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In order to facilitate the issue of passports for children under the age of 18, during the school year, the Consulate General of Italy will dedicate Wednesday afternoons from 3 pm to 5 pm to our younger citizens! For minors it will no longer be necessary to book an appointment online however it will be necessary to send an email request to passapor...

Nel 2020 dovrebbero tenersi le elezioni dei Comites. Condizionale d’obbligo visto che nel bilancio della Farnesina non c’è traccia delle risorse necessarie per lo svolgimento delle elezioni e perché in molti – ultimo in ordine di tempo il senatore Petrocelli in Svizzera – hanno sostenuto che il voto sarà rinviato. A fronte di questa situazione, Fuc...

After being invited to participate in the fourth annual MLB College Showcase in Arizona last month, FIBS Academy graduate and Team Italy U18 catcher Lorenzo Moressi has received a scholarship from New Mexico Junior College to begin his journey abroad as a student and baseball player for the Thunderbirds in Division I of the National Junior College...

Few of us would mistake Milan for Munich, but some southern Italians jokingly call their northern countrymen tedeschi, a nod to the cultural ties that the Alpine regions of Italy share with Germany and Austria. In these northernmost reaches of Italy lie some of the country’s most fascinating—and unexpected—craft traditions: everything from copper c...

Imagine the U.S. building a statue of Ho Chi Minh in the middle of New York City. Or one of Nikita Khrushchev in Washington DC. As unlikely as its sounds for a mighty empire to build such a monument to a once-great, potentially vanquished foe, that's how Ancient Rome used to roll. No matter what your high school history teacher told you, the Romans...

Join the Rhode Island Region as we celebrate the holidays with an evening that includes dinner and an entertaining Trivia Night Italian Style at the Aurora Civic Association on Wednesday, December 4th, beginning at 6:00PM. Guest speaker Carla Gambescia, travel writer and author of La Dolce Vita University: An Unconventional Guide to Italian Culture...

The menu at Aqua Vino in Utica will not startle you. If you enjoy traditional Italian steakhouse style choices with a healthy dose of seafood options, you will be comfortably pleased with the selection. So the significant question for us on our recent Wednesday visit was about how well executed the old favorites would be. We left very happy indeed....

In the early twentieth century Albert Einstein discovered that time could stretch and space bend, and a multi-dimensional mathematics would eventually be needed to describe the cosmos that his physics predicted. In this lecture, Professor Egginton shows how, by confronting some of the greatest metaphysical problems of their day, Dante and the theol...

Susan takes us to Naples, where she explores a special place related to Santa Chiara. The old looming Church of Santa Chiara in the heart of Naples is well worth a break in your day. Built between 1313 and 1340, this Provençal – Gothic structure is a religious complex that includes a Franciscan monastery, tombs, an archaeological museum and a very...

New York has more than its share of posh, high-end Italian restaurants, but Felice 56 is the first of real significance since Lincoln Ristorante at Lincoln Center opened ten years ago. (Last year’s Leoni made an attempt in décor, but the food fell well short.) Indeed, Felice 56, has overcome the problems of a subterranean, windowless space that use...

As far as Italian wine regions go, it’s hard to beat Barolo. Crowds are thinner than in Chianti, the food better than in Friuli, the landscape lusher than in Umbria or Sicily. In the heart of Italy’s northwestern Piedmont region — a gastronomic paradise famous for its rich pastas and white truffles that are in season right now — this noble wine reg...

During World War II, the U.S. government threw 60,000 Italian immigrants in internment camps, and forced hundreds of thousands of Italian immigrants and Americans of Italian descent from the east and west coasts of the United States for being what was described as “enemy aliens.” Like the Japanese immigrants and Japanese Americans, Italian immigran...