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Starbucks in Milan
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Alberto Baudo(September 08, 2018)
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...
Facts & Stories
Judith Harris(September 05, 2018)
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.
Facts & Stories
Letizia Airos(August 28, 2018)
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.
Art & Culture
Enzo Capua(August 28, 2018)
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.
Crotone's Castle
Tourism
Goffredo Palmerini(August 04, 2018)
The Ionian coast of Calabria—those looking to escape the crowds are in for a real treat. Less developed than the Tyrrhenian side of the region, this coast offers plenty of archaeological sites, enchanting natural beauty, and gorgeous food and wine.
Wall fresco, Priapus
Art & Culture
Judith Harris(August 16, 2018)
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.
High School students
Facts & Stories
Giada Gramanzini(July 17, 2018)
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
Judith Harris(August 22, 2018)
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.
Ivrea, Ponte Vecchio
Facts & Stories
Judith Harris(July 18, 2018)
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
Life & People
Darrell Fusaro(July 05, 2018)
Photographer Lori Fusaro’s life changed forever in June 2012 during her volunteering at Carson Animal Care Center in Los Angeles County. There she saw Sunny, a 16-year-old dog who had been left at the shelter because of a tumor on her leg. After...
IACE Summer Camp
Facts & Stories
Giada Gramanzini(July 26, 2018)
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...
100% Italian Gelato. Photo credits: Francesco Sapienza
Facts & Stories
Giada Gramanzini(July 11, 2018)
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...
Cornetti
Facts & Stories
Giada Gramanzini(July 10, 2018)
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...
"Bufala"
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...
Advertisements for Domenic D'Amico's practice through the years
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.
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...
On July 2, Naumburg Bandshell turned into an enchanted place at nightfall. The last edition of Opera Italiana is in the Air was a great success thanks to an amazing orchestra and a special conductor, who is proof that in life it is worth pursuing...
100per100 Italian Pizza: ex aequo for Ribalta and Sorbillo
On June 30, the Gala organized by the cultural association I Love Italian Food, hosted by Scavolini Soho Gallery, was dedicated to all those realities which distinguished themselves for promoting only authentic Italian cuisine in New York. The...
Italian Pavilion opening ceremony
From June 30 to July 2, the most important food and drink trade fair in North America took place in New York for its 64th edition. The Italian Pavilion was the undisputed ruler of the event with more than 300 companies. Even its inauguration...
Art & Culture

Yes, Women Can Play Too!

On the occasion of her performance on June 25 at the Italian Cultural Institute of New York, the internationally renowned Italian musician Ada Rovatti tells about her career from the very first steps to her best achievements
Art & Culture

Italian Opera Really Is in the Air

A night filled with incredible talent and Italian musical tradition is what will be displayed for “Opera Italiana is in the Air” July 2, under the musical direction of MC Alvise Casellati and supported by the Consulate General of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute of New York.
Art & Culture

A Dream is Starting with BACAS at Castello Macchiaioli!

BACAS is a center for culture, arts and science founded in New York City. The Mission is to encourage and sustain interdisciplinary collaborations between established, mid-career, and emerging artists and scholars from all over the world, and to broaden the dialogue between America and Italy in the less familiar and often overlooked Southern Italy. This July, as BACAS launches at the Castello Macchiaroli, the Vallo di Diano and Cilento open their gentle arms to a whole new world of explorers who, while exploring new territories, discover new parts of themselves.
Facts & Stories

The Italian American Family Gathers at "Il Centro" in Brooklyn

On June 21, the first Italian-American Cultural Community Center built in New York City was inaugurated in Bensonhurst in the presence of political personalities representing the New York Italian American Community. The new facility will soon represent a reference point for both the promotion of the Italian cultural heritage and a multi-cultural society. Chairman of the Board G. Jack Spatola took the floor reminding the importance of the Italian Dual Language Program which is spreading in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Francesco Genuardi, Consul General of Italy, recognized the importance of Il Centro as an important landmark for the promotion of Italian language too.
Facts & Stories

Salvini to Saviano: "Off with his bodyguards!"

For most of us, Roberto Saviano, 39, is one of Italy's great modern heroes. The author of the gangland investigative book and movie "Gomorrah" has lived under armed escort for 11 years, but has tangled with the new Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, with literally grave risks to his life..
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In Latest Polls, Salvini's Lega Bests the Five Stars

It is no surprise that anti-immigrant rhetoric is a vote getter. Latest opinion polls show that the Lega of Matteo Salvini, just now threatening to expel the Romani ethnic people, or Roma, has overtaken Luigi Di Maio's Movimento Cinque Stelle, even though in national general elections only three months ago the Five Stars won 15% more than the Lega.
Facts & Stories

IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (“OVDP”)

Time is running out to become compliant with the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) for U.S. citizens (living in the U.S. or Italy) or, alternatively, Italian citizens living in the U.S. (with a “green card” or U.S. tax residency established under the alternative substantial presence test) that have not disclosed all their non-U.S. financial accounts (and related income, if applicable) in their U.S. tax return filings
Art & Culture

Canova Storms New York

An insightful excursus on the greatest interpreter of Neoclassicism
Art & Culture

Long Live the Italian Language in America's Public Schools

In the 2018-19 school year two Dual Lan-guage Program will take off: one at PS242 in Manhattan (West Harlem) and the other one at PS132 in Williamsburg. This was made possible thanks to the work done by to Moth-ers: Stefaia Puxeddu and Benedetta Scardovi-Mounier. Their efforts have opened a path and created hope for other parents. At an in-stitutional level, their initiative has the full support of the Italian General Consulate in New York and the Italian American Commit-tee on Education
Art & Culture

