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  • On Sept. 1-2, ten of the most exclusive Italian leather, fabric, accessories and component manufacturers, exposed the new collections for Fall/Winter 2011 at the Midtown Loft and Terrace. Organized by the Italian Leather Consortium, in partnership with the Italian Trade Commission North America, the event was an occasion for American designers, stylists, and fashion gurus to have a first insight on trends, ambiances, themes, and colors for the upcoming season
  • Cesare Casella
    On June 7 the Italian Trade Commission awarded each of 10 students of the Italian Culinary Academy with a $5,000 scholarship. The school, founded in Soho by Mrs. Dorothy Hamilton and directed by Chef Cesare Casella, allows them to spend a long period of study and practice in Italy and become true, authentic Italian chefs
  • The region of Sardinia was one of the main sponsors of the June 2 Gala organized at Cipriani Wall Street to celebrate the Italian National Day. A press conference hosted just before the event allowed us and the numerous New York-area media and tourism operators attending to learn more about this Mediterranean Island, its beauties, its folk and cultural traditions, and the extraordinary hospitality of its inhabitants . Here are some reasons why you should definitely consider it as your next vacation destination...
  • June 2. Consul General Talò and other institutional representatives joined over 1000 guests at Cipriani Wall Street driving a "Montante", a 100% Italian bicycle. "Bike to the future", this year's moto for the Italian National Day, was dedicated to ecologically sustainable transportation and to the new generation of Italian immigrants, graduates and highly specialized young men and women who form a bridge between the US and Italy and contribute to the growth of both countries. Read more about these memorable celebrations on the eve of the 150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy
  • Riccardo Strano, Director of the Italian Government Tourism Board, and Arianna Zanelli, Secretary General of the Associazione Città e Siti Italiani UNESCO
    On June 4 the Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò hosted the inauguration of the exhibit "Il Paesaggio Descritto. UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy", a collection of 44 shots of 44 different Italian UNESCO Heritage Sites by photographer Luca Capuano. Whether you are an American fond for Italy, an Italian who is lonesome for his country of origins, a photography buff or even a historian, we assure you that you'll find a reason to fall in love with it!
  • Italian institutions present the planned program to celebrate Italian National Republic Day. The region of Sardinia promotes its offerings and Consul General Francesco Maria Talò invites everyone to get to the reception by bicycle. “Bike to the Future” is the slogan for this year’s Italian National Republic Day. As with last year’s event, i-Italy along with Italics and CUNY TV, will organize the live Web broadcast.
  • On May 13 the Andaz Hotel in the Financial District hosted the presentation of "Impresa Milano - Innovation and Passion"during which Mayor Letizia Moratti stressed the cultural, social, and economic aspects of the city and introduced several reforms and changes she is will enact during her mandate to the audience During the conference , Tomaso Veneroso, the President and Treasurer of CIIM New York (Confederation of Italian Entrepreneurs Worldwide), was decorated knight of the Republic of Italy by the Consul General Francesco Maria Talò