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Facts & Stories
S. K.(November 17, 2017)
Eataly founder Oscar Farinetti expands his brand of food halls in a big way. November 15th marked the grand opening of FICO Eataly World, a gastronomical and educational emporium dedicated to the tradition of Italian food. The park is located in Bologna, a city known for its rich cuisine.
Alberto Savinio, I re magi (The Wise Men), 1929. Mart – Museo di arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto (c) 2017 Artists Rights Society (ARS) / SIAE, Rome. Photo: Dario Lasagni
Art & Culture
Alexandra M. Fanelli(November 16, 2017)
The Center of Italian Modern Art (CIMA) puts ambitious effort towards bringing to international prominence the awe-inspiring yet under-recognized artist, Alberto Savinio. During one of the many programs, i-Italy had the chance to interview one of the most important art historians and critics of the postwar period in Italy, Renato Barilli, and discover the nature of Savinio’s relationship with his better known brother.
Art & Culture
Massimo Mascolo, Claudio Napoli(November 11, 2017)
Theatrical masterpiece Le sorelle Macaluso/The Sisters Macaluso by Emma Dante – recently named "one of Italy's most sought-after contemporary directors" by The Financial Times - will have its U.S. premiere at Montclair State University (Nov. 16-19), as part of a Peak Performances season celebrating the creative force of women.
Foods in the Mediterranean Diet
Dining in & out
N. C.(November 10, 2017)
From November 13th-19th, the second World Week of Italian Cuisine will take place across the United States. There will be educational conferences, food workshops, cooking classes, and much more taking place to promote Italian food culture this year.
Antonio Verde - Consul General of Italy in Los Angeles
Dining in & out
S. K.(November 13, 2017)
The city of Los Angeles joins the Italian Consulate in celebration of Italian culinary success and the culture behind a nation famous for exceptional tastes in food and wine. Italian cuisine is revered year-round, all over the world, but Nov. 13 - Nov. 19 marks a special dedication to gastronomic excellence.
Amy Riolo and Massimo Lucidi, Italian marketing expert and journalist
Facts & Stories
Amy Riolo(November 13, 2017)
What better time to honor individuals and companies upholding traditional Italian values than October - National Italian-American Heritage Month? On Saturday October 14, the 4th annual Premio Eccellenza Italiana award ceremony took place at Café Milano in Georgetown
From the presentation at the ENIT headquarter inside the Italian Cultural Institute New York.
Facts & Stories
Sara Krevoy(November 10, 2017)
At the start of its winter season, Alitalia gives a presentation at ENIT’s New York headquarters, highlighting new developments and enhancements. New Alitalia's Chief Commercial Officer, Fabio Maria Lazzerini, spoke about them focusing on the American market and luxury accommodations.
Sandro Gozi, Undersecretary of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers
Life & People
Letizia Airos(November 10, 2017)
A charge was in the air among the 3,002 Italian participants of the New York Marathon. Among them was Sandro Gozi, Undersecretary of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers. We interviewed him about what it means to run a marathon in New York only a few hours after a terror attack and what physical activity can mean, above all for young people, in terms of the commitment that allows an individual to achieve a certain goal.
President and COO of NIAF John M. Viola awarded during the Gala
Facts & Stories
Alexandra M. Fanelli(November 07, 2017)
This past weekend the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) hosted its 42nd Anniversary Gala, at the Washington Marriot Wardman Park Hotel in Washington D.C. A weekend-long celebration of Italian and Italian-American heritage, traditions, educational talks, food and entertainment with Sicily being the region of honor for this year. NIAF also saluted his President & COO John M. Viola, resigning from his role after six years of exceptional dedication.
Art & Culture
Letizia Airos(November 08, 2017)
The prince of singer-songwriters and his concert at The Town Hall in New York. Slender and refined, he graced the audience with moments of great depth and intensity. An encore and at the end, De Gregori, together with his wife Alessandra Gobbi, sang...
Francesco De Gregori and Stefano Albertini at Casa Italiana. Photo by Shushu Chen
Art & Culture
S. K.(November 07, 2017)
After making his US debut in Boston Nov. 5, Francesco De Gregori arrived in New York on Nov. 6 to perform for the first time. On the night before the show, he stopped by NYU’s Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò for a conversation with Stefano Albertini...
Nairobi City, Kenya
Facts & Stories
Tommaso Cartia(November 02, 2017)
The Italian Trade Agency in New York hosted the special investors network event “Italy, Kenya and East Africa: Opportunities, Challenges and Prospects,” an important occasion to talk about the new possible investments in the Eastern African...
Domenico "Dom" DeMarco. Photo by ©Matthew Septimus
Dining in & out
Tommaso Cartia(November 01, 2017)
The adventurous and romantic story of Domenico “Dom” DeMarco, who, in 1959 moved from Caiazzo (province of Caserta), to Brooklyn. The story of a simple man who made his historic Di Fara pizzeria into a legend.
New President of Sicily Region, Nello Musumeci. Courtesy of www.nellomusumeci.it/blog
Facts & Stories
Judith Harris(November 07, 2017)
In a regional election Sunday in Sicily, a fledgling center-right coalition trounced the center-left, leaving former Premier Matteo Renzi and his party in deep trouble. The vote is seen as a harbinger of things to come when the nation goes to the...
Detail, Amedeo Modigliani, Seated Female Nude, possibly Anna Akhmatova, c. 1911. Black crayon on paper. 16⅞ x 10⅜ in. Paul Alexandre Family, courtesy of Richard Nathanson, London. Image provided by Richard Nathanson, photographed by Prudence Cuming Associates, London
The tremendous interest in the exhibit curated by Mason Klein has forced the museum to stay open for longer hours. “Modigliani Unmasked” is scheduled to last until February 4, 2018.
Italy produces and exports more pasta than any other Country
For the fifth month in a row the sluggish Italian economy shows signs of improvement. Consumer confidence is on the rise, while unemployed has dropped from a high of 13% to this month's 11.2%.
Robert Ferrito, NYS State Grand Lodge of New York Order Sons and Daughters of Italy of America President (left) presents Blauvelt Sons of Italy Lodge 2176 Second Vice President Bill Barbera, with a plaque for hosting the plenary session in October. Photo credit: Risa B. Hoag
The Order Sons of Italy in America is an organization that has been assisting the Italian-American community since the beginning of the twentieth century. This past week, the Grand Lodge of the State of New York Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in...
Meet Gabriel A. Battista
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We’re interviewing Gabriel Battista, former executive chairman of Talk America, named by Ernst & Young as the Greater Washington Area Communications Entrepreneur of the Year in 2004. “Gabe,”as his friends call him, is the co-chair of NIAF and...
Capri. Certosa
Last Sunday volunteers turned out to clean up what had once been a sacred river on the ancient Appian Way, the Almone. Increasingly ordinary citizens are participating in conservation of Italy's extraordinarily rich cultural heritage.
Giorgia Caporuscio
Dining in & out
Tommaso Cartia(October 31, 2017)
Master pizza maker Roberto Caporuscio shares the secrets of true Neapolitan pizza as the U.S. president of the Pizza Academy Foundation (PAF)–the Neapolitan pizza school headquartered in his Kesté Wall Street. But there is another secret in the...
From Sicily, “My beautiful cursed cradle,” to America. The artist from Palermo will sing at NIAF’s annual gala, and she will also be a guest of Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò at the end of November. She’s a young voice between the past and the future...
Art & Culture

