Ciao from Rome on lockdown to all the friends of We the Italians. Dear friends, I start this editorial from an Italy in phase 2 of the lockdown thanking you all again for the final outcome of our fundraising. Here you can find the video with which the General Director of the Spallanzani Hospital, Marta Branca, thanks us for this wonderful result: a...

The city of Padua is inextricably linked to the figure of St. Anthony, a Franciscan friar of the thirteenth century, venerated all over the world and patron of the city itself. Strenuous defender of Catholic doctrine, he fought the Cathar heresy, especially in France, with great energy and considerable success.  He moved to Padua, where he died age...

Magazzino’s Co-Founders Nancy Olnick and Giorgio Spanu will discuss the development of their passion for and collection of Murano glass. Murano Glass: Olnick Spanu Collection, a film by Anton Giulio and Siretta Onofri, providing insight into, as well as footage of, glass production in the storied factories of Venice and featuring interviews with Na...

A small, virtual gathering of Italian eyewitnesses occurred last week in the U.S. Army Garrison Italy public affairs office to recall the liberation of Italy and the 75th Anniversary of Victory Day in Europe. A simple request and digital technology provided the stage where four Italians -- who vividly recall April 28, 1945, when American troops arr...

In Venice, the lagoon, like the rest of the city, is resting. There are no giant cruise ships damaging its fragile ecosystem; there’s very little boat traffic, so sediments are not being stirred up and waters are more transparent than ever. The only boats you see are the garbage collection boats and those that carry food provisions to the Rialto ma...

Alberto Barbera, Artistic Director of the Venice Film Festival, has outlined some of the coronavirus preventative measures that the event could employ for its next edition in September, if the fest does go ahead. Quoted in Italian outlet ANSA, Babera said that Venice would likely take place in a “necessarily experimental” form for 2020. “There will...

Venice is a city of surprises, filled with contrasts and apparent contradictions that, somehow, fluidly coexist. It’s a city of water and of stone, the most pliant and most solid of natural substances. For much of its history Venice has been guided by BOTH church and state and by both honor and profit. And, like the Roman god Janus, Venice has alwa...

Friday, May 1, 2020. 5.30 pm - 6.30 pm. 45 minutes lecture, 15 minutes Q & A. The webinar will take place online through Cisco Webex. The webinar is $10 for all Filitalia members and non members. RSVP is required, so please reserve your ticket online. REGISTER NOW Join Angela Cacciarru and discover three fascinating cities -Venezia (Venice), Chiogg...

Era presente tutto il sistema camerale veneto alla conference call voluta dal Presidente di Unioncamere Veneto, Mario Pozza, per introdurre il Presidente della Camera di Commercio Italo-americana di New York, Alberto Milani, e la task force da lui presieduta con uno scelto pool di esperti per aiutare le imprese italiane con unità locali e dipendent...

“Founded in the 5th century and spread over 118 small islands, Venice became a major maritime power in the 10th century. The whole city is an extraordinary architectural masterpiece in which even the smallest building contains works by some of the world's greatest artists such as Giorgione, Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese and others.” Thus writes Unes...