Snow falls on the rooftops in eerie silence. Just days ago this mountainous countryside at the border with Austria was packed with tourists. Now it is almost deserted, its ski resorts, hotels and restaurants closed. We usually cross the border to go shopping and to fill our tanks with petrol which costs less and is of better quality, but now the Au...

Many in the Capital Region know the Ecobelli family name thanks to decades of Italian American cooking and Laurina, the generous woman behind the former Ballston Spa restaurant, Ecobelli’s Tam O’Shanter Inn. “She knew everybody in town and almost everybody worked for the restaurant at one time or another,” said Tom Ecobelli, one of Laurina’s grandc...

Every student of architecture sooner or later encounters the great Italian Renaissance master Andrea Palladio. They learn of his classical predilections, his interest in symmetry and harmony, his simplified forms and how they determined function. They study his urban palaces and churches, his Teatro Olimpico in Vicenza and, especially, his countrys...

On March 12, 2020, our little bookstore in Boston's North End neighborhood was closed for two weeks, to make sure our staff, our community, and our customers stay safe as the coronavirus pandemic puts everyone at risk. We hope to re-open on Friday, March 27. However, this is a tentative date, and if the situation in our area will still be critical,...

NOIAW Connecticut Region invites you to an interactive discussion with Italian American women authors, focusing on what compels them to write about their heritage, family, and community. The panel will examine the contemporary situation of immigration in Connecticut, and how their families’ immigrant past empowers them to be successful in the prese...

During my presentations, I show several old pictures of my immigrant grandparents and relatives in their later years in Italy and early days in America.  One thing conspicuous in the pictures is that they did not smile.  It is the rare image where a twinkle, even a slight crack at the side of the mouth, is visible.  No, they do not look uncomfortab...

The #Feeling #Italian #book has finally been published. Do you want to know more about what Feeling Italian means today? The “Feeling Italian” book uses the photographic language to explore the #multicultural #identities and #global #citizenship. 89 images selected from an international Jury, together with personal stories and narratives (Italian a...

The Italian Department at Georgetown University, in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy and the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, presents a conference by Prof. Tiziana de Rogatis, Università per Stranieri di Siena, Elena Ferrante’s Key Words: Examining the Neapolitan Quartet. The conference is conceived as an Ariadne's thread of key words, which,...

Wednesday March 18 - 6:00 pm. The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute - 25 West 43rd Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues), Manhattan, NY. Admission: free; open to the public. Contact: 212-642-2094 calandra@qc.edu Co-sponsored by the Centro Primo Levi of New York and the Società Dante Alighieri di NYC, Inc. The panelists will discuss the fir...

When: Thursday, March 12, 2020 From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm - Where: Rizzoli Bookstore, 1133 Broadway, NYC - What: Exile and Creativity is a collection of essays from a program held in 2017-18 at the Italian Cultural Institute, in collaboration with Centro Primo Levi. The essays examine the lives of Italian scientists, intellectuals, artists, professors...