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Messaggio dell’Ambasciatore Armando Varricchio in occasione della Festa dellla Repubblica

Messaggio dell’Ambasciatore Armando Varricchio in occasione della Festa dellla Repubblica

| June 2, 2018

Care e cari connazionali, amici italo-americani Nel celebrare oggi il 72mo anniversario della Repubblica ricordiamo la scelta di libertà che le Italiane e gli Italiani effettuarono il 2 giugno 1946. Una scelta che ha consentito al nostro Paese di incamminarsi sulla strada della democrazia e del progresso nell’alveo transatlantico ed europeo. Quest’anno ricorre anche il […]

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Italian wine exports: numbers and considerations | DoctorWine

Italian wine exports: numbers and considerations | DoctorWine

| May 7, 2018

The latest data on Italian wine exports show that they have not been able to break the threshold of six billion euros in value. But even at 5.989 billion euros they were a good result compared to 5.623 billion euros in 2016, representing an increase of around 6%. On the downside, if there is one, […]

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A New Exhibition Celebrates Italy’s Small Businesses | PDN Online

A New Exhibition Celebrates Italy’s Small Businesses | PDN Online

| May 7, 2018

Francesco Pergolesi uses environmental portraiture and still lifes to celebrate the disappearing culture of Italy’s independent shopkeepers, in a new exhibition at Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago. Source: A New Exhibition Celebrates Italy’s Small Businesses | PDN Online

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Dolce & Gabbana Bring Luxury to the Library

Dolce & Gabbana Bring Luxury to the Library

| April 27, 2018

The Dolce & Gabbana woman can be defined by her willful rejection of the well-known Coco Chanel edict—preferring to put on rather than take off one final accessory before leaving the house—and the almost comically ornate jewelry on display echoed this attitude. Source: Dolce & Gabbana Bring Luxury to the Library

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Vinitaly Brings Italy’s Wine Superstars to Verona 

Vinitaly Brings Italy’s Wine Superstars to Verona 

| April 17, 2018

Vinitaly, Italy’s annual wine and spirits trade fair, kicked off April 14 with OperaWine, a tasting presenting 107 of Italy’s top wine producers, selected by Wine Spectator. Held at Verona’s historic Palazzo della Gran Guardia, the seventh edition of OperaWine drew more than 2,000 invited guests from around the world, including American restaurateur and vintner […]

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Brera Modern to open after Palazzo Citterio revamp – English – ANSA.it

Brera Modern to open after Palazzo Citterio revamp – English – ANSA.it

| April 13, 2018

Some 40 years of vicissitudes later, Palazzo Citterio will become part of the Brera Art Gallery with its over 6,500 square meters of modern and contemporary art. The official handover to museum director James Bradburne is expected to come in June after all the various systems installed have been tested, the culture ministry’s Lombardy region […]

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Annual report on migration to Italy reveals increasing difficulties for those in need – Vatican News

Annual report on migration to Italy reveals increasing difficulties for those in need – Vatican News

| April 13, 2018

  Less migrants and refugees are setting foot in Italy than in previous years but they face greater difficulties in having their requests for protection processed and in integrating into society. This is one of the findings of the annual report presented on Monday in Rome by the Jesuit-run Centro Astalli that offers assistance and […]

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‘Once we’re dead, we’re dead’: Dolce and Gabbana say label will die with them

‘Once we’re dead, we’re dead’: Dolce and Gabbana say label will die with them

| April 7, 2018

  “Once we’re dead, we’re dead. I don’t want a Japanese designer to start designing Dolce & Gabbana,” Gabbana, 55, said in an interview with Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera. Dolce, 59, added that the pair had refused “every offer to buy the brand”. “You can have all the money in the world, but if […]

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Vintage election meddling: Italian-Americans urge relatives to vote against communism in 1948

Vintage election meddling: Italian-Americans urge relatives to vote against communism in 1948

| March 25, 2018

In 1948, the United States worried Italians would vote socialist in the country’s upcoming election. Thousands of Central New York Italian-Americans wrote letters to their native home urging them not to. With the Cold War heating up, both the United States and the Soviet Union sent bags of money to the Italian political party they […]

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Not Just a Pretty Facade, Palermo’s Opera Is an Anti-Mafia Symbol

Not Just a Pretty Facade, Palermo’s Opera Is an Anti-Mafia Symbol

| March 13, 2018

Palermo’s Teatro Massimo is the biggest opera house in Italy and a symbol of the mafia’s disgrace in Sicily. It also starred in “The Godfather: Part III.” Yes, Milan’s La Scala may have more seats, and La Fenice in la Venezia is more venerable by a century, but Palermo’s Teatro Massimo is easily the biggest […]

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Visita dell’Ambasciatore Armando Varricchio in Texas (6-11 marzo 2018)

Visita dell’Ambasciatore Armando Varricchio in Texas (6-11 marzo 2018)

| March 12, 2018

L’Ambasciatore d’Italia negli USA, Armando Varricchio, ha appena concluso una missione nello Stato del Texas a Dallas, Wichita Falls e Austin. Le varie tappe del viaggio hanno confermato l’eccellenza dei rapporti tra gli Stati Uniti – il Texas in particolare – e l’Italia. “La cooperazione in ambito militare e di sicurezza, quella nel settore culturale […]

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The Impossibility of Italian Politics – The American Interest

The Impossibility of Italian Politics – The American Interest

| March 8, 2018

Christian Democracy, Fascism, Eurocommunism (“communism with a human face”) and a Trump-anticipating rule by a randy property-and-media mogul, Silvio Berlusconi, were all wholly or largely developed in Italy. The two forces now vying for the country’s leadership, the Five Star Movement and the Lega (“League”) are, in turn, the first party formed and run on […]

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