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Art & Culture
I. I.(July 26, 2019)
Jersey City Theater Center (JCTC) kicks off New Jersey’s first annual, international theater festival with Jazz Italiano, an intimate, black-box theater concert by IDR_Italian Doc Remix, the internationally acclaimed ensemble known for its vibrant combination of cutting-edge jazz improvisations and traditional Neapolitan folk music. Jazz Italiano takes place Thursday, August 22nd at Merseles Studios, 339 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, N.J. 07302.
Art & Culture
Monica Straniero(August 05, 2019)
Interview with Milena Vukotic: the actress, one of the most beloved stars of Italian cinema, theatre, and television, discusses Fellini and Woody Allen. Regarding MeToo, she says “it’s good that we are talking about this today and that certain facts have emerged. Yet, I don’t think it will cause the power dynamics between producers, directors, and actresses to change much. And there is also still much work to be done regarding the issue of equal pay, which in the United States is a hot source of debate amongst male and female colleagues.”
Art & Culture
Monica Straniero(July 19, 2019)
Mogol, the poet of Italian music, has worked with great singers such as Battisti, Mina, Riccardo Cocciante, Adriano Celentano, Mango, Gianni Morandi and many others. His literary works embrace the notes, creating musical milestones that have topped the charts 121 times throughout his career.
Art & Culture
Maria Rita Latto(July 17, 2019)
He leaves us today, at age 93, the great master of contemporary Italian literature. We will miss everything about him. But, even without him, the search for the places and smells of Montalbano’s Sicily continues. A Sicily that many of us will never find because, like Vigata, it doesn’t exist geographically. What does exist is a place made up of colors and flavors, of unforgettable dishes, of dishonest people but also many good ones, who love justice and fight for it despite everything.
Facts & Stories
I. I.(July 16, 2019)
On June 23rd, Colavita hosted a party at Gallow Green, a beautiful garden oasis in the heart of Chelsea for its customers and partners. The event included a private preview of the new products that the Italian food company will start distributing in the US in addition to its current offerings, which beyond the Colavita brand itself include Italian favorites such Perugina, San Benedetto, Mulino Bianco, Rio Mare, and more...
Facts & Stories
Mantuan Mostarda, a delicious ancient product, born in the Renaissance court of the Gonzaga, is now having a revival, not only in Italy but across the globe. From the United States to Australia: living proof that the strength of the Italian food industry often lies in its prime niche products, always unique and irreplicable.
Facts & Stories
I. I.(July 12, 2019)
The Italian group of Nutella fame, Ferrero, is set to buy Danish company Kelsen from the Campbell Soup Company (of Warhol fame) by the first quarter of 2020.
Dining in & out
Dino Borri(July 12, 2019)
Butter goes back to the beginning of human history. High in fat, butter should be consumed bearing in mind your daily calorie intake. That said, its fats are precious nutrients that are easily digested and rapidly absorbed, and therefore beneficial...
Tradition and New (Female) Faces: Meet the Future of Italian Wine
Life & People
He left us at the age of 84, Lucio Caputo, one of the most central figures of the Italian community in New York. To remember him, we are publishing the last video we recorded with him in the Spring.
Antonio Scurati wins the 73rd edition of the Strega Prize 2019, Italy’s most prestigious literary award. With his 800-page novel, “M. il figlio del secolo” (Bompiani editions), the Neapolitan author obtained 228 votes during the final evening of the...
Chef Fortunato Nicotra with Lidia Bastianich
We were invited to taste the new summer menu at Felidia, one of New York’s finest restaurants owned Lidia Bastianich. We were so impressed by our meal, a culinary trip to Sicily, that we thought we should not only tell you about it but also take the...
A journey through the “spur of Italy’s boot,” tracing the path of transhumance in discovery of ancient and evocative sites. The journey begins in Abruzzo and passes through Molise before reaching the rolling hills of Tavoliere delle Puglie, where...
The Andrea Bocelli Foundation builds a new state of the art school in the earthquake-stricken town of Muccia in the Marche region, proving that “even in Italy, when we really want to, we can get things done in a reasonable time.”
Life & People

