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Roberta Cutillo(April 16, 2019)
A seminary organized by the CGIE, the General Council of Italians Abroad, was inaugurated today in Palermo’s Teatro Massimo. There, 115 young men and women of Italian origin but living across the globe gathered to kick-off a series of encounters that, in the coming days, will lead to the establishment of a global network of young Italians abroad.
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Roberta Cutillo(April 15, 2019)
April 15, 2019 marked the second edition of Italian Research Day in the World, a recurrence established by the Ministry of Education, University and Research in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Health in correspondence with the anniversary of the birth of Leonardo da Vinci. On this occasion, President Sergio Mattarella reminded us that Italian research is a valuable asset and deserves adequate investments.
Regalbuto, Sicily. Historic centre of the town. All photos by Serge Tesker.
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Roberta Cutillo(April 11, 2019)
For some time now, the initiative to sell homes for just one euro in order to restore and repopulate abandoned or sparsely inhabited towns has been spreading across Italy and garnering attention worldwide. Canadian photographer Serge Tesker realized a photo series that perfectly captures the nostalgia and beauty of these Italian “borghi”.
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Emily Hayes(April 05, 2019)
Officina captures the heart and soul of an Italian market and trattoria in Washington, DC. At the center of all this activity is Nick Stefanelli, a Michelin-star chef who had a vision of creating a one-stop Italian shop. And a café. And a bar. And a trattoria.
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Roberta Cutillo(April 10, 2019)
The first ever picture of a black hole was revealed today, showing what scientists always believed was unseeable. This breakthrough is the result of the project Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), an international collaboration, in which Italy’s National Astrophysics Institute (INAF) and the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) participated.
Life & People
Roberta Cutillo(April 10, 2019)
Like every year, in occasion of the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) 2019 New York Gala, members of New York’s Italian American community congregated at the iconic Cipriani 42nd Street to celebrate the achievements of outstanding members of the region’s Italian American and Italian Community.
George Loring Brown, Monte Pellegrino at Palermo, Italy, 1856
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Letizia Airos Soria(April 08, 2019)
A seminary for the creation of a network of young Italians in the world will take place in Palermo (April 16-19, 2019) and i-Italy is going to be there. An event organized by the General Council of Italians Abroad (CGIE). We discuss it with the president of the committee “New Migrations and New Generations,” Maria Chiara Prodi.
Giovanni Colavita
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R. C.(April 05, 2019)
Italian wine meets Italian food in the new partnership between leading Italian food company Colavita and wine industry veteran Nunzio Castaldo for joint ownership of Italian wine importer Panebianco LLC.
Pics in page from Video Missione Vietnam
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Massimo Tommasoli(April 05, 2019)
Overwhelming flows of migrants who board fragile boats to seek refuge and shelter in neighboring countries. The refusal by some of such countries to accept refugees. The blockage of their fragile boats in high waters, exposing them to an uncertain fate. It may sound like today, but it happened forty years ago...
Bolzano (Image via Lonely Planet)
Facts & Stories
Roberta Cutillo(April 05, 2019)
What makes “il ben-vivere,” a good life? That’s the question posed by the Milan-based daily “Avvenire” in an attempt to create a ranking of the ideal Italian cities to live in.
No matter what, all over Abruzzo, at the seaside, in the mountains, in the hills and even beyond the protected areas, nature is always the protagonist and an incredible opportunity to practice sports
Like most holidays, Easter time is another reason for great Italian tradition and cuisine. The Easter lunch in Italy is a delicious reason for a spectacular meal, great company and a primal celebration of the end of winter and nature’s (not just...
Life & People

Honoring George Hirsch at the Italy Run 2019 Kick-Off

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.”
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Improving the Image of Italian Wine

Maurizio Forte, director of the Italian Trade Agency in New York, explains to the press the data on Italian wine exports to the USA
Art & Culture

The Vessel, Beautiful Stairway to Nowhere

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

Cristiana Pegoraro Brings the Sounds of Narni(a) to Carnegie Hall

Pianist Cristiana Pegoraro brings the Narnia Festival, of which she is the creative director and founder, from Umbria to New York, with an all Italian debut at the prestigious Carnegie Hall.
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President Giuliano Amato: The Authority of the EU Still Exists, Even Populists Know It

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.”
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Fausto Melotti and Lucio Fontana: New York Exhibitions Paving the Way for Contemporary Italian Artists

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.
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Verona's Romantic Aura Now Comes at a Cost

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.
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Mimosa May Fade but Italian Women Don't

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.
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March 8, Scuola d'Italia Celebrates Women at Its Annual Gala

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 and editor-in-chief Letizia Airos, Maria Tamburri (NOIAW - The National Organization of Italian American Women ) and Ivana Lo Stimolo (New York Italian Women). With their work, their passion, creativity and entrepreneurship, they are considered a source of inspiration for future generations of women. Special honorees the rectors of Bocconi University and LUISS Guido Carli. Over 350 guests will attend the funding event At Cipriani Wall Street.
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Dacia Maraini, Memories From a Japanese War Camp

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.
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ACCOUNTING TODAY. Using Deferred Cash Bonus to Retain Employees

One issue plaguing the some industries has been labor shortage. This has been a hot topic the last few years and is likely to continue in 2019 as companies continue to earn higher and higher revenues and maintain healthy and growing backlogs. One difficulty has been finding and retaining the labor necessary and part of the issue is voluntary turnover of key employees.
Art & Culture

Chiara Izzi, Jazz Singer With A Mediterranean Voice

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.
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Sour Notes From Sanremo Festival Linger in the Air

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 began Feb. 5 still linger in the air.
Art & Culture

Versatile Talent Chiara Izzi to Enchant "Birdland"

The Italian award winning singer-songwriter and internationally acclaimed pianist and vocalist Kevin Hays will celebrate the release of their album "Across the Sea," a visionary journey between jazz and pop, America and Italy, dream and lyricism. At the Birdland Jazz Club on February 28 at 5:30 pm.
Life & People

What Happens When You Leave Italy To Move Back To The US

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

When Rome Was Italy’s Film and Fashion Capital

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.
Art & Culture

Italian American Highlights From the 2019 Oscars

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 Vallelonga (through the surprise victory of “Green Book”). Also, a shout out to Bob Persichetti and Italian Sara Pichelli for their “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” which won Best Animated Feature.
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Rising on the Roman Skyline, Spires of Europe's Largest Mormon Temple

The Mormons who first came to Italy from the US in 1850 could never have dreamed that their evangelical heirs would build a huge new temple in Rome itself, with a visitors center and a family history center. Temple inauguration is this March.
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"Solid" Italian Economy Wins Positive Fitch Rating

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 of the European Central Bank (BCE).
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Every Child Loves La Scuola

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 because we are inspired by the Reggio Emilia educational approach and are the First International Baccalaureate (IB) K8 World School in the city."
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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.

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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.

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