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Facts & Stories
Roberta Cutillo(February 18, 2020)
A study led by Felice Tirone in collaboration with Laura Micheli, Giorgio D'Andrea e Manuela Ceccarelli of the National Research Council’s Biochemistry and Cellular Biology Institute (Cnr- Ibbc) reveals that olive oil counters the aging of brain cells, particularly in older subjects, confirming once again the benefits of the Mediterranean diet.
Art & Culture
Elena Dal Forno(February 11, 2020)
Two years after “There is no Place Like Home” (A casa tutti bene), which made 9.2 million euro, Gabriele Muccino is back with “Gli Anni Più Belli," an ambitious project about History and Friendship, two themes connected by the music of Nicola Piovani and Claudio Baglioni, whose song gives the movie its title.
Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) i by Domenico Petarlini, 19th century.
Art & Culture
The Italian Heritage and Culture Committee of New York Prepares to Celebrate the Genius of Dante: Poet, Philosopher, Political Thinker
Dining in & out: Articles & Reviews
Francine Segan(February 15, 2020)
Espresso culture in Italy has deep roots. Coffee first appeared in Europe at the port of Livorno, Tuscany, a city that was also home to Europe’s first coffee bar in the early 1600s.
Art & Culture
Roberta Cutillo(February 13, 2020)
The James Beard House presents “Under the Capri Sun,” a journey through the unique flavors of the island of Capri reinterpreted by Chef Pasquale Rinaldo of D’Amore restaurant as well as the chance to try different kinds of pizza by celebrated Neapolitan pizzaiolo Antonio Fusco.
Art & Culture
Roberta Cutillo(February 12, 2020)
Leo Yeni, an Artist’s Paper Life, presented by NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò in collaboration with Centro Primo Levi showcases the life and struggles of a man through his art. To some, the show, curated by Cynthia Madansky, is an interesting look into the mind of the artist, who like many other Italian jews was abandoned by his country, to others such as Lillian Spiegel, it’s one more step towards giving Leo what he never managed to obtain during his lifetime, Italian citizenship.
Art & Culture
Roberta Cutillo(February 10, 2020)
Parents, teachers, institutional representatives all gathered in Harlem’s cozy neighborhood pizzeria Sottocasa to celebrate the progress of Manhattan’s first dual language Italian program at the local PS 242. Together they discussed the benefits of bilingualism, shared their experiences and planned for the future of the program.
Art & Culture
Josephine A. Maietta(February 06, 2020)
The Association of Italian American Educators (AIAE), together with The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, is conducting a survey for a book on the growth and impact of Italian-American educators on the American education system. They are...
Meet Gabriel A. Battista
We are deeply affected by the passing of Gabriel A. Battista, NIAF Chair who left us on Monday, January 27. The i-Italy team is very saddened by his loss. To remember him and all that we learned from him, we decided to republish an interview...
Art & Culture
Roberta Cutillo(February 03, 2020)
February 2020 marks 60 years since the release of Federico Fellini’s iconic film, which has inspired countless directors and filmmakers across the world (and continues to do so), becoming one of the leading ambassadors of the ‘Made in Italy’ brand....
The visit of Nello Musumeci, President of the region of Sicily, is a cause of celebration for New Jersey’s Sicilian community. It’s the occasion to reactivate the measures that have in the past kept alive the ties between Sicilian communities and...
Facts & Stories

The Duty of Fully Fulfilling One's Duty

The agenda of the Italian Antimafia Commission during its mission in the United States - from Washington DC to New York - is a busy one. Meetings with the DEA, the FBI, UNDOC, Congress, and the UN. We interviewed Pietro Grasso - former judge and former President of the Senate, member and 'historical memory' of the commission regarding US-Italy relations in the field of the fight against organized crime. We discuss the mission in the US, the Palermo Convention, Falcone, Pizza Connection, but also young generations and the importance of participation, of the 'Sardine' phenomenon - "Legality, freedom, truth, sense of duty and of state are at the core of my actions, even in politics."
Facts & Stories

Italian Export Forum: ‘A Home for Made in Italy in the World’

We met with Lorenzo Zurino, the Founder and President of Italian Export Forum (IEF) and CEO of “The ONE Company.” Zurino will be one of the panelists of IEF’s first New York edition, which will open with a panel titled “Italy: Exporting Beauty" on January 27, 2020.
Facts & Stories

American Consumers Expect High Quality Products from Italy

In the run-up to the Italian Export Forum due to open on January 27 at the SVA Theatre in New York, we interviewed Giovanni Colavita, CEO of Colavita USA, who will participate in the Forum’s panel entitled “Italy: Exporting Beauty”.
Facts & Stories

Being Successful in the U.S. Market: A Few Crucial Issues and 10 Quick Tips

In the run-up to the Italian Export Forum due to open on January 27 at the SVA Theatre in New York, we sat down with Rocco Totino, one of the participants to the Forum’s panel entitled “Italy: Exporting Beauty”. Rocco Totino is a Partner and leader of the Italian Practice at Grassi & Co., a New York-based, premier professional service organizations specializing in accounting, auditing, tax, technology, and business consulting services.
Facts & Stories

“We Need to Educate the Trade and the General Public”

In the run-up to the Italian Export Forum in New York (January 27, the SVA Theatre) we sat down with Gianfranco Sorrentino, who will participate in the Forum’s panel entitled “Italy: Exporting Beauty”. Mr. Sorrentino is Chairman President of "Gruppo Italiano" and owner of "Il Gattopardo Group".
Facts & Stories

“Stronger together”: The Secret of Promoting the Made in Italy Brand.