Meet The Most Enthusiastic Man in New York & His Walking Tours

New York is considered one of the major producers of “mainstream”, and oftentimes viral, creative and cultural content. In 2013, a young man from Trieste moved to this city to follow his dream of creating something truly new and original: we are talking about Ricky Russo and his walking tours.
Facts & Stories

After The World Cup, Women Players Are Still Fighting

The Italian Women’s National Football Team is out of the World Cup after losing the quarter-final match against the Netherlands but their unexpected success spurs discussion in Italy concerning the professionalization of the sport.
Art & Culture

Nazi-Looted Painting Will Return to Florence

Germany agrees to return a painting by Dutch artist Jan van Huysum, which had been stolen from a Palazzo Pitti gallery by retreating nazi troops during World War II.
Facts & Stories

2019 Bellisario Awards Recognize 'High-Flying Women'

The Permanent Representative of Italy to the UN, Mariangela Zappia, is amongst the recipients of the Marisa Bellisario Foundation’s “Donne ad Alta Quota” Award, which recognizes women who have distinguished themselves in science, academia, institutions, business, or social engagement both nationally and globally. Other recipients include Nadia Murad and Sofia Corradi.
Art & Culture

Experience Italian Opera in Central Park

‘Opera Italiana is in the Air’ returns to Central Park Monday, July 1st at 7pm. A free outdoor concert which will feature works from the famous Italian composers, Giuseppe Verdi, Giacomo Puccini and Gioachino Rossini.
Facts & Stories

New Jersey’s 'Razza' Named Best Pizzeria in North America

Leading online pizza guide 50 Top Pizza announced its ranking of the 100 best pizzerias in North America. First place went to Dan Richer’s Razza Pizza Artigianale in Jersey City.
Facts & Stories

100per100 Italian Academy Comes to New York

I love Italian Food presented 100per100 Italian Academy, an itinerant educational project aimed at promoting authentic Italian food across the globe, in New York, where they also released a new guide for where to find real Italian cuisine in the city.
Facts & Stories

Italy Will Host The 2026 Winter Olympics

After a long and intense wait, the verdict for who will host the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games has finally arrived: they will be held in Milan and Cortina.
Facts & Stories

Signs of a Slump in Tourism: Curse or Blessing?

Italy risks suffering a summer slump in arrivals of those tourists who travel by car and remain a few days. But along with benefits the 44.4 million yearly international visitors still bring giant problems.
Life & People

Saying Goodbye to Naples’ Last ‘Acquaiola’

Naples says goodbye to Carmelina, the city’s last “acquaiola,” known and beloved by all those who have passed her historic “water counter” at 30, Via dei Tribunali.
Art & Culture

Matera’s “Pending Passport” Initiative Makes Culture Accessible

Started by the Matera-Basilicata 2019 Foundation, This year’s European Capital of Culture launches a cultural crowdfunding initiative for Italians and tourists alike to enjoy.
Facts & Stories

Food, Startups and Innovation: When Limits Become Strengths

We met with Maurizio Forte, the Director of the Italian Trade Agency, North America. With him we discussed the Italian presence at the Fancy Food Show - which, like every year, takes place in New York at the end of June - but, mostly, we reflected on the path that Italian food businesses follow to become international.
Facts & Stories

Italy Honors World Refugee Day With Nationwide Events

June 20 is World Refugee Day, honored throughout Italy this week with a series of imaginative events, from concerts to culinary. UN statistics on refugees show that popular conceptions about refugees tend to be out-of-date.
Facts & Stories

A Deeper Look at Italian Emigration

Italians in the World Report for 2018 by the Migrantes Foundation reveals that the number of people leaving Italy continues to grow: Italian mobility increased by 2.7% between 2017 and 2018 and by 64.7% since 2006. But, more importantly, it goes into detail to examine who is leaving, where they are leaving from, where they are going and why.
Facts & Stories