The US Returns Ancient Roman Mosaic Back to Italy

Dating back to Caligula’s reign (37-41 A.D), the mosaic that belonged to a ceremonial ship was found in New York and will be given back to the Museo delle Navi in Rome on Lake Nemi.
Art & Culture

Arcimboldo’s Curious Legacy on Display in Rome

A comprehensive exhibition of playful, avant-garde works by Italian Renaissance painter Giuseppe Arcimboldi. Palazzo Barberini, Rome; October 20, 2017 - February 11, 2018.
Art & Culture

Francesco De Gregori: In America to Revisit My Musical Roots

The famous Italian songwriter and musician just left for a tour that will reach beyond Italy and Europe. For the first time ever, the show will reach the United States. We had the chance to interview him before his concert at the Bataclan in Paris. He told us about the tour, his new album, his approaching debut in the US, and the status of contemporary Italian music.
Art & Culture

The Art of Italian Cinema, from its Origins to the Present

On October 18th Queens College and The Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY) inaugurated the first edition of the film festival IC-CUNY, part of a broader Made in Italy festival: Arts + Cultures also launched this year. The festival is an educational and research project housed at CUNY that aims at a deeper understanding of the art of Italian cinema, from its origins to the present. The festival sets out to involve students with local communities and bring awareness to the art of cinema and to the role of important archives and film restoration centers such as the Cineteca di Bologna, Italy.
Life & People

Darrell Fusaro and Edward Biagiotti Spread Joy of Life with their "Funniest Thing!" Podcast

