April 18 10:30 am — 12:00 pmWestchester Italian Cultural CenterOne Generoso Pope Place , Tuckahoe , NY 10707 United States Learn more extensively about the most fascinating city in the world: Venice, also known as La Serenissima. A series of four lectures presented by Toni McKeen, will explore the history of the city, its creation, development, an...

The Venice Carnival 2015 will be focused on tastefulness. The triumph of flavors, of enogastronomy and of conviviality will be the common thread throughout the great Venetian Festival which will take place from January 31st until February 17th, 2015.   The Carnival of Venice is the most important and magnificent of Venetian celebrations. It...

by Chiara Baroncelli   Have you ever slept into an igloo or at the top of a lighthouse surrounded by mountains or sea? And what about spending a night inside a mill or on the top of a tree? Such places do actually exist in Italy. Hard to believe?   From Trulli in Puglia to a new age monastery in Umbria passing by an ancient and rich i...

OCTOBER 22, 2015–JANUARY 25, 2016. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - 25 Evans Way, Boston MA, 02115. GO TO EXHIBITION WEBSITE. Ornament and Illusion is the first monographic exhibition dedicated to Renaissance painter Carlo Crivelli in the United States. The Gardner's newly conserved Saint George Slaying the Dragon is the touchstone...

by Alex Schechter   There's a reason Italy ranks as one of the top-visited destinations in the world. Actually, there are a lot of reasons. Its exquisite beauty, its relaxed pace, its startling integration of the ancient and the modern—it all contributes to the magic.   Whether you're flying down pistes in the Dolomites, or sunning yo...

The first event organised by the Institute of Art History (Giorgio Cini Foundation) in 2014 – the 60th anniversary year of its foundation – is an international conference to commemorate the great 20th-century architect and designer Tomaso Buzzi.   The Institute of Art History will stage the conference through its own Centre for the Study of...

By Janet Thomas Dream big. What would your ultimate trip to Italy look like? Some travelers delight in weeks of planning and plotting before exploring a foreign country. I do not, nor does my otherwise patient husband, Steve. In fact, the state of our union can be greatly influenced by travel-related stress.   Our version of a fantasy Itali...

HOUSTON - Il Consolato generale d'Italia a Houston segnala che il Museum of Fine Arts ospiterà dal 21 febbraio al 28 aprile una mostra dedicata al Tesoro Perduto del Ghetto Ebraico di Venezia, che forma parte del calendario del 2013 Anno della Cultura Italiana negli Stati Uniti.La mostra presenta una ricca collezione di oggetti di argento e bronzo...

Fare la scarpetta is a phrase in the Italian language that's close to the heart of everyone who has enjoyed a delicious plate of pasta with sauce. Meaning "make the little shoe," it refers to the small piece of bread used to mop up the last of the sauce on your plate.   This end to a meal ritual is vastly popular all over Italy; however, whe...

Let us guess: you have probably already booked your ticket to Italy for this summer and now you are planning to visit some of the most wonderful Italian cities such as Florence, Rome or Venice to admire their breathtaking architecture, museums and monuments.   Are we right? But considering that it's summer and a bit of sun and crystalline cl...