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Virginia Di Falco(March 19, 2019)
Few cities in Italy or the world possess a patrimony as extraordinary as Naples. Our recommended travel itinerary approaches this marvelous city from three different angles, starting with Naples’ scenic side, as beautiful today as it was ages ago, when 16th Century travelers on the Grand Tour arrived seeking beauty and gradeur. Next up is the rich, majestic Naples, capital of the Kingdom of Two Sicilies, known for its monuments and squares, its culture and truly popular side streets. Finally, we’ll introduce you to a hidden Naples, which has existed underground for centuries. This may be the most mysterious and spectacular side of Naples, spanning two millennia and conti- nuing to look to the future: from catacombs to under- ground art, with the most beautiful train stations in Europe designed by 14 “archi-stars” and adorned with 200 works of art by over ninety artists.
Art & Culture
A celebration and a reminder of the important contribution that Italians graphic designers have brought to the United States over the past century, the exhibition “Italian Types. Graphic Designers From Italy in America” at the Italian Cultural Institute. Curated by Patricia Belen, Greg D'Onofrio, Melania Gazzotti and hosted by the Italian Cultural Institute, the exhibition will open on March 21st with a reception and will be up until May 2nd.
The Vessel at Hudson Yards (Photo Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
Art & Culture
Chiara Basso(March 18, 2019)
I had heard about this structure called The Vessel that was about to be inaugurated in the Hudson Yards - I had also seen a rendering - but its was only when I saw pictures of it emerging on social media that I said: “Wow! I really need to go to see it.” Yes, I fell in the trap too. The Vessel, British design and Italian manufacture, is a shining dream for our selfie-obsessed society: 2500 steps amazingly organized in a dantesque structure with a wonderful view on the Hudson river. It is a $200 million stairway to nowhere in a $25 billion neighborhood.
Art & Culture
Roberta Cutillo(March 12, 2019)
Conceived in dialog with the Met Breuer’s current exhibition “Lucio Fontana: On the Threshold” as well as with “Spatial Explorations” held at the Italian Cultural Institute, the exhibition “Fausto Melotti: Works from the Olnick Spanu Collection” organized by Magazzino Italian Art Foundation at the Consulate General of Italy, introduced new audiences to the work of the Italian Modernist artist, highlighting his connection to Fontana and the influence that both artists have had and continue to have on the Italian and global artistic landscape.
Facts & Stories
R. C.(March 12, 2019)
Former Italian Prime Minister and Professor Emeritus, President Giuliano Amato - who received the "GEI Friendship Award" during a luncheon at Il Gattopardo restaurant - discusses how “the revolt of the losers of globalization” has lead to the rise of populism, not only in Italy, but across Europe and beyond, arguing however that “the authority of the European Union still exists” meaning there is “hope that the future might be better than what you think.”
Art & Culture
Judith Harris(March 11, 2019)
Seeking romance, millions of tourists converge upon Verona. For the city of Romeo and Juliet, their visits bring income, but also traffic jams and, most recently, the need to remove literally thousands of "love locks," whose weight endangers walls.
Facts & Stories
Roberta Cutillo(March 05, 2019)
The world-renown author Dacia Maraini and her niece, film director Mujah Maraini-Melehi, discuss the importance of remembering the past and prevailing over hatred at the screening of "Haiku on a Plum Tree," a delicate but powerful documentary about the story of the Maraini family’s imprisonment in a Japanese concentration camp during the Second World War, presented at NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò.
