Every year the Italian Ministry of Culture, through the General Directorate of Libraries and Copyright, awards the National Translation Awards to Italian and foreign translators and publishers who have contributed to the diffusion of Italian culture abroad and of foreign culture in our country. The Awards acknowledges the cultural and professional...

On Wednesday, July 19, 2023 in Rome, at the Ministry of Culture, a ceremony will take place to return an incunabulum from 1493 with which Christopher Columbus, on his return from the Americas, describes his voyage to the Spanish royalty. The bibliographic document was stolen before 1988 from the Biblioteca Marciana in Venice. Following in-depth inv...

The Italian government is putting up Italian cuisine as this year's candidate to join the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage, sources said Thursday. The government has decided, on a proposal from the Ministers of Agriculture and Food Sovereignty Francesco Lollobrigida and Culture Gennaro Sangiuliano, to nominate the practice of Italian cui...

A €1.2 million ($1.27 million) Italian fund established to boost theatrical distribution of feature films around the world is set to double to more than €2 million and expand its scope to cover streaming and television. “What we would like to do is increase the distribution of Italian movies all around the world,” Roberto Stabile, head of special p...

Tiziana Rocca, CEO of Filming Italy, announces the 8th edition of Filming Italy Los Angeles Festival will be held on March 1, 2023 at 6pm with a red carpet evening gala at the Harmony Gold Theater, 7655 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046 which has set Oscar nominated Giancarlo Giannini – also slated to get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Ma...

Italy's culture ministry has announced the 10 finalists for the 2025 edition of the Italian Capital of Culture.  The shortlisted towns and cities vying for the title must present their bids to a jury appointed by the culture ministry in Rome on 20-21 March. The jury will then be tasked with recommending the most suitable candidate for the prestigio...

Italy’s Ministry of Culture has backed the Appian Way’s candidacy to become a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the first time such a bid has had national support in the country. The Appian Way is a 2,300-year-old road connecting Rome to the southeastern Italian city of Brindisi. When work on the road began in 312 BC, it was one of the largest infrastruc...

Italy is full of culturally important sites. In fact, there are so many that it becomes nearly impossible to fund their maintenance and sometimes, sorely needed rescue and repair operations. I Luoghi del Cuore (or “Places of the Heart is an initiative conducted by FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano), a private, non-profit organization that serves as the...

As Italy’s general election looms, the public is asked to go to the polls for another national campaign: I Luoghi del Cuore (or "Places of the Heart"). The initiative is conducted by FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano), a private, non-profit organization that serves as the National Trust of Italy.  Working in collaboration with the Ministry of Cultural H...

Thirty breathtaking flights over Italian archaeology and beauty. From the most well-known and visited places of cultural heritage to the lesser-known ones. The new campaign of the Ministry of Culture is a spectacular journey that allows people to look at archaeological areas, villas and monumental complexes from an original point of view: thanks to...