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Paolo Siniscalco. To the right: The building of Siniscalco & Partners in Rome
Facts & Stories
i-Italy(March 18, 2017)
i-Italy was invited to a special encounter embodying the relationship between Italy and the United States in a way that goes beyond usual official pronouncements. It was a unique meeting of professionals whose expertise is essential to the success of both economies, but who rarely have a chance to collaborate. We’re referring to the meeting held in the New York office of the leading accounting and consulting firm Grassi & Co. between Italy’s CNDCEC (Consiglio Nazionale dei Dottori Commercialisti e degli Esperti Contabili) and their American counterparts. Here we present a two-part...
Rocco Totino. Left: the hall of the Grassi and Co. firm in Madison Avenue
Facts & Stories
i-Italy(March 18, 2017)
i-Italy was invited to a special encounter embodying the relationship between Italy and the United States in a way that goes beyond usual official pronouncements. It was a unique meeting of professionals whose expertise is essential to the success of both economies, but who rarely have a chance to collaborate. We’re referring to the meeting held in the New York office of the leading accounting and consulting firm Grassi & Co. between Italy’s CNDCEC (Consiglio Nazionale dei Dottori Commercialisti e degli Esperti Contabili) and their American counterparts. Here we present a two-part...
Art & Culture
I. i.(March 18, 2017)
A double tribute to the legendary maestro Arturo Toscanini is about to arrive. The first component of this double tribute is a book, written by Marco Capra with foreword by Maestro Riccardo Muti, devoted to Toscanini's life. The second component is a magical evening at the Rizzoli Bookstore, which will be hosting an exclusive New York performance by members of the La Scala Symphony on the evening of Wednesday, March 29th starting at 6:00 PM. This event is generously sponsored by Lane, the U.S. subsidiary of Italian construction giant Salini Impregilo.
Rossella Rago and Nonna Carmela's Stuffed Mushrooms
Facts & Stories
Alex Catti(March 17, 2017)
There’s nothing like nonna’s cooking. But perhaps you’ve never had a chance to record your nonna’s recipes, or perhaps you’re looking to find a new Italian recipe. Not to fear, Rossella Rago has your back with her show “Cooking with Nonna” and her new cookbook also entitled “Cooking with Nonna”
Facts & Stories
Alex Catti(March 16, 2017)
Almost everyone has a favorite Italian dessert. For many people, the traditional dessert of choice is tiramisù. What better excuse to have a bite of this delicious Italian "dolce" than a day dedicated to it? Thanks to Clara and Gigi Padovani, authors of the book "Tiramisù," March 21st will be the first ever “Tiramisù Day.”
Bracciano Lake
Op-Eds
Judith Harris(March 15, 2017)
The water level of Lake Bracciano, 20 miles north of Rome, has dropped by almost 6 feet in the past 2 years, bringing the risk that one of Italy's most beautiful and least polluted lakes is at serious risk of drying up.
An exhibition at the Davis Museum at Wellesley College highlights the work of Carlo Dolci
Art & Culture
Joelle Grosso(March 22, 2017)
“The Medici’s Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence” is an exhibition currently on view at the Davis Museum at Wellesley College and is the first one in the US dedicated to the Italian Baroque master.
Life & People
Tommaso Cartia(March 03, 2017)
This is the story of Giuseppe Cicero, a young and very talented Italian dentist with great passion and determination. We’ll tell you about the Oral3D, his revolutionary printer used for bone regeneration in the oral cavity, his decision to establish himself in New York, and so much more.
Fernando Destefanis, HR director at Diesel, greets students and introduces the lesson.
Life & People
Alex Catti(March 15, 2017)
