Al via la XII Magna Grecia Week, premiati il Commissioner Fire Department di NY Daniel Nigro e lo scrittore Mario Fratti.Ha preso il via oggi, con un incontro presso l'Istituto Italiano di Cultura di New York, la XII Settimana della Magna Grecia dal titolo "From America to rediscovery the Mezzogiorno". L'evento e' stato annunciato a tutti i Newyor...

The travelling exhibit, "unescoitalia" – created by Italy's Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities in association with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – is a collection of photos of Italy's UNESCO World Heritage sites, as seen through the lenses of 14 prominent and contemporary Italian photographers: Olivo Barbieri, Gabriele Basilico, Gianni...

By Mauro Battocchi   Why should we learn Italian?Besides the fact that learning Italian is fun, there are other good reasons to grow a proficiency in the language. Elisa Dossena at Princeton University's Italian Department recently published a compelling list of ten reasons to learn Italian. Take a look and let me know your motives! Accordi...

In celebration of 2013: The Year of Italian Culture in the United States, arte italia is pleased to host UNESCO Italia, a photographic exhibition featuring Italy's archaeological, artistic, and architectural treasures.   The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has designated and preserved 981 World Herit...

Sono state consegnate al presidente della Commissione Italiana Unesco, Giovanni Puglisi, presso la sede Unesco di Roma in piazza Firenze, le oltre 200mila adesioni raggiunte in pochi mesi dalla petizione per chiedere l'inserimento dell'Arte della Pizza nella "Lista rappresentativa del patrimonio culturale immateriale dell'umanità".   Per l'o...

They're gonna need a bigger stove. In fact, chefs in Naples will use five wood-burning stoves- on-wheels to bake a 1.2-mile pizza this month – the world's longest margherita pie.   The current record-holder was a mile-long version of the Neapolitan classic, which was baked last year during Milan's food-themed Expo, The Local reported.&n...

By Steve Szkotak   Thomas Jefferson's Rotunda at the University of Virginia is ensnared in a spider's web of scaffolding these days, the focus of a $58.3 million renovation of the World Heritage Site. The Rotunda face-lift is part construction zone — hardhats, safety glasses, big equipment — part art restoration.   In its interio...

2016 is a very important year for Genoa, as it marks the first ten-year anniversary from the declaration of Le Strade Nuove e il Sistema dei Palazzi dei Rolli as Unesco world heritage.   In order to celebrate the important achievement, this little city in the North-East of Italy has organized three "Rolli Days" in which some of its best and...

The bid by the scenic town of Civita da Bagnoregio to be listed as a UNESCO world heritage site is a 'solid candidature,' Giovanni Puglisi, president of the Italian National Committee for UNESCO, said Wednesday. "Civita da Bagnoregio's candidature as a Unesco world heritage site, launched by the president of the Lazio region, Nicola Zingaretti, an...

Dr. Richard Hodges, President of The American University of Rome, has taken on the Presidency of LoveItaly!, a non-profit, crowdfunding initiative that takes a revolutionary approach to the conservation and promotion of masterful Italian works of art – allowing the participation of all in the preservation and curatorship of the wonders of Italian h...