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Roberta Cutillo(September 13, 2019)
La Scuola d’Italia invited parents, teachers, board members, and supporters of the school to celebrate the inauguration of the new academic year and to present the new initiatives undertaken by the school in this crucial phase of growth and development, reiterating its commitment to providing all New York parents with the best multilingual and multicultural education the city has to offer.
Art & Culture
Marcello Sajia(September 12, 2019)
In remembrance of the SUNY and Stony Brook Professor, who recently left us. From the island of Salina, Marcello Saija, his friend and partner of initiatives to truly and deeply explain Sicily and emigration to Americans, shares his memory of him. With this contribution we say farewell to Mario Mignone and his genuine and generous contribution to the history of Italians in America.
Facts & Stories
Monica Straniero(September 10, 2019)
Director Ascanio Petrini tells the incredible story of Pasquale Donatone, a cab driver who transported illegal migrants from Mexico into the US and was expelled back to Italy, his country of origin. It’s him the actor who plays himself, a mix between Taxi Driver and Wile E. Coyote. Using reality and “light-heartedness” to incite reflections on migration and the right to citizenship, blurring the line between truth and fiction.
Art & Culture
Letizia Airos(September 10, 2019)
On view for the first time in the United States, at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, the drawings Carlo Levi realized during the artist’s retinal detachment. This is the story of a farmer from the gulf of Milazzo, who emigrated to Switzerland and decided to buy the works and keep them safe inside a barn.
Art & Culture
Monica Straniero(September 03, 2019)
Quentin Tarantino’s latest film, previously presented in Cannes, comes to Rome for a highly anticipated preview of the Italian release with Sony Pictures on September 18. Along with the director, who wore a black t-shirt stamped with the word Brutalism, Leonardo DiCaprio and Margot Robbie also attended the premiere.
Facts & Stories
Roberta Cutillo(September 05, 2019)
After defeating the French Gaël Monfils, 23-year-old Matteo Berrettini will go on to play the world’s No.2 Rafael Nadal on September 6, 42 years after Corrado Barazzutti, the last Italian male player to reach a Grand Slam semifinal.
Facts & Stories
Roberta Cutillo(September 05, 2019)
On Friday September 6th, Run 5.30, a non-competitive 5k run/walk comes to New York, after having already taken major Italian cities by storm. The run begins at 5:30am and gives people the chance to be active and see the city in a brand new light all without compromising any family or work time.
Dining in & out: Articles & Reviews
Natasha Lardera(September 01, 2019)
The summer months in Italy welcome many food festivals. Among them, two celebrate Italy's two DOP garlics: Aglio di Voghiera DOP, hailing from the province of Ferrara, in Emilia-Romagna, and Aglio Bianco Polesano DOP, from Polesine, in Veneto. Garlic is an important ingredient in Italian cuisine but it is not used in everything, many still believe it is, as its distinctive taste can sometimes detract from that of other more shy ingredients.
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.”
Facts & Stories
Roberta Cutillo(September 04, 2019)
Earlier today, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte met with President of Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella, to present him with the list of ministers who will be part of his new government. Following their tete-a-tete, Prime Minister Conte read to the...
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...
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...
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...
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.
Facts & Stories

Italy’s Prosecco Hills Recognized By UNESCO

On Sunday July 7th 2019, Veneto’s Prosecco Hills Were Instated As Italy’s 55th Contribution To UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
Tradition and New (Female) Faces: Meet the Future of Italian Wine
Life & People

Our Goodbye to Cavaliere di Gran Croce Lucio Caputo

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.
Facts & Stories

Innovation, Sustainability, Family, and...Buffalo Cheese

The Quattro Portoni farm and cheese factory, located in Cologno al Serio, 15 km outside of Bergamo, is a true family company in every sense of the term. In fact, representing it at the Fancy Food Show, one of the world’s most important food fairs held each year in New York’s Javits Center, is Bruno Gritti, founder and owner along with his brother Alfio, along with his wife and two young daughters. And one of them, Roberta, is the one who tells us, with great confidence and passion, about their story and of course their future. “The bufale weren’t very well-known in the North of the country, they are tendentially typical of Southern Italy”...a great bet for them, which they won.
Facts & Stories

ACCOUNTING TODAY. The Latest Trends in New York’s Construction Industry (courtesy of Crain's NY)

The construction industry in New York is never standing still; it’s dynamic and constantly in flux.Like many companies, construction firms continue to adapt to changes in technology, the workforce and the regulatory environment. To understand the biggest issues facing contractors today and the best ways to address those challenges, Crain’s Content Studio interviewed Carl Oliveri, partner, construction practice leader and New York City office market leader at Grassi & Co., a tax, accounting and business advisory firm.
Art & Culture

“M” by Antonio Scurati Takes the 2019 Strega Prize

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 Villa Giulia Ninfeo, in Rome, detaching the other four writers. Presiding the board was Helena Janeczek, who won last year with “La ragazza con le Leica.” 556 out of 660 eligible voters participated.
Art & Culture

