mediate between Italy's main political parties.
Italy remains without a government after a general election on March 4. 
Lega and M5S could form a coalition government.

SAN FRANCISCO  — The city of San Francisco has decided that both Italian Americans and indigenous people brutalized by the arrival of Christopher Columbus in America will share the holiday once reserved for the explorer.

San Francisco supervisors voted 10-1 Tuesday to make the second Monday of October Italian American Heritage Day. The legislation requires a second, routine vote.

Board members in January replaced Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day, saying they wanted to honor Native American people and condemn the atrocities they suffered.

They might live behind bars, but rugby has given prisoners in Italy a new-found freedom. 

A unique project has taken the sport into 15 jails across the country and its benefits are having a huge impact on inmates, both while in prison and when they are released.

Human rights groups file complaint challenging arms exports used in Yemen bombing

Italian anthropologists have documented a remarkable case in which a Medieval-era Italian male not only managed to survive the amputation of his right hand, he also used a bladed weapon as a prosthetic limb.


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Italy in NY Calendar

Format: 2018-04-19
Format: 2018-04-19

April 19

Italian Brooklyn, Photographs by Martha Cooper
09:00 am to 05:00 pm
New York
John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
25 West 43rd Street, 17th floor
New York, NY
United States
Facing the camera – 50 years of Italian portraits
10:00 am to 05:00 pm
New York
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
686 Park Ave
New York, NY
United States
Plato in L.A.: Contemporary Artists' Visions
10:00 am to 05:00 pm
Los Angeles
Getty Villa
17985 Pacific Coast Hwy
Pacific Palisades, CA
United States
Sharing Images: Renaissance Prints into Maiolica and Bronze
10:00 am to 05:00 pm
National Gallery of Art
6th & Constitution Ave NW
Washington D.C., DC
United States
PERSPECTIVES Works by Gianluca Franzese, Marietta Patricia Leis and Giuseppe Palumbo
12:00 pm to 04:00 pm
San Francisco
Museo Italo Americano
2 Marina Blvd., Building C
San Francisco, CA
United States





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