“Puro Gusto, born in Milan in 2006 and now found in 10 countries around the globe, opens its first U.S. location today, at 1345 F Street NW., a short walk from the White House and National Mall. An authentic all-day Italian café celebrating the habits and rituals of the Italian people, Puro Gusto’s focus will span from morning ’til night. “Puro Gus...

Last night the Ambassador of Italy to the United States, Mariangela Zappia, was the guest of honor of the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), one of the most prominent Italian-American organizations in the country, and the Italian American Congressional Delegation (IACD), which brings together many members of the U.S. Congress. The event w...

On December 3, Ambassador Mariangela Zappia and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs, Matthew Lussenhop, opened the seminar titled “Fulbright Fellows’ Contribution to the Fight against Covid-19” hosted at the Embassy’s Auditorium in Washington DC in occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Fulbright Prog...

Logan Circle just got a glamorous destination for coastal Mediterranean favorites like luxe iberico ham, beef souvlaki, chicken tagine, orzo risotto, and minty spritzes. Dolce Vita kicked off dinner service last week in the high-profile space formerly known as happy hour hotspot Ghibellina (1610 14th Street NW). With a show-stopping new look and fu...

A delegation of Italian American leaders met Friday with Mariangela Zappia, Italy’s first female ambassador to the U.S., to cement a partnership that’s designed to strengthen cultural relations, foster new trade, and bolster advocacy on issues of mutual concern. The much-anticipated meeting in Washington, D.C. was organized by Zappia and Hon. Basil...

From the marvelous theatre of the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Italy, acclaimed pianist and conductor, Vanessa Benelli Mosell, performs a program inspired by her latest album “Casta Diva”. Translating the pyrotechnics of bel canto and the lyricism of Romantic opera into the language of pianistic composition, the concert features adaptations from Be...

On the occasion of the sixth Week of Italian Cuisine in the World, the Embassy of Italy in Washington and the Italian Cultural Institute of Washington present the documentary series ‘Italian Markets’. Available from 15 to 21 November, the documentaries will take viewers to the cities of Turin, Florence and Palermo, amidst their colours, aromas, peo...

The sixth annual Week of Italian Cuisine in the World begins Monday, November 15th through Saturday November 21st. The weeklong celebration promoting Italian cuisine is an initiative promoted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs along with other agencies such as the Italian Trade Agency (as well as Italian Cultural Institutes). The Italian Em...

Angela Costantini is sitting next to her brand-new hearth, a fire crackling within. The interior of the oven in the brand-new La Casina Pinseria has been newly refurbished with Italian brick, and the temperature must be gradually increased to 500 degrees as the brick dries. It’s a warm atmosphere, and it feels like home. And it should: in July 2021...

October was Italian American History Month. Given that Christopher Columbus Day has become persona non grata because of radical, leftist Democrats, Italian American History Month does not garner the attention it so rightly deserves. While an admittedly biased Italian American, I am also aware of the significance in celebrating Italian Americans and...