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...

The Tyrolean Trentino Club of Norway, MI donated almost $1,200 to the Jake Meneghini Museum. The Trentino Club was an Italian heritage club dedicated to preserving the memories and culture of the early immigrant Italians in Dickinson County. The club dissolved following a decline in membership and donated the remaining funds and cultural artifacts...

Since Feb. 8, just two Detroit Pistons are averaging at least 15 points per game. They’re both doing so efficiently, too, shooting at least 46% overall and 40% on 3-pointers. The first? Their franchise player: Cade Cunningham, drafted in the summer of 2021. The second? Someone with 10 games as a Piston: Simone Fontecchio.  The 6-foot-8 Italian shar...

Italian waste-to-energy company EBC Energy is making significant strides in the U.S. market with its recent expansion to Grand Rapids, Michigan. This move comes as the company seeks to leverage the U.S.'s vast market potential and navigate the saturated European waste-to-energy sector. EBC Energy's strategic decision to establish a business develop...

Is there such a thing as Italian food? The answer, Samantha Dell’Imperio said, is a little complicated. Italian food, like many traditional cuisines is a fusion of cultures, she said, partly due influences from the number of Italy’s conquerors, from Muslims in the 800s to the Normans from western Europe through the 1100s. This is one slice of a who...

Winter 2024 brought our residency in Venice, Italy! A sense of place is a key element of writing in the Alma program. For 10 days, we lived exposed to the place of Italy, the language and the people. The family-owned villa where we stayed, the Hotel Villa Franceschi, gave us more of a sense of being invited guests than hotel patrons. While we exper...

A cherished event that honors St. Joseph, patron saint of workers and families, promises a day filled with tradition, community and generosity. The 47th annual Feast of St. Joseph celebration takes place March 10 at The Copeland Center, 2306 Fourth St. The festivities begin at 2 p.m. with the welcoming of attendees from across the region to partake...

Dear friends, 2024 is fast moving on between the daily routine made up of news and content in social media, the monthly routine with interviews and the magazine, and the planning of projects, events, and lots of news, both in Italy and in the United States. The first news ... is not new: it is the third edition of our Gala here in Rome, which again...

Music as a tool of inclusion. The Consulate of Italy Consulate in Detroit organized a series of events on Monday, February 12, with the Roman rapper Amir Issaa. Through his words and his beats, he promoted the values of diversity and the fight against all forms of discrimination. It was a light-hearted and innovative opportunity to approach serious...