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Recanati. "Biblioteca Leopardi"
Facts & Stories
Alexsandra Arlia(May 24, 2019)
Over 2,000 students around Italy will gather in their local town squares this Tuesday to recite Giacomo Leopardi’s famous poem L’Infinito, in flash mob style, in honor of the poem’s 200th year anniversary.
Art & Culture
Maria Klein(May 23, 2019)
Prada has finally decided to go fur-free. Although they have been resilient in the past, the fashion house has now committed themselves to creating ethical products, viewing the change in style not as a setback but as an opportunity for new stimulating fashion designs.
Credit: Marco Grob for Variety
Art & Culture
Alexsandra Arlia(May 17, 2019)
George Clooney’s recent television venture, a “Catch-22” miniseries based on the Joseph Heller novel of the same name, premieres in the U.S on Hulu May 17, and already has critics and audiences buzzing. The “Catch-22” miniseries based on the 1961 Joseph Heller novel of the same name, starring Clooney, Christopher Abbot, and Hugh Laurie, is about fictional Captain John Yossarian, a U.S Army Air Forces bombardier during World War II, who is based on the Tuscan island of Pianosa.
Via the High Line
Art & Culture
Roberta Cutillo(May 17, 2019)
The Exhibition ‘Borders: A Flash of New Italian Fashion’ offers a glimpse into the exciting and perhaps unexpected world of young, contemporary Italian fashion, featuring pieces by 4 emerging designers presented amongst videos, DJ sets, and neon lights and set atop of New York’s High Line against the backdrop of the Hudson River.
Beautiful Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy
Tourism
Goffredo Palmerini(May 18, 2019)
Spanning 142 square miles, Garda—the largest lake in Italy—is a massive triangle of water measuring 32 miles long, from its northern tip at the spur of the Alps to its southern base in the Veneto region. Our journey will touch places of stunning beauty and deep history, where locals and tourists alike know how to enjoy nature, gorgeous food and incomparable wines.
Art & Culture
Interview with lead actor and producer of “Lucania terra sangue e magia” (Lucania earth blood and magic), directed by Gigi Roccati. The film won three Grand Jury Remi Awards at the 52nd WorldFest Houston International Film Festival: Best Foreign Film, Best Actress (Angela Fontana) and Best Editing (Annalisa Forgione.)
M. C. Escher, Hand with reflecting sphere
Facts & Stories
Roberta Cutillo(May 15, 2019)
A new book by the President of the Italian branch of leading research and analysis agency IPSOS, Nando Pagnoncelli, warns against the risks of governing through polls and reveals that Italians share a collective misperception of the country’s situation, particularly regarding economics, migration, and crime rates.
Photo Courtesy of Marco Sabadin/Vision – Matteo De Fina
Art & Culture
Roberta Cutillo(May 13, 2019)
American artist Melissa McGill paints the Venice Laguna 52 shades of red with her Red Regatta, a participatory project celebrating the city’s traditions and cultural heritage while also bringing attention to the rising threat of climate change.
Lucia’s Grace / Troppa Grazia Gianni Zanasi, Italy/Greece/Spain, 2018, 110m
Art & Culture
Open Roads: New Italian Cinema is the leading screening series to offer North American audiences a diverse and extensive lineup of contemporary Italian films. This year’s edition again strikes a balance between emerging talents and esteemed veterans...
High Line Photo by Timothy Schenck Courtesy of the High Line
Italy’s National Chamber of Fashion (CNMI), in collaboration with The Consulate General of Italy, The Italian Trade Commission, and the Italian Embassy in the US, present ‘Borders: A Flash of New Italian Fashion’: a multidisciplinary event which...
Valeria Golino just received the Federico Fellini Platinum Award during the 2019 edition of Bif&st, the Bari International Film Festival. We sat down with the internationally renowned actress and director who will be presenting “Portrait d’une...
The Comando Carabinieri Tutela Patrimonio (TPC), Italy’s “Art Squad” and the world’s first specialist police force in this sector, celebrates its 50th Anniversary with an exhibition held at the Quirinal Palace in Rome.
"Italian Dance Connection" (IDACO NYC) announces the fifth annual NYC festival, May 21 through Friday, May 24. Four days long contemporary dance performances and art events with Italian artists.
The honorees and special guests
The Association of Italian American Educators celebrated their 22nd Annual Awards and Scholarships Ceremony at the Consulate General of Italy in New York on May 3rd, 2019. This year's honorees included i-Italy's very own Founder and Editor...
In May 2020, Milan will host the 37th annual convention of the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) inside the famed Castello Sforzesco. It’s the first time the convention takes place in an Italian city and the event will take...
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May Brings Good News on Jobs and the Economy

