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Monica Straniero(June 10, 2019)
Having spent 19 years working with the Palermo daily “L’Ora,” Letizia Battaglia is considered a pioneering figure of Italian photo-journalism and a symbol of the fight against the Mafia. Now 84 years-old, the photographer tells her story in the documentary by British director Kim Longinotto titled “Shooting the Mafia,” which was presented at the Biografilm Festival in Bologna.
Dining in & out
N. L.(June 16, 2019)
We all experience an uncontrollable desire for something cold and sweet yet not too fattening, so gelato and/or ice cream immediately come to mind. Gelato is gelato and ice cream is a totally different thing. And there also are sorbets ...
Facts & Stories
Judith Harris(June 10, 2019)
In the final run-off vote for local administrations June 9, affecting 3.5 million voters in 136 townships, participation dropped by a quarter, from a healthy 68.2% to 52%. Some historic left-wing administrations fell to the Lega, but in some cases 5-Star Movement (M5S) voters chose to vote for the center-left instead of Lega candidates.
Bagnoli del Trigno
Life & People
Each year, The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) collaborates with a region in Italy by promoting its culture, business and tourism in the United States, while also traveling to the region to promote cultural exchange. This year the Region of Honor will be Molise
Art & Culture
Roberta Cutillo(June 07, 2019)
The Italian Cultural Institute in New York is hosting a series of Jazz concerts featuring talented Italian artists. The next two are scheduled for June 11th and 18th.
Facts & Stories
Maria Klein(June 06, 2019)
The small Italian village of Grottole, is getting ready to host five volunteers selected by Airbnb to become temporary residents as part of its “Italian Sabbatical.” This initiative is to revitalize the village that is at risk of disappearing.
Facts & Stories
I. I.(June 06, 2019)
On Thursday, May 23, 2019 ,The National Council of Columbia Associations in Civil Service, celebrated 60 years of uniting and supporting Italian Americans in civil service and honored outstanding members of its large but close-knit community with an annual Awards Dinner Gala at El Caribe Country Club in Brooklyn.
Facts & Stories
Roberta Cutillo(June 05, 2019)
On June 14th and 15th, the Sorrentine Peninsula welcomes the first-ever edition of the Italian Export Forum, an initiative to bring together the main players, both entrepreneurial and institutional in order to create a unified and coherent system and maximise everyone’s profits and productivity. The idea is that this is not just a one-time event but the creation of a new network.
Facts & Stories
Maria Klein(June 06, 2019)
Sunday June 2nd, a cruise ship crashed into a dock and a tourist riverboat on the Giudecca Canal in Venice. Reported technical issues with the engine caused the crash leaving 5 tourists injured. This accident re-ignites controversy over banning cruise ships from entering the dock.
Op-Eds
Judith Harris(June 04, 2019)
Italy's deputy premiers Salvini and Di Maio, governing partners for the past year, have not been on speaking terms for weeks. But under pressure from the European Union over the country's giant debt, they are trying to find a way out, as an EU deadline looms July 9
Art & Culture
Maria Klein(May 29, 2019)
The exhibition “Leonardo da Vinci 3D," will will be held from May 30th to September 22nd in Milan, alongside the Cathedral of the Fabbrica del Vapore, shows the great Renaissance master like you've never seen him before.
Facts & Stories
Roberta Cutillo(May 28, 2019)
‘50 Top Pizza’, the most exhaustive online guide of the world’s best pizzerias, releases the 2019 ranking of the best European pizzas outside Italy and reveals the nominees for five other international categories. The ranking of the 50 top in North America will be revealed on June 27th during a special event in New York.
Facts & Stories
Roberta Cutillo(June 04, 2019)
Following the Italy Run, organized by the Consulate together with Nutella Cafe and New York Road Runners, which took place on June 2nd, the celebrations for Italian National Day picked up again the following day at the Italian Trade Agency, the...
Art & Culture
Roberta Cutillo(May 29, 2019)
Gucci’s highly anticipated Cruise 2020 Fashion Show, held inside Rome’s Capitoline Museums, surprisingly turns into a celebration of freedom and of women’s reproductive rights, featuring pro-choice slogans and imagery throughout the collection.
Massimo Osanna, the Executive Director of the archeological park of Pompeii, believes that now is the opportune moment for the site to take on new initiatives. After having undergone necessary restorations, he is looking to relaunch Pompeii towards...
With Maria Cavallo, a young representative of Cantine San Marzano. After studying law in Ferrare, she decides to return to Puglia and dedicate herself to the family business and to the promotion of the area. “New York was a great challenge but for...
Production designer Dante Ferretti and set decorator Francesca Lo Schiavo, the Oscar-winning power couple behind some of the most iconic movies in film history, describe their roles, their creative process, their relationship, and their experiences...
If you are passionate about gardens and green events, and you live in Milan, you would never want to miss the event of the year that celebrates green outdoor spaces. This event takes place in Milan every May, and it’s called Orticola.
Recanati. "Biblioteca Leopardi"
Facts & Stories
Alexsandra Arlia(May 24, 2019)
Over 2,000 students around Italy will gather in their local town squares this Tuesday to recite Giacomo Leopardi’s famous poem L’Infinito, in flash mob style, in honor of the poem’s 200th year anniversary.
Facts & Stories

