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I. I.(July 16, 2019)
On June 23rd, Colavita hosted a party at Gallow Green, a beautiful garden oasis in the heart of Chelsea for its customers and partners. The event included a private preview of the new products that the Italian food company will start distributing in the US in addition to its current offerings, which beyond the Colavita brand itself include Italian favorites such Perugina, San Benedetto, Mulino Bianco, Rio Mare, and more...
Life & People
Letizia Airos(July 16, 2019)
Apollo 50-year anniversary. It’s estimated that 650 million people watched the historic landing on July 20, 1969. I remember that night spent in Vasto, Abruzzo, in my grandparents’ home with my dad. The church bells were still not able to chime simultaneously and yet man was about to make history. At least at the time. There was no Internet, there weren’t CDs, Apple hadn’t invented anything yet, and there weren’t even cell phones.
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Mantuan Mostarda, a delicious ancient product, born in the Renaissance court of the Gonzaga, is now having a revival, not only in Italy but across the globe. From the United States to Australia: living proof that the strength of the Italian food industry often lies in its prime niche products, always unique and irreplicable.
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I. I.(July 12, 2019)
The Italian group of Nutella fame, Ferrero, is set to buy Danish company Kelsen from the Campbell Soup Company (of Warhol fame) by the first quarter of 2020.
Dining in & out
Dino Borri(July 12, 2019)
Butter goes back to the beginning of human history. High in fat, butter should be consumed bearing in mind your daily calorie intake. That said, its fats are precious nutrients that are easily digested and rapidly absorbed, and therefore beneficial for those who lead an active life or play sports and require backup energy. It is particularly good for children, kids, and athletes.
Tradition and New (Female) Faces: Meet the Future of Italian Wine
Life & People
He left us at the age of 84, Lucio Caputo, one of the most central figures of the Italian community in New York. To remember him, we are publishing the last video we recorded with him in the Spring.
Facts & Stories
The Quattro Portoni farm and cheese factory, located in Cologno al Serio, 15 km outside of Bergamo, is a true family company in every sense of the term. In fact, representing it at the Fancy Food Show, one of the world’s most important food fairs held each year in New York’s Javits Center, is Bruno Gritti, founder and owner along with his brother Alfio, along with his wife and two young daughters. And one of them, Roberta, is the one who tells us, with great confidence and passion, about their story and of course their future. “The bufale weren’t very well-known in the North of the country,...
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The construction industry in New York is never standing still; it’s dynamic and constantly in flux.Like many companies, construction firms continue to adapt to changes in technology, the workforce and the regulatory environment. To understand the biggest issues facing contractors today and the best ways to address those challenges, Crain’s Content Studio interviewed Carl Oliveri, partner, construction practice leader and New York City office market leader at Grassi & Co., a tax, accounting and business advisory firm.
Art & Culture
Monica Straniero(July 09, 2019)
Antonio Scurati wins the 73rd edition of the Strega Prize 2019, Italy’s most prestigious literary award. With his 800-page novel, “M. il figlio del secolo” (Bompiani editions), the Neapolitan author obtained 228 votes during the final evening of the Villa Giulia Ninfeo, in Rome, detaching the other four writers. Presiding the board was Helena Janeczek, who won last year with “La ragazza con le Leica.” 556 out of 660 eligible voters participated.
Art & Culture
Roberta Cutillo(July 08, 2019)
The 19th edition of Festival Verdi, dedicated to the Maestro, one of the leading figures of Italian Opera known and loved across the globe, will take place in the towns of Parma and Busseto from September 26 to October 20. We asked Anna Maria Meo, the Director of Parma’s Teatro Regio a few questions about the Festival, the Theatre, their rich and varied programming, and about the music of Verdi today. We also spoke with Francesca Campagna, Executive Director of the New York-based International Friends of Festival Verdi, to learn more about this initiative to promote the Festival here in the US.
Chef Fortunato Nicotra with Lidia Bastianich
Life & People
Roberta Cutillo(July 03, 2019)
We were invited to taste the new summer menu at Felidia, one of New York’s finest restaurants owned Lidia Bastianich. We were so impressed by our meal, a culinary trip to Sicily, that we thought we should not only tell you about it but also take the...
Art & Culture
Goffredo Palmerini(July 05, 2019)
A journey through the “spur of Italy’s boot,” tracing the path of transhumance in discovery of ancient and evocative sites. The journey begins in Abruzzo and passes through Molise before reaching the rolling hills of Tavoliere delle Puglie, where...
Facts & Stories
Roberta Cutillo(July 05, 2019)
The Andrea Bocelli Foundation builds a new state of the art school in the earthquake-stricken town of Muccia in the Marche region, proving that “even in Italy, when we really want to, we can get things done in a reasonable time.”
If you think Italian food is off-limits for people with diabetes, think again. My motivation for writing this book was to change the way Italian cuisine is viewed abroad and to demonstrate ways in which traditional Italian food can be part of a...
The prize winners at the Quirinale with President Mattarella
The Permanent Representative of Italy to the UN, Mariangela Zappia, is amongst the recipients of the Marisa Bellisario Foundation’s “Donne ad Alta Quota” Award, which recognizes women who have distinguished themselves in science, academia,...
Francesco Micheli brings Donizetti in New York. The “small opera” opens on Tuesday, 9 July at The Center to celebrate 50 years of the Moon landing and 50 years since the Stonewall riots.On stage with Bergamo’s Artistic director are Michele Panella...
I love Italian Food presented 100per100 Italian Academy, an itinerant educational project aimed at promoting authentic Italian food across the globe, in New York, where they also released a new guide for where to find real Italian cuisine in the...
Facts & Stories

