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Family, friends, music, wine and food! Now that’s Italian! On Saturday, October 13, The National Italian American Foundation’s 43rd Anniversary Gala hosted more than 2,000 Italian Americans and special guests from Italy in a weekend-long celebration of our heritage and culture at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.
Life & People
Emily Hayes(October 16, 2018)
For two days every year, the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel swells with Italian voices, music, and food for the National Italian American Foundation’s (NIAF) Anniversary Gala weekend. October 12 and 13 of this year were no different. Pugliese wine, olive oil, and sauce was enjoyed by eager Italian Americans looking for a taste of their culture at the Expo Italiana, and gala attendees gathered to honor Italian Americans who have contributed greatly to American business, science, government, and the arts.
Art & Culture
Goffredo Palmerini(October 09, 2018)
Discovering the Wonders of the Bel Paese. A small region of 1,714 sq miles and little more of 300,000 inhabitants, located between Abruzzo and Apulia, Molise is a land rich in history, full of mountain- and hilltop towns that look like nativity scenes, hermitages and monasteries, and vestiges of the ancient world.
Life & People
Letizia Airos(October 10, 2018)
THE REGION ACCORDING TO ONE OF ITS MAJOR ENTREPRENEURS: Enrico Colavita. A life devoted to entrepreneur-ship and internationalization. His is an exemplary story. From a family business in a small village in Molise he embarked on a great adventure that would bring olive oil to the world, the United States in particular. Today, Colavita is not only in the olive oil business; it has put its international practice to the service of both region and country.
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Honorees are Chef Lidia Bastianich, Vincent Boccia, president, Confindustria; Giovanni Caforio, M.D., chairman/CEO of Bristol-Myers Squibb; Antonio De Matteis, CEO, Kiton; Cav. Lav. Vito Pertosa, founder, Angel Group; and Carl Schramm, an American economist and entrepreneur.
Art & Culture
Judith Harris(October 07, 2018)
Until now, tourism has been hailed as Italy's magic beam, transporting the country beyond the losses from runaway factories and ever more present robots. Nevertheless a small but serious reaction against the vast influx of tourists is becoming evident.
Art & Culture
Maria Cammarata(October 06, 2018)
On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the death of the Renaissance genius, the Morgan Library presents a preview of the film "Being Leonardo da Vinci" by Massimiliano Finazzer Flory (October, 9 2018) Also, don’t miss the historical re-enactment in costumes dedicated to Leonardo during the Columbus Day parade on Fifth Avenue (October, 8 2018)
Giorgio Morandi, Natura Morta, 1918
Art & Culture
Alexandra Fanelli(October 01, 2018)
The Center of Italian Modern Art is a non-profit exhibition and research center that opened its graceful and airy SoHo loft in the beginning of 2014. For its 2018-19 academic year CIMA presents “Metaphysical Masterpieces 1916-1920: Morandi, Sironi, and Carrà,” in collaboration with Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan.
Life & People
Letizia Airos(October 01, 2018)
Last summer, doing our annual browsing at the packed Italian Pavilion at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York, we met Maria Teresa Sassano, a businesswoman from Puglia and National Vice President of the Small Industry Committee of Confindustria, the largest industrial organization in Italy (see box to the right). We hung back to talk with her about women’s roles in Italian industry and her personal efforts to promote the internationalization of small and medium-sized Italian companies.
NOIAW Board, 2009 Standing left to right: Betty Santangelo, Aileen R. Sirey, Diana Femia, Tiffany Berns, Vivian Cardia, Cristina Matera MD., Judge Angela Mazzarelli, Donna DeMatteo. Seated: Hon. Geraldine Ferraro, Matilda Cuomo.
Op-Eds
Aileen Riotto Sirey(October 02, 2018)
Each year in the month of October, a volunteer committee of Italian Americans plans a month-long celebration of culture and heritage. The theme for 2018 is "A Salute to Italian Women in America - Breaking Barriers...from Ellis Island to the...
Patrizia Di Carrobio, signing books at Banner in Milano
Art & Culture
Letizia Airos(September 20, 2018)
We sat down with Patrizia Di Carrobio, an international dealer in jewels, diamonds and precious stones, to talk about her latest book—in both English and Italian—in which she shares with readers her passion for jewels with anecdotes and stories from...
The debate
The tallies are in for the Democratic Party primary race for New York State Governor, and unfortunately for most of us self-identified libidinous “Progressives” the answer is “NO.” Although allegedly “left-leaning” candidates, especially those of...
Inge Feltrinelli con Erri De Luca
Art & Culture
Erri De Luca(September 21, 2018)
Inge Feltrinelli, the last queen of publishing, a revolutionary between the past and the future, has left us quietly. The following are a few, yet incisive, words by a writer on a woman whose unique vision has defined both her own publishing house...
Colavita/Bialetti Pro Women Cycling Team finishes 2nd in the US Pro Cycling Series. The team exists thanks to the financial support of the Colavita family and other iconic Italian partner entities who share their vision and passion. Among them...
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The new Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 have been unveiled on occasion of the company's Capital Market's Day at the factory in Maranello. These limited-edition special-series cars are the first in a new segment called 'Icona' and...
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Fascism in America and Italy: Does History Repeat Itself?