ACCOUNTING TODAY. Alert: Qualified Opportunity Zones - New Proposed Regulations

The tax benefit, created by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, is designed to stimulate economic development and create jobs by encouraging long-term investments in economically distressed communities nationwide.
Art & Culture

Naples Gets Their Dance on With Roberto Bolle’s OnDance

Roberto Bolle gets major cities in Italy to dance with his popular OnDance festival making its second-year return, with an added weekend-long location in Naples.
Art & Culture

Clooney Makes Long Awaited Return to TV With “Catch-22”

George Clooney’s recent television venture, a “Catch-22” miniseries based on the Joseph Heller novel of the same name, premieres in the U.S on Hulu May 17, and already has critics and audiences buzzing. The “Catch-22” miniseries based on the 1961 Joseph Heller novel of the same name, starring Clooney, Christopher Abbot, and Hugh Laurie, is about fictional Captain John Yossarian, a U.S Army Air Forces bombardier during World War II, who is based on the Tuscan island of Pianosa.
Art & Culture

A Flash of Contemporary Italian Fashion on The High Line

The Exhibition ‘Borders: A Flash of New Italian Fashion’ offers a glimpse into the exciting and perhaps unexpected world of young, contemporary Italian fashion, featuring pieces by 4 emerging designers presented amongst videos, DJ sets, and neon lights and set atop of New York’s High Line against the backdrop of the Hudson River.
Facts & Stories

Mayor Sala on Milan: Culture, Sustainability, And Above All Inclusivity

During his brief visit to New York and Washington DC, Mayor of Milan Giuseppe Sala spoke at NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo about the initiatives carried out by the City in terms of development, sustainability, and dealing with immigration, often going against the line held by the central government.
Art & Culture

Joe Capalbo Brings Lucania to the US

Interview with lead actor and producer of “Lucania terra sangue e magia” (Lucania earth blood and magic), directed by Gigi Roccati. The film won three Grand Jury Remi Awards at the 52nd WorldFest Houston International Film Festival: Best Foreign Film, Best Actress (Angela Fontana) and Best Editing (Annalisa Forgione.)
Facts & Stories

Tensions Among Partners Soar as EU Elections Approach

With the approach of the European Union elections May 26, tensions between the government partners soar as each battles to snare votes from the other. Corruption and clandestine migration remain dominant themes.
Facts & Stories

Italy's Self-Image Problem

A new book by the President of the Italian branch of leading research and analysis agency IPSOS, Nando Pagnoncelli, warns against the risks of governing through polls and reveals that Italians share a collective misperception of the country’s situation, particularly regarding economics, migration, and crime rates.
Art & Culture

Venetian Tradition and Sustainability: The Laguna Goes Red

American artist Melissa McGill paints the Venice Laguna 52 shades of red with her Red Regatta, a participatory project celebrating the city’s traditions and cultural heritage while also bringing attention to the rising threat of climate change.
Art & Culture

White American Youth: My Descent into America’s Most Violent Hate Movement—And How I Got Out

