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  • From left to right. Magazzino Director Vittorio Calabrese; Italian Ambassador to the United States Armando Varricchio; Italian artist Marco Anelli; Minister of Culture Dario Franceschini, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute Giorgio Van Straten; and Consul General of Italy in New York Francesco Genuardi. Photo by #AlexaHoyer.
    Art & Culture
    A. F.(October 27, 2017)
    New York's Italian Cultural Institute along with Magazzino Italian Art unveils 24 large-scale photographs of Roman-born, New York-based photographer Marco Anelli - on view until November 2, 2017
  • The stolen mosaic from Caligula's vessel
    Dating back to Caligula’s reign (37-41 A.D), the mosaic that belonged to a ceremonial ship was found in New York and will be given back to the Museo delle Navi in Rome on Lake Nemi.
  • Columbia University – The Italian Academy
    For the occasion of 17th edition of the “Week of the Italian Language in the World,” Italian Minister of Culture Dario Franceschini visits Columbia University's Italian Academy to discuss his comprehensive plan to revive Italy's vast artistic and cultural heritage. An insightful conversation about recent initiatives to improve Italy’s museum system and protect the country’s vast patrimony.
  • Former US President Barack Obama was the keynote speaker at the Seeds&Chips Global Food Innovation Summit in Milan
    Former US President Barack Obama arrived in the Italian city of Milan on May 8th to discuss the intersection between food security and climate change at the Seeds&Chips Global Food Innovation Summit.
  • From gladiators yielding plastic daggers to 3D adventures, the old Colosseum is up to new tricks, which include an exhibition showing its lively post-combat history.
  • A new library is coming to Italy, but it’s not what you might expect. Cultural Minister Dario Franceschini gave the green light for the Italian Digital Library–an online resource dedicated to the preservation, display, and promotion of Italy’s cultural heritage.
  • The Cathedral of Palermo
    Culture Minister Dario Franceschini announced that Palermo was voted Culture Capital of Italy for 2018. For the honor Palermo bested Trento, Aquileia, Montebelluna, Settimo Torinese, Comacchio, Recanati, Ercolano, Alghero and the twin townships of Erice and Elimo in Eastern Sicily.
  • View of the Colosseum from the Roman Forum
    The Colosseum, Domus Aurea, Palatine Hill, and Roman Forum, Rome's largest tourist scenes, will receive universal management in order to better focus on physical maintenance and proper distribution of revenue.
  • The Jubilee Year called by Pope Francis begins in less than six weeks, and, despite tedious delays, the city fathers are forging ahead with their preparations for Rome, from repairing sidewalks to providing first aid centers. A leitmotif is the revival of interest in the Francigena, the centuries-old route pilgrims walked to Rome from North Europe.

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