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  • Photo Credit: MARY ANN HALPIN
    Interview with the fearless writer that transcended eras, genders and stereotypes. During our conversation with the feminist icon, we’ve also come to discover the author’s strong ties with the Italian culture, from her love of Dante to her encounter with Umberto Eco. She is also the recipient of the Fernanda Pivano Award for American Literature, a prize named in honor of the Italian writer and translator. And of course we talked about #metoo, zipless fuck and much more...
  • On view until Feb. 23, NYU’s Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò presents an iteration of the photographic exhibition ReSignifications, which focuses on the study, understanding and celebration of black bodies. Synchronized with the occasion of Black History Month here in the US, the exposition is rooted in an Italian and European context.
  • You might know Anthony Valerio from his previous stories, novels and biographies, and if you do, then you’ll have found that he is a master of the love story. Whether it’s street love in Brooklyn, the historical romance between Giuseppe and Anita Garibaldi, or the illicit affair between a writer and a married woman that’s mediated by a gangster the common thread of them all is love: how people live with it and without it. In his latest work, Valerio reaches back to the Renaissance master Dante Alighieri and explores this theme in a very unique way.
  • In preparation for Consorzio Vasari’s Florence in New York Trade Show that will take place from May 15-17, a press conference was recently held at the Italian Trade Agency to discuss the exciting upcoming schedule.
  • “The General Assembly of the Italian Language” will be held next week in Florence
    Facts & Stories
    Joelle Grosso(October 13, 2016)
    Next week, many of Italy’s most influential politicians as well as various international scholars will gather in Florence to discuss the power and the possibilities of the Italian language. For those not able to attend the event, it can be seen live in streaming on the website www.esteri.it.
  • Life & People
    Juidith Harris(March 23, 2016)
    This Easter Holy Week is marked by sorrow for the deaths in Spain of young students, including seven Italian girls, in a tragic bus accident, and by the wanton terrorist violence in Brussels. But the ancient traditions continue with, first and foremost, religious celebrations that honor the past but also reflect changing times. And after Easter comes the fun of "Pasquetta."
  • On Sunday October 11th, NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò partners with Salon/Sanctuary Concerts to present a series of events commemorating a period in history when dialogue's light shined through walls of ignorance. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Nostra Aetate, (the Papal declaration which condemned antisemitism in any form), and the visit of Pope Francis to the United States, From Ghetto to Cappella: Interfaith Explorations in the Music of Baroque Italy explores the cross-fertilization of Jewish and Catholic musical cultures that enriched the music of both Synagogue and Sanctuary in baroque Italy.
  • Art & Culture
    Judith Harris(July 28, 2015)
    Despite the graft and graffiti, and the New York Times dissing Rome, Italy continues to vaunt countless islands of excellence, where the landscape is unspoiled, the finest of foods are offered at fair prices, treasures of art are visible and newly restored, and music fills the air. In short, the best of the Italian cultural riches not only survive, but thrive.

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