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SALVATORE FERRAGAMO has pledged €600,000 to renovate part of Florence's most famous museum, the Uffizi Gallery. The donation will allow the museum to remodel eight rooms within a year, which will then house 50 works dating back to the 15th century.   "We wanted to do something that would improve the city, to contribute to the Uffizi and Flor...

This summer IISA gets political! We are delighted to present our 2014 summer series, "La Pellicola della Politica - Politics and Social Issues in Italian Cinema".   This 2nd of June the Italian Republic will be 68 years old. In light of this, the films of our summer series all deal with political and social issues of the past 70 years of I...

Emigrazione e integrazione sono temi attuali. Oggi più che mai. Ed è giusto allora, soffermarsi a riflettere, studiare e analizzare temi legati alla tolleranza, all'accoglienza, al multiculturalismo e alla convivenza.   Specie alla luce dei fatti, visto che sono più di quattro milioni i cittadini iscritti all'Anagrafe degli Italiani Resident...

Sta per concludere il suo primo round di funding di 500mila dollari, dove l'investitore é l'Università. Dopo tutto l'idea e il progetto si é sviluppato all'interno di un campus.   Campus Bubble (campusbubble.com) é un social network privato che informa e mette in comunicazione gli studenti di una stessa università su eventi, feste, manifesta...

On Friday evening, Steve Gross sat at his fish pond booth drawing on his pipe and waiting for customers, while the air was filled with the scent of grilled hamburgers and the sound of rock 'n' roll from DJ Vin D.   Once again, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Society's anniversary feast breathed life into the quiet little Rosebank neighborhood betwe...

Three days devoted to Italian heritage are coming to the city next weekend. The annual Italian Festival runs Friday through next Sunday. Centered around the intersection of Pine Avenue and 15th Street, the event is billed as "Three Days of Tradition, Food & Music."   The event includes more than 20 vendors selling food and other items....

The Festa EATaliana Music and Food Fest is returning for a third year Saturday, Aug. 23, outside the soon-to-open Pollyanna Brewing Company, 431 Talcott Ave., Lemont. The fundraiser for St. Alphonsus/St. Patrick School features the Godmother Throw Down Cooking Competition at 3 p.m. and a larger festival from 5 to 11 p.m.   The food comp...

September 10 (Wednesday) 5:30 pmExhibition Opening, Strangers in a Strange Land: Italian-Language American BooksThis exhibition of more than 150 Italian-language books, pamphlets, magazines, posters and sheet music reflects the vibrant culture of Italians in America who continued to live in their native language, from the 1880s to 1944. Exhibition...

A new limited edition Ferrari, specifically designed for the brand's North American customers, will be unveiled when the supercar company officially celebrates its 60th year of business in the USA.   "To celebrate Ferrari's 60th year in the USA, we have developed a special car of which just 10 examples will be built, in addition to planning...

It's almost time for the fifth iteration of Identitá New York, the weekend of seminars and fancy dinners meant to nurture the collaboration of local chefs and their contemporaries in Italy. Eataly plays host to this gathering, which begins this year on October 9th and concludes on the 12th, during which time many plates of pasta, tomatoes, meats an...

Your high school children can take the Italian AP Exam even if their school doesn't offer the AP course, or they are home schooled.Students will practice Italian and develop reading, listening and communication skills. Students will learn about Italian culture through a study of geography, social institutions, literature, art, architecture, music,...

  WTI Magazine #46    2014 October, 29Author : Jennifer Gentile Martin      Translation by:   The Abruzzo region of Italy is surrounded by the Corno Grande on one side, which is the highest peak of the Appennine mountains, and on the other the Adriatic Sea. The Corno Grande is part of the Gran Sasso d'Italia, meaning great rock of Italy, which i...