The Concert of the Finalists is always exciting event, sponsored by the Verdi Opera Theatre of Michigan, in collaboration with the Italian American Club of Livonia Charitable Foundation, the Italian American Cultural Society, the Dante Alighieri Society of Michigan, and Detroit Opera, under the auspices of the Italian Consulate of Italy in Detroit....

Dearly beloved compatriots, I assumed the duties of Consul in Detroit on April 19 and I would like to extend a warm greeting to you, honored to represent a community that has long animated the Italian presence in this constituency of the United States of America. I am taking over until September from my colleague Allegra Baistrocchi, to whom I exte...

The Embassy of Italy in Washington and the Italian consular network in the United States are celebrating the first Made in Italy Day, on the anniversary of the birth of Leonardo da Vinci, with a program of initiatives across the country. In Washington, the Ambassador of Italy to the United States, Mariangela Zappia, hosts today the event “Italian C...

Each year forty-eight deserving college students are selected to participate in the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Ambassador Peter F. Secchia Voyage of Discovery.  This fourteen-day all-expenses paid trip embarks on an educational expedition to NIAF’s Region of Honor, which is Friuli Venezia Giulia this year.  The students explore UNE...

Since 1983, Fr. Enzo Addari has been an unwavering beacon of compassion and dedication in our community. His tireless advocacy for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) has touched countless lives both near and far. As we honor his remarkable legacy, we invite you to join us in celebrating his retirement at a special e...

Italian food is the most popular cuisine in the world, according to a 2023 study by The Picky Eater that tallied up Instagram tags. It’s no wonder why so many people love it. Just thinking about dishes like chicken parmesan and spaghetti and meatballs is enough to get your mouth watering—even though many of these world-famous dishes are actually It...

Dear friends, as mentioned last month, there is great news in the world of We the Italians. After having screened many tour operators who had contacted us, we have established a partnership with Micromegas, which will help us to offer you experience tours in Italy, with several new features and special contents. The first tour we propose contains p...

Almost every opera lover agrees, Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” is among the finest.  Opera librettist E.T.A. Hoffmann called it “the opera of all operas”. Michigan State University Opera Theater will be presenting the work in four shows; Melanie Helton, director of the Opera Theater and a professor of voice, will stage-direct it. The opera will be sung i...

The Embassy of Italy in Washington and the consular network in the USA celebrate the eighth edition of Italian Design Day, which takes place on March 14, with a rich program of events to be held throughout the country until May, under the theme “Creating value – inclusivity, innovation, and sustainability” chosen for the exhibition promoted by the...

The classic Italian comedy Miseria e Nobiltà (Misery and Nobility) was presented at the Marygrove Conservancy and Liberal Arts Theater in Detroit on Saturday, March 9. The play was written in the Neapolitan dialect by Eduardo Scarpetta in 1887. The play was produced by the Dante Alighieri Society of Michigan, supported by the Consulate of Italy in...