Two New Earth-Like Planets Discovered

12 light years away, revolving around the Teegarden star, two new sister planets to Earth have been spotted. Involved in the research of this new discovery is Italian "planet hunter" Luigi Mancini.
Art & Culture

30 Years of Men’s Fashion Through Pitti Uomo

During the 2019 Summer Pitti Uomo, Fondazione Pitti Immagine Discovery launches "A Short Novel on Men's Fashion," an exhibition exploring 30 years of menswear which will run through September 29th at the Museum of Costume and Fashion inside Florence’s Pitti Palace.
Art & Culture

Contemporary Art Enters The ‘Home of the Italians’

On June 2nd, Italian National Day, the Palazzo del Quirinale or ‘Home of the Italians’ looks to refurbish by incorporating contemporary Italian art within its walls.
Facts & Stories

Florence’s Favorite Sandwich Shop Comes to New York

All’Antico Vinaio, the most popular sandwich shop in Florence, is having a pop-up at New York’s Otto Enoteca e Pizzeria through July 13th.
Art & Culture

A Tribute: Recalling an Afternoon with Franco Zeffirelli

As news of Franco Zeffirelli’s death reached I-Italy, we looked back at our past issues and found a photo taken by Zeffirelli’s adopted son, Giuseppe, of New Yorker Steve Acunto and his daughter, Claudia during a visit to the Maestro’s home in Rome in 2013. We invited Mr Acunto to remember the Maestro, recalling that Spring afternoon.
Facts & Stories

Transhumance Treks to Reach UNESCO Status this Year

Italy has put the past year in a bid for transhumance to be added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list. The final decision will be made this November 2019. Found mainly in central and southern Italy, there are tratturi in the Abruzzo, Lazio, Molise, and Puglia regions, transhumance is the seasonal trek of livestock, a rare practice
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The classic coffee pot may disappear from Italian kitchens as Bialetti, the historic company that invented the moka in the 1930s, warns of impending bankruptcy.

Venice was inundated by an exceptional high tide Monday, putting three-quarters of the famed Italian lagoon city under water as large swathes of the rest of Italy experienced flooding and heavy winds that toppled trees, killing four people.

The Emilia Romagna region has 25 food museums, each dedicated to a beloved food item – ranging from balsamic vinegar to Parmesan cheese.
 

ROME — When the archaeologist Giovanni Carboni first came upon the oddly shaped ceramic object during an excavation in a Roman suburb in 2006, he was baffled.

November is still a great time to visit Italian wine country—while one harvest (grape) is wrapping up, another (olive) is shifting into high gear. 

MILITELLO, Sicily — For one of the few times in his life, Franco Trincale was speechless.

Racing legends from Europe and the United States hit the road again.

Vicenza is quaintly medieval at its center, but these structures mask an industrial might that has made this small city Italy’s most productive capital of jewelry.

 The Italian populist government's relaunch of the struggling Alitalia airline includes plans to take a 15-percent share and the inclusion of the state railway company as a strategic partner,

Starbucks has opened its first branch in Italy, despite long resistance from Italians. 

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Fatti e Storie
I. i.(July 22, 2019)
Tra Treviso, New York e Las Vegas l'attività del poliedrico, scrittore, attore e regista Massimiliano FInazzer Flory, nel teatro come nel cinema e ora anche sport, con un'iniziativa legata alla prestigiosa NBA. Nel frattempo il suo film...
Arte e Cultura
Paola Medori(July 20, 2019)
Intervista a Milena Vukotic. L'attrice, tra le più apprezzate protagoniste italiane del cinema, teatro e televisione, ricorda Fellini e Woody Allen. Su MeToo ci dice "è un bene che oggi se ne parli e che certi fatti siano venuti a galla...

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Simone Spoladori
Wide-angle visions of an italian film buff in love with american movies
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Darrell Fusaro
Great stuff from the secret journal of a successful artist.

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