Mantua is a tiny medieval city that punches way above its weight in history, architectural splendor, and delicious cuisine. Considered one of the main artistic and cultural hubs in Northern Italy, its Centro Storico, or historical city center, and nearby Sabbioneta form a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site. Mantua owes a lot of its prestige to th...

To celebrate the 450° anniversary of Claudio Monteverdi‘s birth, the Italian cities of Cremona, where the famous composer comes from, Mantova and Venice will evoke  Monteverdi’s life and masterpieces within historical palaces, baroque churches and beautiful hidden gardens and courts. In what has been labelled the “year of Monteverdi“, which started...

Italy is a country rich in culture and history that should be unveiled to the entire international public: too often tourists only end up visiting Rome, Florence and Venice. It shouldn’t happen to someone who was born and raised abroad, but since the first time I've heard drums rolling during a show of Sbandieratori Italiani on tour in Australia, I...

Combining simple, local ingredients with tradition, a dash of history and never-ending love Mantuan cuisine is known as the food of princes and people. Many dishes date back to the days of the House of Gonzaga, a princely family that ruled from 1328 to 1708. Others combine quality local produce with the age-old tradition of filled pasta to create M...

By Beatrice Bondi Lunedì sera presso la Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò della New York University è stata inaugurata la mostra fotografica Renaissance Ideal Cities, che vede protagoniste le due affascinanti città rinascimentali Pienza e Sabbioneta, entrambe riconosciute Patrimonio Mondiale dell'Umanità dall'UNESCO. Seppur situate in due differenti r...

by Andrea Carli   Cakes and candies, cakes and candies and more cakes and candies, and the diet can wait. At the end of the Easter holidays, families will have taken €400 million out of their pockets to buy confections, estimated Codacons, a consumer association.   Six out of ten Italians will serve the Colomba cake (shaped like a dov...

Sarà Mantova la capitale italiana della cultura 2016. Lo ha annunciato martedì il presidente della Giuria di Selezione, Marco Cammelli, consegnando la busta con il nome della premiata al Ministro dei beni e delle attività culturali e del turismo, Dario Franceschini. Le altre nove città arrivate alla finale sono state: Aquileia, Como, Ercolano, Parm...

Have you been in Italy before ? Had a great time, but came back feeling like deep down you never really left the US? You are not alone. That is what our Dialogue of Civilization is tailored for. During this 1 month program you will not only get to follow intensive language and culture courses, but you will get to experience the true "secret life" o...

Date: Friday, April 22, 2016. Time: 6:30 PM. Location: IIC (601 Van Ness Ave, Suite F, San Francisco). Organized by: IIC in collaboration with: Amici Americani della Mille Miglia; California Mille; Automobile Club di Mantova. Events relating to the California Mille vintage car race. The Manifold Wonders of Mantova, a p...

Domenica prossima, 21 dicembre, a Magnacavallo - capitale morale dell'emigrazione mantovana - si celebrerà un evento in memoria di Francesca Saverio Cabrini, Patrona degli Emigranti. L'evento si articolerà in due momenti: prima la Santa Messa nella chiesa parrocchiale alle 10:00 e poi la visita al Museo dell'emigrato "Wally Cremaschi Miglioret...