Food, Startups and Innovation: When Limits Become Strengths

We met with Maurizio Forte, the Director of the Italian Trade Agency, North America. With him we discussed the Italian presence at the Fancy Food Show - which, like every year, takes place in New York at the end of June - but, mostly, we reflected on the path that Italian food businesses follow to become international.
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Italy Honors World Refugee Day With Nationwide Events

June 20 is World Refugee Day, honored throughout Italy this week with a series of imaginative events, from concerts to culinary. UN statistics on refugees show that popular conceptions about refugees tend to be out-of-date.
Facts & Stories

A Deeper Look at Italian Emigration

Italians in the World Report for 2018 by the Migrantes Foundation reveals that the number of people leaving Italy continues to grow: Italian mobility increased by 2.7% between 2017 and 2018 and by 64.7% since 2006. But, more importantly, it goes into detail to examine who is leaving, where they are leaving from, where they are going and why.
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Two New Earth-Like Planets Discovered

12 light years away, revolving around the Teegarden star, two new sister planets to Earth have been spotted. Involved in the research of this new discovery is Italian "planet hunter" Luigi Mancini.
Art & Culture

30 Years of Men’s Fashion Through Pitti Uomo

During the 2019 Summer Pitti Uomo, Fondazione Pitti Immagine Discovery launches "A Short Novel on Men's Fashion," an exhibition exploring 30 years of menswear which will run through September 29th at the Museum of Costume and Fashion inside Florence’s Pitti Palace.
Art & Culture

Contemporary Art Enters The ‘Home of the Italians’

On June 2nd, Italian National Day, the Palazzo del Quirinale or ‘Home of the Italians’ looks to refurbish by incorporating contemporary Italian art within its walls.
Facts & Stories

Florence’s Favorite Sandwich Shop Comes to New York

All’Antico Vinaio, the most popular sandwich shop in Florence, is having a pop-up at New York’s Otto Enoteca e Pizzeria through July 13th.
Art & Culture

A Tribute: Recalling an Afternoon with Franco Zeffirelli

As news of Franco Zeffirelli’s death reached I-Italy, we looked back at our past issues and found a photo taken by Zeffirelli’s adopted son, Giuseppe, of New Yorker Steve Acunto and his daughter, Claudia during a visit to the Maestro’s home in Rome in 2013. We invited Mr Acunto to remember the Maestro, recalling that Spring afternoon.
Facts & Stories

