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Art & Culture
Alexsandra Arlia(May 17, 2019)
George Clooney’s recent television venture, a “Catch-22” miniseries based on the Joseph Heller novel of the same name, premieres in the U.S on Hulu May 17, and already has critics and audiences buzzing. The “Catch-22” miniseries based on the 1961 Joseph Heller novel of the same name, starring Clooney, Christopher Abbot, and Hugh Laurie, is about fictional Captain John Yossarian, a U.S Army Air Forces bombardier during World War II, who is based on the Tuscan island of Pianosa.
Art & Culture
Roberta Cutillo(May 17, 2019)
The Exhibition ‘Borders: A Flash of New Italian Fashion’ offers a glimpse into the exciting and perhaps unexpected world of young, contemporary Italian fashion, featuring pieces by 4 emerging designers presented amongst videos, DJ sets, and neon lights and set atop of New York’s High Line against the backdrop of the Hudson River.
M. C. Escher, Hand with reflecting sphere
Facts & Stories
Roberta Cutillo(May 15, 2019)
A new book by the President of the Italian branch of leading research and analysis agency IPSOS, Nando Pagnoncelli, warns against the risks of governing through polls and reveals that Italians share a collective misperception of the country’s situation, particularly regarding economics, migration, and crime rates.
Photo Courtesy of Marco Sabadin/Vision – Matteo De Fina
Art & Culture
Roberta Cutillo(May 13, 2019)
American artist Melissa McGill paints the Venice Laguna 52 shades of red with her Red Regatta, a participatory project celebrating the city’s traditions and cultural heritage while also bringing attention to the rising threat of climate change.
High Line Photo by Timothy Schenck Courtesy of the High Line
Art & Culture
Roberta Cutillo(May 10, 2019)
Italy’s National Chamber of Fashion (CNMI), in collaboration with The Consulate General of Italy, The Italian Trade Commission, and the Italian Embassy in the US, present ‘Borders: A Flash of New Italian Fashion’: a multidisciplinary event which will take place on May 17 on New York’s High Line.
Lucia’s Grace / Troppa Grazia Gianni Zanasi, Italy/Greece/Spain, 2018, 110m
Art & Culture
Open Roads: New Italian Cinema is the leading screening series to offer North American audiences a diverse and extensive lineup of contemporary Italian films. This year’s edition again strikes a balance between emerging talents and esteemed veterans, commercial and independent fare, outrageous comedies, gripping dramas, and captivating documentaries, with in-person appearances by many of the filmmakers.
Art & Culture
Alexsandra Arlia(May 10, 2019)
Italian papyrologist and archaeologist, Rosario Pintaudi, recently gained attention for his work in Egypt with the remains of the ancient city of Antinopolis-- a site laying on the Eastern bank of the Nile river, about 285 km from present-day south of Cairo. Born in the Messina province, and later moving to the city of Florence, Pintaudi is a highly regarded Italian archaeologist, helping historians further discover the ancient Egyptian remains.
Art & Culture
Monica Straniero(May 02, 2019)
Valeria Golino just received the Federico Fellini Platinum Award during the 2019 edition of Bif&st, the Bari International Film Festival. We sat down with the internationally renowned actress and director who will be presenting “Portrait d’une jeune fille en feu,” a film by Celine Sciamma at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival. “I play my first ‘old lady’ part. Initially, I didn’t want to do this movie but Celine convinced me by saying that she couldn’t imagine any other actress in this role.” “I wanted to play the female leads in Hollywood but how could I compete with actresses such as...
Art & Culture
Roberta Cutillo(May 06, 2019)
The Comando Carabinieri Tutela Patrimonio (TPC), Italy’s “Art Squad” and the world’s first specialist police force in this sector, celebrates its 50th Anniversary with an exhibition held at the Quirinal Palace in Rome.
Art & Culture
"Italian Dance Connection" (IDACO NYC) announces the fifth annual NYC festival, May 21 through Friday, May 24. Four days long contemporary dance performances and art events with Italian artists.
The honorees and special guests
Facts & Stories
I. I.(May 02, 2019)
The Association of Italian American Educators celebrated their 22nd Annual Awards and Scholarships Ceremony at the Consulate General of Italy in New York on May 3rd, 2019. This year's honorees included i-Italy's very own Founder and Editor...
Facts & Stories
Roberta Cutillo(April 29, 2019)
In May 2020, Milan will host the 37th annual convention of the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) inside the famed Castello Sforzesco. It’s the first time the convention takes place in an Italian city and the event will take...
Op-Eds
Judith Harris(May 01, 2019)
Despite gloomy predictions, the Italian economy has surged upwards. Showing an increase of 0.1% in the past 12 months, the hike in the GDP is accompanied by an increase in employment. While domestic demand remains timid, exports have increased.
In protest at the casual shooting of a four-year-old girl in a central piazza in Naples, hundreds turned out Sunday to protest the ongoing battles between rival Camorra clans. Meantime little Noemi remains in a coma, her life at risk.
Facts & Stories
Roberta Cutillo(April 29, 2019)
The fashion industry’s leading search engine, Lyst, launched Fashion Geography: a project that maps the most searched brands in each region of Italy, providing some insight into the preferences and habits of Italian fashion consumers.
Dining in & out: Articles & Reviews
Natasha Lardera(April 26, 2019)
Sulmona's confetti are known globally for their unique flavor, traditional production methods and the usage of Avola almonds, which are some of the country's most cherished almonds because of their strong flavor that lacks any hint of...
Italians live for their coffee, the sheer number of bars in Italy only shows how serious the locals are with regards to their coffee. But one can easily forget that coffee beans are neither grown nor harvested in any part of Italy. The more...
Facts & Stories

