Yesterday, the Director of the prestigious Detroit Institute of Arts, Dr. Salvador Salort-Pons, was awarded the honorific title of Officer of the Order of the Star of Italy for his contribution to the friendship with Italy and his precious collaboration with the Consulate of Italy in Detroit in the promotion of Italian culture and art. Ieri il Dire...

A few images of the event commemorating the International Holocaust Remembrance Day at the Beth El Temple of Bloomfield Hills, MI. After a presentation on Italian Judaism and on the Holocaust in Italy by University of Michigan Professor of Near Eastern Studies Gabriele Boccaccini, the musicians Davide Casali (clarinet) and Elisa Frausin (piano) pre...

Giuliano Zuccato passed away last night at the age of 85 years. Zuccato immigrated from Italy first to Canada and then to the United States. In Detroit, he became one of the designers who modeled the famous 1964 Ford Mustang. Our sympathy goes to the family of Mr. Zuccato, who has always been very active within the Italian and Italian-American comm...

Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels, published in English between 2011 and 2015, tell the story, in sometimes excruciating psychological detail, of the sixty-year friendship between two girls from a crumbling, violent neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples. The books became best-sellers in America and England, and because the author had decided to...

If you were unable to watch the show Community, journalist Stefano Salimbeni's story on the recent commemoration of the Adrian, Michigan 1901 train wreck victims is now available on the website http://www.stefanosalimbeni.com/2017/11/16/adrian-una-tragedia-volutamente-dimenticata-rai-italia/ Per coloro che non sono riusciti a vedere il programma Co...

The Week of the Italian Language in the World is an event promoted every year through the consular and diplomatic network of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This year’s edition (16-22 October) focuses on the theme “L’italiano al cinema, l’italiano nel cinema”. The Consulate of Italy in Detroit, in collaboration with the Detroit Film Theatr...

On Saturday, September 23, a group of Italian language teachers of Michigan and Ohio schools and universities took part to Prof. Roberto Tartaglione's workshop. The linguist Roberto Tartaglione is the creator of the portal ScudIta (http://www.scudit.net/mdindice.htm), a useful resource for teachers of Italian language, and the author of numerous gr...

Sabato, 16 settembre, nel primo anniversario della commemorazione della scomparsa di oltre 100 immigranti italiani nella sciagura ferroviaria “Wreck on the Wabash” del 1901, ha avuto luogo una cerimonia religiosa in ricordo delle vittime che erano da poco erano arrivate negli Stati Uniti ed erano dirette prevalentemente nel Colorado e nella Califor...

Festeggiare la Repubblica anche oltreoceano. Accade negli Stati Uniti, e l’Italia viene celebrata il 2 giugno pure nelle città americane E quest’anno, il ricevimento di Detroit si terrà presso il Detroit Opera House, in downtown Detroit. Risuonerà quindi anche nel capoluogo della contea di Wayne, l’inno di Mameli. Sotto l’egida del Consolato, il ca...

Last May 23rd, during the Honors Convocation at the Anse Creuse High School, two students were awarded the Anthony J. Bellanca Memorial Awards. The fellowship is offered to students who have distinguished themselves in the study and promotion of the Italian language by the legal firm of the same name through the N.O.I. Foundation. Parents, teachers...