Darrel Fusaro and Edward Biagiotti live in LA, where they have created "Funniest Thing! with Darrell and Ed" a successful podcast that has gained fans in 170 countries.
Op-Eds

EDITORIAL - An “Italica” Under an Umbrella on Columbus Day

The new print edition of our magazine will be around next week.  Here is the editorial presentation. Enjoy the reading!
Facts & Stories

Columbia University's Italian Academy Hosts Minister of Culture Dario Franceschini

For the occasion of 17th edition of the “Week of the Italian Language in the World,” Italian Minister of Culture Dario Franceschini visits Columbia University's Italian Academy to talk about his comprehensive plan to revive Italy's vast artistic and cultural heritage. An insightful conversation about recent initiatives to improve Italy’s museum system and protect the country’s vast patrimony.
Life & People

AIAE Celebrates the "Settimana della Lingua italiana nel mondo"

On occasion of the Settimana della Lingua italiana nel mondo, The Association of Italian American Educators assembled an intimate gathering on Monday night to reflect on the promotion of the Italian culture in the United States. The event was held during the 17th annual “Settimana della Lingua italiana nel mondo,” which aims to promote the Italian language and culture on an international scale. Guest speakers that night included actor and producer Tony Lo Bianco and distinguished Italian-American studies scholar Dr. Vincenzo Milione.
Art & Culture

A Night of Music to Celebrate Arturo Toscanini at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

For the 150th anniversary of Arturo Toscanini’s birth, the “Cameristi della Scala” chamber orchestra will be performing a Celebration Concert in dedication to the iconic Italian musician. The event sponsored by Salini Impregilo Group and Lane Industries will take place at the Peter B. Lewis Theatre of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum this November 2nd.
Art & Culture

The Man Behind Giuseppe Verdi on Fifth Avenue

Italy’s world-renowned opera composer Giuseppe Verdi marched in this year’s Columbus Day Parade in Manhattan. Verdi was portrayed by actor, director, and playwright Massimiliano Finazzer, who spoke to i-Italy about his experience marching up New York’s Fifth Avenue dressed as the famous composer.
Art & Culture

US Debut for Francesco De Gregori

Appearances in Boston and New York in November for Italy’s “Prince of Singer-Songwriters”. After an award-winning career spanning nearly 50 years, De Gregori will finally make his US debut in November.
Art & Culture

Picasso in Rome: Between Cubism and Neo-classicism 1915 - 1925

On view in Rome through Jan. 21 are 100 paintings, drawings and costumes by Pablo Picasso, influenced by his Grand Tour of Italy just 100 years ago.
Art & Culture

The European Youth Orchestra to Leave UK for a Fresh Start in Italy

Britain’s decision in 2016 to leave the European Union shook the foundations of the bloc, particularly within the arts world. The prestigious European Youth Orchestra (ages 16 to 26), headquartered for decades in London, relies heavily on EU funding to survive. However, once Britain leaves the Union, this funding will not remain available to the orchestra if it is based in the UK. In the face of extinction, the EUYO must turn to fresh solutions in order to survive.
Facts & Stories

Gucci Refuses Fur for 2018

The Italian luxury fashion brand has taken a step forward to rise up against animal cruelty and to protect animals' rights, along with Armani, Hugo Boss, Stella McCartney, H&M, and many others.
Art & Culture

Italian Language Week Celebrations in New York

As part of the celebrations for the 17th International Italian Language Week an array of special events that aim to promote Italian language and culture are scheduled all around the world. This years event, which runs until October 22, has the theme: "Italian at the Cinema, Italian in the Cinema".
Art & Culture

“Italian at the Cinema, Italian in the Cinema”

This year’s theme of the 17th edition of the Week of Italian Language in the World is the cinema, to highlight the role that the film-making industry and its stars had in developing our society and our language.
Art & Culture

The Art of Making & the Made in Italy

Last Thursday, a large crowd flocked to the Art Center at Queens College of The City University of New York for the inauguration of the exhibition The Fabric of Cultures: Systems in the Making. The Made in Italy--Designers Link Their Collections to their Local Roots, Emphasizing Tradition and Local Culture
Life & People

Margaret Ricciardi. A Century Committed to Family, Italy, and Art

Meet artist Margaret Ricciardi, born 103 years ago in Brooklyn to immigrants from Calitri (Avellino). Joining her in as she recounts her family memories and her life as an artist, is Margaret’s niece, Laura Erikson. This interview is a preview, part of the Second Season of the I-ITALY TV SERIES "Grandparents and Grandchildren in Italian America." And stay tuned for the full video.
Art & Culture