Italian clothing maker Diesel is known for its denim and chic fashion designs; however, for some students in New York City—supported by the Italian American Committee on Education (IACE)—the Diesel name will take on a whole other meaning.
Life & People
Alex Catti(March 15, 2017)
March 19th marks a significant day for both Catholics and non-Catholic in New Orleans. It is the feast of St. Joseph–a patron saint of Sicily who helped provide relief to the Sicilian people during a famine. NOLA residents certainly do not miss out on their chance to celebrate the saint.
Elena Ferrante's beloved series "The Neapolitan Novels" will soon come to television
Art & Culture
Joelle Grosso(March 10, 2017)
The Neapolitan novels of the popular Italian writer, Elena Ferrante, will soon be transformed into a television series directed by film director, Saverio Costanzo.
Art & Culture
Alex Catti(March 14, 2017)
A new library is coming to Italy, but it’s not what you might expect. Cultural Minister Dario Franceschini gave the green light for the Italian Digital Library–an online resource dedicated to the preservation, display, and promotion of Italy’s...
@ Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò continues to act as a bridge between Italy and America by offereing a point of reference for the Italian Culture in New York. The institution, which is situated in the heart of the West Village, presents a wide array of...
The 125 S alongside the LaFerrari Aperta.
Ferrari has been an iconic name in the world of motoring for 70 years. The company is now taking some time to celebrate its accomplishments over the past seven decades.
The Weird Sisters in Lady M 51
LADY M 5.1 is a screen adaptation of Lady Macbeth’s soliloquy from William Shakespeare’s Macbeth—Act 5, Scene 1. The short movie is directed by Mariano Baino, starring Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni, accompanied by an installation designed by Baino &...
A scene from "The Challenge"
Presented by the Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the upcoming NYC film festival will feature two must-see Italian movies: Yuri Ancarani's "The Challenge" and Alessandro Comodin's "Happy Times...
The double bass
People often view the double bass as an awkward and grouchy member of the group. But with its noble origin, it is essential to the sound of a jazz band. Without the double bass as a point of reference, the other instruments would be lost.
Facts & Stories
Otylia Coppola(February 27, 2017)
The 2017 Gala of The American Society of the Italian Legions of Merit (ASILM) Dinner Dance & Awards Ceremony at New York’s Essex House.
The Gala of Vino 2017 took place at Spring Studios
An interview with Michele Scannavini, President of the Italian Trade Agency. Italy is the number-one wine supplier in the US and has seen success after success, but the challenges continue.
The Sails of Scampia—a crime-ridden housing project in Campania's capital—will be bulldozed this summer as part of government plans to improve deprived areas on the outskirts of Italian cities.
"Portrait of Nina de Callias" by Manet will be on view
The Palazzo Reale in Milan is hosting an exhibition called “Manet and Modern Paris” which features approximately 100 works by Édouard Manet and other prominent impressionist and post-impressionist artists.
The 106th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire will take place later on this month
Friday, March 24th, marks the 106th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, occurred in New York City. 146 people tragically lost their lives more than a century ago in one of the deadliest industrial disasters to ever occur in the...
Vincenzo Pelliccione dressed as Charlie Chaplin's double
The story of an Italian youngster who serendipitously ended up becoming Charlie Chaplin’s official movie double unfolds in a riveting new book entitled “Abruzzo Stars & Stripes.”
Art & Culture