Maria Sophocles and her family at the Como Lake
Life & People
Chiara Basso(February 27, 2019)
Living the Italian Dream: Part V. You made it: you realized your dream of living in Italy, but for different reasons you also have to move back to the US. Often this experience can become a reverse culture shock. Especially if you didn’t move abroad alone but with your entire family. Here the stories of Michelle, who moved to Spello with a husband, three kids and two cats, and Maria, who relocated to Como with her family of four children. The youngest was just a few weeks old when she moved to Italy.
Art & Culture
Stefano Dominella(February 26, 2019)
From Florence on down, craftsmanship reigns. Up north is the reign of finance, industry, and media, with Milan at the helm. And at the center presides Rome, like a classy patrician, the ancient capital of Italian couture. Leading us on this first installment of a multipart trip to the heart of Made in Italy is a doyen of the fashion world.
Chiara Izzi
Art & Culture
Chiara Basso(March 01, 2019)
This Italian artist is not afraid to explore her vocal potential in different languages and across genres. Yesterday at Birdland, she presented her second and newly released album, Across the Sea (Jando), co-created with pianist and vocalist Kevin Hays. And now she is also planning a tour.
Facts & Stories
I. I.(March 07, 2019)
The International Women’s Day and "Excellence in Education" are the main themes of the Benefit Gala 2019 organized by La Scuola d’Italia Guglielmo Marconi. The school will celebrate three "Women of Distinction": i-Italy founder...
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper (Photo Credit: ABC)
Art & Culture
Chiara Basso(February 25, 2019)
Let’s face it: the 2019 Academy Awards ceremony won’t be remembered as an Italian-American night, yet we owe a few rare highlights in an otherwise soporific TV gala to some Italian American artists. Thank you Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, and Nick...
Facts & Stories
Judith Harris(March 10, 2019)
Even as the mimosa blossoms fade, the women do not, and it is noteworthy that, well after International Women's Day was celebrated March 8, interest in the world of Italian women continues.
Facts & Stories
Judith Harris(February 28, 2019)
Watched by at least 12 million TV viewers, the annual Sanremo Festival was a "magical week." In May the winner, Mahmood, will represent Italy at the the Eurovision Song Festival at Tel Aviv. But a few sour notes from the festival that...
Valentina Imbeni with a young learner
Facts & Stories
Chiara Basso(February 20, 2019)
This Italian immersion school in San Francisco started as a playgroup in 2002 and now counts 320 children. Director Valentina Imbeni: "Parents from different backgrounds chose us not only because they love Italy and Italian culture but also...
In the words of Premier Giuseppe Conte, the latest Fitch Ratings signal the "solidity" of the Italian economy. And to maintain that solidity requires the country's continued support of the European Union, adds Mario Draghi, president...
Sardinia, population 1.6 million, and host to 12,000 sheep farms and nearly three million sheep, is famed for its pecorino cheese. But the shepherds' income from sheeps' milk has fallen so low that by way of protest farmers have dumped...
Boccadasse, a former fishermen’s village now part of Genoa, Liguria.
Living the Italian Dream: Part IV. Marilyn Ricci went to Italy to meet her Italian relatives and then decided to settle in Chiavari. 100% Italian-American raised within a huge Italian-American family, in 2015 she founded a travel company that...
Giovanni Battista Moroni, Portrait of a Young Woman, ca. 1575. Photo: Michael Bodycomb
Giovanni Battista Moroni (b. 1520-24; d. 1579-80) painted his sitters exactly as they appeared before him - no artistic or idealized filters applied. The Frick Collection is the first museum in North America to present a major exhibition devoted to...
Life & People