Despite gloomy predictions, the Italian economy has surged upwards. Showing an increase of 0.1% in the past 12 months, the hike in the GDP is accompanied by an increase in employment. While domestic demand remains timid, exports have increased.
Facts & Stories

Milano 2020: Promoting LGBTQ+ Tourism

In May 2020, Milan will host the 37th annual convention of the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA) inside the famed Castello Sforzesco. It’s the first time the convention takes place in an Italian city and the event will take place within a campaign aimed at promoting LGBTQ+ tourism in the city and beyond.
Facts & Stories

Mapping Italian Fashion Trends

The fashion industry’s leading search engine, Lyst, launched Fashion Geography: a project that maps the most searched brands in each region of Italy, providing some insight into the preferences and habits of Italian fashion consumers.
Life & People

Torrefazione, an Italian Art

Italians live for their coffee, the sheer number of bars in Italy only shows how serious the locals are with regards to their coffee. But one can easily forget that coffee beans are neither grown nor harvested in any part of Italy. The more appropriate statement is, the best coffee is roasted and blended in Italy.
Op-Eds

Soft Power & the Role of Young Italians Abroad

Considerations after the Palermo Seminary with 115 young Italians from all over the world
Art & Culture

The Italian American Book - Where My Body Ends and the World Begins

Tony Romano’s second novel, one that is part family-secret saga, part detective story, and all psychological thriller.
Life & People

Lorenzo Zurino: “I’m not one to show off, I like to work”

Lorenzo Zurino, founder and CEO of The One Company, specializing in the promotion of Italian businesses abroad, recently received the NIAF (an important Italian American association) award for Young Entrepreneur of the Year. We met with him in our editorial office. He is one of the main figures involved in the promotion of Italian food products in the world and with ‘The One’ is a point of reference not only for big Italian food companies. Zurino also caters to medium and small businesses, which in Italy constitute a significant reality, one potentially important for the country’s economy yet too often overlooked.
Facts & Stories

The Political Dimension of Facebook and Firearms

Facebook in Italy is as much a political power tool as anywhere else. Now meet the informatics genius who lurks behind the country's most popular politician Matteo Salvini.
Facts & Stories

The Urban Exodus of Young Italians

In a reversal of typical migration patterns, young Italians are moving away from cities and returning to the countryside to take up jobs in agriculture-related fields.
Facts & Stories

'La carica dei 115". The Manifesto of the Palermo Seminary

115 Young Italians from all over the world to create a global network. The Palermo Seminary for the creation of a Network of Young Italians Abroad closed on a positive note, with great satisfaction on the part of the General Council for Italians Abroad (CGIE), the organizing entity, as well as a congratulatory message from the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, and the presentation of the "Manifesto of the Palermo Seminary" produced by the young delegates.
Facts & Stories

The Pope Dedicates Via Crucis Celebrations to Migrants

Tonight, on Good Friday, the Pope dedicates the traditional Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) celebration held at the Colosseum, to the plight of migrants and victims of human trafficking, the “new crucified; victims of our closures, of powers and legislations, of blindness and egoism, and above all else, of our hearts hardened by indifference.”
Art & Culture

Italy Celebrates Leonardo Da Vinci 500 Years From His Death

On May 2, 1519, Leonardo Da Vinci died in Amboise, France. This year all Italy honors the 500th anniversary of his death with exhibitions and events, down to and including lessons for adults in drawing and fresco painting. Milan's offerings are the most, however.
Art & Culture

