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UNESCO Names Industrial Ivrea as World Heritage Site

The city identified with Olivetti, the manufacturer of office machines since it was founded in 1896, is Italy's 54th to be accorded World Heritage status by UNESCO. For Adriano Olivetti, factory owners were to respect the workers' whole life, and not only the assembly line

Italian School Opens Up to the World

With the beginning of the new school year, La Scuola d’Italia Guglielmo Marconi in New York will offer the International Baccalaureate Program to all its juniors as an integral part of their studies. The Program is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research and by all the major university institutions worldwide.

The Best of Italy in a Scoop

Summer has brought with it a “frozen” air in New York City. On June 21st, the Sicilian gelateria Polosud Gelato, Coffee and Pastries opened in Little Italy and on the next National Ice Cream Day it will launch an unmissable initiative.

A Sweetness Made in Italy

Among the companies present at the Summer Fancy Food 2018 in New York, Forno d'Asolo and La Donatella, who have been working together since 2016, satisfied the most refined palates with a wide selection of Italian Cornetti, Tiramisù and much more

Happy Anniversary Dr. Domenic D'Amico!

This year marks the 25th anniversary of D'Amico Dental Care which was founded by Dr. Domenic D'Amico in 1993. This is noteworthy enough but D'Amico's practice made news recently in a bizarre fashion.

Opera Italiana Is in the Air: Pure Magic in the Park

On July 2, Naumburg Bandshell turned into an enchanted place at nightfall. The last edition of Opera Italiana is in the Air was a great success thanks to an amazing orchestra and a special conductor, who is proof that in life it is worth pursuing one's dreams

And the 100per100 Italian goes to...

On June 30, the Gala organized by the cultural association I Love Italian Food, hosted by Scavolini Soho Gallery, was dedicated to all those realities which distinguished themselves for promoting only authentic Italian cuisine in New York. The special guests were awarded according to six main categories: Espresso, Gelato, Menu, Pizza, Chef and Restaurant.

Italy Rocked Summer Fancy Food 2018

From June 30 to July 2, the most important food and drink trade fair in North America took place in New York for its 64th edition. The Italian Pavilion was the undisputed ruler of the event with more than 300 companies. Even its inauguration occurred with the presence a very special guest: Maria Elisabetta Alberti Casellati, President of the Italian Senate.

The Best "Pizzaiuoli" Together in New York City for #LSDM

Le Strade della Mozzarella came back in New York City with its third successful edition, gathering food lovers, entrepreneurs and a selection of the best Neapolitan and Italian American pizza makers in the world. A particular attention went to all Made in Italy products and quality ingredients of the Mediterranean diet, such as Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP, San Marzano Tomatoes and Extravirgin Olive Oil.

The Italian American Family Gathers at "Il Centro" in Brooklyn

On June 21, the first Italian-American Cultural Community Center built in New York City was inaugurated in Bensonhurst in the presence of political personalities representing the New York Italian American Community. The new facility will soon represent a reference point for both the promotion of the Italian cultural heritage and a multi-cultural society. Chairman of the Board G. Jack Spatola took the floor reminding the importance of the Italian Dual Language Program which is spreading in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Francesco Genuardi, Consul General of Italy, recognized the importance of Il Centro as an important landmark for the promotion of Italian language too.

Salvini to Saviano: "Off with his bodyguards!"

For most of us, Roberto Saviano, 39, is one of Italy's great modern heroes. The author of the gangland investigative book and movie "Gomorrah" has lived under armed escort for 11 years, but has tangled with the new Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, with literally grave risks to his life..

IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (“OVDP”)

Time is running out to become compliant with the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) for U.S. citizens (living in the U.S. or Italy) or, alternatively, Italian citizens living in the U.S. (with a “green card” or U.S. tax residency established under the alternative substantial presence test) that have not disclosed all their non-U.S. financial accounts (and related income, if applicable) in their U.S. tax return filings

Dual Language Programs are Riding High in New York City

The event at the Italian Cultural Institute of New York on June 13, dedicated to the presentation of DLP in NYC schools by In Italiano – Bilinguismo a New York, was an amazing success. It was made possible thanks to the hard work of the Italian institutions, NYC public schools and two incredibly strong women

Team Colavia/Bialetti En Route to Defend Their #1 Title

Team Colavita/Bialetti takes on another race in hopes of remaining victorious and #1 at the Harlem Cycling Skyscraper Classic!

The Castle of Oliveto Just Might Be the New Home for You

Looking for a new home near Florence? Well, The Castle of Oliveto might be the new home for you! According to experts, the Famous Brunelleschi medieval castle is on the market for sale.

“It Will Be Chaos”: Stories of Human Strength and Resilience

"An epic, yet intimate portrait of lives in transit and the human consequences of the refugee crisis spanning the Mediterranean. It Will Be Chaos unfolds between Italy and the Balkan corridor, focusing on two unforgettable refugee stories of human strength and resilience in search of a better and safer future." In conjunction with World Refugee Day on June 20, the documentary film directed by Lorena Luciano and Filippo Piscopo is going to debut Monday, JUNE 18 (8:00–9:35 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO

Italian Dual Language Programs: Join the Bilingual Revolution in New York!

The event promoted by "In Italiano - Bilinguismo a New York" on June 13th at the Italian Cultural Institute in New York is addressed to all those who want to join the Big Apple's linguistic revolution

People are Demanding Respect to Ancient Artifacts of Pompeii

A French tourist has been ridiculed online after sitting on an ancient monument of Pompeii.

Italy Run by Ferrero: A Big One Italian Soul in Central Park

Tricolor pride ran yesterday, June 3rd, in Central Park to celebrate Italian National Day

Colavita Races Toward Pride

Colavita recently announced its sponsorship of NYC Pride 2018 and of the 6th annual NYC Pride Ride. Colavita’s collaboration with Bialetti and OutCycling will further promote the upcoming events of this pride month. Celebrate with cyclists and other supporters on Sunday, June 10 as riders take off in an another spectacular race full of love and acceptance.