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  • DAIN, the mysterious street artist from New York, known for his urban portraits of Hollywood celebrities, for the first time brings his exclusive exhibit a “Tribute to Rome” to the Eternal City.
  • On June 2 Italy marked the 68th anniversary of the founding of the Republic with a parade in Rome and the traditional overflight of the Frecce Tricolori military airplanes, which left in the bright blue sky trails of the colors of the Italian flag. Appearing together with Premier Matteo Renzi at the tomb of the unknown soldier at Piazza Venezia, President Giorgio Napolitano spoke movingly of “all the Italian soldiers who sacrificed their life in the service of the nation.” Just a century ago World War One began, and European nations fought each other. Today, said Napolitano, they stand under the same flag.
  • The tourists are back, to the delight of Roman restaurateurs and hotel and shop keepers. But investments in the cultural heritage are neglected, even in Rome, and a chronic shortage of funds and personnel means that the museums are not part of the celebration. “You can’t hope for tourism and then shut down the very places that are the real worldwide attractions,” protests Adriano La Regina, president of Italy’s National Institute for Archaeology and Art History. But is tourism really the cure? Not everyone agrees.
  • A gala event organized by the literary magazine The Common, this grand soirée will stage an evening in Rome, featuring a conversation with Italian writer and filmmaker Antonio Monda.
  • Every mother wants to talk about being a mother, no matter if anyone is willing to listen or not. And I’m no different, so of course I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to write something on Mother’s Day. I could have talked about my mum turning 70 today and wish her an even happier Mother’s Day, but I’m not going to. Instead, I drew on a few news stories that hit the headlines in Italy over the last few months and that made me reflect on some aspects of Italian motherhood…
  • Life & People
    Bianca Soria(April 15, 2014)
    In 2006 Nancy Campbell, an artist from Saugerties and currently, in New York state, while on a trip in Italy with her husband, decided to pay a visit to the her grandfather’s hometown in the hope to untangle the mystery of his origins.
  • President Barack Obama's brief but busy visit to Rome and to the Vatican resulted in an invitation, backed by President Giorgio Napolitano, to return to Italy for a longer visit in June. The sole sour note came from Beppe Grillo, who shouted that the U.S. president "comes here to hustle his economy and to get himself photographed with the Pope. He's here to sell us his gasoline and because he's worried that we will cut back on buying the F-35s."

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