New York. Italy on Screen Today

From October 18 to 22, New York University's Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò and Stony Brook University's Center for Italian Studies will host the best in Italian contemporary cinema: premieres, great authors, young talented directors, iconic faces, and meetings between the media and the festival’s guests. For this edition, director and actor Sergio Castellitto will be our guest of honor during the screening of his films: Non ti muovere and Venuto al mondo. To pay tribute to Castellitto's career on this occasion, he will receive the Nino Manfredi Art Excellence Award.
Life & People

Gilberto Benetton of Autogrill Honored at GEI Gala

Gilberto Benetton receives the prestigious “GEI Award” as chairman of Autogrill. The Italian company has a powerful presence both in Italy and in the United States. Founded by president of the Gruppo Esponenti Italiani (GEI) Lucio Caputo, the award is an honor given to those who contribute to improving Italy’s image across the world.
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It’s official: Italy has a national anthem, just in time for the World Cup... oh.

Italy has defended its policy on blocking migrants in Libya, saying the deal, denounced as "inhumane" by the UN, was essential to stop boat departures towards Europe.

Two episodes of gritty mob show “Gomorrah 3” have shot to No. 1 at the Italian box office after pay-TV operator Sky Italia, trying out a new distribution strategy, put them in cinemas before broadcasting them on the small screen. The episodes earned four times as much in theaters as freshly released feature film “Borg/McEnroe.”

A portrait of Christ by Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci has shattered all previous records for artworks sold at auction or privately, fetching a whopping $450.3 million on Wednesday at Christie's in New York. Salvator Mundi (Savior of the World), is one of only a score of Leonardo's works still in existence and the only one held privately.

More than 70 years after Italy’s iconic scooter was born, the Vespa is getting its most radical update yet.

Long Island’s newest Uncle Giuseppe’s Marketplace will also be the largest. At 10 a.m. on Dec. 1, the ribbon is to be cut in Melville, and customers will enter a 53,000-square-foot store that was formerly Waldbaum’s.

Italians living near one of the biggest steelworks in Europe have appealed to the government to protect their health after a dramatic photo showed water near the plant running red.

Italian Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan is confident that measures implemented by his government to strengthen a fragile banking sector will deliver dividends, based on a declining debt forecast and a number of government reforms.

This week, instead of reviewing one of the city’s newest restaurants, Jonathan Gold revisits Santa Monica icon Valentino. The Times critic gives due credit to Piero Selvaggio’s 45-year-old establishment, explaining that “if you were a young diner plunging into the restaurant scene of the 1980s, Valentino was the restaurant you measured yourself against.” At the time, the restaurant was considered “the best Italian restaurant in the United States;” however, “the decades progress. Tastes change.”

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Sandro Gozi, Sottosegretario della Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri
Fatti e Storie
Letizia Airos(November 10, 2017)
Nella carica dei 3002 partecipanti italiani alla maratona di New York c'era anche Sandro Gozi, Sottosegretario della Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri. Lo abbiamo intervistato. Cosa vuol dire correre a New York poche ore dopo un attentato...
Arte e Cultura
Letizia Airos(November 08, 2017)
Il concerto al The Town Hall di New York del principe dei cantautori. Esile e raffinato ha regalato momenti di grande intensità e profondità. Bis, tris, e alla fine il regalo di una canzone napoletana insieme alla moglie, Alessandra Gobbi
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Gennaro Matino(October 29, 2017)
Oggi non parliamo della morte perché o non crediamo nella vita oltre la vita o non abbiamo il coraggio della vita fatta perfino di quotidiana morte e pensiamo di sfuggirla nascondendola a noi stessi.

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Italy in NY Calendar

Format: 2017-11-19
Format: 2017-11-19

November 19

GIUSEPPE VERDI: NABUCCO
02:00 pm
Los Angeles
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
135 North Grand Avenue
90012 Los Angeles , CA
United States
Tastes of Italy, France & Spain
03:00 pm
Washington
The John F. Kennedy Performing Arts Center
2700 F St NW
Washington D.C, DC
United States
U.S. Premiere of LE SORELLE MACALUSO by Emma Dante, one of Italy's most acclaimed contemporary directors
03:00 pm
New York
Montclair State University's Kasser Theater
1 Normal Ave
Montclair, NJ
United States
Call Me by Your Name. 2017. Directed by Luca Guadagnino
05:30 pm
The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street
New York, NY
United States
Cineforum Italiano: Venuto al Mondo (Twice Born)
06:00 pm to 08:30 pm
Washington
Casa Italiana
595 ½ Third Street NW
Washington D.C, DC
United States

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