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Conte Pushes for Albania and North Macedonia to Join EU

In the wake of an official Brexit deal between the UK and the European Union, leaders deadlocked last night on whether to allow Albania and North Macedonia to join, leaving Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte disappointed with the outcome.

In the Eyes of Massimo Ferragamo and Giovanni Colavita

The two Presidents of the US branch of their respective family businesses march down Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue at the Columbus Day Parade, after having been honored at the Columbus Citizen Foundation Gala.

US to Impose Tariffs on European Goods

Following authorization from the World Trade Organization, the Trump administration plans to impose tariffs on $7.5 billion worth of goods, including aircrafts but also Italian cheeses, French wine, Scotch whiskey, and other products from the European Union beginning October 18th.

Help Restore The Historic Casa Belvedere

Casa Belvedere, a historical landmark and home to Staten Island’s Italian Cultural Foundation dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Italian cultural heritage in all of its forms, is seeking votes to obtain funding for the restoration of the upper levels that sustained severe water damage from Hurricane Sandy, with the ultimate goal of transforming them into new gallery space.

Ferrari Opens Tailor Made Center in New York City

Redesigned showroom becomes the first of its kind in the Americas, allowing clients to customize every element of their car

'Astroluca' New Commander of the ISS

Astronaut Luca Parmitano becomes the first Italian and third European to command the International Space Station (ISS), taking over from the Russian Alexei Ovchinin.

Meet “Your Italian Hub”. The New Italian Communication in the U.S.

Your Italian Hub - a new comunication agency operating in the United States. The newco is born of the experience of the editorial network i-Italy, which for over 10 years has been covering all things Italian in English for Americans, and of the Colavita Group, a leading force of the Italian food industry and one of the main importers and distributors of Italian products in the US.

Francesca Campagna Named New CCO General Director

The globally renowned artistic manager and consultant to cultural institutions, Francesca Campagna, known for both her deep knowledge of opera and her ability to extend the reach of preeminent artists and institutions to new audiences, becomes the first female and immigrant General Director of the Center for Contemporary Opera. (CCO)

Columbus Day Parade's 2019. Honorees and Grand Marshal

The Columbus Citizens Foundation announced Giovanni Colavita, CEO & President of Colavita, and Cosimo, Gerardo, and Giuseppe Bruno, renowned New York restaurateurs, as honorees of the 2019 Columbus Celebration. In addition, television's Rosanna Scotto – host of Fox 5's "Good Day New York" – will receive the Columbus Foundation's 2019 Humanitarian Award. All five of these celebrated individuals will join Ferragamo USA Chairman, Massimo Ferragamo, who was previously announced as the Celebration and Columbus Day Parade's 2019 Grand Marshal.

Kicking Off the New School Year With La Scuola

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.

Water Found on Potentially Habitable Planet

The discovery, published in Nature Astronomy, was made by a team of astronomers from University College London (UCL) lead by Angelos Tsiaras, amongst them the Italian Giovanna Tinetti.

Tony Driver And The Harsh Reality of Borders

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.

Berrettini Will Play Nadal in US Open Semifinal

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.

Jump Start Your Day With Run 5.30 NYC

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.

Italy to Get a New PD M5S Government

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 press the list of the members of his new cabinet. The new government, a coalition between the Movimento 5 Stelle party, the Democratic party, and supported by Liberi e Uguali (LeU), a small left-wing party, will be composed of 21 ministers - 7 of which are women. They will be officially sworn in tomorrow morning at 10am Italian time.

Naples Universiade On Par With The Olympics, Athletes Say

From July 3rd-July 14th, Naples was the world’s stage for the 30th biennial Summer Universiade sports event.

The Future of Climate, Development and Social Justice at St. John’s in Rome

Experts and academics across various fields discussed major issues relating to climate, development and social justice, with a particular focus on their relationship to education and envisaging solutions for a better future, during a symposium held at St. John’s University’s Rome Campus.

More Beloved Italian Products Coming to The US Courtesy of Colavita

On June 23rd, Colavita hosted a party at Gallow Green, a beautiful garden oasis in the heart of Chelsea for its customers and partners. The event included a private preview of the new products that the Italian food company will start distributing in the US in addition to its current offerings, which beyond the Colavita brand itself include Italian favorites such Perugina, San Benedetto, Mulino Bianco, Rio Mare, and more...

Ciro Casella: "The Golden Lion to The South, Like a Hug From The North"

New York restaurant San Matteo receives the Golden Lion in Venice as a "special recognition for professional merits.”

Longevity Gene Found to Rejuvenate Blood Vessels

Italian researchers discover link between longevity gene and cardiovascular health.