The Embassy of Italy in Washington and the consular network in the USA celebrate the eighth edition of Italian Design Day, which takes place on March 14, with a rich program of events to be held throughout the country until May, under the theme “Creating value – inclusivity, innovation, and sustainability” chosen for the exhibition promoted by the...

Net of an Italian leg of 170,000 spectators and a series of sold out events across Europe, the announcement of new dates scheduled for next winter in the US just arrived. "I don’t stop because going on stage and giving my all to the audience is what I have been for more than 30 years. The hug I’m receiving in every city that has given me affection...

Multimedia on-air personality Maria Marino has a clear philosophy: Take advantage of any opportunity for growth. “I want to keep pushing boundaries,” the 34-year-old New Jersey native says. “It can be a hard path, but I think it’s rewarding when you keep challenging yourself and putting yourself in situations where you’re going to learn and grow.”...

On the occasion of the reopening of the library at the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, the exhibition Teatricci will open to the public, presenting an installation and selection of artworks by Italian artist Alessandra Ricci. Teatricci originates from the artist’s passion for theater and illustrated books, from the fascination for the unpred...

Holy Week is central to the spiritual lives of Italians on both sides of the Atlantic. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish and Shrine and the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii will play their parts from Palm Sunday (March 24) to Easter Sunday (March 31). OUR LADY OF MT. CARMEL (Melrose Park) will celebrate Mass with the distribution of palms at 7:45 a.m. and...

Event date: The March 14 2024, 18:00 (Local time) - Place: Design Museum of Chicago, 108 N State St, 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL 60602 On the occasion of the Italian Design Day (IDD), and within the context of the thematic series In Futuro: a Survey of Possibilities, the Italian Cultural Institute and the Consulate General of Italy in Chicago, in collab...

At almost 77, Paul Rinaldi of Chiarugi Hardware in Chicago’s Little Italy thinks about retirement every day. It is a reasonable idea after 56 years in business and a cancer diagnosis two years ago. Yet six times a week, with his wife, Carole, who has her own health challenges, the couple still drives up to two hours every day from their home in sub...

The Italian American Political Coalition will present Judge Celia G. Gamrath with its William Paca Award, Richard Caifano with its Lifetime Achievement Award and Richard Catezone with its Public Service Leadership Award at its annual Heritage Celebration on March 7 at Elmcrest Banquets in Elmwood Park. For tickets, call 708-369-2500. Richard Caifan...

The Italian Trade Agency pulled together a representation of what was undoubtedly some of the best Italian menswear and accessories for the Chicago Collective last week. But of course, because they’re Italian, the presentation went way beyond fabulous fashion to include a true lifestyle statement. Each day, the ITA lounge became a bustling scene, o...

"Sono molto orgoglioso delle mie origini italiane," David Manica said in Italian before switching to English for the rest of the presentation. It was 2019 and Manica, the most important and successful architect in the world when it comes to designing stadiums, was in Milan to present his proposal for Milan's new stadium. After that, Manica began wo...