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When Italian film star Sophia Loren arrived to America, she easily managed to impress two men: Frank Sinatra and Cary Grant.
The singular greatness of Italian vermouth is a function of the area’s access to high-quality wine and fresh, vibrant botanicals.
The world’s most ambitious free-trade area is colliding with a surge in economic nationalism.
Italian law enforcement is circling in on Italy's most wanted Mafioso fugitive, executing dozens of search warrants on known associates of Matteo Messina Denaro.
Italy wants Libya’s coastguard to take responsibility within three years for intercepting migrants across about a tenth of the Mediterranean even as Libyan crews struggle to patrol their own coast and are accused of making deadly mistakes at sea.
Overshadowed by powerhouse destinations like Rome and Florence, Modena flies under most travelers’ radars. But given that this northern city is the birthplace of many Italian icons — from balsamic vinegar to Ferrari cars to famed tenor Luciano Pavarotti — there’s no shortage of cultural and culinary riches to discover.
EasyJet has announced 20 new routes for 2018, opening up a number of intriguing options for UK travellers.
Italian Street Food Festival is the perfect combination of picturesque settings, traditional food and festive fun, as trusted Italian born Vincenzo Prosperi takes you on a culinary adventure like no other.
Naples' Christmas artisans are at it again, turning figures from current events into ceramic characters to decorate miniature Nativity scenes that take over Italian living rooms this time of year.
Italy's Senate gave final approval Thursday to a law allowing Italians to write living wills and refuse artificial nutrition and hydration, the latest step in the Roman Catholic nation's long-running and agonizing debate over euthanasia and end-of-life issues.
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Rarely seen photos of the art punk scene in 1980s Naples will be on view at the Italian Cultural Institute from December 8, 2017 to January 12, 2018.
Against the backdrop of a city exacerbated by urban disaster, an unruly artistic movement emerged, calling themselves the "Neapolitan Savages," and for a brief moment, their utopian credo -- counter public corruption and the new political makeup with creative anarchy -- gave hope to a people debased by the oppressions throughout history.
Curated by Paolo Pontoniere and Toty Ruggieri, in collaboration with Comune di Napoli, Accademia di Belle Arti Napoli and Campania Felix LLC.
Friday, December 8, 2017 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco
601 Van Ness Ave, Suite F, Opera Plaza
Refreshments to follow | Free Admission | RSVP HERE
The breathtaking UP CLOSE: MICHELANGELO’S SISTINE CHAPEL allows exhibition goers to view one of the world’s greatest artistic achievements: Michelangelo’s renowned ceiling frescoes from the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel, reproduced and artfully displayed in near original size in a format that allows viewers to get face to face with the artists masterpieces. Through an in-depth exhibit of 34 reproductions artfully displayed in an immersive environment, this innovative interpretation allows visitors to experience breathtaking pieces likeThe Creation of Adam and The Last Judgement as only few others have; a perfect experience for those who have seen the pieces in their grandeur in the Vatican City and want a closer look, or have never made the trip but want to experience the wonder and beauty themselves.
The genesis of the Arte Povera movement is, in many ways, inseparable from the history of Ileana Sonnabend’s legendary gallery. In celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the movement’s inception, Ileana Sonnabend and Arte Povera will open at Lévy Gorvy’s New York location on November 2nd and will run through December 23rd. Curated by the renowned art historian and Arte Povera forefather Germano Celant, this exhibition is the first to investigate Ileana Sonnabend’s central role in the international reception of Arte Povera, and the close friendship between Celant and Sonnabend that grew out of their shared interest in the Italian artists.
The exhibition will include works by Giovanni Anselmo, Pier Paolo Calzolari, Jannis Kounellis, Mario Merz, Giulio Paolini, Michelangelo Pistoletto, and Gilberto Zorio—most of which were originally displayed at Sonnabend’s New York or Paris galleries.
In New York City, kids are always eager for adventure! Enter the Passport to Eataly tour, a journey around our marketplace for kids ages 8-12. With Eatalian passports in hand, kids will:
Uncover the food and language of Italy as an Eatalian ambassador guides them around our marketplace
Explore each department, learn an Italian word or phrase, and earn a stamp in their passports
Discover the value of whole ingredients and receive delicious tastes along the way, including fresh mozzarella, margherita pizza, and gelato
**The tour meets at the Guest Relations desk, located just inside our 23rd Street entrance. While their kids are on the tour, parents or caregivers can kick back at our Lavazza café, where they will be treated up to two cups of espresso or espresso macchiato!
** Please note that space is limited to a small group, and only the registered children will be able to participate in the tour. Tour duration is approximate and may vary by 10 to 15 minutes. Please notify us in advance if there are any dietary restrictions or allergies.
Opening on November 14th in Marian Goodman Gallery’s Third Floor Project Space, we are pleased to host a special exhibition by Giuseppe Penone, which features a unique installation, A question of identity, (Una questione di identità), 2017, one of the most meditative works created by the artist to date. The exhibition will be on view through Friday, December 22nd.
Consisting of multiple works from 1981 to the present to create a whole installation, A Question of Identity crystallized in the artist’s mind over three decades ago, but was realized just this past year. With its incarnation here, Penone refines to a stringent purity his search for the expression of the elemental identity unique to all of us which defines the essence of his work, the unity between man and nature, and the search for our place within the incomprehensible magnitude of the natural world. In this exhibition, the artist offers us a glimpse of arrested time and of eternity through essential works which ask us to contemplate the identity of an imprint, the identity of a river stone, the identity of a grain of sand molded by the wind.