We The Italians | What's up with WTI: Editorial # 98

What's up with WTI: Editorial # 98

Ciao from Rome, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the motherland! 2017 is leaving us, it has been a year full of many success and very interesting people here at We the Italians.

In this final part of the year, we've been glad to be guest at RAI, the Italian television, in the tv show "Community", the RAI program dedicated to the Italians abroad. The episode will be broadcasted next December 21, at 6.45 EST.

Before that, We the Italians had the honor to represent those Italian Americans who donated to the fundraising of the Italian American Museum to help restoring art damaged by the 2016 earthquake. More than 15,000 $ will be used, thanks to the kind donations received by the Italian American Museum of New York, to restore three artworks from Norcia, in Umbria, from the Monastery of St. Benedict. In the astonishing Museo delle Terme di Dicoleziano in Rome, close to the magnificent Michelangelo's cloister, an auction of Italian contemporary art raised more than 50,000 € to help restoring other artworks damaged during the 2016 earthquake in Umbria: we were very happy to spend a few minutes telling how wonderful the Italian American community is, and how much it has been generous to help Italy.

Another exciting news is that we already are working at the 2017 We the Italians yearbook: very soon a new book will be published, with the 24 interviews published both in Italian and in English during this year. It will be soon available on Amazon. Obviously the interviews don't stop, in fact we already have done the first two of the next year. The 2016 yearbook can be bought and/or donated here.

A few days ago, we also had the pleasure of meeting our Texan Italian very talented friends Romina Olson and Sergio Carvajal, director and producer of "Tiramisu for Two", a wonderful comedy that we'll have the privilege to see in its one and only Roman show on December 19th. An amazing movie!

Last but not least, something that does not regard We the Italians, but the whole country (actually, the whole WORLD!): as you know, the Neapolitan art of pizza twirling has joined Unesco’s list of “intangible heritage”. As a Christmas gift to you, here is the video that convinced the UNESCO committee: nine minutes of love for Pizza, for Naples, for Italy, for being Italian! Nine minutes of love!

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That’s all for now. So stay tuned, fasten your seat belt and enjoy the ride. The future’s so bright, we gotta wear shades!