In Venice, Italy, it’s that time again. Time for grand costume balls, fierce mask contests, towering wigs and a parade of preening, strutting revelers as city residents and visitors from around the world take part in its annual carnival. The season technically began on Jan. 27 with the Flight of the Angel, a ritual dating to the 1500s, and an openi...

Si è conclusa domenica scorsa la 65esima edizione dell’Harvard Model United Nations, la più grande simulazione mondiale dell’Assemblea generale delle Nazioni Unite, alla quale partecipano ogni anno più di 3.000 studentesse e studenti da tutto il mondo. E p er la prima volta una studentessa italiana ha ricevuto una menzione d’onore da parte del pres...

As we celebrate leading women in the wine industry this week during NH Wine Week, it’s fitting to recognize Marilisa Allegrini, an Italian leading lady of wine. The Allegrini family roots date back to the 16th century and it is one of the most prominent wine producers in Italy today. Marilisa Allegrini, a sixth-generation member of the family, beca...

Nel quadro delle attività promozionali del quinto Summit mondiale di SelectUSA (area di Washington, D.C., 20-22 giugno 2018) Il Consolato Generale degli USA a Milano organizza tre seminari informativi sugli investimenti negli Stati Uniti che si svolgeranno a Torino (27 febbraio ‘18), Verona (28 febbraio ‘18) e Firenze (1 marzo ‘18) e che vedranno l...

There has never been a better time to get into bubbles. Sommeliers almost universally love Champagne, and, across America, our collective thirst for Proseccois growing at record speed. Sales of Prosecco are expected to surpass both rosé wineand “discounted Champagne” by 2020, according to Vinexpo CEO Guillaume Deglise. This presents a compelling ca...

Dubbed “La Rotonda” because of its unique architecture, it is a rare example of an eight-sided Catholic church. Construction began in 1594, and it’s believed the architect, Francesco Zamberlan, chose the octagonal shape for the symbolism of the number eight in the Christian religion.  The structure is actually composed of two polyhedrons: the churc...

The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere invites you to CASANOVA: The World of a Sedcutive Genius. A book presentation with Author, Laurence Bergreen. Tuesday, Feb. 13th @7:00 PM. Casa Belvedere, 79 Howard Ave, SI, NY 10301. Suggested Donation: $20 per person. (Q & A and a light reception will follow the program). Please Call 718-273-7660...

As always, the Venice Carnival 2018 will be a triumph of flavors, of enogastronomy and of conviviality. This tradition will be the common thread throughout the great Venetian Festival which will take place from January 27th until February 13th, 2018. The Carnival of Venice is the most important and magnificent of Venetian celebrations.  It is a muc...

Benjamin Franklin wrote in 1789 that nothing can be said to be certain except death and taxes, but now, 229 years later, we'd like to add one more item to that listing. In 2018, nothing can be said to be certain except death, taxes and Dolce & Gabbana's millennial and Generation Z obsession — because here we are, in the middle of the Spring 2018 se...

A slew of events attends the quincentenary of one of Venice’s most beloved old masters. Jacopo Robisti, better known as Tintoretto, was born in Venice in 1518 (though the exact date is unknown). To celebrate the 500th anniversary of his birth, Venice and other cities around the world are preparing some pretty special events. Getting the party start...