Andrea del Verrocchio, one of the greatest Renaissance artists and the master of Leonardo and Perugino, will star in the first-ever monographic exhibition in the United States, at the National Gallery of Art (NGA) in Washington. The exhibit will showcase some 50 masterworks including paintings, sculptures and drawings. It will run from September 15...

For the first time, Palazzo Pitti in Florence, the former residence of the Medici family, becomes the setting of a video game. A murder happens within its walls; a young art historian student must turn into detective to solve the mystery and get out of the palace. This is the plot of The Medici Game, to be released at the end of October, a game tha...

Forget wine and cheese parties. In Italy, chocolatiers and enoteche (wine shops) are holding degustazione di vino (wine tastings) with a side of chocolate. Crash courses are no longer limited to wine or olive oil. Chocolate is premiering in the “gastronomic parlor game,” wrote the New York Times in the 2003 article “Hints of Wine? Chocolate Enters...

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...

The exhibition "Verrocchio, Leonardo's master" is currently drawing to a close in Palazzo Strozzi, with a section at the Museo Nazionale del Bargello, in Florence. The exhibition brings together for the first time extraordinary masterpieces by Andrea del Verrocchio, one of the greatest masters of the fifteenth century, in close confrontation with c...

Lorenzo Lisi is an Italian manager who has chosen to move to the American West Coast to help Italian companies enter the American market. No rhetoric ... simply and pragmatically an Italian who moved to the States because he deeply loves his country and his beautiful Florence. Interviewed by Soft Power, the Italian blog of institutional relations,...

From Florence, Italy to the Bronx’s Little Italy. Italian Professional Football Club ACF Fiorentina to be Welcomed on Arthur Avenue With a Celebratory “Pep Rally” Sunday Afternoon, July 21. In Advance of Their Final USA International Champions Cup (ICC) Game, ACF Fiorentina Will Be Greeted By Fans, Local Officials & Business Owners, including Mario...

Un’Italia a più velocità, fra differenze sedimentate e spesso radicali, che quasi si stenta a credere si tratti di una Nazione sola. Unita dall’enorme ricchezza culturale, divisa nella capacità di amministrarla, di farne occasione di crescita, sviluppo, aggregazione, maturazione sociale. Strumento di consapevolezza civica e anche volano per l’econo...

She was calling my name when I got off the train in Umbria. A well-dressed woman in her seventies, a little hunched over, with celeste-colored eye shadow and a bright green handbag, emerged from the crowd on the platform. “Jordan! Jordan!” she continued at the air. She was visibly fatigued from her efforts to identify me. She hadn’t remembered me w...

Every July 4, Americans around the globe celebrate in grand style the anniversary of the ratification of the Declaration of Independence. On that date 243 years ago, 56 brave men from 13 American colonies took the bold step, which, as Abraham Lincoln put it 87 years later, “brought forth…a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the prop...