More than a cafe, better than a bookstore: the Caffè Letterario tradition started four centuries ago in Europe when artists and writers used to meet in a public place, to exchange experiences, comments, and ideas on their work.   The "Caffè letterario" has changed over time. Today it is that place where literature-lovers gather to drink a cu...

A fresh, nuanced perspective on a profoundly perplexing country: this is what Wallis Wilde-Menozzi's unique, captivating narrative promises-and delivers. The Other Side of the Tiber brings Italy to life in an entirely new way, treating the peninsula as a series of distinct places, subjects, histories, and geographies bound together by a shared sens...

What turns the gentle mean, and the mean brutal? The thirst for wealth? The demand for respect? Vying for a woman? Birds of Passage recalls the Italian immigration experience at the turn of the twentieth-century when New York's streets were paved with violence and disappointment. Leonardo Robustelli leaves Naples in 1905 to seek his fort...

Roughly 17 million Americans have ties to Italy and will be celebrating their ancestry during October's Italian-American Heritage Month. With a strong influence in cooking, fashion, sports, movies, television and the arts, being Italian influences all aspects of life. Appreciating all things Italian is easy, but marrying into an Italian family can...

Join MONDO ITALIANO for an amazing journey into the heart of Rome as we explore the wonders of Pantheon, a magnificent temple dedicated to all gods. In this lecture, we will not only delve into some of the fascinating architecture of this temple but we will also look into the interesting history behind its construction as well as important mileston...

Ciao from Rome! Welcome to the 77th issue of our online magazine. What a wonderful trip I did, visiting 9 cities but most of all 10 different sparkling beautiful Italian communities presenting my book "We the Italians. Two flags, One heart. One hundred interviews" (available here http://goo.gl/f2wBha). What a terrific wave of passion for Italy, of...

When: Thursday, April 18, 2013 — 7 to 8:30 p.m.Where: Room 145, Tang Center or Building E51-145, (Tang Center) — 70 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA [map]The Circolo Italiano presents a book presentation by American journalist and author Alexander Stille.The son of Ugo Stille, a well-known Italian journalist and a former editor of Italy's Milan-based...

In a nutshell: Visiting Southern Italy can change a person. There's the unforgettable landscape, the incredibly welcoming people, and the rustic cuisine that features remarkable desserts. The memory of these experiences and sensations linger long after returning home, and can inspire home cooks to try to recreate the flavors of tarts, ice creams an...

  WTI Magazine #37    2014 July, 2Author : Biblioteca Italiana Seattle      Translation by:   How can you promote Italian culture in the United States? A group of volunteers in Seattle, WA, believes that books can offer a great contribution in this direction. Therefore, a few months ago, they decided to start a library and collect books written...

Shifting and Shaping a National Identity: Transnational Writers and Pluriculturalism in Italy Today, edited by Grace Russo Bullaro and Elena Benelli (Trobaudor, 2014), tackles issues in the controversies that revolve around migration in contemporary Italy, adopting an interdisciplinary approach to works of fiction and non-fiction.   It aims...