Snapshots of Canova at the Consulate General of Italy NY

A glorious revival for the Italian artist. In conjunction with the exhibition at the Frick Collection and the showing at the Italian Cultural Institute, the Consulate General of Italy showcases the photographic exhibition, “Antonio Canova,” by Fabio Zonta.
Art & Culture

Canova the Painter. Another Shade of the Genius

Coincidentally, with the exhibition at the Frick Collection of Canova’s plaster model of the George Washington Statue and the photographic show at the Consulate General of Italy "Antonio Canova," by Fabio Zonta, the Italian Cultural Institute in New York presents another face of the Italian artist identity; 16 rare tempera paintings. We talked about it with the Director of the Institute Giorgio Van Straten. The exhibition "Canova e la Danza" will be on until June 28th.
Art & Culture

Canova's Beauty Bewitches NYC

The genius of the Italian Neoclassical sculptor finds a new renaissance in the US thanks to the cooperation of three exceptional New York City institutions. On the occasion of the unveiling of a full-size plaster copy of the original sculptor of George Washington displayed at the Frick Collection, the Italian Cultural Institute is showing a rare collection of Canova’s tempera paintings capturing mythical dancing figures. At the same time, the Consulate General of Italy hosts the photographic exhibition, "Antonio Canova," by Fabio Zonta.
Art & Culture

Ada Rovatti in Concert

Ada Rovatti is coming to New York City's Italian Cultural Institute June 25 for a free concert event!
Art & Culture

Fabrizio Bosso’s Quartet in NYC

Fabrizio Bosso, the esteemed trumpet player, is coming to New York City’s Italian Cultural Institute to perform with his quartet on June 20.
Facts & Stories

Dual Language Programs are Riding High in New York City

The event at the Italian Cultural Institute of New York on June 13, dedicated to the presentation of DLP in NYC schools by In Italiano – Bilinguismo a New York, was an amazing success. It was made possible thanks to the hard work of the Italian institutions, NYC public schools and two incredibly strong women
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The Acquarius and The Recurrent Cycles of Human History

For the past 25 years, on my first day of an introductory history course, I ask students why they hate history. At first, they are surprised and even astonished by my question. But they soon lose their reticence and offer all the usual answers: “history keeps repeating itself;” “we never learn from history;” “history has no importance in our contemporary world or my life.” As professional historians, we have perhaps failed in our duty to fully engage the public with the past. I can’t help thinking of this failure as we witness hour-by-hour the fate of 630 human beings literally adrift at sea in the Mediterranean. Their lives hang in the balance because of the political choices and poisoned culture of contemporary Italy.
Facts & Stories

Team Colavia/Bialetti En Route to Defend Their #1 Title

Team Colavita/Bialetti takes on another race in hopes of remaining victorious and #1 at the Harlem Cycling Skyscraper Classic!
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Standoff on Migrants Splinters the EU

When 629 migrants were en route by sea to Italy on June 10, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini declared that no Italian port could accept them. "Saving lives is a duty, but turning Italy into Europe's refugee camp, no," he stated. Spain is to take them in, but the EU is splintered on this.
Facts & Stories

The Castle of Oliveto Just Might Be the New Home for You

Looking for a new home near Florence? Well, The Castle of Oliveto might be the new home for you! According to experts, the Famous Brunelleschi medieval castle is on the market for sale.
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Foreign Affairs Upstage Policy, Stir Up a Hornet's Nest

In a globalized world it is hardly surprising that foreign affairs occupy more political space than ever before. In particular, the new Italian government's overture to Putin's Russia stirs up a hornet's nest.
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A sixth-generation Italian American with a profound connection to her roots, Carla Simonini, Ph.D., arrives in Chicago next month to lead Loyola University’s Italian-American Studies program.

 

Italian police busted an Austrian teenager trying to make off with a piece of ancient brick from the Colosseum as a "souvenir", they said on Sunday.

From the peaceful village of Crema in Lombardia to the rugged coves of Apulia, via Pantelleria Island off the coast of Sicily, see the eight movies filmed in eight different dreamy Italian destinations, giving us the irrepressible urge to pack our bags and head to the Boot this summer.

Italy and France tried to patch up a row over immigration on Thursday as Pope Francis urged politicians everywhere to work together on helping refugees and respect their dignity.

The only energy left in politics is the energy of national assertion, which Italians will not be able to vent on the soccer field this year.

Four years ago, when Paolo Sorrentino’s “The Great Beauty” won Italy’s 14th foreign-language Oscar — the most of any country — the Italian TV industry was mostly geared toward the local market.

It was canceled 80 years ago due to anti-Semitic laws. Now, it’s finally going mainstream—but so is the fascist ideology that blocked it in the first place.

Neous founders Alan Buanne and Vanissa Antonious reveal what makes their footwear stand out from the crowd

When planning Italy vacations for next year, travel professionals’ eyes may be looking south, thanks to the selection of Matera as a European Capital of Culture for 2019 (along with Plovdiv, Bulgaria).

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Gennaro Matino(September 18, 2018)
Napoli aspetta più volte l'anno il prodigio del sangue e questo la rende tra le città del mondo più religiose, forte di una fede popolare difficile da rintracciare altrove. Tuttavia, l'attesa del prodigio fa parte della sua stessa...

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Italy in NY Calendar

Format: 2018-09-19
Format: 2018-09-19

September 19

To Rome and Back: Individualism and Authority in Art, 1500-1800
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To Rome and Back: Individualism and Authority in Art, 1500-1800
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September 21

To Rome and Back: Individualism and Authority in Art, 1500-1800
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September 22

To Rome and Back: Individualism and Authority in Art, 1500-1800
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LACMA
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September 23

To Rome and Back: Individualism and Authority in Art, 1500-1800
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LACMA
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