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A New Way To Fly for Alitalia

Alitalia Relaunch. Fabio Maria Lazzerini, Chief Business Officer, met the press at ENIT-Italian National Tourist Board in New York. Talking about the present situation of the Italian airline company and future business developments, the key words are: heading in the right direction. One of the news: Alitalia is launching Washington-Rome route

Columbus Monument Listed on National Register of Historic Places

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that New York City's Central Park monument to Christopher Columbus has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The 76-foot rostral column was erected in 1892 in Central Park by New York's growing Italian-Americancommunity, which embraced Columbus as a unifying figure to help Italians overcome discrimination and gain inclusion in mainstream society.

Even the "Colosseum Park" Now at Risk In Rome

Associated Press agency album of photos of Rome display huge trash piles, clogged sewers, graffiti and potholes. Going viral worldwide this week, the AP photos shocked even the Romans. Perhaps worse are plans to build a shopping plaza within the Colosseum park.

NIAF Applauds White House Award Posthumously to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

Foundation Congratulates President Trump on Selecting Prominent Italian American Jurist. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest honor for a civilian.

Remembering Louise

Eulogy read at the memorial service for Louise DeSalvo (September 27, 1942 - October 31, 2018) The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair, Montclair, NJ, 3 November 2018

It’s Almost Time for EICMA -- the International Two Wheels Show in Milan!

The final countdown for all things bikes and motorcycles has just started. The International Bicycle, Motorcycle and Accessories Exhibition (EICMA) will open in Milan on November 8 in Milan. And, starting this year, the most eagerly awaited international event in the industry launched a promotional campaign in the U.S. too.

ACCOUNTING TODAY. Proposed Regulations on Qualified Opportunity Zones

On October 19, 2018 the Treasury and IRS issued proposed regulations on the new Opportunity Zone Tax incentive created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) encouraging economic growth and development through private investment in specific low-income or rural communities and disaster areas.

"Italian American Women, Food an Identity": The Recipe of Membership

In the narratives collected in Italian American Women, Food, and Identity: Stories at the Table, food represents home, loss and desire. Food is also synonymous with race, class, sex, sexuality, immigration, region, place and space. This is how to build the perfect "recipe" for belonging.

ISSNAF 2018 Annual Event Highlights the Longevity of Italian Innovation and Life

On Monday, October 22, the Italian Scientists and Scholars of North America Foundation (ISSNAF), hosted by the Embassy of Italy, led revealing discussions on the future of longevity for human life. That evening, ISSNAF honored an Italian who has influenced the field of neuroscience across the Atlantic with the 2018 Life Achievement Award, Emilio Bizzi, Emeritus Investigator at the McGovern Institute and Emeritus Institute Professor at MIT.

The Two-Wheeler: An Italian Passion Going on a Hundred

Andrea Dell’Orto discusses EICMA (Esposizione Internazionale Ciclo Motociclo e Accessori), the world-famous two-wheeler exhibition that every year for over a century has brought leaders in the two-wheeler industry to Milan—motor or no motor. Not to mention millions of fans of all ages, though young people dominate.

NIAF Anniversary Gala Honors Six Outstanding Leaders

Honorees are Chef Lidia Bastianich, Vincent Boccia, president, Confindustria; Giovanni Caforio, M.D., chairman/CEO of Bristol-Myers Squibb; Antonio De Matteis, CEO, Kiton; Cav. Lav. Vito Pertosa, founder, Angel Group; and Carl Schramm, an American economist and entrepreneur. The NIAF 2018 Gala is sponsored among others by EICMA (Esposizione lnternazionale Cicio Motociclo e Accessori) the most important trade fair event for bicycles and motorcycles in Italy.

Are You Ready for NIAF Anniversary Gala Weekend?

Dine with Lidia Bastianich, Peruse a Variety of Italian Goods, and Much More During at The National Italian American Foundation Anniversary Gala Weekend. One of the main sponsor of NIAF this year is EICMA (Esposizione internazionale del ciclo, motociclo, accessori).

Meet the Most Powerful Ferrari Road Car Ever Created!

The new Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 have been unveiled on occasion of the company's Capital Market's Day at the factory in Maranello. These limited-edition special-series cars are the first in a new segment called 'Icona' and draw inspiration from the most evocative Ferraris of the 1950s and feature the most advanced sports car technology available today.
Stefano Albertini and Letizia Airos on Uno Mattina

The Italian Culture in the US at UNO MATTINA. With i-Italy and Casa Italiana, NYU

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò director Stefano Albertini and i-Italy Editor-in-Chief Letizia Airos interviewed on RAIUno's talk show UnoMattina. In Italian

Back to School Time for Italian Youngsters

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.

A Woman at the Helm

Meet Ambassador Mariangela Zappia, the first woman to lead the Italian mission to the United Nations. A firm believer in multilateralism and a fierce advocate of gender equality, Ambassador Zappia promises to make a difference at the UN.

Still Deep in Shock, Genoa Soldiers On

Still deep in shock from the tragic collapse of the Morandi Bridge, Genoa nevertheless is soldiering on. From Mayor Marco Bucci to ordinary citizens, the Genovesi must look ahead to build a viable future for themselves and their children.

Meet the Italian Scientists who Discovered Lake Below Mars

The news that a team of 22 Italian scientists discovered what appears to be a vast lake deep beneath the South Pole on the planet Mars made worldwide headlines, from Washington to Australia.

Sergio Marchionne: An Indelible Legacy

The record left by Sergio Marchionne, for 14 years the head of what is now Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), is indelible. But in the outpouring of admiring obituaries are a few unanswered questions. Marchionne, 66, died July 25 in a hospital in Zurich, Switzerland, of two heart attacks in the wake of a operation on his shoulder.

Summertime in Narni

The 22 students selected by the Italian American Committee on Education just ended their 2 weeks Summer camp in Narni, Italy, where they took not only Italian language classes, but also special lessons in cooking, ceramics, bottle weaving and music. Moreover, they visited beautiful places and took part to the Narnia Festival, a big celebration of arts.