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Italy's premier has named Paolo Gentiloni as his new foreign minister, tapping a longtime center-left lawmaker and former Cabinet minister in the Romano Prodi government. Gentiloni took his oath of office Friday in the presidential palace. He replaces Federica Mogherini, who is taking over as the European Commission's foreign policy chief. &n...

U.S. engagement in problems overseas can be controversial, but it's hard to argue with the idea of Americans helping to, say, keep the Leaning Tower of Pisa from toppling.   Saving famous monuments — and many of the treasures contained within the world's crumbling architectural heritage — is essentially the mission of the World Monuments Fun...

At Mangialardo and Sons (1317 Pennsylvania Ave. SE) you'll often see police cruisers, firetrucks and ambulances double-parked on the street out front during lunchtime.   Inside the shop, there's usually a standing crowd of people waiting with numbered tickets in their hands: construction crews in blue hard hats, painters in speckled pants an...

When: Sunday, December 21, 2014 — 2 to 5 p.m.Where: Sons of Italy – 520 Pleasant St., Watertown MA On Dec. 21, the Ciociaro Social Club will present an afternoon of music and song with the Fratelli Rocca.The Fratelli Rocca have been coming to the United States during the Christmas season from Valle di Comino, Italy, for the past several years, ent...

As a member of the BAIA board I felt that I should visit the new campus of the Italian International School at 735 Fell Street in San Francisco, CA. After all, BAIA represents and serves Italian entrepreneurs, executives and professionals working in the Bay Area.   Many of them have young kids or are thinking about starting a family. Last Th...

di Paolo Battaglia   Nel 1985 a Stockton, Missouri, un mio calcio era stato determinante in una partita di football americano della squadra della scuola dove ero foreign exchange student. Nel 2014 decido per una deviazione del nostro Italian American Country tour per tornare a vedere la scuola e assitere a una match contro la stessa squadra...

If it's been a few years since you last visited Milan (our top choice for 52 Places to Go in 2015), you're in for a pleasant shock. Yes, the preparations for the World Expo being held here this year (May through October) turned large swaths of the city into construction zones, many of which are still in progress.   But alongside these urban...

  WTI Magazine #52    2015 January, 23Author : Umberto Mucci      Translation by:   In these very days, a new video about Italy has been published by the Italian Minister for Economic Development. It is called "Italy the Extraordinary Commonplace", and it makes us very proud of being Italians: it shows Italy beyond the stereotypes. 

Last summer, Mayor Bill de Blasio paid homage his Italian roots with a nine-day family vacation to his ancestral homeland that garnered widespread media attention.   This month, he's making a much shorter journey to the New York University Kimmel Center in Manhattan to honor his maternal heritage.   Read more   Source: htt...

The University of Virginia is installing new capitals on its historic Rotunda. The column-toppers are part of the $50-million restoration of the centerpiece of Mr. Jefferson's university. Crews plan to lift the first of the 6,800 pound Carrara marble toppers into place Monday. Italian craftsmen created the 16 new capitals based on Thomas Jeffe...

Join the Chicagoland Italian American Charitable Organization on February 27th as they host the 3rd Friday Night Fights at the Medinah Shriners Hall found at 550 N. Shriners Dr. (off Swift and Army trail Rd.).   Doors will open at 6 pm. The card begins around 7 pm. Food and beverages will be available for sale. Tickets are available starting...

Provost Alan M. Garber announced today that Harvard art and architecture history professor Alina Payne will become director of the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies at Villa I Tatti in Florence, Italy. She will take up her new role this summer.   Payne succeeds Lino Pertile, the Carl A. Pescosolido Professor of Romanc...