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  • No TAP Commitee
    The clash between Italy's Minister for the economy and finance Giovanni Tria and the top political players overshadows all other arguments within the government. On the agenda are in-house quarrels over dropping the euro and the amount of monthly pensions, and going forward with the gas pipeline from Azerbaijan.
  • Gabriella Bellloni alla Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò
    Continuano a New York gli eventi legati ad ottobre come mese della cultura italiana. Tra le voci più significative ed affascinanti troviamo la figura di Gabriella Belloni, autrice del libro “My American Dream”.
  • Discovering the Wonders of the Bel Paese. A small region of 1,714 sq miles and little more of 300,000 inhabitants, located between Abruzzo and Apulia, Molise is a land rich in history, full of mountain- and hilltop towns that look like nativity scenes, hermitages and monasteries, and vestiges of the ancient world.
  • Until now, tourism has been hailed as Italy's magic beam, transporting the country beyond the losses from runaway factories and ever more present robots. Nevertheless a small but serious reaction against the vast influx of tourists is becoming evident.
  • Schools are about to reopen for Italy's students, although not without problems. Some towns have lost school buildings due to earthquakes while others complain of a shortage of teachers. A bitter controversy is over vaccinating the very youngest.
  • Wall fresco, Priapus
    For the ancient Greeks and Romans, the image of Priapus represented the origin of life itself, plus good luck and business success. Now, during consolidation work at Pompeii, archaeologists discovered a fresco painting of Priapus, weighing on a scale his huge phallus against a pile of coins.
  • Ivrea, Ponte Vecchio
    The city identified with Olivetti, the manufacturer of office machines since it was founded in 1896, is Italy's 54th to be accorded World Heritage status by UNESCO. For Adriano Olivetti, factory owners were to respect the workers' whole life, and not only the assembly line
  • Giacometti Exhibit. Courtesy of The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  
    An art exhibit that explores the depths of human perception and the many perspectives of the human mind as well as the human body. Interested in learning more? Alberto Giacometti, infamous 20th century modern artist, has his artwork displayed at the Guggenheim for the public to examine and be captivated by the art created by an imaginative spirit until Sept. 12

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