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The Italian coast guard says eight migrants have died after their dinghy got into trouble while trying to cross from Libya to Europe.
ROME — The Italian government learned the hard way, early this year, that no good deed goes unpunished.
Acting under a 2015 European Union directive addressing the global disaster caused by plastic bags, which take hundreds of years to degrade, Italian lawmakers enacted a measure banning the use of plastic bags for fruit, vegetables and baked goods in favor of eco-friendly biodegradable and compostable alternatives.
So in many ways, its reaction to the recent wave of revelations about sexual harassment by men in positions of power all over the world was depressingly familiar.
Italy's answer to the Palace of Versailles is at the centre of a cultural heritage row after part of it was hired out for a private wedding for 30,000 euros.
Opponents of the euro are rearing their heads again, this time in Italy. Matteo Salvini, leader of the country’s anti-immigration Northern League party, has reiterated his opposition to the single currency.
OVER 10,000 tourists near Italian ski resorts have been left stranded and at risk from avalanches after heavy snow fell across the northern region leaving two dead.
During the early 15th century the Medici family helped foster a cultural revolution that took Italy out of the dark ages. Cut to the present. The English-language “Medici: Masters of Florence” TV series, which Frank Spotnitz is showrunning on a $28 million budget co-financed by Netflix, is considered a harbinger of change within the Italian TV industry.
ROME — Officials in northern Italy are warning of a high risk of avalanches after days of heavy, wet snow already set off one avalanche that killed a mother and her daughter on an off-piste ski run.
Italy’s centre-left Democratic party (PD) is struggling to forge alliances in the run-up to Italy’s election, a situation that could narrow its path to victory with polls predicting a tight contest in March.
The party, led by former prime minister Matteo Renzi, hopes to maintain its grip on government but is heading into the campaign hampered by dwindling poll numbers and a damaging rift with leftwing dissidents who formed a rival party last year.
Italy, Europe’s most indebted large economy, is at the crossroads again. Growth has picked up finally, and the country’s bank cleanup is in progress. But the national election due in early March is putting Italy’s debt of close to 135% of gross domestic product under the global spotlight again. The irony is, the debt burden may finally be about to fall.
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Di Donna Galleries is pleased to present Nuvolo and Post-War Materiality 1950–1965, an exhibition curated by Germano Celant that highlights the early career of the Italian artist Nuvolo (né Giorgio Ascani; 1926–2008). The exhibition features 20 works by Nuvolo, most of which have never been seen outside of Italy, contextualized by important works by other artists working in Italy, Spain, France, and the United States following World War II, including Alberto Burri, Ettore Colla, Pietro Consagra, Jean Fautrier, Lucio Fontana, Addie Herder, Piero Manzoni, Conrad Marca-Relli, Manolo Millares, Mimmo Rotella, Angelo Savelli, Salvatore Scarpitta, Toti Scialoja, Antoni Tàpies, and Cy Twombly.
This exhibition offers a rare opportunity to experience three masterpieces by Caravaggio, one of the greatest painters of all time, from the Galleria Borghese's renowned collection. The paintings presented provide insight into three crucial stages in Caravaggio's short but intense career.
Michelangelo Merisi, better known as Caravaggio (Italian, 1571–1610), is unquestionably one of the greatest painters of all time. His bold, naturalistic style, which emphasized the common humanity of the protagonists in his works, was both highly admired and controversial among his contemporaries. The Galleria Borghese in Rome is home to the most extraordinary group of Caravaggio’s paintings, spanning his career. This exhibition offers a rare opportunity to experience three masterpieces from this renowned collection. The paintings presented provide insight into three crucial stages in Caravaggio's short but intense career.
Featuring works from the Getty Museum's collection by Giovanni Battista Lusieri, and Canaletto, this exhibition captures the essence and spirit of Italy.
Modigliani Unmasked considers the celebrated artist Amedeo Modigliani (Italian, 1884-1920) shortly after he arrived in Paris in 1906, when the city was still roiling with anti-Semitism after the long-running tumult of the Dreyfus Affair and the influx of foreign emigres. Modigliani’s Italian-Sephardic background helped forge a complex cultural identity that rested in part on the ability of Italian Jews historically to assimilate and embrace diversity. The exhibition puts a spotlight on Modigliani’s drawings, and shows that his art cannot be fully understood without acknowledging the ways the artist responded to the social realities that he confronted in the unprecedented artistic melting pot of Paris. The drawings from the Alexandre collection reveal the emerging artist himself, enmeshed in his own particular identity quandary, struggling to discover what portraiture might mean in a modern world of racial complexity.
The exhibition includes approximately 150 works, those from the Alexandre collection as well as a selection of Modigliani’s paintings, sculptures, and other drawings from collections around the world. Modigliani’s art will be complemented by work representative of the various multicultural influences—African, Greek, Egyptian, and Khmer—that inspired the young artist during this lesser-known early period.
Among the works featured are a mysterious, unfinished portrait of Dr. Alexandre, never seen before in the United States; impressions of the theater; life studies and female nudes, among them the Russian poet Anna Akhmatova; and drawings of caryatids and heads, which are telling of Modigliani’s sculptures, which he created over a five-year period from 1909 to 1914.
Modigliani Unmasked is organized by Mason Klein, Curator, The Jewish Museum.The exhibition was designed by Galia Solomonoff and Talene Montgomery of SAS/Solomonoff Architecture Studio.
Modigliani Unmasked is made possible by The Jerome L. Greene Foundation.
In January 2007, Italian businessman Oscar Farinetti converted a deserted vermouth factory in Torino into the first location of Eataly. The unique space was inspired by time-honored Mediterranean marketplaces, where one wanders from stall to stall: tasting different specialties, buying ingredients, and getting recipe ideas from the producers.
Eleven years later, Eataly L.A. is the newest and largest location to open, the 39th in the world and the first on the West Coast. While unique, Eataly L.A. stays true to our founding philosophy: be a place where you can eat, shop, and learn. Explore the 67,000-square-foot store for yourself on a walking tour! Whether it's your first time at Eataly or you're simply curious, join us to:
- Taste sweet and savory bites throughout the market, such as fresh mozzarella, housemade bread, Roman pizza, cured meats and cheeses, wine, pastries, hot chocolate, caffè crema, and more.
- Discover behind-the-scenes secrets about the unique culture of Eataly as you explore various departments.
- Meet our experts dedicated to high-quality food as they share their wealth of knowledge — and tastes of their specialties!
- Explore and enjoy tastes from our selection of 1,300-plus wines from Italy and California.
- Learn about our sustainable greywater system.
- Take home a recycled Eataly shopping tote.
- Please note, that the tour meets at Caffè Lavazza on the second floor of Eataly, located in Westfield Century City.
- The tour duration is approximate and may vary by 10-15 minutes.
- Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary restrictions. If we are not notified ahead of time of any special needs, we may not be able to accommodate them.
- Tours are limited to 10 people at a time. If you are unable to reserve a spot on the website, it means the tour is full, but do not fret! Simply contact us at [email protected] to ask about customized private tour offerings.
- All guests planning to consume alcohol must be able to produce a valid government-issued identification to prove they are 21 or older.