Almost everyone has a favorite Italian dessert. For many people, the traditional dessert of choice is tiramisù. What better excuse to have a bite of this delicious Italian "dolce" than a day dedicated to it? Thanks to Clara and Gigi Padovani, authors of the book "Tiramisù," March 21st will be the first ever “Tiramisù Day.”
March 19th marks a significant day for both Catholics and non-Catholic in New Orleans. It is the feast of St. Joseph–a patron saint of Sicily who helped provide relief to the Sicilian people during a famine. NOLA residents certainly do not miss out on their chance to celebrate the saint.
Fernando Destefanis, HR director at Diesel, greets students and introduces the lesson.
Italian clothing maker Diesel is known for its denim and chic fashion designs; however, for some students in New York City—supported by the Italian American Committee on Education (IACE)—the Diesel name will take on a whole other meaning.
A new library is coming to Italy, but it’s not what you might expect. Cultural Minister Dario Franceschini gave the green light for the Italian Digital Library–an online resource dedicated to the preservation, display, and promotion of Italy’s cultural heritage.
Ferrari has been an iconic name in the world of motoring for 70 years. The company is now taking some time to celebrate its accomplishments over the past seven decades.
Director of the Italian Cultural Institute Giorgio van Straten, Author/Playwright Dacia Maraini, and Director of the John D. Calandra Institute Anthony Tamburri during the discussion portion of the evening.
Photo credit: Laura Yost
One of Italy's most acclaimed fiction writers, Dacia Maraini, came to New York for a series of events, one of which was the inauguration of italytime’s new theatrical space. A performance of her latest work "Una pittrice di provincia" (A Provincial Painter), directed by Vittorio Capotorto, made its international debut in the new theater. The evening concluded with the opportunity for the audience to ask Maraini any questions that they may have had for the famous writer.
World-renowned chef Lidia Matticchio Bastianich during i-Italy's interview
World-famous Italian chef Lidia Bastianich has a story that transcends the culinary industry. Lidia was born following the conclusion of World War II, a time when European countries were still settling border disputes. As a young girl, she grew up among three different cultures, each with a profound influence on her. Today, as a professional, Lidia’s childhood experiences and her family ties continue to prove monumental in her continued success.
60 years ago the FIAT 500 was released in Turin, Italy. Today, it continues to be one of the most popular automobiles in the world, famous for its signature compact profile, economic pricing, and fuel efficiency. Upon its release in 1957, the FIAT 500 changed the compact car segment forever, and after years of trails and tribulations, the renowned FIAT 500 drives better than ever.
The masterminds behind the 2017 Authors Directing Author Neil LaButte, Marta Buchaca, and Marco Calvani.
If you love theater, be sure not to miss the AdA (Author directing Author) project at La MaMa theater. This is no ordinary show however; various playwrights put their individual pieces together to form a series of one-act plays around a central theme. However, each one-act play is directed by one of the other writers, not its original author. The show begins January 19th and will be running for three weeks.
The outside of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem
The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem is one of the most important religious locations in the entire world. However, since its completion in the 6th century, the basilica has deteriorated due to political instability and natural corrosion. Hope is not lost as an Italian company specializing in the conservation of artistic and historical heritage, Piacenti S.p.A., is on its way to successfully completing a multi-million dollar restoration of this significant religious site.