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The protected marine area Sinis Peninsula - Mal di Ventre Island is a marine area located west of the city of Oristano that protects the environment including the Sinis Peninsula, characterized by a varied rocky and sandy coast, the Mal di Ventre Island, and the Scoglio del Catalano. The importance of the area derives from the tourist impulse it ha...

Last week, the number of people who died from the new coronavirus in Italy surpassed the COVID-19 fatalities in China, a country with a population more than 20 times greater. And the very sobering news is that scientists say the United States is on a trajectory that is more similar to Italy than the Asian countries. The Consulate General of Italy,...

Doctors and nurses at the Casalpalocco hospital on Rome's outskirts mill silently around coronavirus patients lying motionless on their beds surrounded by machines monitoring their vital signs. Medical staff adhere to strict security protocols. Each is clad from head to foot in a hooded white protective suit, hands ensconced in latex gloves while a...

While it’s extra critical you stay inside during this insane pandemic, it’s equally critical to support the dying restaurant business at the same time. Luckily, your favorite Italian eateries are stepping up in major ways to offer you the silkiest pastas, most mouth-watering pizzas, and loads of cook-at-home options to keep your Italian bellies ful...

Italy, a country in the grip of the world’s worst novel coronavirus epidemic, celebrated the remarkable recovery of a 101-years-old man from the Covid-19. The man, identified only as Mr. P, was hospitalized about a week ago and discharged on Thursday after fighting off the virus, his town of Rimini said in a statement. According to Rimini’s Deputy...

Joe Picarelli, the Italian immigrant whose food and hospitality has been a staple of the Long Beach culinary scene for decades, passed of a heart attack at the age of 65 on Sunday, March 22. “He was a great man, brother and restaurateur,” said Councilmember Suzie Price. “He will be greatly missed, but will be remembered often, and never forgotten....

Recently I stood on a windswept hilltop overlooking Urbino, took a picture, and texted my husband. From five thousand miles away, he texted back: “Is that a painting?”“It is a painting,” I typed. “Well, it became one.” Actually, the dramatic landscape around Urbino has appeared in many paintings. There is something about Urbino itself—with its undu...

HOME CoronaVirus CoronaVirus We the Italians against coronavirus In this video, the Director General of Spallanzani Hospital Marta Branca thanks We the Italians and the Italian Americans, explains the situation in Italy and what the Spallanzani Hospital needs most. Click here to Donate The Lazzaro Spallanzani National Institute f...

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Dear Friends, in these difficult times, albeit at a distance, the Italian Cultural Institute continues to promote the beauty and richness of our cultural heritage. In this light, our newsletter will provide you with links to the many resources created by Italian cultural institutions and individual artists alike in their efforts to bring us closer...

L’America è al fianco dell’Italia nell’emergenza Covid-19. Lo ha assicurato l’ambasciatore degli Usa in Italia Lewis Michael Eisenberg intervistato a Mezz’ora in più su RaiTre, dopo che nei giorni scorsi si è paventato un cambiamento degli equilibri geopolitici alla luce degli aiuti arrivati nella penisola (da Russia, Cina e Cuba) per affrontare l’...

Flags will be flown at half-mast in cities across Italy at midday on March 31 to commemorate the victims of coronavirus, the president of municipalities' association ANCI Antonio Decaro announced Friday on Twitter. "On Tuesday, March 31, at 12 pm, flags at half-staff and a minute of silence to be observed by Italian mayors with the tricolor sash in...