The new portal, Prenot@Mi, is online at https://www.prenotami.esteri.it for booking appointments for passports and visas at the Consulate General of Italy in Houston. The Prenot@Mi portal offers some innovative features. Security has been enhanced and more robust authentication systems will be introduced to ensure user authenticity. The new graphic...

What is the meaning of “Aperitivo Italiano”? An aperitivo (or apéritif) is often described as being similar to the American happy hour, but in reality, it’s much more than that. An Aperitivo is joyous and mood-lifting, it relaxes you after a day of work or prepares you for the night to come. Aperitivo, with its cheerful yet elegant nature, is a sta...

Each year on January 27, the United Nations remembers the many people of Jewish origin affected by the Holocaust and this day is officially called the "International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust" (Il Giorno della Memoria). To remember the victims of the Holocaust, on Thursday, January 27, 2022 the ICCC in collabora...

Let us transport you to the gorgeous region of Puglia through this olive oil tasting! When: Tue, February 1, 2022 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM CST - Where: ICCC Houston, 1101 Milford St, Houston, TX 77006 We will discover a nearly unknown land, Puglia, through one of its most precious fruits: extra virgin olive oil. This will be an opportunity to learn...

Elections for the renewal of the COMITES were held in the consular districts all over the world with at least 3,000 members of AIRE (the Registry of Italian citizens residing abroad). The United States has ten consular districts: New York NY, Los Angeles CA, Boston MA, Detroit MI, Washington DC, Chicago IL, Miami FL, Philadelphia PA, San Francisco...

The Italy-American Chamber of Commerce of Texas announced registration is open for the Taste of Italy in Houston. The event connects over 500 attendees from every segment of the food and wine industry with buying power and decision-making ability. All the main Texas based brokers, importers and distributors will be present. In the years passed, key...

Friday, November 19, 2021 at 6:00 PM CST on zoom. On the occasion of the World Week of the Italian Cuisine in the World join us for webinar "THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET: FITNESS AND LONGEVITY" moderated by Diana Naridello, with the participation of Elena Volpi and Désirée Triolo. Elena Volpi, MD, PhD FGA Speaker is the Daisy Emery Allen Distinguished Ch...

Restaurateur Benjamin Berg’s stamp on the Houston restaurant scene grows again this week when his Berg Hospitality Group opens Trattoria Sofia, a rustic Italian restaurant in the Heights. It is the second restaurant opening this year from Berg, whose NoPo Café bowed in June, adding to his portfolio that includes B&B Butchers & Restaurant, B.B. Lemo...

The sixth annual Week of Italian Cuisine in the World begins Monday, November 15th through Saturday November 21st. The weeklong celebration promoting Italian cuisine is an initiative promoted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs along with other agencies such as the Italian Trade Agency (as well as Italian Cultural Institutes). The Italian Em...

An illustrated presentation on why Venice’s artistic patrimony must be saved and the preservation efforts of Save Venice, Inc. Among the sites to be toured virtually are the basilica of Santa Maria Assunta on the island of Torcello and the church of San Sebastiano. About the presenter: An expert of European art of the Renaissance and Baroque, C. D....