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Articles by: Tommaso Cartia

  • Massimo and Lella Vignelli. Photo Credit Fred R. Conrad
    There’s an Italian hand behind the iconic designs of the New York and Washington subway maps and lettering, or the logos of companies like American Airlines and Bloomingdales: it is the hand of designers Massimo and Lella Vignelli. The Embassy of Italy in Washington, the Italian Cultural Institute and the Rochester Institute of Technology, celebrate the genius of the Vignellis in an exhibition opening on March 16 that will be on view until April 29, 2018. The opening event will include a lecture, among the others, by R. Roger Remington, Professor of Graphic Design at the Rochester Institute of Technology and a video-interview with Massimo Vignelli by the Editor in Chief of i-Italy, Letizia Airos introduced by Renato Miracco, Cultural Attaché of the Italian Embassy in Washington. We had the chance to talk with Emanuele Amendola, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute in DC, who shared with us his enthusiasm about the exhibition and the influence of the Vignellis on modern design.
  • The very first wood-fired brick pizza oven of the West Coast
    Home to the oldest wood-fired brick oven on the West Coast, this family-run Neapolitan style restaurant recently cselebrated its 80th birthday.
  • The protagonists of the first talk, from the left: Gianfranco Sorrentino, Vincenzo Pascale, Carolyn Dimitri, Andrea Fiano, Stefano Cordova, Lisa Sasson, Lorenzo Murino and Massimo Forte
    Gruppo Italiano (GI), kicked off the first leg of the series at NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò. The talk, Biodiversity and the Role of the Italian Food Industry in the World, featured exceptional speakers such as owner of Il Gattopardo Group and Founder and President of GI, Gianfranco Sorrentino; Maurizio Forte, Director of the Italian Trade Commission in New York, Stefano Cordova, Innovation Chef at Bindi North America; Carolyn Dimitri, PhD, Director Food Study Program at N.Y.U., Lisa Sasson, Dietetic Internship Director at Food Study Program at N.Y.U. and Lorenzo Zurino, Founder and CEO of The One Company. The event was moderated by journalists Andrea Fiano and Vincenzo Pascale.
  • Spaghetti alla Nerano - Tartina's specialty
    Tartina (canapè), a new Italian restaurant on the Upper West Side, definitely serves more than just hors d'oeuvres of Italian tantalizing delicacies, yet it still maintains the same fresh, casual, and cool vibe in a shabby-chic atmosphere. After the successful venture in Midtown, the restaurant has relocated bringing all of the charms of the Italian dolce vita to the Morning Heights neighborhood.
  • An exclusive interview with Gina Lollobrigida and the protagonists of ‘Filming on Italy.’ On Feb. 1, the great Italian actress was recognized on the prestigious Walk of Fame. Thanks to the request of Tiziana Rocca and her Agnus Dei, the Hollywood Chambers voted unanimously to honor Lollobrigida. An exceptional event that accompanies the rich program of ‘Filming on Italy,’ a festival created by Rocca in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles. which this year pays homage to another Italian star, Monica Bellucci.
  • Intervista esclusiva con Gina Lollobrigida ed i responsabili di 'Filming on Italy'. Il 1º febbraio, il prestigioso riconoscimento del Walk of Fame è stato attribuito alla grande attrice italiana. Grazie alla richiesta di Tiziana Rocca e della sua Agnus Dei, la Hollywood Chambers ha votato all’unanimità. Un evento d’eccezione che si affianca al ricco programma di 'Filming on Italy', il festival realizzato da Rocca insieme all'Istituto Italiano di Cultura a Los Angeles, che quest’anno omaggia anche un’altra stella italiana, Monica Bellucci.
  • Photo Credit. Sara Pettinella
    After last year's success, Italian singer Mafalda Minnozzi and American guitarist Paul Ricci are back with a new U.S. Winter Tour and a new album - Cool Romantics. On Feb. 8th they will perform at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò to commemorate 'Fat Thursday' in the week of the Carnival festivities.
  • This winter, Eataly NY and Chicago will be featuring a Tuscan theme throughout their stores in honor of the annual Carnival. The opening press conference in New York, held at the School of Eataly Flatiron, saw the participation from The Region of Tuscany that included Maria Lina Marcucci, President of the Foundation of the Carnival of Viareggio, and Alberto Peruzzini, Director General of Tuscan Tourism Promotion.

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