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Connecting Italian Studies to Italian Companies

Montclair University hosted a meeting with NJ/NY-based Italian companies to talk about and create new synergies between education and business, discussing the Italian language as a useful tool and creating internship opportunities.

NIAF Mourns the Passing of Founding Member Pino Cicala

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Pino Cicala, one of the founders of NIAF and a tireless promoter of the Italian culture in the greater Washington, D.C. area for more than half a century.

The Italian Table: So Many Easter Specialties

Like most holidays, Easter time is another reason for great Italian tradition and cuisine. The Easter lunch in Italy is a delicious reason for a spectacular meal, great company and a primal celebration of the end of winter and nature’s (not just Christ's) rebirth.

Barack Obama to Attend Global Food Innovation Summit

Former US President Barack Obama will be in Milan from May 8th to May 11th as a keynote speaker at the Seeds&Chips Global Food Innovation Summit.

Colavita and Italian Brands Support Cycling in the US

A longtime patron of the sport, the trusted olive oil company has rallied Bianchi, Vittoria Industries Ltd., and Bolla Wines to help sponsor its women’s pro team.

CPB Head Defends Threatened Funding Request to Congress

President of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Patricia de Stacy Harrison—an Italian American and co-chair of NIAF, visited Capitol Hill on Tuesday after the government proposed to eliminate federal funding to the body.

Saints Exhibition Welcomes Pope Francis to Milan

Holy Father came to Milano for a brief visitation packed with insightful speeches, blessings of the less fortunate, and a 44 piece art exhibition in Palazzo Reale to last until early June. The exhibit includes 44 artistic works, including pieces by Titian and Guercino and "Ecstasy of St. Francis of Assisi," a work recovered last year from an earthquake-ravaged church in Accumoli.

Manzo: The Reopening of the Eataly Restaurant

Manzo, the Eataly NYC Flatiron restaurant, is about to open its doors after a major renovation that creates a more casual butcher-focused location with a producer-centric menu.

La Scuola d’Italia Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Characterized by an exciting energy and an air of elegance, the 2017 La Scuola Gala Benefit Dinner took place on March 24 to commemorate the jubilee with live entertainment and fine dining in the presence of important political dignitaries and the evening’s accomplished honorees: Mauro Porcini of PepsiCo and George A. Hirsch of “New York Magazine.”

NIAF Elects New Board of Directors

Corporation for Public Broadcasting President and CEO Patricia de Stacy Harrison and former Talk America President, Chairman and CEO Gabriel A. Battista elected to serve as cochair- person of the National American Foundation

Washington DC. “In Dreams Awake” Concert Celebrates the 60th Anniversary of the Treaties of Rome

An elegant public of about two hundred guests gathered at the Italian Embassy in DC, on March 22, to attend the “In Dreams Awake” concert in celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Treaties of Rome

Grillo's Movimento Now Italy's Largest Single Party

The Five Star Movement (M5S) founded by Beppe Grillo is now the largest single party in Italy, new public opinion polls show. One result of the forward leap to perhaps 32% of potential voter support is that early national general elections seem unlikely.

"Us, Identity, and Memory." The World Celebrates the 60th Anniversary of the Treaties of Rome

Celebrations all over the world and in Italy were held for the sixtieth anniversary of the signing of the Treaties of Rome, which established the European Economic Community.

Unique McDonald’s Atop Ancient Roman Road Opens

A one-of-a-kind McDonald's has officially opened in the Eternal City where visitors can discover the magic of ancient Roman engineering while eating their lunch.
Rocco Totino

CPAs Without Borders (Part Two). "We need to overcome fragmentation to act on a global scale!" A Conversation with Rocco Totino

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 conversation with its organizers: the Italian, Paolo Siniscalco, and the American, Rocco Totino. The two leading accountants are joining forces to help professionals and businessmen who need to understand better the workings of Italian and American laws and financial practices.
Paolo Siniscalco

CPAs Without Borders (Part One). "Helping Italians do business in the US takes very attentive cultural mediation." A Conversation with Paolo Siniscalco

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 conversation with its organizers: the Italian Paolo Siniscalco, and the American, Rocco Totino. The two leading accountants are joining forces to help professionals and businessmen who need to understand better the workings of Italian and American laws and financial practices.

Cooking with Nonna Comes to a Bookstore Near You

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.”

The World's First Ever "Tiramisù Day"!

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.”

Yellow Lights Up the Season’s Looks

Trends come and go, but let’s hope this one is here to stay—like florals and denim.

Please Take 10 Minutes of Your Time for 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 cultural, musical, political, and artistic events. Have you ever gone to one of these events? Do you speak Italian and wish to know more about the Italian culture? Do you follow the live streams on Facebook? Casa Italiana is conducting a survey to know more. Please take 10 minutes of your time and respond to the questions.