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  • Pizza makers from the Pizzeria Brandi in Naples designed a pizza to celebrate the Expo in Milan, to go with the theme "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life." Pizza is the perfect choice, because it is an iconic food that reminds consumers of the importance of Italian agriculture. Pizzeria Brandi is also supposedly the place where Italy’s iconic margherita pizza was first created. Originally, pizza was known as a dish for poor people, sold in the street. The story goes that in June of 1889, to honor the Queen of the consort of Italy, Margherita of Savoy, the Neapolitan pizza maker Raffaele Esposito created “Pizza Margherita.
  • Facts & Stories
    Judith Harris(March 24, 2015)
    After six years of work and planning, EXPO 2015 opens in Milan in less than five weeks, and you can almost hear the organizers’ sighs of relief as work on the pavilions is being completed, and the goal of selling 10 million tickets before its official opening May 1 looms within sight. Organizers of this ambitious world’s fair on the theme “Nourish the Planet, Energy for Life” report that distributors, travel agencies worldwide and on-line booking agencies have already acquired 8.5 million tickets.
  • On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, twenty women from different countries were recognized by the Society of Foreign Consuls in New York City. These women were awarded for their outstanding achievements and contribution to community empowerment in the USA.Among them, an Italian powerful woman, Monica M. Mandelli, Managing Director at Golden Sachs, led by Italy's Consul General in New York, the Hon. Natalia Quintavalle.
  • 8.5 million people have already bought their tickets for the Expo Milano 2015 collaboration with big name Italian fashion designers, the theme of which is “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”. Giorgio Armani is scheduled to open the Expo as special ambassador on April 30th with his Privé Haute Couture line fashion show.
  • Massimiliano Gioni
    A curator of art exhibitions specializing in contempora-ry art, Gioni is the artistic director of the New Museum here in New York as well as the artistic director of the Nicola Trussardi Foundation in Milan, the city where he was born and raised. Last year he was the curator of the Venice Biennale.
  • Dining in & out: Articles & Reviews
    Natasha Lardera(December 12, 2014)
    A slice of panettone and a flute of champagne (or prosecco)… there is no more Italian way to wish a happy holiday season. It’s a ritual in many homes where panettone is a welcomed guest after every meal. Giving panettone is not a simple act of kindness but a gesture rich in history and tradition
  • Expo Milano 2015 has planned a special welcome to all Italians living abroad and all foreign citizens of Italian origin to experience an exciting return to their homeland. The “Made of Italians” initiative, which was launched across the world on June 2nd, and represented parallel to the Fancy Food Show, offers travelers and visitors special rates for travel to Italy and exceptional discounts
  • Emilia Costantini, a journalist and theater critic for Corriere della Sera, is the author of "FALLACI, a woman against,” a post­mortem interview with the famous and controversial journalist Oriana Fallaci. The play, presented at TheatreLab during the second edition of In Scena! Italian theater festival, is a love letter written by a woman who is clearly fascinated by Oriana Fallaci, by what she has meant to Italian journalism and by her irreverent style of writing

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