The Italian Minister of the Interior Luciana Lamorgese visited the United States of America on June 16, 2022. In the early afternoon, the Minister held meetings with U.S. Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco, as well as U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas. Topics of discussion included combating organized crime and terrorism, coun...

The latest Washington DC venue for restaurateur Hakan Ilhan, Il Piatto, officially opens on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 900 16th Street, NW (formerly Mirabelle).  “The long lingering pandemic has highlighted the fact that a value-oriented price point and comfort food never go out of style,” says Ilhan.  The Italian menu includes classic Italian favo...

The centenarians are an opportunity to remember three artists, who have represented and spread Italian culture in the world by bringing the nineteenth-century myth of the tenor into modernity, through a virtual exhibition entitled Caruso, Corelli, Di Stefano - Italian Opera Legends. The exhibition is an initiative by the Italian Ministry of Foreign...

When a retail space opened up just a few doors down from Carolyn and Massimo Papetti’s restaurant, I’m Eddie Cano on Connecticut Ave. NW, it was not set up to host a sit down restaurant or cafe. Narrow and without a back exit or space for a full kitchen, the former dry cleaner would not appeal to many for a coffee shop. But when the Papettis laid e...

The Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute will join the European Union delegation and partners to the next Capital Pride Parade on June 11th. We will add contemporary dance and Italian music to this year’s celebration, together with our EU friends, walking and dancing on music ranging from opera to rock. On June 11th, join us with Mim...

Gianandrea Noseda’s contract as music director of the National Symphony Orchestra has been extended by two years through the 2026–2027 season. The 58-year-old Italian conductor succeeded Christoph Eschenbach for the 2017-18 season with a four-year contract as the NSO's seventh music director, then in September 2018 was extended through 2024-25. His...

On the occasion of the Republic Day celebrations, the Italian Ambassador to the United States of America, Mariangela Zappia, quoted the words spoken by the Head of State to remember Italy’s journey with the Constitution and its solemn commitment to peace and the resolution of the conflict in Ukraine. “We stand by Ukraine. We owe it to the Ukrainian...

The Italian American Cultural and Heritage Society of Washington County awarded eight scholarships to graduating high school seniors. With this year’s awards, since 1992, the organization will have provided 233 scholarships to Washington County residents. The scholarships, $3,000 each, are awarded through application of criteria that includes a one...

Leaders in public service, culinary arts, Italian American leadership, and humanitarianism were honored on Wednesday May 25, 2022, at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. by the Sons of Italy Foundation® (SIF) at its 33rd Annual National Education & Leadership Awards (NELA) Gala. The SIF is the philanthropic...

Friday June 3. From 7pm to 9 pm. Embassy of Italy - 3000 Whitehaven Street NW - Washington, DC 20008. RSVP Here. GAIA performs for the first time in Washington, ready to enchant the public with music that skillfully integrates pop, urban and South American sounds. The young Italian-Brazilian artist presents her musical universe, singing in Italian,...