Simone Barlaam, a Fighting Fish in Search of Tokyo 2020

When Simone Barlaam enters a room, the first things that you can notice are the height, about 6.2", the swimmer-like, broad shoulders, and the open smile. Simone, 18, dreams of participating in the Paralympics in Tokyo 2020 and there is a good chance that he can do it. This swimming champion was born with one leg shorter than the other but he likes to describe himself in this terms: "I'm a normal guy with a passion out of the ordinary."
Life & People

Moving To Italy For Love, The Stories of Three Male Expats

Living the Italian Dream: Part 3. How is Italy treating male Americans who decide to relocate? Three men share their takes on la dolce vita: Rick decided to move back to the US when he became a father, John could move to Italy only after he retired and Bruce never left after having arrived by chance as a student. But behind their decisions, there is always a form of love...
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Salvini's Lega Soars in Abruzzo Regional Vote

Claiming almost 28%, Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini's right-wing Lega triumphed in Sunday's vote in the Abruzzo Region, in what is seen as the walkup to the EU vote March 26. The big loser: Luigi Di Maio's Five Star Movement (M5S), with under 20%.
Art & Culture

Venice Against the Grain

With so many possible ways to visit Venice, we decided to take you for a tour that runs against conventional views of the city.
Art & Culture

Villa Astor. A Paradise Restored on the Amalfi Coast

Villa Astor, is a newly restored villa on the Amalfi coast, named after William Waldorf Astor, the wealthiest and extravagant American in the world.
Life & People

Your Valentine's Italian

What a wonderful surprise to discover that the legend of St. Valentine is not limited to romantic love.
Facts & Stories

Elena Favilli, Rebel Girl With a Mission

When you hear the story of Elena Favilli and how she got to publish her series of books Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls, two things come to your mind: first, she might as well be featured in one of these best-sellers dedicated to strong female role models, secondly, everybody, even boys, should get to know and appreciate the fearless women portrayed in these books, a literary phenomenon that over three years has been translated into 48 languages (the Chinese version will be released soon) and sold about 4 million copies.
Facts & Stories

Roger Cohen: Nationalists in Italy and US? I Believe in the Power of Democracy

The New York Times columnist can be both passionate and rational when he talks about two countries that he loves, Italy and the US. Although in these nations “things can sometimes go to hell,” he firmly believes in the strengths of democratic institutions and therefore in a better future: “America is an idea or it is nothing.”
Facts & Stories

To TAV or Not to TAV, That is the Question

To TAV or not to TAV -- that is the question. Turin and its Alpine valleys are settings for demonstrations both for and against, in an issue that divides the government, and risks bringing costly EU sanctions down upon Italy's head.
Art & Culture

Mesmerized by Mafalda Minnozzi's Voice

Let yourself get pulled in by the dancing words of a truly special performer, through Italy, Brazil… America.
Life & People

Can You Still Be in Love With Italy After 20 or More Years?

Living the Italian Dream - Part II. After hearing from Americans who moved to Italy as retirees, we talked with expats who have lived in the country for over two decades: Trisha, who is raising three children in Rome while trying to become "a good Italian mamma," and Alexandra, who moved to Florence to study the Renaissance and stayed for her Italian husband and "the quality of life." Part III next week will feature the stories of three men and their love affair with la Dolce Vita.
Facts & Stories

ACCOUNTING TODAY. Important Tax Update on QBI and Trusts

The Tax Cut & Jobs Act of 2017 provided a new Section 199A deduction on qualified business income for certain pass through entities (sole proprietorships, partnerships & S corps). This deduction, which is generally 20% of QBI with certain limitations, is temporary and expires at the end of tax year 2025.
Life & People

Honoring the Genius of Leonardo in San Francisco

The Leonardo da Vinci Society of the Bay Area is celebrating its 70th Anniversary. Founded by Italiophiles who were captivated by Leonardo, the Society will be sponsoring and co-sponsoring a number of events honoring and co-memorating the 500th Anniversary of the Master’s death.
Art & Culture

To Each His Own Rome

A fascinating voyage through many different Romes, from early pagan Rome, where the presence of Antiquity is palpable on every corner; to Catholic Rome, which appropriated the pagan monuments for its own use; and finally to Renaissance and Baroque Rome, the city of Michelangelo, Raphael, Bernini and Caravaggio. Along his captivating tour he encourages us to jettison the timeless stereotype of the “Eternal City,” in favor of a Rome “in which we can recognize our century.”
Art & Culture

Redemption Blues and the Legacy of the Holocaust

According to Peter Stastny, director of the documentary "Redemption Blues," redemption “is reaching out for something that you cannot reach, but at least you make the effort,” while music, in particular playing with other Jewish musicians in New York, is that personal “place where you can move forward in a Jewish way even if you are not religious.” In his movie, presented yesterday at NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimo’, Stastny explores what redemption means for the last survivors of the Holocaust. Often people who belong to the second generation, like him, feel the weight of that tragedy, the Shoah, but might spend their life with parents or relatives who never wanted to talk about what happened, like the director’s mother.
Art & Culture

2019 at MAXXI: Exploring Italian Creativity

Great new masters of art, photography, architecture and design, monographic exhibitions. After bravity, a new project for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing 2018, a year of growth: ticket sales up +11%, 917 educational activities for over 23,000 participants, 70 new works added to the collections new opportunities for visitors in 2019: “mini” and “last hour” tickets at €5.00 for a museum that is ever more welcoming, accessible and open to the city and the world
Focus