Meet Andrea Benetton, CEO of Cirio Agricola and Agricola Maccarese and one of the panelists at the Italian Export Forum’s highly anticipated New York edition on January 27, 2020.
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Robert Viscusi (1941-2020)

From the Dean Desk of the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute. The death of our dear friend Robert Viscusi, Professor Emeritus of Brooklyn College.
Art & Culture

March 25th is Officially National Dante Day

The Italian government decrees that March 25th will be National Dante Day in honor of the celebrated author of the Divine Comedy, a “symbol of unity.”
Facts & Stories

“Il Giorno della Memoria” in New York

This January 27th, like every year, the Italian Cultural Institute, Centro Primo Levi, Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò at NYU, the Calandra Institute at CUNY and La Scuola d’Italia join the Consulate General of Italy in New York in commemorating the victims of the holocaust on the “Giorno della Memoria.”
Facts & Stories

Grandparents Maintain Families but the Model is Unsustainable

State issued retirement pensions are the main source of income of 7.4 million Italian households, an ISTAT report reveals. But over 36% of Italy's pensioners are getting less than 1,000 euros each month and those currently employed are set to receive less and less as they hit retirement in the future.
Facts & Stories

Italian Food & Jazz at Lucciola NYC

New York restaurant Lucciola launches a new series of Jazz Nights with a special event featuring the Stefano Doglioni Trio and guitarist Pasquale Grasso on Thursday January 16, 2020.
Facts & Stories

Three Italian Destinations for 2020, According to the NYT

The Italian regions of Sicily and Molise and the town of Urbino are among the New York Times’ 52 Places to Go in 2020.
Art & Culture

Cecilia Alemani to Curate the Venice Biennale

The director and curator of the High Line’s art program, will be the first Italian woman to organize the Venice Art Biennale, one of the most important international contemporary art appointments in the world.
Art & Culture

Hammamet, the Last Craxi

Gianni Amelio’s latest film tells the story of Bettino Craxi in the final months of his life. It’s not a partisan film, there are no absolutions, no condemnations, it’s the human drama of a king who has lost his scepter and now has to face himself. Pierfrancesco Favino transcends all limits in terms of presence, acting abilities and in replicating the voice and movements of the former Prime Minister.
Facts & Stories

The Italian Export Forum Comes to New York

Following the success of last year’s events in Piano di Sorrento and Milan, the "Italian Export Forum" makes its way to the US. It’s the first encounter taking place outside of Italy and the choice of New York, a central reference point for Italian export, is not accidental. The Italian Export Forum aims at bringing together the main players, both from the business and the institutional worlds, and discuss how create a unified and coherent system for Italy's exports and maximize competitiveness. The event will present analyses, exchanges, and discussions and is the ideal context for all the stakeholders in the Italian export business to obtain a cohesive and comprehensive picture of what Italy can offer to the world. Brief interviews with all the key players of this American edition will be released over the next few days.
Art & Culture

Trieste 2020, the European City of Science

One of the most important scientific hubs in Europe, the Northeastern Italian city of Trieste is ready to kick off its year as the European City of Science, during which it will host the EuroScience Open Forum, the largest biennial general science meeting in Europe, as well as the The Science in the City Festival, which will be open to the public.
Art & Culture

The Art of Saving Art: Italian Foreign Policy and Cultural Heritage

In honour of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the Carabinieri Command for the Protection of Cultural Heritage, the Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations presents an exhibition at the UN Headquarters in New York. On view through January 17, 2020. "We are proud to have been able to bring this exhibition at the beginning of an important year, the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, which for us is an occasion to relaunch and reinforce the multilateralist message,” comments the Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations, Mariangela Zappia.
Art & Culture

The New Pope by Paolo Sorrentino Comes to the US

The Sky original series by Academy Award Winner Paolo Sorrentino will premiere in the US on January 15, 2020. In this second season of the provocative “The Young Pope,” which stars Jude Law and John Malkovich, Pius XIII is in a coma and the Vatican decides to elect a new pope.
Art & Culture

Verdi Reads Verdi in the Bocelli Home

A show directed and interpreted by Massimiliano Finazzer Flory in the great Italian singer’s suggestive estate of Poggioncino in La Sterza Lajatico in the province of Pisa.
Art & Culture

Remembering the Great Alberto Sordi in the Late Actor’s Roman Villa

To mark the 100th anniversary of the actor’s birth, the Alberto Sordi Museum and Foundation presents an exhibition in the late film star’s Roman villa, which will last from March until June 2020.
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Monica Straniero(February 19, 2020)
In uscita dal 26 febbraio con Filmauro, il film scritto con Giovanni Veronesi si rifà alla tradizione della commedia all'italiana con risultati altalenanti e mai all'altezza del Verdone che abbiamo imparato a conoscere.
Arte e Cultura
Elena Dal Forno(February 11, 2020)
Due anni dopo "A casa tutti bene" che aveva incassato ben 9,2 milioni di euro, Gabriele Muccino torna al cinema con "Gli Anni più belli", un progetto ambizioso tra Storia e Amicizia legati dal fil rouge delle musiche di Nicola...

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