Thursday, September 24th 2020. 6:00 PM EDT. PI-Philly in partnership with the Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia, is excited to present the next online event. We invite you to join us for the talk "Dante without Footnotes - Personal Reflections on the Divine Comedy". THIS EVENT IS FREE BUT REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Register Now In this pres...

Every summer for the last 16 years, the picturesque Italian town of Citta' della Pieve, (located between Rome and Florence), has hosted Karen Lauria Saillant's opera festival where guests were treated first-hand to beautiful world premiere Italian operas; a staggering 16 operas in 16 years. However, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the structure of...

Organized in conjunction with the dedicated artist room at the Philadelphia Museum of Art  this series of online conversations will focus on the work of pioneering Italian artist Marisa Merz (1926-2019). Join us as international scholars and curators pay homage to Merz’s life and legacy and meditate on aspects of the artist’s practice that are ofte...

Due bandi regionali per coinvolgere le aziende emiliano-romagnole in programmi internazionali di scambio e promozione in ambito sanitario con Boston e Philadelphia, i due principali hub mondiali per le applicazioni della genomica, della terapia cellulare e dei big data applicati alla salute. Sono questi gli obiettivi delle iniziative messe in campo...

Un gesto di solidarietà ma anche un aiuto concreto verso la propria “terra madre”, da parte di quelle famiglie di emigranti che non hanno mai smesso di amare il proprio paese natio. Ecco il motivo per cui i soci e simpatizzanti di Filitalia hanno deciso di creare un fondo speciale denominato “Italy in Crisis” per supportare le istituzioni che hanno...

In the nation’s capital, there is no Columbus Day. The D.C. Council voted to replace it with Indigenous Peoples’ Day in 2019. And the capital is certainly not alone. D.C. joined an already-growing list of places that no longer observe the day, even though it remains a federal holiday. Columbus Day falls on the second Monday of October, commemoratin...

An attorney praised a judge for putting the brakes on the Philadelphia Art Commission's plan to remove a statue of Christopher Columbus from Marconi Plaza, where heated demonstrations have taken place in favor of and against the monument in the wake of George Floyd's death. Attorney George Bochetto represents a group of South Philadelphia residents...

After a monthslong battle, the Christopher Columbus statue in South Philadelphia will be moved to storage. The Art Commission has made its decision to move the statue, but some residents plan to fight that decision in court. “They can’t do that,” South Philly resident Maureen Fratantoni said. After dozens of hours of community testimony and the His...

Attorney George Bochetto filed a motion in the Court of Common Pleas on August 10 in Philadelphia for an injunction to stop the city from removing the statue of Columbus at Marconi Plaza. The cause is to prevent Mayor Kenney from taking down the statue before all parties have a chance to voice their opinions and make their respective cases. "The Ci...

The Philadelphia Historical Commission voted in favor of removing the Christopher Columbus Statue from Marconi Plaza on Friday. Though the statue has sat in Marconi Plaza for more than a century, the controversy surrounding it reached a peak this year. On Friday, the Philadelphia Historical Commission voted 10-2 to have the 144-year-old statue remo...