The pizza industry, particularly the highly traditional world of Neapolitan pizza, has always been entirely male-dominated in Italy. But not in New York. We already met Giorgia Caporuscio (Kestè and Don Antonio Pizza) and now we decided to pay a visit to PQR, and pizzeria San Matteo (Ciro and Fabio Casella’s New York pizzerias) to speak with Marika Casella and Imma Liguri, the two young women behind these successful pizzerias.
Leonardo Da Vinci’s "St. Jerome in the Wilderness" is currently on view in a free exhibition organized by the Vatican Museums at the Braccio di Carlo Magno in St. Peter's Square. The painting is then set to travel across the Atlantic to New York City, to be exhibited in the Metropolitan Museum. Finally, it will (supposedly) be shipped over to Paris to be part of the Louvre’s Blockbuster Da Vinci show, organized in honor of the 500th anniversary of the artist’s death.
The Italian confectionery company best known for Nutella, Ferrero Rocher, Tic Tacs, and Kinder, will buy Kellogg’s Keebler cookies, Famous Amos, Mother's, Murray's, Girl Scout cookies and fruit snacks brands for $1.3 billion.
The 64th edition of the David di Donatello, Italy’s Academy Awards, saw the triumph of Matteo Garrone’s “Dogman”, which took home 9 awards. The Netflix film “Sulla Mia Pelle”, a documentary about Stefano Cucchi, the young roman man who died under custody in 2009, likely as a consequence of police brutality, also fared well, winning 4 prizes including Best Male Actor for Alessandro Borghi.
Talking about women, with women, on the side of women at the presentation of Elvira Frojo’s book "The Smile of Imperfect Women: Journey into the Alphabet of Well-being", the first in a series of conversations lead dedicated by i-Italy to discussing various topics and themes from a female perspective.
“Italian Types: Graphic Designers From Italy in America” showcases the work of 16 Italian designers who left their mark on the visual and cultural landscape of the US, particularly in “cities of immigrant art and design” such as New York.
Magazine publisher, runner, Italian “cultural ambassador”, and much more, George Hirsch was awarded with the Recognition of the Republic of Italy “Ufficiale dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia” at the Italian Consulate in occasion of the announcement of the upcoming “Italy Run 2019 by Nutella Cafe.”