The Consulate of Italy in Detroit hosted Italian Design Day 2022 on Monday, March 28, in The Firehouse in Detroit’s Corktown neighborhood. The event highlighted Italian luxury brands and made in Italy designs as well as featuring a presentation by renowned Italian architect Roberto Palomba. During Palomba’s presentation, a craftsman demonstrated ho...

Consul of Italy in Detroit Paola Allegra Baistrocchi recently participated in the podcast “The Michigan Opportunity” presented by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Host Ed Clemente, himself Italian-American of Abruzzese heritage, posed questions about the history of the Consulate in Detroit (did you know there has been a Consular Anten...

Lent begins next Wednesday but the Italian community of Youngstown celebrated their own Mardi Gras Friday night called Carnivale. At the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel social hall Friday night, guests indulged in traditional Italian dishes and drinks. Their goal was to try to persuade Youngstown State University to change its decision to end its Italian St...

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Basilica has set its annual Carnevale di Venezia, or Italian Mardi Gras, for 6 p.m. Friday at the church’s social hall, 343 Via Mt. Carmel, Youngstown. “The event promotes the support and study of Italian language and culture in the Mahoning Valley,” reads a news release. Festival-goers can enjoy Italian cuisine and “specia...

“Never like in a Pandemic is it relevant to talk about a virus. And today we will also talk about one, a more subtle one, because there is nothing as scary and repugnant as the virus that is hate, that is racism and that is antisemitism.” These were the opening words of Consul of Italy in Detroit, Allegra Baistrocchi at the event in commemoration o...

Cari Connazionali, è con profondo e sincero entusiasmo che rivolgo a voi tutti un caloroso saluto nel giorno dell’assunzione delle funzioni di Console d’Italia in Detroit, con giurisdizione per gli Stati del Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky e Tennessee. Sono onorata di poter rappresentare il nostro bellissimo Paese, sotto la guida dell’Ambasciata...