Get ready for January 6th because the holidays are not over yet... at least not for Italians! More treats and presents await you thanks to the tradition of the Befana. This day is called the Epiphany, a religious holiday that marks the official conclusion of the festive season for Christians all around the world.
Antonio Canova's sculpture of George Washington comes to the USA
A statue of George Washington created by one of the greatest Italian neoclassical sculptors of all time, Antonio Canova, will be displayed at the Frick Collection starting on May 22nd, 2018 and it provides an entirely new outlook on America’s founding father.
Francesco Totti plays his final game at Stadio Olimpico after 25 years with A.S. Roma
The numbers are more than impressive: 786 games for A.S. Roma, 307 competitive goals, 25 seasons playing in the Serie A, along with four World Cup appearances. The remarkable career of 40- year-old Roma captain, Francesco Totti, came to an end this past weekend as he made his final appearance playing for the only squad he has ever known.
In front of the Mother Italy sculpture in Poses Park on Hunter College Campus
The Italian Heritage and Culture Committee of New York recently showed their gratitude to the finest individuals and organizations in the Italian American community during the 2017 Leonardo da Vinci Award Ceremony.
“Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer" opens in November at the Met
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is organizing its largest Michelangelo exhibition to date which will run from November 13th through February 12th, 2018. The upcoming show entitled “Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer" will feature the Renaissance master's drawings, marble sculptures, and much more!
Gruppo Italiano (GI) and Il Gattopardo Group recently put on a rare Italian pastry baking demonstration by famed Pastry Chef, Pietro Macellaro. The i-Italy team got the opportunity to talk to the master chocolatier as well as the owner of Italian fine dining restaurants, Gianfranco Sorrentino, in an exclusive interview.
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.
Former US President Barack Obama was the keynote speaker at the Seeds&Chips Global Food Innovation Summit in Milan
With actress Monica Bellucci Mistress of Ceremonies and Claudia Cardinale (see the official poster above) Cannes speaks Italian more then any other year.
Movies lovers all around the world are highly anticipating the 2017 Cannes Film Festival which will take place in the stunning resort town on the French Riviera from May 17th until the 28th.