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  • Two months of intense organizational efforts from i-Italy between Naples and New York, a great collaboration with the Consulate General and the other institutions of Sistema Italia, enthusiastic and generous support from all sectors of the community. These ingredients made for the success of the mayor of Naples Luigi De Magistris’ trip to New York. Street encounters in the Little Italies of Manhattan and the Bronx, conferences in the two major university institutes, meetings with entrepreneurs and tourism agencies – and a great human connection with mayor Bill de Blasio. At the center of it all, an atypical and unexpected Naples, the emblem of an inclusive city, which volunteers alongside New York to jumpstart an international movement towards the globalization of the rights to citizenship – a globalization of humans, not just of capital and merchandize.
  • The story of Naples at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, told by its first citizen, Luigi De Magistris. A metropolis filled with contradictions but rich in cultural contamination. And various are its similarities with New York...
  • Dining in & out: Articles & Reviews
    Luciano Pignataro*(June 04, 2015)
    For the first time in four centuries, rural life— tending vineyards and making wine—has become all the rage in Naples. It makes sense.
  • There are those who read this expression as “See Naples and then die,” because once you’ve seenNaples there is no need to see anything else. Or, as the expression has also been interpreted, “See (the great/big city of) Naples and then (the small city of) Mori.” Nonetheless, whatever the phrase’s origin may be, let us just say that once you’ve seen Naples, you have surely seen it all.
  • Genaro Matino is launching a major cultural exchange project that he has been working on for years. Evocatively named “Naples in the World,” it will provide an innovative platform for talking about Naples—a city of solidarity and hope, rather different than the one stereotypically depicted in the media. And he has chosen New York as the site to lay the foundation for his project. In this exclusive interview Gennaro Matino discusses the details of his trip and his view for the future.
  • Talking to Mayor Luigi de Magistris on the eve of his diplomatic voyage to New York, where he hopes to paint a true picture of Naples during five days of conferences and meetings.
  • Pizza makers from the Pizzeria Brandi in Naples designed a pizza to celebrate the Expo in Milan, to go with the theme "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life." Pizza is the perfect choice, because it is an iconic food that reminds consumers of the importance of Italian agriculture. Pizzeria Brandi is also supposedly the place where Italy’s iconic margherita pizza was first created. Originally, pizza was known as a dish for poor people, sold in the street. The story goes that in June of 1889, to honor the Queen of the consort of Italy, Margherita of Savoy, the Neapolitan pizza maker Raffaele Esposito created “Pizza Margherita.

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