Marisa Merz: A Strong Voice of Our Time

Until May 7, the MET Breuer is hosting one of the largest American retrospectives dedicated to the artist Marisa Merz. For the occasion, we interviewed the show’s curator, Ian Alteveer, who told us about the enchanting world hidden behind Marisa Merz’s work “The Sky is a Great Space.”
Art & Culture

The Italian American Museum Celebrates Women's History

March has finally arrived, marking the month long celebration of Women’s History in the Italian American community here in New York City.
Art & Culture

Experts Discover a Dog in Leonardo's ‘Virgin of the Rocks’

The hidden dog in the backdrop of the painting's rocky setting is said to be Leonardo’s denouncement of the corrupt papacy of his time.
Op-Eds

Center-left Party Splinter Weakens Italy

Italy's ruling Partito Democratico (PD), until only recently Italy's largest single party with about 40% of the electorate, has split into two, raising serious problems for future governing. Said one commentator here, "In a situation like this, only Beppe Grillo can smile."
Facts & Stories

Italian Court Recognizes Gay Couple as Parents

Previously barred from registering their boys born via surrogacy as their legal children, judges ruled in the couple’s favor, claiming that a parental relationship should not be determined exclusively by a biological link.
Art & Culture

Dacia Maraini's Play Debuts in Italytime's New Theater

One of Italy's most acclaimed fiction writers, Dacia Maraini, came to New York for a series of events, one of which was the inauguration of italytime’s new theatrical space. A performance of her latest work "Una pittrice di provincia" (A Provincial Painter), directed by Vittorio Capotorto, made its international debut in the new theater. The evening concluded with the opportunity for the audience to ask Maraini any questions that they may have had for the famous writer.
Art & Culture

After Image: Traveling Through Different Dimensions

Cassina Projects is hosting a new exhibition curated by ARTUNER called "After Image" which features the works of Toby Ziegler and Paul Kneale, two artists who navigate between the physical and digital world.
Seeing Through - Marthe Keller & Antonio Scaccabarozzi
Art & Culture

‘Seeing Through’ Art Exhibit at Casa Italiana

On view until March 16, the two-person exhibit features work from an Italian-born painter and a New York native who hail from different artistic generations, yet both embody the idea of "seeing through" in their works.
Facts & Stories

Italian Wine: A Market Leader in America

An interview with Michele Scannavini, President of the Italian Trade Agency. Italy is the number-one wine supplier in the US and has seen success after success, but the challenges continue.
Art & Culture

Italian Makeup Artists Win Oscar

Alessandro Bertolazzi and Giorgio Gregorini, along with American Christopher Nelson, took the award for "Best Makeup" in the movie "Suicide Squad." In his speech, Bertolazzi acknowledged his roots and stated that he is proud of being Italian: "I am Italian. This Oscar is for all the immigrants."
i-Italy si illumina di Meno per Caterpillar Radio 2
Facts & Stories

Working by Candlelight

i-Italy’s editorial staff on Central Park West worked by candlelight from 6pm to 8pm. This unusual work environment was a symbolic show of solidarity for an extremely important cause. This year represented the thirteenth edition of M’illumino di Meno; the initiative’s goal is to encourage people to turn off the lights in homes, offices, and institutions. Refraining from the use of other energy-consuming devices is also encouraged.
Life & People

Dacia Maraini. Writing Like Breathing

Iconic Italian writer Dacia Maraini was recently interviewed by Jane Tylus at the Italian Cultural Institute of New York. Read on to gain insight into the mind of the popular author who has written award winning pieces continuously throughout the last five decades. Here are some excerpts from the conversation.
Life & People

Lidia Matticchio Bastianich: Nostalgia and Success

World-famous Italian chef Lidia Bastianich has a story that transcends the culinary industry. Lidia was born following the conclusion of World War II, a time when European countries were still settling border disputes. As a young girl, she grew up among three different cultures, each with a profound influence on her. Today, as a professional, Lidia’s childhood experiences and her family ties continue to prove monumental in her continued success.
Art & Culture

'Fire at Sea' to Shine at the Night of the Oscars

The recent surge in mass immigration has dominated the news—its trials challenging the moral compass of the developed world. Cinema has begun to respond by broadcasting the poetic and often urgent stories of these migrants. Italian Director Gianfranco Rosi's documentary "Fire at Sea" (2017 Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature) and Italian-Moroccan director Adil Azzab's "My Name Is Adil" paint a complex portrait of the emotional realities behind the headlines.
Facts & Stories

Italian Scientists Speak to the Next Generation

As part of an ongoing series at the Consulate General of Italy, a group of Italian scientists shared their experiences and offered advice to young migrant Italians pursuing a career in the field in the US.
Facts & Stories

Lighting Ourselves Less: Lights Out to Save Energy

On Friday, February 24th, "M’illumino di Meno" (Lighting Ourselves Less) is back for its 13th edition. "M’illumino di Meno" is the most important awareness campaign dedicated to energy conservation. The initiative is organized by Caterpillar, an Italian radio program that is produced and transmitted by Rai Radio 2. The i-Italy team on Central Park West is participating in Caterpillar’s energy conservation initiative "M’illumino di Meno" (Lighting Ourselves Less). The staff will turn off their office’s lights and work by candlelight for one hour. Stay tuned and take part in the initiative yourself! Turn off your lights in solidarity, even for a brief moment, and let us know via e-mail at [email protected] or on Facebook.
Art & Culture

Globetrotting with Giuseppe Verdi

The international road-show promoting Festival Verdi, an event that every year celebrates the Italian Opera genius, stopped in New York, at the ENIT - Italian Government Tourist Board headquarter on Park Avenue. A set of exceptional personalities presented the event, such as Anna Maria Meo – General Manager of Teatro Regio in Parma and Stefano Bonaccini – President of Emila-Romagna region.
Facts & Stories

Mardi Gras or Martedì Grasso?

