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  • Rome New Years Eve
    Tips on how to invite money and fortune, on how to keep the evil spirits at bay and welcome the good, ones, what to wear, what to eat and do. Italians respect traditions not only because they work but also because they are cost effective.
  • Sicilian Lentil, Vegetable, and Pasta Soup
    Every country has its favorite customs to celebrate the New Year,including Italy. Insome places, old clothes, cracked dishes and even broken furnitureare tossed out the window at the stroke of twelve to symbolize clearing out the the old year and making way for the new. Anyone in Naples or Rome on New Year’s Eve should keep their eyes open to avoid bits of flying crockery or old socks.
  • The Beautiful Cliché by Renato D’Agostin
    An exciting exhibition based on the timeless technique of Venetian glass blowing, Venetian textiles, and photography is currently at the Consulate General of Italy in New York City.
  • Is one of the most beautiful cities in the world about to lose its true identity? In his recent book ‘If Venice Dies’, the eminent Italian archaeologist and art historian Salvatore Settis tries to answer this question. On October 31st, NYU’s Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò hosted an exclusive conversation with Settis and American author and journalist, Alexander Stille, who discussed all of the obstacles that Venice is currently facing.
  • This festival is full of events that will pay tribute to Venetian achievements
    Art & Culture
    Joelle Grosso(October 25, 2016)
    On Friday, October 28, the Consul General of Italy in New York, Francesco Genuardi, hosted an event that illustrated the program for the Carnegie Hall festival “La Serenissima: Music and Arts from the Venetian Republic," with the company of Ambassador Armando Varricchio and Carnegie Hall's Executive and Artistic Director, Clive Gillinson.
  • Flooding in Piazza San Marco
    Facts & Stories
    Joelle Grosso(October 24, 2016)
    From October 13th to October 16th, the huge D-Nest International Inventors Exhibition was held in Venice and a serious solution to all of the city’s flooding problems was proposed.
  • Vittore Carpaccio Miracle of the Relic of the Cross at the Rialto Bridge Venice. Gallerie-dell’Accademia
    Writer and cultural critic Alain Elkann in conversation with Donatella Calabi, curator of the 500th Anniversary exhibition on the Venice ghetto. Presented by Marsilio Editori and Rizzoli on September 19th in collaboration with Centro Primo Levi. Venice, the Jews and Europe 1516-2016 is a companion book to the exhibition by the same title mounted at Palazzo Ducale in Venice for the 500th Anniversary of the establishment of the ghetto.
  • Facts & Stories
    Judith Harris(September 11, 2016)
    Even as the ever larger tourist crowds jam its narrow calle, Venice continues to lose almost four local residents every day. What is to be done? Seeking answers, the young Venetians of "Generazione 90" staged a successful march, with shopping carts.

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