A year from now we will see a humanoid robot running the 100 meters at the Naples Stadium. And, why not, also the long jump, high jump and other Olympic disciplines. It sounds like science fiction but it is now an established reality that, with the launch of low-cost robots, will become more and more widespread. For now, however, it is an all-Neapo...

As I saw the images—the first time in 2,000 years that anyone had laid eyes on them—I felt a great surge of emotion, especially because they remain only yours for a few moments before they are consigned to the admiration of the whole world. We had just uncovered stunning frescos inspired by the Trojan War painted on the splendid black walls of a ba...

The Italian Studies program at Chapman University is delighted to announce the creation of the Vicky and Michael Carabini Endowment. The fund will enhance the activities of the Ferrucci Institute for Italian Experience and Research and further promote the teaching and learning of Italian language and culture on campus. For over a decade, the Carabi...

The study of the Earth system, the impact of climate change, and the development of environmental technologies were the focus of today’s meeting hosted by the Embassy of Italy in Washington of the Italy-United States working group on Earth Sciences and Cultural Heritage. The group, established in 2013 under the Agreement between the United States a...

A $50,000 grant was awarded to the Senator John Heinz History Center and its partners at the University of Pittsburgh and West Virginia University to support and grow the Italian Diaspora Archive Resource Map project. The project catalogues materials that document the Italian American experience in Western Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. The...

You are looking at a field of fluffy, golden grass dotted with yellow flowers. There are trees in the background and mountains beyond that. Where are you? Now you’re facing a terracotta sarcophagus. Where are you? When are you? A new exhibit in the Rubenstein Arts Center uses AI to bring viewers into ancient Roman and Etruscan landscapes spanning 1...

Natural World Safaris has conducted a study to determine the hottest destinations for Americans in the summer of 2024. To do this, experts at Natural World Safaris analyzed Google search volumes using the tool Ahrefs to find out which destinations are on the top of everyone’s list this year. They not only looked at the destinations that have increa...

For the year 2024, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, DGDP, supports and encourages the carrying out of missions abroad and in Italy by, respectively, Italian and foreign researchers, teachers, experts, personalities and cultural operators invited by university and cultural institutions. The main objective of the financi...

The Embassy of Italy in Washington hosted the annual meeting of the Council for the United States and Italy (Consiglio per le Relazioni tra Italia e Stati Uniti — ConsIUSA) on April 9th-10th. Italian Ambassador to the United States, Mariangela Zappia, welcomed participants on the evening of April 9th at Villa Firenze. The Italian Minister of Univer...

The Italian wine industry (that will be meeting at Vinitaly, from April 13th to 17th, in Verona, which is the largest trade fair in the sector celebrating one of Italy’s symbolic products, ed.), is going through a moment of “transition” and has many challenges ahead to face. At the same time, though, it can count on solid foundations as it has an i...