"Norwegian Landscapes" at the Rizzoli Music Aperitivo

Special concert led by Italian guitarist Marco Cappelli and his regular trio, with the addition of two special guests. The project is freely inspired by the noir novels of Norwegian writer Jo NesbøAt. @ RIZZOLI MUSIC APERITIVO (Thursday, February 7th, 2019 - 6:30pm 1133 Broadway (25th - 26th Streets), New York City)
Facts & Stories

Rome, Among World's Cities Safest From Violent Crime

News from a top Italian prosecutor that Rome is among Europe's safest cities has resounded beyond Italy. In the Eternal City the number of intentional homicides has fallen by half. But other problems persist, from corruption to cocaine.
Life & People

It Is Never Too Late For a New, Italian Life

Living the Italian Dream - Part I. Many Americans are fond of Italy and Italian culture to the point that some of them decide to move to Il Bel Paese. It can happen at any stage in life. Lisa Condie and Valencia Wolf sold their belongings and embrace the sweet Italian lifestyle after retirement. This is the first part of a series dedicated to American expats. Next week, we will tell you the story of Americans who have been living in Italy for over 20 years.
Facts & Stories

1938: Diversi Premiers in the US on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Immediately following International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2019 premiere in the United States at the Embassy of Italy
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If Italy's fashion capital has a predominant color, it is gray—not only because of the blocks of neoclassical stone buildings for which the city is celebrated, but also due to its often-gray sky, which traps pollution.

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2018-12-tree-milan-ambitious-cleaner-greener.html#jCp

Air Italy, an upstart Italian air carrier founded early in 2018, on Tuesday said it will start nonstop service on May 14 between Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and Milan, Italy’s Malpensa Airport. Air Italy will initially operate the new route three times weekly.

The Justice Department has helped many countries gain back their rightful cultural possessions. This is a case that doesn’t warrant its involvement.

Milan continues to outpace its Italian neighbors in home prices and sales volume, while the smaller areas in its orbit remain quiet and affordable.

Italy's fashion association issued an official statement in the face of accusations of irregular working conditions in the country.

From 2001 to 2017, the number of Americans speaking Italian at home dropped from almost 900,000 to just over 550,000, an incredible 38% reduction in just 16 years.

The company debuted its first Italian location in Milan in September, a high-end Starbucks Reserve Roastery. It opened two more locationsthis week. 

Institution vows to defend ‘legal right’ to Victorious Youth statue discovered off Pesaro in 1964

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is leaning a little less than it used to. The Italian monument, famed for its precarious tilt, has been improving its posture, straightening nearly 1.5 inches since 2001.

Xiang Kai, a director and writer based in Shanghai, burned more than $20,000 worth of Dolce & Gabbana products, including coats, a vest and bags. A previous fan of the brand, he said he also threw his shoes and watches from the label in the trash.

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Gennaro Matino(March 19, 2019)
Dopo aver concluso l'iter politico-burocratico, la legge, quella che con enfasi passa come la prima "cosa" di destra fatta da questo governo, che meglio sarebbe chiamare della "giustizia domestica", sarà legge dello Stato....
Fatti e Storie
I.I.(March 12, 2019)
Giuliano Amato - Professore Emerito dell’”European University Institute” di Firenze e della “Università La Sapienza” di Roma - è stato membro del Parlamento Italiano per 18 anni, oltre che Vice Primo Ministro, due volte Ministro del Tesoro,...

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Italy in NY Calendar

Format: 2019-03-21
Format: 2019-03-21

April 19

Italian Types Graphic Designers from Italy in America
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
686 Park Avenue
10065 New York, NY
United States

April 20

Italian Types Graphic Designers from Italy in America
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
686 Park Avenue
10065 New York, NY
United States

April 21

Italian Types Graphic Designers from Italy in America
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
686 Park Avenue
10065 New York, NY
United States

April 22

Italian Types Graphic Designers from Italy in America
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
686 Park Avenue
10065 New York, NY
United States

April 23

Italian Types Graphic Designers from Italy in America
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Italian Cultural Institute of New York
686 Park Avenue
10065 New York, NY
United States

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