L'italoamericano Mario Andretti è una delle leggende del mondo dei motori. Ha vinto negli anni '70 il campionato mondiale di Formula 1 e un'infinità di altre gare. Non tutti sapevano però che la sua vita è legata a Lucca. Arrivato come esule istriano con la sua famiglia negli anni '40 trascorse la sua infanzia dentro le mura prima di emigrare in Am...

  WTI Magazine #62    2015 June, 12Author : Paola Lovisetti Scamihorn      Translation by:   Panzanella is a cold salad, full of summer flavors. It originated in Florence and had conquered all of Tuscany by the beginning of the nineteenth century. It is a rustic dish with a peasant birthright. In the past panzanella was made with basic ingredien...

by Guy Trebay   "I hate the word elegant," Nino Cerruti, arguably among the more elegant men of the 20th century and, at 84, perhaps also the 21st, said Tuesday morning. "It's artificial." Mr. Cerruti, a stylist and businessman whose name has long been synonymous with Italian fashion at its highest end, snuffed out a cigarette and turne...

During the presentation ceremony of the book "Firenze sotto tiro" by F. Hartt on the liberation of the City, on June 26 the members have greeted Sarah Morrison leaving Florence ceasing the functions of the U.S. Consul General.   The Co-Chairs have donated to Sarah a painting of Anna di Volo and a t-shirt with the words FLORENCE LOVES YOU. &...

This is not a goodbye, but at Hello! With a clever acronym (Cortona Italy Alumni Organization), CIAO is an organization stemming from alumni of the UGA Cortona Program – funded by a legendary philanthropist, Mr. Jack Kehoe, it is likely the most famous and coveted art program in the South East of the U.S.   CIAO members are joining our May e...

Per questa estate Delta Air Lines e Alitalia hanno annunciato la ripresa del volo stagionale non-stop dall'aeroporto di Pisa all'aeroporto John F. Kennedy di New York a partire dal 16 giugno. Il collegamento sarà operato quattro volte a settimana fino al prossimo 29 giugno, mentre a partire dal 2 luglio, e fino al 6 settembre, sarà operato sei volt...

by John Kleiner   On April 24th, Samantha Cristoforetti, Italy's first female astronaut, took time off from her regular duties in the International Space Station to read from the Divine Comedy. She picked the opening canto of the Paradiso, in which Dante describes his ascent through the circle of fire and his approach toward God: I was with...

The first major retrospective exhibition ever presented of paintings by the imaginative Italian Renaissance master Piero di Cosimo (1462–1522) will premiere at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, from February 1 through May 3, 2015.   Piero di Cosimo: The Poetry of Painting in Renaissance Florence will showcase some 40 of the artist's m...

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 6 to 8 PMItalian Cultural Institute, 1023 Hilgard Avenue - LA 90024 Fees: $40 ($35 for IIC & NASA members). To register please call 310-824-7408 or email to classes.iicla@esteri.it   Led by Diego Meraviglia - Gold-Pin Pro Sommelier, Master Taster, North American Sommelier Asso...

by Silvia Pieraccini   Local production, global sales. The "glocal" path, strategic for the survival of SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises), crosses the growth goals of e-commerce colossal, Amazon. The result is a store dedicated to artisan Made in Italy goods which the American group opened recently on its Italian and British sit...