'La carica dei 115". The Manifesto of the Palermo Seminary

115 Young Italians from all over the world to create a global network. The Palermo Seminary for the creation of a Network of Young Italians Abroad closed on a positive note, with great satisfaction on the part of the General Council for Italians Abroad (CGIE), the organizing entity, as well as a congratulatory message from the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, and the presentation of the "Manifesto of the Palermo Seminary" produced by the young delegates.
Facts & Stories

The Pope Dedicates Via Crucis Celebrations to Migrants

Tonight, on Good Friday, the Pope dedicates the traditional Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) celebration held at the Colosseum, to the plight of migrants and victims of human trafficking, the “new crucified; victims of our closures, of powers and legislations, of blindness and egoism, and above all else, of our hearts hardened by indifference.”
Art & Culture

Italy Celebrates Leonardo Da Vinci 500 Years From His Death

On May 2, 1519, Leonardo Da Vinci died in Amboise, France. This year all Italy honors the 500th anniversary of his death with exhibitions and events, down to and including lessons for adults in drawing and fresco painting. Milan's offerings are the most, however.
Art & Culture

Creating a Global Network of Young Italians

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.
Facts & Stories

Honoring Italian American Women at NOIAW’s Annual Luncheon

The Annual Luncheon of NOIAW, the National Organization of Italian American Women, was held on April 13th at the St. Regis Hotel in Manhattan, honoring the accomplishments of outstanding women and institutions, who contribute to the promotion and advancement of the Italian American culture and community.
Facts & Stories

Italian Research Day in the World

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.
Art & Culture

Celebrating Manhattan’s First Italian Dual Language Program

A flag ceremony was held this morning, April 12, 2019, at Harlem’s Public School 242 to celebrate the launch of Manhattan’s first Italian Dual Language Program, an achievement carried out by the “In Italiano” parent association and supported by IACE, the Italian Consulate, and the local Italian community at large.
Facts & Stories

One-Euro Homes: Repopulating Italian Towns

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”.
Facts & Stories

A Tiramisù Fit for a King

Winner of the first Tiramisù World Cup, Andrea Ciccolella, creates a special golden tiramisù, 100% edible and made with real gold.
Facts & Stories

Seeing the Unseeable: The First Image of a Black Hole

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

Celebrating Past And Future Accomplishments at the NIAF 2019 NY GALA

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.
Art & Culture

Chiara Civello Returns to the US with “Eclipse”

The artist will present Eclipse, the sixth album of her luminous career, that began with jazz improvisation and continued following the thread of contamination.
Facts & Stories

Palermo: 115 Young Italians From All Over the World to Create a Global Network

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.
Facts & Stories

Visas & Immigration Lawyer - H-1B news

This year's lottery will be slightly different
Facts & Stories

ACCOUNTING TODAY. Why Auditors' Reports are Likely to Get Longer and More Detailed

We suggest for companies that do not have an audit committee that consideration be given to forming one. If the ASB adopts the CAM standard then any non-exempted company will need an audit committee; getting its members up-to-speed—taking into account the numerous new audit and accounting standards will take time.
Life & People

Honoring Italian American Women and Calandra Institute @ the 2019 NOIAW Annual Luncheon

NOIAW is the premier organization for women of Italian heritage that is committed to preserving Italian heritage, language and culture by promoting and supporting the advancement of women of Italian ancestry through education programs.
Life & People

NIAF's Spring Gala 2019. A New York Style Italian American Evening

Once again, the National Italian American Foundation will return to the elegant and historic Cipriani 42nd Street for its annual New York Gala. This year, NIAF will honor General Counsel, Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A. Retired Judge Frank M. Ciuffani; CEO – THE ONE, Lorenzo Zurino; and Senior Managing Director, LeFrak, Marylou Delfino Berk. The evening will be hosted by NIAF celebrity Ambassador and radio show host, Joe Piscopo.
Op-Eds

The Way We Were: Humanitarian Missions and Boat People, Yesterday and Today

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...
Art & Culture

Expanding Italian Language Programs in the United States

A conversation with Maria Fusco, Director of Education at the Embassy of Italy in Washington DC
Facts & Stories

Colavita to Bring Quality Italian Wine to the US

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.
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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. 

The Office of the Italian Consulate in Miami, under the leadership of the honorable Consul General, Cristiano Musillo,  has announced that a week-long celebration, the 18th International Week of the Italian Language, will take place in various Florida cities from October 15 until October 22, 2018 during the statewide Italian Heritage Month celebration.

A large banner bid “Benvenuti” to hundreds of patrons passing under the Welcome Center archway for the first Italian Cultural Festival at LaSalette Shrine.

The Italian coffee roasting company was founded in 1933 in the port city of Trieste, Italy, by Illy’s grandfather, Francesco Illy, a Hungarian-born financial accountant, who figured out a way to use pressurization to preserve the taste and aroma of packaged coffee.

Starts the spot for the bistecca alla fiorentina on the The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) list of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

The 150th edition of the Parade of Italian heritage of 150 years can say one thing: the parade of the last Italian party was the largest participation in the "recent memory".

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Giuseppe Lalli(May 12, 2019)
Ricordando Il 9 maggio giorno della "Dichiarazione Schuman’’ c’è da chiedersi: dove sta andando quell’Occidente di cui il nostro continente è il nucleo storico e il fulcro culturale? Papa Francesco, recentemente, ha richiamato il concetto che...
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Goffredo Palmerini(May 12, 2019)
Nelle librerie e al Salone del Libro di Torino il nuovo romanzo di Stefano Carnicelli “Parole invisibili” che racconta la storia d’una madre e del suo unico figlio, affetto da autismo.

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