Samantha Cristoforetti, the first female Italian astronaut, tweeted her support for Earth Hour from space where she is conducting her "Futura" mission. The mission was named to signify the scientific and technological research she is running to help shape our future.
Giuseppe Tornatore, a Sicilian Italian filmmaker, plans to film his new movie The Correspondence with stars such as Jeremy Irons and Olga Kurylenko. Ennio Morricone is writing the soundtrack for the film.
Francine Segan is a noted public speaker and food historian, and hosts the series "Americans in Love with Italy" produced by i-ItalyTV. An expert on culinary traditions, Segan will be speaking about transformations in Italian gastronomy and the history of chocolate.
New restoration work began in May 2013 on the Villa of the Mysteries, named for the frescoes covering the walls of the well preserved building. The most prominent interpretation of these frescoes is the initiation of a woman into the cult of Dionysus.
8.5 million people have already bought their tickets for the Expo Milano 2015 collaboration with big name Italian fashion designers, the theme of which is “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”. Giorgio Armani is scheduled to open the Expo as special ambassador on April 30th with his Privé Haute Couture line fashion show.
"The Art Show," an annual fair of the Art Dealer's Association of America, located at the Park Avenue Armory, includes multiple artworks by Italian Impressionists and Futurists. Many other works draw clear inspiration and influence from these Italian artists.
A new album by Jovanotti. As this title suggests, his love of motorcycling was a source of inspiration. It is the fourteenth album of his career.
Part of the album will be showcased in his upcoming Italian tour in the summer
An exhibition designed to symbolize a journey through the awareness and understanding of the maternal figure not only biologically, but in cultural, societal, and religious aspects as well. The project also looks at the role of motherhood in Mediterranean culture.
According to a recent report by Censis, high levels of unemployment and underemployment among today's youth will lead to poverty in their old age. Continuing economic recession hit Italy especially hard.