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Italy’s largest bank by assets, Intesa Sanpaolo, has announced a deal with the country’s culture ministry to inject €5 billion into the Italian tourism sector. A big chunk of that money will be used for restoration and redevelopment projects, making more buildings available for cultural use. The investment will take place over three years in a deal...

Un’idea che vale 75 milioni di euro quella di "Greenrail", azienda del palermitano Giovanni De Lisi, che ha progettato un nuovo concept di traversa ferroviaria ecosostenibile secondo i moderni principi della circular economy. De Lisi, palermitano di nascita, è il giovane imprenditore che ha infatti dato vita, corpo e sostanza Greenrail, azienda ogg...

After world war two, Rome lured several American artists whose work became more abstract as they assimilated into the city’s creative community. Piero Dorazio, the internationally-minded Italian artist, recalled that “Americans were no longer going to Paris – that had been in the 1920s and 1930s. In the 1950s, Rome was full of artists.”  The image...

Hershey Area Playhouse announces auditions for John Patrick Shanley's Italian American Reconciliation, a comic look at life and love to usher in spring. Dubbed "a fanciful, lighthearted and zestfully comic exploration of male and female relationships" this award-winning play follows the story of Huey Maximilian Bonfigliano. Huey has a problem: Whil...

Iconic Italian actresses Monica Bellucci and Gina Lollobrigida will be honored at a three-day cultural event by Tiziana Rocca from Filming on Italy and Valeria Rumori from the Italian Institute of Culture Los Angeles. Bellucci has starred in 67 films including “The Matrix Reloaded” and “The Passion of the Christ.” She recently appeared alongside Ga...

Attention, fans of Italian baked goods (both sweet and savory) — a baker and pastry chef with some very solid experience is setting up shop on SE 92nd in Lents. According to the Portland Mercury, Michelle Vernier, who has worked with pastry at Imperial, Paley’s Place and the now-closed Wildwood, will be opening Bella’s Italian Bakery & Market in a...

James Clesi (205-837-3103; www.clesiscatering.com) knows a thing or two about boiling crawfish. After popping up outside bars and at tailgating parties for several years, Clesi opened his Mid-City flagship adjacent to the Banks Street Bar in 2015. He left that location last summer to start working on two new concepts, including a spot at Tulane Ave...

“Per affrontare le sfide che abbiamo davanti, a partire dagli ‘Obiettivi di sviluppo sostenibile dell’ONU’, bisogna mobilitare le migliori energie, i nostri talenti – spiega il presidente di Symbola Ermete Realacci nelle premessa di L’Italia in 10 selfie 2018 della Fondazione Symbola - I dieci Selfie sono dieci istantanee per mettere in luce i prim...

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 | 18:30. Italian Cultural Institute, 601 Van Ness Ave, Suite F (Opera Plaza), San Francisco (CA). Free admission | RSVP. The Verdi Festival is the first international festival dedicated exclusively to the study and production of the operas of Giuseppe Verdi, the most represented composer and celebrated ambassador of the I...

John Crispino took a year to renovate the building that now houses his restaurant. After months of renovation and preparation, Crispino’s Pizza has opened at 5031 Market St. The New York-Italian eatery, owned by John Crispino, is dishing out oven-baked pizzas, stromboli, calzones, subs and pasta dishes. Crispino owned a Crispino’s Pizza in Morehead...

Gli italiani nel mondo, storie di emigrazione passata e presente. Questo il tema al centro di “Speciale Community”, nuova trasmissione di Rai Italia, pensata per raccontare gli italiani nel mondo e fare da ponte tra le comunità italiane sparse nei diversi paesi e tra loro e la madrepatria.  A questo scopo è stata creata una rete di giornalisti–corr...

On Friday, Jan. 19, an all-new Italian film will make its North American premiere at The Loft on Tahoe's South Shore. "'Aeffetto Domino' is a movie about life and its transformation. "It's a story of Lorenzo: Sad news about his state of health will change his existence, causing a domino effect on his life and on the lives of people he loves," state...