The cloak of time that concealed them – not to mention the green grass that covered them – is gone at last, and the precious polychrome "fan-shaped" mosaics in [one of the] palaestrae of the Baths of Caracalla (Rome), dating back to the third century AD, have resumed their ancient luster thanks to the restoration work begun in 2015.   The pr...

Attesa per il 14 aprile quando a Milano verra' presentato agli editori italiani BooksinItaly, il primo sito per la promozione dell'editoria, della lingua e della cultura italiana nel mondo.   Disponibile in italiano e inglese, lo spazio sul web si rivolge agli editori, sia italiani sia stranieri, ai traduttori, agli italianisti e agli Istitu...

The walk to Dario Franceschini's office is in itself testament to Italy's vast heritage. Past countless paintings lining the corridors of the culture ministry, he sits dwarfed by high walls adorned with books. In any other capital, such a scene might seem as if it were put on for guests, but in Rome it feels more as if Italy has simply run out...

In light of the recent proposal to reconstruct the arena floor of the Colosseum, which has caught the attention of the world, it is worth taking into the perspective the rest of the city of Rome, which has a long history of reconstruction of ancient monuments.   Backing up, first a quick review about the Colosseum floor. It is true that alre...

La Capitale italiana della cultura è una novità introdotta con il Decreto Legge 31 maggio 2014, n. 83, contenente nuove misure in materia di tutela del patrimonio culturale, sviluppo della cultura e rilancio del turismo (convertito in legge e pubblicato nella Gazzetta Ufficiale n. 175 del 30 luglio 2014).   In particolare, il provvedimento c...

by Andrea Biondi   The creativity that characterizes "Made in Italy" products is also an industry that accounts for 2.9% of the country's GDP, as shown in a study called "Creative Italy," conducted by EY with the support of the Ministry of Culture and of the main trade associations in the country's cultural sector, including SIAE, the Italia...

Speaking in the margins of the Federculture national assembly, Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs Mario Giro stated that "Italy is an unwitting and sometimes reluctant cultural power. We have to change. Culture is an opportunity for economic growth in terms of exports, internationalisation and foreign investments. In order to tap that potential th...

Tutte le strade portano a Roma. Così la via di Francesco, il Cammino Francescano della Marca, il Cammino di San Benedetto, la via Francigena e la via Amerina si snodano nel centro Italia svelando l'arte, la storia, la spiritualità e le eccellenze dei luoghi attraversati per confluire nella capitale. Cinque percorsi di pellegrinaggio costituiscono i...

The World Heritage Sites in the Work of 14 PhotographersJune 22 - August 7Main Library, Auditorium and 1st floor exhibition stairwell101 W Flagler Street - Miami • 305-375-2665ReceptionSaturday, June 22, 1-3:30 p.m.   The Italian Ministry of Culture and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs / Consulate General of Italy in Miami presents un...

While waiting for the Golden Globe and Academy Awards coming up, the city of world cinema is getting ready to host Cinema Italian Style 2013. The annual festival dedicated to Italian contemporary cinema will kick off November 14 through the 18 at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.   The grand opening will feature the U.S. premiere of Paolo S...