Saturday, March 28th, at 4:30, at your home – through Zoom! A presentation of the genius and artistry of Antonio Vivaldi and a preview – with conversation and videoclips – of “The Remarcable Four Seasons” concert by The National Chamber Ensemble (NCE), with Director Leo Sushansky (scheduled for March 21st and postponed to indefinite date). Art crit...

Dear Friends, thanks for your continued interest in our programs and for the messages of support that you have submitted during these days. The Italian Cultural Institute is implementing a number of actions to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus based on the guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.As a result of such concer...

The Italian Department at Georgetown University, in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy and the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, presents a conference by Prof. Tiziana de Rogatis, Università per Stranieri di Siena, Elena Ferrante’s Key Words: Examining the Neapolitan Quartet. The conference is conceived as an Ariadne's thread of key words, which,...

The Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute are delighted to welcome the 10th annual Washington Women in Jazz Festival, opening on March 17th at the Embassy of Italy with a special performance featuring Italian artists Silvia Bolognesi (double bass) and Chiara Lazzerini (trombone), for the first time on stage with American artists Amy K...

Astronomers have discovered the biggest explosion seen in the universe, originating from a super-massive black hole. Scientists reported Thursday that the blast came from a black hole in a cluster of galaxies 390 million light-years away. The explosion was so large it carved out a crater in the hot gas that could hold 15 Milky Ways, said lead autho...

The promotion of the Italian language in the US and the training of Italian teachers at all levels is one of the Embassy of Italy’s main priorities. On March 21, 2020 (8.30am to 4.30pm ET), the Embassy in Washington DC hosts a 0ne-day training workshop: "We learn, examine and integrate the strategies of the AP Italian course in our curriculum." It...

On the 500th anniversary of Raphael Sanzio's death, on February 16 the National Gallery of Art (NGA) in Washington D.C. inaugurated “Raphael and his circle”, an exhibition with drawings by Raphael and his most distinguished pupils – Giulio Romano, Perino del Vaga and Polidoro da Caravaggio – and some of the best engravings by the main interpreters...

Vico Magistretti was one of the most prolific industrial designers of his generation. His pieces, from lamps to chairs, to sofas and kitchens, grace homes and offices around the world. And he was not just a designer, but also a highly influential architect and a generous teacher. On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Magistretti’s birth, and...

For his airy Neapolitan trattoria in Columbia Heights, Napoli Pasta Bar owner Antonio Ferraro was on the search for a new chef who could recreate authentic Italian flavors from his native Naples. He ended up going with Andy Clark, a local chef and Maryland native without an Italian bone in his body. The fit may seem surprising from Clark’s side as...

Little Italy signs highlighted Italian food products on display at Whole Foods, trying to guide customers through their authenticity and quality offer as they walked through the store in downtown Washington DC on a Sunday afternoon. The initiative launched by the Amazon-owned US specialty grocer, also featured on its home page is an effort to help...