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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.

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. For the occasion, the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella, gave a speech in the House Chamber to both Italian deputies and senators in a joint session. The Italian Embassy in Washington organized a classical music concert opened by a speech by the Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano.

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.

Ferrari Commemorates 70 Years of Innovation

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.

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.

Ferrari Debuts 812 Superfast—Its Fastest Production Car Yet

Ferrari’s most high-performance production car ever made its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show.

Notorious Naples Slum to be Demolished

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.

Italy Concerned About Diminishing Population

ISTAT has recently reported that Italy’s population is down by 86,000 from last year’s total population of 60,579 million residents.

Celebrate International Women’s Day

On March 8, people across the world will honor the achievements of women and continue to fight for gender equality.

106 Years Later: Honoring the Victims of the Triangle Factory Fire

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 United States.

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.

ASILM Celebrates 51 Years

The 2017 Gala of The American Society of the Italian Legions of Merit (ASILM) Dinner Dance & Awards Ceremony at New York’s Essex House.
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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.