On the occasion of the 699th anniversary of the death of Dante Aligheri, the Italian Heritage and Culture Committee of New York, Inc. (IHCC-NY, Inc.), together with the Società Dante Alighieri di NYC, Inc., will celebrate the genius of the great medieval poet and philosopher on March 24 and 25. On the evening of March 24, the John D. Calandra Itali...

Italy has established a national day dedicated to Dante Alighieri, known as the Father of the Italian language, to be marked each year on 25 March. The annual event, to be known as Dantedì, was approved by the Italian government following a proposal put forward by culture minister Dario Franceschini. The news comes as Italy prepares to celebrate th...

Sono tantissimi i progetti artistici in corso di realizzazione in vista delle celebrazioni di Dante 2021. Dopo la Divina Commedia "da Guinness" disegnata a matita su un enorme foglio di 97 metri in Finlandia, ora l'opera letteraria che ha reso celebre il "Sommo Poeta" nel mondo finisce dipinta sui violini. E' il progetto di Leonardo Frigo, artista...

Wednesday January 8, 5:30 pm. John D. Calandra Italian American Institute of Queens College/CUNY. 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, Manhattan, NY. Admission: free. Contact: Dante in Italiano 212 966-3245 danteinitalianonyc@yahoo.com The Dante in Italiano group has been reading for two years and in January, 2020, will finally be in the second half of...

For tourists, the best months to visit the breathtaking city of Florence are May, June, September and October. That is because the days are warm and long. July and August are very humid, to the point that even Florentines tend to leave the city and seek the cool of the Apennines or the coast. This means that, very often, many restaurants and shops...

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...

The contemporary reimagining of the 14th century poem is among the first projects being developed by head of originals Lauren Corrao. Freeform, on the heels of its Pretty Little Liars and Cloak and Dagger cancellations, is looking to put a new spin on one of the most famous poems ever. The Disney-owned basic cable network has put a contemporary rei...

Thursday October 3. 6:30 pm. Casa Italiana Zerilli - Marimò, 24 W 12th St, New York, NY 10011. Organized by Prof. Alison Cornish, "Dante and..." is a series of lectures that focus on Dante's relevance in today's world. In ENGLISH. Admission: free; Member seat reservation is exclusively for Casa Italiana members. General RSVP is for the general publ...

Seven hundred years on, the question of where Dante’s remains should be kept remains divisive and one more cause for polemica (controversy). The dispute started after La Repubblica, Italy’s major daily, published an article hinting at ongoing negotiations, happening ‘behind the scenes,’ between the city administrations of Ravenna and Florence, to t...

Fra un paio di settimane, il 16 giugno, si terrà il Bloomsday, la festa dedicata a Leopold Bloom e al suo creatore, James Joyce. Chiamarla festa è riduttivo, perché l’occasione mette insieme ogni anno letture pubbliche, lezioni, spettacoli, convegni, mostre, appuntamenti conviviali, pranzi, cene e bevute: in onore dell’Ulisse, il capolavoro dello s...