In the United States when we think of Mardi Gras we think New Orleans with floats, fried food, and colorful plastic beaded necklaces. In Italy, Martedì Grasso means Venice's Carnivale, complete with ornate masks, theatric performances, and a parade through Piazza San Marco.
Op-Eds

New Soccer Stadium for Rome? A Decision Approaches

Whether or not Rome is to have a new soccer stadium is approaching a decsion. The present 54-year-old Olympic Stadium, now home to local rival teams AS Roma and to SS Lazio, comes with serious defects, but construction of the proposed new $1.26 billion stadium faces no less serious obstacles.
Facts & Stories

Technology: The New Way to Fact Check

Italian professor Filippo Menczer is working with Indiana University Bloomington to launch a new program called "Hoaxy" which serves as a platform for tracking online misinformation.
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Bust out the forks and knives, it’s time for the South Florida’s Italian Festival.

Italy's press slam Leicester's players and hierarchy for sacking the man who guided them to the Premier League title

Berlin and Rome are backing the European Commission’s plan to rule out starting trade talks with Britain until the UK gives assurances on a multibillion-euro Brexit bill and citizens’ rights.

Italy’s oldest native-born nun, Candida Bellotti, celebrated her 110th birthday with best wishes from Pope Francis. Her secret? “Love, love and keep on loving. With joy!” the nun said while celebrating the occasion at the convent where she lives in the Tuscan town of Lucca.

It's no surprise that Italy, one of the most romantic countries in the world, is a popular choice for destination weddings. But true love never did run smooth - and neither did Italian bureaucracy - so here's everything you should know before you start planning the big day in Italy, according to two experienced wedding planners.

Strike action at some of Italy’s major airports has caused hundreds of domestic and international flights to be cancelled.

Brussels has warned Italy to cut its record public debt by April to avoid breaching EU budget rules.

A paper bomb went off near the Italian parliament here as hundreds of taxi drivers protested over delays over an Italian legislation regulating app-based Uber and car-hire services.

As Matteo Renzi battles infighting at the PD, tensions are rising at Five Star.

Taxi drivers in Italy striking over delays to legislation regulating Uber and car-hire services stopped their protests late Feb 21 after reaching a deal with the government. 

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Italy in NY Calendar

Format: 2017-03-23
Format: 2017-03-23

March 23

Scraps: Fashion, Textiles And Creative Reuse
10:00 am to 06:00 pm
New York
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91Street
10128 New York, NY
United States
Marisa Merz: The Sky Is a Great Space
10:00 am
New York
The Met Breuer, Floor 2
945 Madison Avenue
10021 New York, NY
United States
Pier Paolo Calzolari: And I Say
10:00 am
New York
Marianne Boesky Gallery
507 West 24th Street
10011 New York, NY
United States
Interferences: Contemporary Op and Kinetic Art
10:00 am
New York
GR Gallery
255 Bowery
10002 New York, NY
United States
Art Exhibition: Faraway, So Close
10:00 am
New York
Ierimonti Gallery #501
24 W 57th St
10019 New York, NY
United States

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Dom Serafini's view of Italy from the Seraphim's circles. The U.S. is a privileged spot from which to analyze the events that unfold in the land of Dante.
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Jerry Krase
A blog exploring the real and imagined connections between Italians, and hyphenated Italians, around the world.
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Benvenuti to Minestrone. Like that Italian “big soup,” my blog will be a blend of various ingredients – in this case, my musings on culture, politics, media, and social trends. I hope you like the taste.
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