While I am preparing to assume my new responsibilities as Italian Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, I would like to extend my greetings to all Italian citizens, Italian-Americans and friends of Italy living in this region. It was a great experience enjoying the wonderful Italian-American community in Philadelphia and working with so many friend...

Philadelphia’s lone European diplomat is leaving, after making a mark on the city’s academic, business, and professional communities — unusual after four years in a job whose public duties include signing visas and hosting parties. But Consul General Andrea Canepari was drafted to do more — to build new contacts between Italian Americans and today’...

Italian culture is embedded into the daily lives of Philadelphians, whether they know it or not. “We are now in Center City, which is a translation of centro cittá,” said Andrea Canepari from his office that overlooks Independence Hall, Washington Square and the bustling intersection of 6th and Walnut streets. “It’s an Italian and European concept....

An Italian leader is in Erie, looking to build ties. Consul General of Italy Andrea Canepari met with Rep. Flo Fabrizio Friday in hopes of exchanging culture and economic strategies. "It is a strange period in history, but that's why it is important to remember our ties between Italy and the United States."   Canepari visited the E...

Dear Fellow Citizen, Firstly, I wish to extend my cordial greetings to you and to your families. As you may know, we recently concluded the "2013 Year of Italian Culture in the United States" in the course of which a multitude of successful events were organized throughout the country and in particular in our consular jurisdiction, as a demonstra...

As part of our ongoing commitment for the promotion of the Italian language in the United States, the Consulate General of Italy has been in contact with the "School District of Philadelphia" in order to facilitate the participation of all external candidates in the Italian AP examination scheduled to take place on May 15 at noon.   Those wh...

Gianpiero D'Alia, Italian Minister for Public Administration, will visit Penn Wednesday December 11. D'Alia will present and discuss "La sfida del Governo italiano tra riforme e crescita economica" [The Italian Government's Challenge between Reforms and Economic Growth] with Italian Consul General Andrea Canepari, professors Cristina Bicchieri (Cha...

by Andrea Canepari   Dear friends of Italy, Italians and Italian Americans, When I began service as Consul General of Italy in Philadelphia it was in many ways like coming home. This great region boasts one of the most accomplished and largest populations of Italian Americans in the United States. The birthplace of the United States of Amer...

With a goal of promoting cultural exchange, tourism and economic opportunities, officials have announced that Toms River has joined the Sister Cities International program and has formed a partnership with Matera, Italy.   The partnership, announced at dedication ceremonies for the Jay and Linda Grunin Center for the Arts at Ocean County Col...