The ties between Seattle and Perugia, capital city of Umbria, go back more than 25 years when a pact of friendship was signed by both mayors. As with many new friendships, there was an immediate interest to get to know one another by sharing information, swapping events, even visiting in person. Through the Seattle-Perugia Sister City Association,...

The Procopio Castle is only a few kilometers from Perugia, ideally located between Umbria and Tuscany, on a hill overlooking the Tiber Valley. It was restored in 2005, when Russian entrepreneur Eugeny Lebedev decided to take it back to its ancient splendor by entrusting Studio Domenico Minchilli with the project – which entailed retrieving and stud...

Museum of the "Pietro Vannucci" Academy of Fine Arts. It is located in Piazza San Francesco al Prato. The museum preserves a significant selection of the heritage of the Foundation Academy of Fine Arts. The collection, which began in the second half of the sixteenth century, includes the gipsoteca, with about 600 plaster casts, among which the gian...

Thursday, March 5 at 7:30pm. Westchester Italian Cultural Center - 1 Generoso Pope Pl, Tuckahoe, NY 10707. Members $20, Non-Members $30. Register Here. Award-winning filmmaker Anton Evangelista will present “Il Signor Jackson,” a story of African American New Yorker Edward Jackson. Born in Harlem and raised in a predominantly Italian American neigh...

Con uno studio finanziato dallo European Research Council (Erc) e pubblicato nella rivista Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences (Pnas), le farmacologhe Claudia Volpi e Ursula Grohmann del dipartimento di Medicina sperimentale dell’Università di Perugia, diretto dal professor Paolo Puccetti, hanno portato alla luce una molecola naturale pr...

Straight out of every chocoholic’s dreams comes a new eight-day Mediterranean cruise dedicated entirely to chocolate. The Eurochocolate Cruise, the product of a collaboration between Italian line Costa Cruises and the Eurochocolate Festival, the world’s largest international event dedicated to all things chocolate, which takes place annually in Per...

Monday, October 28, 2019, 6pm. John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10036. Il Signor Jackson (2018), 40 min. Anton Evangelista, dir. Award-winning filmmaker Anton Evangelista travels from the Bronx to Italy and back in presenting Il Signor Jackson, a story of African American New Yorker Edward...

Amazon’s new recruit comes from a medieval walled town in central Italy and can box and seal at least 600 items of different shapes and sizes every hour. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. That recruit is the CartonWrap, brainchild of CMC, a small firm that is just one of 630 Italian companies making automated packaging machines - one of I...

While massive economic and societal shifts were taking place up and down the Italian peninsula in the postwar era, rural folks headed to town—as any fan of Italian cinema knows from groundbreaking depictions by acclaimed directors of the displaced leading rough lives in crowded cities. And, while it’s hard to believe that tenant farming was still a...

Una serie di appuntamenti per onorare un rapporto di gemellaggio storico che, dopo 50 anni, è stato rinsaldato con una dichiarazione congiunta siglata lo scorso settembre in occasione della visita istituzionale di una delegazione del Comune di Assisi a San Francisco. Questa mattina a Perugia, nella sede della Giunta regionale di Palazzo Donini, il...