THE ITALIAN AMERICAN BOOK .This is Christian Picciolini’s first book. He is an EMMY-Award winning television producer, a visual artist and renowned public speaker.
Art & Culture

Italian Archaeologist Leads of Unearthing Ancient City

Italian papyrologist and archaeologist, Rosario Pintaudi, recently gained attention for his work in Egypt with the remains of the ancient city of Antinopolis-- a site laying on the Eastern bank of the Nile river, about 285 km from present-day south of Cairo. Born in the Messina province, and later moving to the city of Florence, Pintaudi is a highly regarded Italian archaeologist, helping historians further discover the ancient Egyptian remains.
Art & Culture

New Sustainable Italian Fashion on the High Line

Italy’s National Chamber of Fashion (CNMI), in collaboration with The Consulate General of Italy, The Italian Trade Commission, and the Italian Embassy in the US, present ‘Borders: A Flash of New Italian Fashion’: a multidisciplinary event which will take place on May 17 on New York’s High Line.
Art & Culture

Sergio Rubini Discusses His New Film: Il Grande Spirito

Taranto, a suspended place framed by the roofs and chimneys of the Ilva steel plant visible in the distance. Here, the lives of two men meet as they form a strange, crazy friendship. An incredible character for Rocco Papaleo, perfect in such a different and unexpected role.
Art & Culture

DIVER/CITY – Unity in Diversity with IDACO in NYC

"Italian Dance Connection" (IDACO NYC) announces the fifth annual NYC festival, May 21 through Friday, May 24. Four days long contemporary dance performances and art events with Italian artists.
Art & Culture

Lineup Announced for Open Roads: New Italian Cinema 2019

Open Roads: New Italian Cinema is the leading screening series to offer North American audiences a diverse and extensive lineup of contemporary Italian films. This year’s edition again strikes a balance between emerging talents and esteemed veterans, commercial and independent fare, outrageous comedies, gripping dramas, and captivating documentaries, with in-person appearances by many of the filmmakers.
Art & Culture

Remains of a Sunken Migrant Ship Become a Biennale Piece

The wreck of a ship that sank in the Mediterranean in 2015, causing the death of an estimated 700-800 migrants becomes an artwork in this year’s 58th Venice Art Biennale.
Art & Culture

Celebrating Baroque Composer Barbara Strozzi: Interview with Elena Biscuola

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimo' and Salon Sanctuary Concerts present “I Sacri Musicali Affetti”, a concert dedicated to the prolific 17th century Italian composer Barbara Strozzi, which will be held in the Church of St. Francis Xavier and feature six outstanding female artists, including mezzo-soprano Elena Biscuola. We spoke with the Italian singer to find out more about her, Barbara Strozzi, and the upcoming concert.
Art & Culture

Celebrating the Art of Saving Art

The Comando Carabinieri Tutela Patrimonio (TPC), Italy’s “Art Squad” and the world’s first specialist police force in this sector, celebrates its 50th Anniversary with an exhibition held at the Quirinal Palace in Rome.
Facts & Stories

In Naples, Camorra Clansmen Shoot Into the Crowds

In protest at the casual shooting of a four-year-old girl in a central piazza in Naples, hundreds turned out Sunday to protest the ongoing battles between rival Camorra clans. Meantime little Noemi remains in a coma, her life at risk.
Facts & Stories

Special Guests and Surprises at AIAE's 22nd Annual Ceremony

The Association of Italian American Educators celebrated their 22nd Annual Awards and Scholarships Ceremony at the Consulate General of Italy in New York on May 3rd, 2019. This year's honorees included i-Italy's very own Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Letizia Airos, who along with Cav. Giulio Picolli, Prof. Massimo Zordan, and Joe Piscopo, were awarded for their work in promoting the Italian language and culture in the US.
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Monica Straniero(June 10, 2019)
Per ben 19 anni, al servizio del quotidiano di Palermo “L’Ora”, Letizia Battaglia è considerata una pioniera del fotogiornalismo italiano e simbolo della lotta contro la mafia. A 84 anni la fotografa si racconta nel nuovo documentario della regista...

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