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...

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 -...