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...

Italy has begun the candidacy process to have the Via Appia Antica inserted in the Unesco World Heritage List, the Italian culture ministry announced on Thursday. The bid for Unesco recognition refers to the full route of the Appian Way, from Rome to Brindisi in south-east Italy, and including the Via Traiana, built by Emperor Trajan as an extensio...

Cathedrals, churches and basilicas across Italy are at risk of being razed by earthquakes that could strike at any moment. But the government is on a mission to protect some of the country’s most significant and vulnerable religious buildings from disastrous seismic shocks. A new national project backed with €250m from Italy’s multibillion-euro pot...

On the occasion of the VI Edition of the Italian Design Day, on March23,  the Institute presents: Upcycling: Italian technology to support a new idea of recycling, an event in collaboration with the School of Architecture and Design of the New York Institute of Technology. Curated by Alessandro Melis and Christian Pongratz, with the participation o...

From Sunday, March 20, 2022 to Saturday, March 26, 2022 - Organized by Istituto Capri nel Mondo with Ministry of Culture, ENI, and Italian Trade Agency, under the patronage of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and Ministry of Economic Development. In collaboration with Italian Cultural Institute Los Angeles, and Hollywood Ch...

The Director General of the Mission Unit for the implementation of the Recovery Plan of the Ministry of Culture, Angelantonio Orlando, and the Director General for Italians Abroad of the Farnesina, Luigi Maria Vignali, signed today, at the Ministry of Culture, the Agreement that officially launches the Recovery Plan Project "Tourism of the Roots -...

The seventh edition of Filming Italy - Los Angeles, created and organized by Tiziana Rocca, Agnus Dei and the Italian Cultural Institute Los Angeles, will be held 50% live and the other half virtually, presenting over 50 titles, including films, TV series, unpublished and unreleased docufilms, short films as well as master classes. The honorary pre...

The Italian government is renovating a disused 18th-century prison on the remote island of Santo Stefano as part of a large-scale initiative that will include the making of a new museum. The initiative is being named for David Sassoli, the Italian Democrat who formerly served as president of the European Parliament. Sassoli died earlier this month...

According to the data collected by Istat in 2019, there are over 4,800 museums in Italy. This number includes galleries, archaeological areas, ecomuseums, and monuments. It may not come as much of a surprise, considering the wealth of Italy’s artistic heritage. This is spread throughout the Italian territory: one municipality out of three has at le...