The Italian Academy - 1161 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10027 (Just south of 118th Street) - Thu, Oct 19, 2017, 11:00 am - REGISTER - Dario Franceschini, Italian Minister of Cultural Heritage in conversation with David Freedberg, Pierre Matisse Professor of the History of Art, & Director of the Italian Academy, Columbia University and with Dario...

Thursday, October 19 - Sunday, October 22, 2017. Italy on Screen Today New York festival. The Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Tourism, in collaboration with the Italian Consulate in New York, Rai Cinema, the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimo', New York University, and Stony Brook University, under the aegis...

Italian Culture Minister Dario Franceschini on Tuesday inaugurated the restored first-floor rooms of the Svevo Castle in the Puglia regional capital of Bari ahead of their opening to the public shortly. The space, which until recently hosted the offices of the Superintendent of Archaeology, Fine Arts and Landscape, will soon be used to display cont...

Visitors to the Colosseum can now enjoy even more of the ancient amphitheater and the spectacular views it offers of Rome. Officials on Tuesday showed off the newly restored fourth and fifth levels of the Colosseum, which are opening to the public for guided tours starting Nov. 1. Included in the visit is a connecting hallway that has never before...

Imagine if the artistic heritage was a sports discipline, or if it was as measurable as the economic dynamics are. Italy would have a primacy that neither sport nor the economy have ever seen, something that justifies the definition of "cultural superpower". This overpower is also a huge responsibility. Those who take care of it professionally know...

Italy's Culture Ministry says the number of visitors to Italian museums continues to rise two years after reforms that included opening top museum positions to foreigners for the first time. The ministry said Sunday that the number of museum visitors rose by 7 percent to more than 23 million in the first half of the year, more than 2 million more t...

Representing We the Italians, I recently had the honor to attend a special presentation about the new Italian Strategic Plan for Tourism 2017-2022. This is a very important document that brings a brand new concept and design to the Italian offer towards tourists all around the world. During the presentation We the Italians learnt several interestin...

The Great Pompeii Project, which began in 2012, is nearing its conclusion. “€65.4 million has been spent,” stated General Manager Luigi Curatoli, “and nine restoration sites have been opened, three more have yet to begin. By 2018, the entire €105 million plan allocated by the European Union will be completed. The new plan, with work lasting two and...

La cultura è uno dei motori trainanti dell’economia italiana, uno dei fattori che più alimentano la qualità e la competitività del made in Italy. Il Sistema Produttivo Culturale e Creativo, fatto da imprese, PA e non profit, genera 89,9 miliardi di euro e ‘attiva’ altri settori dell’economia, arrivando a muovere nell’insieme 250 miliardi, equivalen...

Tourist flows should be monitored at famous sites in Italy in cities like Rome and Florence, with access limited when crowd numbers swell, the culture and tourism minister said on Tuesday. Italy's 51 UNESCO World Heritage sites include whole city centers and town squares which have been increasingly worn out by the footfall of visitors over the cen...