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Restoring the Birthplace of Jesus Christ

The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem is one of the most important religious locations in the entire world. However, since its completion in the 6th century, the basilica has deteriorated due to political instability and natural corrosion. Hope is not lost as an Italian company specializing in the conservation of artistic and historical heritage, Piacenti S.p.A., is on its way to successfully completing a multi-million dollar restoration of this significant religious site.

Alarming Trend of Minor Migrants in Italy

Migrants under the age of 18 are currently flooding into Italy. This is becoming an ever increasing problem since the number of children has more than doubled since last year.

The Calvellis’ Italian Saga from Calabria to the Bronx

Our series continues with this conversation between nonno John P., who came from Vico Apriliano, Calabria, in the late1950s and settled in the Bronx, and his young nephew John D., who represents a new generation of Americans of Italian descent who see their culture not as an element of divisiveness but as a tool for understanding others and placing value on the real wealth of America: diversity and inclusion.

Ready to Toast to The New Year? Think Before You Act!

Tips on how to invite money and fortune, on how to keep the evil spirits at bay and welcome the good, ones, what to wear, what to eat and do. Italians respect traditions not only because they work but also because they are cost effective.

Remembering Franca Sozzani, Vogue Italia's Editor in Chief

Franca Sozzani, the fearless woman who has been the face behind Vogue Italia for the last 28 years has recently passed away at the age of 66 due to an unspecified yearlong illness.

Berlin Attack: Suspect Killed in Milan

On December 19th, a semi-trailer truck was stolen in Berlin while the hijacker then proceeded to drive the stolen vehicle through one of the most popular Christmas markets in the German capital, ruthlessly killing 12 people and injuring 56 others.

Italian Citizen Confirmed Dead in Berlin Attack

Fabrizia Di Lorenzo is one of the 12 people who were killed in the lorry massacre. Originally from Sulmona of L'Aquila in Abruzzo, she had been living in Germany for several years.

Editorial: The Year to Come

The Winter issue of i-ItalyNY magazine is hitting New York. Find out about its contents... .

Trump Taps Vincent Viola as Army Secretary

The Italian-American businessman, veteran, and philanthropist becomes the latest addition to Trump’s presidential team.

Sergio Romano: Populism, Panic and Opportunity

Sergio Romano carries a lot of weight on Italian turf. The historian, political analyst and commentator served as the Italian Ambassador to Moscow at the twilight of the Soviet Union and later suspended his diplomatic career to focus on research and teaching. Even those who differ in opinion admit his viewpoint is always illuminating, informative, occasionally prophetic. We sat down with him to talk about America, Europe and the subject of his latest book: Putin

The Christmas Story Told in the Presepe

In this holiday season little is more cherished in Italy than the Christmas crib. First created in mountainous Greccio in 1223, it is still revered and recreated every year all over Italy.

Ambassador Varricchio Speaks to Italian Journalists: Our Professions are Actually Very Similar!

Italian Ambassador in Washington, Armando Varricchio, met the Italian press in New York to wish everyone Happy Holidays. This is a great opportunity for us to reflect together: “It’s important not only to closely follow all facets of America’s new image, but also to understand how the new Italian administration will be ready to shape productive exchanges and establish fresh diplomatic ties with the United States.”

Happy Saint Lucy's Day!

Saint Lucy's Day is a Christian feast day celebrated on December 13, commemorating Santa Lucia, a 3rd-century martyr.

Ferrari Raises $7 Million for NIAF’s Earthquake Relief Fund

Ferrari’s one-of-a-kind LaFerrari sold at RM Sotheby’s Florida Charity Sale to benefit the reconstruction of Central Italy in the aftermath of the earthquakes.

FICO 'Eataly World' Revealed in NYC

FICO Eataly World comes to New York City to introduce their new program that will bring the best of Italy’s food, wine, and agricultural traditions to the world.

Altagamma: Italianness and Excellence

The Altagamma Foundation was born in 1992 to enhance the competitveness of high-end Italian companies operating worldwide in such different markets as fashion, design, jewelry, nautica, hospitality, and food. Two distinctive features bring these vastly different industries together: Italianness and excellence. i-Italy met Altagamma’s Director Stefania Lazzaroni and talked about the history of Altagamma Foundation.

Furla Celebrates First Anniversary of 5th Ave Flagship

Toasting its success in the US and kicking off their Semi-Annual Private Sale, Furla threw a flashy party, featuring a special appearance by actress Jamie Chung and a musical performance by City of the Sun.

The Future of the Italian Language

Montclair University will host a conversation with the likes of Consul Francesco Genuardi and Lucia Pasqualini on the current state of the Italian language in order to foster interest in a structured and sustainable way. Discover a taste of the upcoming event's discussion through our interview with Associate Professor and Inserra Chair Dr. Teresa Fiore.

Run Leo! Avanti Tutta. At the New York Marathon to Conquer Cancer

An Italian athlete is coming to New York, not to stop a war, but to continue one that he began 4 years ago in 2012 against cancer, an incurable lung tumor that metastasized. Leonardo Cenci goes by the name “Leo,” which, in Italian, means lion. He is the type of person who loves life and is not easily intimidated by the challenges that we as humans sometimes encounter, especially ones that can shorten our lives. Leo also conceived the “Oncology Games,” and created “Avanti Tutta”, an organization that, through its programs, promotes a healthy lifestyle and gives dignity to individuals afflicted by cancer.

Another Earthquake Rattles Central Italy. Are There More to Come?

Though Sunday’s quake spared human life, it struck at the nation's identity with fear of more dangerous tremors on the way.