Given the rise of intolerance at the highest levels of government in America and Italy, it makes sense to think about its illogical causes and potential effects.
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Starbucks Doesn’t Spell The Apocalypse!

Starbucks has opened its first ever branch in Italy. “Dedicated to Milan, the city that inspired our dreams. Every coffee we served brought us here.” This inscription Is on a wall of Starbucks’ newest location in Milan. Why hasn’t Starbucks opened store in Italy until now? Will it succeed? Will it hurt small businesses? Will it change Italians’ habits? Only time will tell, but we can make our modest predictions if we examine the hard data, says Alberto Baudo, owner of Williamsburg’s Fabbrica Why hasn’t Starbucks opened store in Italy until now? Will it succeed? Will it hurt small businesses? Will it change Italians’ habits? Only time will tell, but we can make our modest predictions if we examine the hard data, says Alberto Baudo, owner of Williamsburg’s Fabbrica
Facts & Stories

Back to School Time for Italian Youngsters

Schools are about to reopen for Italy's students, although not without problems. Some towns have lost school buildings due to earthquakes while others complain of a shortage of teachers. A bitter controversy is over vaccinating the very youngest.
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Instead of Building Bridges Italy at Sixes and Sevens

Just when Italy should be constructive and building bridges for the common good, the country appears to be at political sixes and sevens. Foremost among the crucial issues: immigration, as per the Diciotti misadventure.
Art & Culture

Jazz and the Value of Immigration

Jazz music was born over a hundred years ago in the slums of New Orleans thanks to the melting pot of races, ethnicities, lifestyles, styles of talking that Louisiana’s great port city represented.
Facts & Stories

A Woman at the Helm

Meet Ambassador Mariangela Zappia, the first woman to lead the Italian mission to the United Nations. A firm believer in multilateralism and a fierce advocate of gender equality, Ambassador Zappia promises to make a difference at the UN.
Facts & Stories

Still Deep in Shock, Genoa Soldiers On

Still deep in shock from the tragic collapse of the Morandi Bridge, Genoa nevertheless is soldiering on. From Mayor Marco Bucci to ordinary citizens, the Genovesi must look ahead to build a viable future for themselves and their children.
Art & Culture

Consolidation Work at Pompeii Reveals New Fresco of Priapus

For the ancient Greeks and Romans, the image of Priapus represented the origin of life itself, plus good luck and business success. Now, during consolidation work at Pompeii, archaeologists discovered a fresco painting of Priapus, weighing on a scale his huge phallus against a pile of coins.
Facts & Stories

Meet the Italian Scientists who Discovered Lake Below Mars

The news that a team of 22 Italian scientists discovered what appears to be a vast lake deep beneath the South Pole on the planet Mars made worldwide headlines, from Washington to Australia.
Facts & Stories

Sergio Marchionne: An Indelible Legacy

The record left by Sergio Marchionne, for 14 years the head of what is now Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), is indelible. But in the outpouring of admiring obituaries are a few unanswered questions. Marchionne, 66, died July 25 in a hospital in Zurich, Switzerland, of two heart attacks in the wake of a operation on his shoulder.
Facts & Stories

Summertime in Narni

The 22 students selected by the Italian American Committee on Education just ended their 2 weeks Summer camp in Narni, Italy, where they took not only Italian language classes, but also special lessons in cooking, ceramics, bottle weaving and music. Moreover, they visited beautiful places and took part to the Narnia Festival, a big celebration of arts.
Facts & Stories

John Elkann: Sergio Marchionne "Will not Return"

Sergio Marchionne's condition is "irreversible," according to the hospital in Zurich where he is in intensive care. And on July 21 Fiat Chrysler chairman, John Elkann, 42, wrote a wistful semi-obituary letter to the company's 236,000 employees, reminding them that it was Marchionne's "intellect, perseverance and leadership that saved Fiat."
Facts & Stories

With the UN and WHO Battle Against Fat and Salt, Even Made in Italy Products Are in Danger

Because of the war on non-communicable diseases declared by UN and WHO, Prosciutto di Parma, Olive Oil, Pizza and Parmigiano Reggiano could be soon classified as "unhealthy." But the United Nations clarifies: "No 'black stamp.' We just want to promote awareness on food consumption."
Facts & Stories

