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Giambattista Piranesi (1720-1778) was a printmaker, architect, antiquarian, art dealer, theorist, and designer—one of the foremost artistic personalities of the 18th century, whose views of Rome remain the city's defining image. Fresh, thought-provoking, and innovative, Piranesi, Rome, and the Arts of Design sets out to show the range of the artist...

di Roberto Zanni, Gente d'Italia - ItaliaChiamaItalia   Si chiama AC Seattle, è una società di calcio femminile americana, che si trova nell'omonima città, partecipa alla Wpls, che vuole dire 'Women's Premier Soccer League', ma è soprattutto un progetto, probabilmente unico a livello mondiale. Perchè l'idea di partenza che ha portato alla cr...

Peroni Nastro Azzurro, one of Italy's leading style brands and the world's number one premium Italian beer, supports some of America's most exciting emerging fashion talent with its support of the Second Annual MADE for Peroni Young Designer Awards.   To celebrate its second year, the program will open the competition to talented young desig...

Hit Week- the world's only music festival showcasing Italy's current scene on the global stage - returns to North America with its strongest line up to date. A greatly expanded edition of the annual event touches down in New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Toronto between September 7 and October 30th.   Headliners announced include iconoclastic...

By Michael Dirda Today, Gabriele d'Annunzio (1863-1938) is little known to most American readers, being remembered, if at all, as some sort of decadent poet and novelist who enjoyed a stormy love affair with the great actress Eleonora Duse. But in his time, he was as famous as a rock star and in Italy remains to this day a figure of huge literary,...

Nov 17 at 2 PM Indianapolis Opera and the Italian Heritage Society of Indiana team up to celebrate the 200th birthday of Italy's greatest opera composer.   This afternoon concert features performances by opera guest soloists, the Indianapolis Opera chorus and a special prosecco toast!

Villa Tolomei Hotel & Resort, once an abandoned convent in ruins, is now a luxury resort on the outskirts of Florence and a testament to what Italy can accomplish when the public and private sectors work together.   Italy's Public Land Agency owns the 11,500-square-foot estate that houses several buildings, and has leased the property fo...

The Group 63, protagonist of the Italian Neo-avant-garde - so called to distinguish it from historical 20th century Avant-gardes - was established in October of 1963 in Palermo. It brought together poets, writers and academics interested in debating aesthetic theories and in experimenting new forms of expression.   The conference, with the p...

The Council of Catholic Women of Mary, Seat of Wisdom Parish will host its inaugural Italian Dinner on Saturday, November 9. The celebration of Italian cuisine will be held at Mary, Seat of Wisdom School's Barry Gymnasium in Park Ridge, 920 Granville Avenue, from 6 to 9 p.m. The event is open to the public.   The evening offers something fun...

Fifty years ago this fall, the Italian-American Society in Indianapolis decided to restore the Chapel in the Meadow in the Atterbury Fish and Wildlife Area.   The chapel had been built 20 years earlier by Italian prisoners of war and dedicated in the autumn of 1943. So this fall also marks the 70th anniversary of the chapel itself.  ...

What better way to celebrate Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi's bicentennial than with a production of Falstaff? This opera, which adapts William Shakespeare's Henry IV, Parts I and II, and the Bard's The Merry Wives of Windsor, is nothing short of a sheer delight.   The title character Falstaff (baritone Roberto Frontali in makeup and a fat...

by Andrew Bagley   Everything happens in the perfect time space sequence. Ask local artist and illustrator Christopher Paluso. He is an example that somehow one thing leads to another occurring miraculously at just the right time. Reviewing his life experience is an attestation to this phenomenon. Chris wouldn't be here today in America if i...