Creating a Global Network of Young Italians

A seminary organized by the CGIE, the General Council of Italians Abroad, was inaugurated today in Palermo’s Teatro Massimo. There, 115 young men and women of Italian origin but living across the globe gathered to kick-off a series of encounters that, in the coming days, will lead to the establishment of a global network of young Italians abroad.
Facts & Stories

Honoring Italian American Women at NOIAW’s Annual Luncheon

The Annual Luncheon of NOIAW, the National Organization of Italian American Women, was held on April 13th at the St. Regis Hotel in Manhattan, honoring the accomplishments of outstanding women and institutions, who contribute to the promotion and advancement of the Italian American culture and community.
Facts & Stories

Italian Research Day in the World

April 15, 2019 marked the second edition of Italian Research Day in the World, a recurrence established by the Ministry of Education, University and Research in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Health in correspondence with the anniversary of the birth of Leonardo da Vinci. On this occasion, President Sergio Mattarella reminded us that Italian research is a valuable asset and deserves adequate investments.
Art & Culture

Celebrating Manhattan’s First Italian Dual Language Program

A flag ceremony was held this morning, April 12, 2019, at Harlem’s Public School 242 to celebrate the launch of Manhattan’s first Italian Dual Language Program, an achievement carried out by the “In Italiano” parent association and supported by IACE, the Italian Consulate, and the local Italian community at large.
Facts & Stories

One-Euro Homes: Repopulating Italian Towns

For some time now, the initiative to sell homes for just one euro in order to restore and repopulate abandoned or sparsely inhabited towns has been spreading across Italy and garnering attention worldwide. Canadian photographer Serge Tesker realized a photo series that perfectly captures the nostalgia and beauty of these Italian “borghi”.
Facts & Stories

A Tiramisù Fit for a King

Winner of the first Tiramisù World Cup, Andrea Ciccolella, creates a special golden tiramisù, 100% edible and made with real gold.
Facts & Stories

Seeing the Unseeable: The First Image of a Black Hole

The first ever picture of a black hole was revealed today, showing what scientists always believed was unseeable. This breakthrough is the result of the project Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), an international collaboration, in which Italy’s National Astrophysics Institute (INAF) and the National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) participated.
Life & People

Celebrating Past And Future Accomplishments at the NIAF 2019 NY GALA

Like every year, in occasion of the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) 2019 New York Gala, members of New York’s Italian American community congregated at the iconic Cipriani 42nd Street to celebrate the achievements of outstanding members of the region’s Italian American and Italian Community.
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For decades, scientists have known that the southeastern slopes of Mount Etna, an active volcano on the eastern shore of Sicily in Italy, are shifting toward the sea about 2 or 3 centimeters each year. Now, they have a better idea of why this is happening, and it’s making them worried.

Remains suggest ancient continent was home to many different types of human.

Italy turned a few heads in last year's Women's Six Nations, finishing level on points with Ireland and earning two wins on the way to a fourth-place finish.match if they were to be drawn together.
 

There's nothing like being in Italy, and the country's central region of Umbria is often called il Cuore Verde d'Italia, the "Green Heart of Italy," for its verdant meadows and rolling hills. But the green heart of the green heart of Italy might be a single pine forest on an Apennine hillside near Castelluccio.

The new book “Incompiuto: The Birth of a Style,” by the art collective Alterazioni Video, contains photographs of 696 of Italy’s many incomplete public buildings.

Known as the 'safe beaches' directive, the new set of measures aims to clamp down on the trade and production of counterfeit goods by illegal vendors in and around Italy's beaches.

The 2018 edition of the festival will focus on Italian design and the city of Naples through film, music, and gastronomy.

Living history can often come with a steep price tag, but if you’d like to stay in a richly evocative dwelling and not break the bank, a good solution is to book at one of The Landmark Trust’s remarkable Italian properties.

The ideal match between the Italian luxury lifestyle TONINO LAMBORGHINI brand and the highly innovative Chinese mobile company Meitu will bring to China a new and fashionable limited-edition smartphone.

"I think the more you learn about your culture, the more interest you will have. That’s what I wanted to accomplish with my project. I always thought it was important to know about your culture, but now I know that it’s important.’’

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