Celebrating Verdi and Italian Opera in Parma, Busseto, and Beyond

The 19th edition of Festival Verdi, dedicated to the Maestro, one of the leading figures of Italian Opera known and loved across the globe, will take place in the towns of Parma and Busseto from September 26 to October 20. We asked Anna Maria Meo, the Director of Parma’s Teatro Regio a few questions about the Festival, the Theatre, their rich and varied programming, and about the music of Verdi today. We also spoke with Francesca Campagna, Executive Director of the New York-based International Friends of Festival Verdi, to learn more about this initiative to promote the Festival here in the US.
Facts & Stories

David-Maria Sassoli Elected President of The European Parliament

In reply to why he wished to be elected, the Italian former journalist stated that “Europe will be stronger only with a Parliament which plays a more important role."
Art & Culture

Gargano: An Intriguing Spot in Apulia

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 you will find the Gargano Promontory overlooking the sea. A place of wonderful little villages, ancient cathedrals and deep spirituality, today Gargano is a flourishing tourist destination – a seaside resort with an artistic and gastronomic itinerary of exceptional interest.
Facts & Stories

Andrea Bocelli Builds a New School in Muccia

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.”
Facts & Stories

Italian National Women’s Soccer Team Received by President Mattarella

“I want to tell you that we don’t know who will win this World Cup but you’ve won here, in Italy, you conquered public opinion, you’ve brought irrevocable attention to women’s soccer.” said the Head of State, adding that “I can’t not stress how a difference in treatment between men’s and women’s soccer is completely irrational and unacceptable.”
Life & People

Chef Fortunato Nicotra Serves up Sicilian Summer in NYC

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 opportunity to interview Fortunato Nicotra, the Executive Chef at Felidia since 1996. We discussed his story, his influences, his and Lidia’s shared cooking philosophy and how all of this informs his remarkable creations.
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.
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DAILY NEWS. PETA is fur-ious with designer Giorgio Armani, saying he reneged on a promise to stop using animal pelts in his clothing line. The organization has taken out a full-page ad in Variety depicting the perma-tanned Italian as Pinocchio, and urging those attending this year's Oscars to shun the designer's duds on the red carpet. (Read the article)

Bloomberg.com. Tibet’s Buddhist spiritual leader, will visit Italy and France next week to receive awards, at the same time as the United Nations reviews human rights in China. (Read the article by James Peng)

Buffalonews. Terry Ann Hayes, a graduate design student at Rochester Institute of Technology presents her proposal Wednesday for a new Little Italy identity system on Hertel Avenue to the Hertel Avenue Business Association. (Read the article by Brian Meyer)

MACWORLD. Macity, an Italian-language Mac news site, has a screenshot of a job offer from a Milan store, which seems to indicate that an opening is imminent within the coming months. (Read the article by Cyrus Farivar)

autoblog. Reports persist on the prospect of a street race in Rome, punctuated this week by news that prolific track architect Herman Tilke is in the Italian capital planning layouts. (Read the article by Noah Joseph)  

silive.com. Staten Island's State Sen. Diane Savino has been elected by her colleagues in the New York State Legislature to a one-year term as president of the New York Conference of Italian-America Legislators. (Read the article by Judy L. Randall)

Euronews. Tough new rules to crack down on illegal immigrants have been approved by the Italian Senate. The upper house of parliament has approved a law imposing a 200 euro charge for immigrants requesting residency permits. (Read the article)

Examiner.com. You can take inspiration from the 'country of romance' by learning some sexy Italian phrases to say to your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day. This will cost you nothing but a bit of time and effort and will sound sexy as all get out when whispered into your sweetie’s ear. (Read the article by Serenella Leoni)

AP. Italy has hosted talks in Rome to discuss reform at the U.N. Security Council. The ministry said the informal gathering was aimed at building consensus over guidelines and principles such as transparency and broad representation rather than at examining specific proposals (Read the article)

THE SANTA CLARA. English professor Roseanne Quinn was devastated when her good friend passed away in November. To honor his memory, Quinn started the John C. Riccio Scholarship Fund to aid students of Italian-American descent that have demonstrated financial need. (Read the article by Mary Georgevich)


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Arte e Cultura
Marcello Saija(September 12, 2019)
In memoria del professore della State University di New York a Stony Brook, che ci ha appena lasciato. Dall'isola di Salina ci arriva un ricordo del professor Marcello Saija, suo amico e compagno di iniziative che hanno raccontato con...
Fatti e Storie
Monica Straniero(September 10, 2019)
Il regista Ascanio Petrini racconta la storia incredibile di Pasquale Donatone, tassista che trasportava migranti illegali dal Messico negli Usa ed espulso in italia, paese d’origine. E’ lui l’attore che interpreta se stesso, tra Taxi Driver e...
Arte e Cultura
Letizia Airos(September 10, 2019)
In mostra per la prima volta in America, alla Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò. I disegni e gli scritti che Carlo Levi realizzò durante il distacco della retina. La storia di un contadino del golfo di Milazzo, emigrato in Svizzera, che li ha voluti...

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