Transhumance Treks to Reach UNESCO Status this Year

Italy has put the past year in a bid for transhumance to be added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list. The final decision will be made this November 2019. Found mainly in central and southern Italy, there are tratturi in the Abruzzo, Lazio, Molise, and Puglia regions, transhumance is the seasonal trek of livestock, a rare practice
Art & Culture

Fare Cinema 2019 Italian Film Festival in Los Angeles

Organized by the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles the initiative Fare Cinema comes to LA June 13th, 2019. With its purpose of spreading Italian Cinema, the event, which takes place annually, focuses on the various professions of the film industry.
Art & Culture

Pitti Uomo: Italian Fashion and Sustainability

The 96th edition of Pitti Uomo embraces wholeheartedly the importance of sustainability. Pitti Uomo embodies the strong push of Italian fashion outlets in making this notion a fundamental lifestyle and message of wellbeing.
Art & Culture

New Italian Films Reveling a Complex Reality

Open Roads New Italian Film Festival returns to New York’s Film at Lincoln Center for its 19th edition with a selection of carefully curated recent Italian films offering a glimpse into the world of Italian cinema and some insights into contemporary Italian society.
Art & Culture

Letizia Battaglia’s Dangerous Battle

Having spent 19 years working with the Palermo daily “L’Ora,” Letizia Battaglia is considered a pioneering figure of Italian photo-journalism and a symbol of the fight against the Mafia. Now 84 years-old, the photographer tells her story in the documentary by British director Kim Longinotto titled “Shooting the Mafia,” which was presented at the Biografilm Festival in Bologna.
Facts & Stories

Italy's Run-Off Vote For 136 Town Administrations

In the final run-off vote for local administrations June 9, affecting 3.5 million voters in 136 townships, participation dropped by a quarter, from a healthy 68.2% to 52%. Some historic left-wing administrations fell to the Lega, but in some cases 5-Star Movement (M5S) voters chose to vote for the center-left instead of Lega candidates.
Life & People

NIAF Announces 2019 Region of Honor: Molise

Each year, The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) collaborates with a region in Italy by promoting its culture, business and tourism in the United States, while also traveling to the region to promote cultural exchange. This year the Region of Honor will be Molise
Art & Culture

Italian Jazz in New York

The Italian Cultural Institute in New York is hosting a series of Jazz concerts featuring talented Italian artists. The next two are scheduled for June 11th and 18th.
Facts & Stories

An 'Italian Sabbatical’ in Grottole

The small Italian village of Grottole, is getting ready to host five volunteers selected by Airbnb to become temporary residents as part of its “Italian Sabbatical.” This initiative is to revitalize the village that is at risk of disappearing.
Facts & Stories

Accidents Sparks Venice Ship Controversy

Sunday June 2nd, a cruise ship crashed into a dock and a tourist riverboat on the Giudecca Canal in Venice. Reported technical issues with the engine caused the crash leaving 5 tourists injured. This accident re-ignites controversy over banning cruise ships from entering the dock.
Facts & Stories

NCCA Celebrates 60 Years of Supporting Italian American Civil Servants

On Thursday, May 23, 2019 ,The National Council of Columbia Associations in Civil Service, celebrated 60 years of uniting and supporting Italian Americans in civil service and honored outstanding members of its large but close-knit community with an annual Awards Dinner Gala at El Caribe Country Club in Brooklyn.
Facts & Stories

Creating an Italian Export Network

On June 14th and 15th, the Sorrentine Peninsula welcomes the first-ever edition of the Italian Export Forum, an initiative to bring together the main players, both entrepreneurial and institutional in order to create a unified and coherent system and maximise everyone’s profits and productivity. The idea is that this is not just a one-time event but the creation of a new network.
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Maria Rita Latto(July 17, 2019)
Ci lascia oggi a 93 anni il maestro della letteratura italiana contemporanea e non solo. Ci mancherà tutto di lui. Ma anche senza di lui continuerà la ricerca dei luoghi e dei profumi della Sicilia di Montalbano, una Sicilia che, come Vigata, molti...

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