When Fabio Finotti welcomes us to the Italian Institute of Culture, he acts like a gracious host. The Director has been in New York for one year, but he is already comfortable with the many cultural Italian realities of the city.  We chose to interview him last for this series of articles dedicated to the promoters of our heritage, because he is th...

Tucked away on Greene Street in Lower Manhattan is a storefront whose late-19th century cast-iron facade—complete with ornate Corinthian columns drenched in a rich cream color—juxtaposes against bold, red branding. This cohesion of contemporary design and historic architecture serves as the backdrop for Italian lighting brand Foscarini’s flagship N...

ITA (Italian Trade Agency), in collaboration with FEDERORAFI (Federazioni Nazionale Orafi Argentieri Gioiellieri Fabbricanti) and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will host “The Italian Jewelry Manifesto” a three-day inspirational and educational workshop on the strategy of the Italian Jewelry Sector, featuring over 50 Italian jewelry brand...

Friday, May 20, 2022, 8:00 PM EDT. The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street, New York, NY. Ticket is 25 $. . Pianist Alexis Zingale, creator of the Southern Italian Piano Project, performs works of under-represented southern Italian composers. Recital will include works of A. Scarlatti, D. Scarlatti, Cimarosa, Longo, Cilea, Pila...

Calling all foodies! As the Italians say, qui si mangia bene–here, we eat well! Whether you live in the Big Apple or are traveling in from afar, taking a trip to Mulberry Street to eat is a must.  NYC’s Little Italy is steaming hot with savory Italian cuisine, and centuries-old recipes straight from Nonna’s cookbook.  In the late 1800s, Italians em...

In the heart of Columbia University, the most famous university campus of the Upper West Side, a six-story gem stands out from the rest of the buildings. It is the headquarters of the Italian Academy, which was founded in 1991, subsequent to a deal made between Columbia University and the Italian Republic and that, before that time, had been the “C...

Even as questions about the future of traditionally office-concentrated neighborhoods like midtown and the Financial District continue to make headlines, new restaurants and bars move into the formerly much buzzier areas.  Firenze Ristorante Toscano & Bar is the latest addition to the former, an Eataly operation on the third floor of 101 Liberty St...

A new Italian has landed in North America as Ferrari of Central New Jersey invited clients out to view the very first Ferrari 296 GTS in the United States. The U.S. debut of the new 296 GTS occurred at Ferrari of New York, the corporate showroom and design center of Ferrari North America. The clients of Ferrari of Central New Jersey, part of the Mu...

On View until May 29. Hours: 11;00am-6:00pm, Friday 11:00am-8:00pm. Closed Mondays. Free Guided Tours, Fridays at 6pm. Reservations are not required! Admission: free. Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University, 15 East 84th Street, Manhattan. Pompeii in Color: The Life of Roman Painting presents frescoes from the National Arc...

Nicola Lucchi came to New York for love. His wife was born in Manhattan and Lucchi, who is now the Managing Director of the Center for Italian Modern Art, met her almost by chance when he was still a teenager. They were pen pals at a time when social media didn’t exist. After he graduated high school, his parents paid for him to travel to the Unite...