UNESCO Names Industrial Ivrea as World Heritage Site

The city identified with Olivetti, the manufacturer of office machines since it was founded in 1896, is Italy's 54th to be accorded World Heritage status by UNESCO. For Adriano Olivetti, factory owners were to respect the workers' whole life, and not only the assembly line
Facts & Stories

Italian School Opens Up to the World

With the beginning of the new school year, La Scuola d’Italia in New York will offer the International Baccalaureate Program to all its juniors as an integral part of their studies. The Program is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research and by all the major university institutions worldwide.
Facts & Stories

The Best of Italy in a Scoop

Summer has brought with it a “frozen” air in New York City. Chef Giacomo d’Alessandro and his team of professionals and lovers of Italian gelato and pastries are are having great success in Little Italy since the opening of Polosud Gelato, Coffee and Pastries, their Sicilian-style gelato store located at 166 Mott St.
Facts & Stories

A Sweetness Made in Italy

Among the companies present at the Summer Fancy Food 2018 in New York, Forno d'Asolo and La Donatella, who have been working together since 2016, satisfied the most refined palates with a wide selection of Italian Cornetti, Tiramisù and much more
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When "Bufala" Whoppers Roam Through the News

In Italian the word "bufala" means, not mamma buffalo, as in "mozzarella di bufala," but a "whopper" or, in today's jargon, fake news. No less than anywhere else, bufala whoppers are roaming through the news ranges of Italy.
Facts & Stories

Happy Anniversary Dr. Domenic D'Amico!

This year marks the 25th anniversary of D'Amico Dental Care which was founded by Dr. Domenic D'Amico in 1993. This is noteworthy enough but D'Amico's practice made news recently in a bizarre fashion.
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For the week of the Italian Language, theItalian Institute of Culture New York willscreen the film "Michelangelo - Endless" directed by Emanuele Imbucci: the first artfilm ever made on the absolute genius ofthe Renaissance and the history ofuniversal art: Michelangelo Buonarroti. 
The director will be present at the event.

The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute (Queens College) of The City University of New York will sponsor a one-day symposium on one of the major exports of Italy, which is the Health and Nutrition benefits of the Mediterranean Diet. The discovery of the Nutrition and Health benefits of the Italian diet demonstrates how the Italian global migration and the host country identity building interconnect food and culture of the individual and the ethnic group. The presentations are by a distinguished panel of international medical physicians and nutrition specialists of historical food studies and food producers, all of whom will discuss the history of the Mediterranean Diet and the contemporary medical research on reducing heart disease and developing cancer immunotherapy.

 

Vicenza is quaintly medieval at its center, but these structures mask an industrial might that has made this small city Italy’s most productive capital of jewelry.

 The Italian populist government's relaunch of the struggling Alitalia airline includes plans to take a 15-percent share and the inclusion of the state railway company as a strategic partner,

Starbucks has opened its first branch in Italy, despite long resistance from Italians. 

The clan has lived in the United States since the 1970s but makes regular return trips to Sicily to see family and ground their Italian roots in Mediterranean soil.

Excavators working in the Roman-era city of Pompeii, Italy, have uncovered an ancient shrine surrounded by idyllic paintings of plants, snakes, and a lifelike peacock.

The Preogressive Women's Association honored 11 women of Italian heritage during a Women of Distinction Lucheon in the Uptown Evgent Center in downtown Clarksburg.

Banker Gilberto Baschiera, who swiped €1m from rich savers to lend to needy, rues ‘shadow funding’ that left him homeless

During the presentation of Interpoma 2018, it was discussed how organic apples are increasingly popular in both the fresh and the processing industries. More and more hectares are being converted, especially in Alto Adige, but the right varieties are needed. 

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Italy in NY Calendar

Format: 2018-10-19
Format: 2018-10-19

October 25

The Edward W. Said Memorial Lecture: Hisham Matar on Said and Conrad
06:15 pm
New York
The Italian Academy
1161 Amsterdam Avenue
10027 New York, NY
United States
Dante, Franciscan Poverty, and the Donation of Constantine
06:30 pm
New York
Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò
22 W 12th street
10011 New York, NY
United States

October 26

To Rome and Back: Individualism and Authority in Art, 1500-1800
10:00 am
Los Angeles
LACMA
5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
United States
The Interplay of Culture and Business
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm
New York
Calandra American Institute
25 W. 43rd Street, 17th Floor
10036 New York, NY
United States

October 27

To Rome and Back: Individualism and Authority in Art, 1500-1800
10:00 am
Los Angeles
LACMA
5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
United States

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