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  • This January the Cardinal of Naples Crescenzio Sepe will be in New York, where he will meet the Italian and Italian-American community, personalities of the cultural and artistic world, academics, scholars, men of faith and laymen alike. His journey is entitled “Dire Napoli” with a slogan: “Don’t shut the door to hope.” In this interview Mons. Gennaro Matino, professor of theology, author of numerous books, and Cardinal Sepe’s vicar for communications, tells us about the reasons and the goals of this journey.
  • Luciano Testa and Gino Baia
    At the Italian Cultural Institute the show "Nativity in the World/ from Naples to New York", the exhibit of Neapolitan crèches brought by Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe. "This art is life, Naples is a vital city, a cultural capital of the world throughout the centuries" - said Consul general Francescò Maria Talò at the opening
  • In preparation of the visit of the Cardinal of Naples Crescenzio Sepe to New York next January, a series of precious pieces from Neapolitan Presepi will be exhibited at the Italian Cultural Institute from December 14 to January 18, 2011. Here is some background information and a few tips to better understand what this ancient neapolitan tradition is all about.
  • Have you been in Mulberry Street during these days of celebrations in honor of Saint Gennaro? Do you know why the neighborhood venerates the saint since 1926? Have you ever heard about the “Miracle of Saint Gennaro”, taking place in Naples on Sept 19 since more than 600 years? If your answers are “no” you might first want to read this post and then take a walk down there
  • Naples, 1963: ... She banged the cover against the pan, beat it like a drum, rolled the spoon around inside ... Nonna explained that in Italy this is what you did at midnight to greet the New Year...
  • Naples Untitled (Napoli sensa titolo) opened at the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago on November 5, 2009. Italian Cultural Institute director Tina Cervone, General Consul of Italy in Chicago Alessandro Motta, and Cultural Commissioner of Naples Nicola Oddati, introduced the exhibit and spoke about its connection to The International Forum of Cultures, which will host a conference in the City of Naples in 2013.
  • Life & People
    Stanislao Pugliese(November 15, 2009)
    Francesco Durante’s "Scuorno" (Milan: Mondadori, 2008) offers an enlightened and enlightening brief introduction into the cultural mindset of Neapolitan culture

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