Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra marked their 350th concert together, with a performance in Washington D.C.’s Kennedy Center Wednesday night at the onset of their East Coast winter tour. With dignitaries in the audience including the Italian ambassador to the U.S. Armando Varricchio, it was a celebratory affair capped by the single...

Italy gave the Tuskegee Airmen a home. Now an Italian corporation hopes to make its home in Alabama for what could be a transformational project. Italian ambassador Armando Varricchio visited Moton Field in Tuskegee today, touring the training home of the celebrated World War II fighter pilots. Along with Varricchio was William Lynn III, CEO of Leo...

Former US Ambassador to Italy Ronald Spogli received today his Italian passport from Italian Ambassador to the US Armando Varricchio in a ceremony at Villa Firenze in Washington DC. Ambassador Spogli's family is originally from the town of Gubbio, near Perugia, in the Umbria region of Italy. Ronald Spogli exemplifies the outstanding contribution of...

As the Holiday Season approaches, I wish to extend to you and your families my best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. During this time we ponder the events of the past months, reflect upon the outcomes, and start planning future projects. In 2017 Italy has been on the forefront of the International scene, as Chair of the G7 and a M...

To mark the International Anti-Corruption Day, the Embassy of Italy in Washington DC organized an Italian Business Integrity Day to illustrate the tools adopted by companies to prevent illegal behavior based on international and Italian laws, but also to promote the image of Italy and its legal and economic systems. The initiative is part of the pr...

Gala dei record: difficile definire in altro modo il XII Transatlantic Award Gala Dinner, la tradizionale cena di gala che ogni anno viene organizzata dalla American Chamber of Commerce in Italy, un appuntamento ormai fisso per la business community americana in Italia e non solo che si è svolto a Milano. 800 persone hanno affollato gli East End St...

You do not know what beauty is if you have not been here," Mark Twain famously wrote about Hartford in 1868. Visiting the capital of the Constitution State 150 years later, as the ambassador of Italy to the United States, I can see why one of America's greatest writers, whose novels have been read all over the world, was moved by the beauty of this...

Quintino Cianfaglione came to Hartford from his native Abruzzo, Italy as a confident and headstrong 20-year-old searching for the American dream. Fifty years later, on a day he called “one of the most important” of his life, he said the dream had finally come true. Cianfaglione was officially sworn in Tuesday as the honorary consul of Italy in Conn...

Una storia di eccellenze, innovazione, che copre circa tre secoli. Una storia innanzitutto italiana, quella di Pirelli, che affonda le sue radici nel 1872, anno in cui a Milano venne fondato il primo stabilimento. Nei successivi 300 anni, tanti altri ne sarebbero stati aperti, e non solo in Italia. Perché oggi il marchio Pirelli è noto in tutto il...

November 7th-8th 2017, Embassy of Italy, Washington DC - SCIENCE & THE NEW INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION: INDUSTRY 4.0. Disruptive Changes: the Impact of the 4th Industrial Revolution on Research, Science, Academia, and on our daily lives The theme of this year is Science & the New Industrial Revolution: Industry 4.0: the meaning of the fourth industrial r...