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The political Italian vocabulary you should know ahead of the 2018 election

The political Italian vocabulary you should know ahead of the 2018 election

| February 23, 2018

Because the Italians like to keep things interesting (read: confusing), this year’s election will take place with a never before tested electoral law (legge elettorale). It’s called ‘Rosatellum‘, taking its name from Ettore Rosato, who leads the Democratic Party in the Lower House and drafted an early version of the law. This replaced an old […]

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Il fascino eterno della lingua italiana sugli artisti stranieri

Il fascino eterno della lingua italiana sugli artisti stranieri

| February 22, 2018

Che l’Italia nel corso dei secoli abbia ispirato tanti artisti, scultori, architetti, pittori, è cosa nota, ma negli ultimi tempi sembra si sia prepotentemente riproposta sulla mappe della musica globale. Viviamo questa paradossale situazione in cui molti artisti nostrani si cimentano con le lingue straniere e si scontrano con le difficoltà del produrre musica in inglese […]

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THE HOLY NAME Art of the Gesù: Bernini and his Age

THE HOLY NAME Art of the Gesù: Bernini and his Age

| February 15, 2018

  This landmark exhibition, organized to commemorate Fairfield University’s 75th anniversary, features artistic treasures from the Roman church of the Gesù never before seen in America: Bernini’s bust of Roberto Bellarmino (patron saint of Fairfield University), Gaulli’s monumental painted wood model of the apse, a gilt bronze altar sculpture by the versatile painter, draftsman and […]

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Ethical Lessons From The Success Of ‘Made In Italy’

Ethical Lessons From The Success Of ‘Made In Italy’

| February 10, 2018

Every morning, when I choose which jacket I will wear to work, I think of my grandfather. Although he passed away 12 years ago, I still use every day the very beautiful and elegant garments that he passed down to me. All of them are ´Made in Italy.´ As IESE’s professor of business ethics, I […]

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A caccia dei capolavori italiani rubati e finiti all’estero – Linkiesta.it

A caccia dei capolavori italiani rubati e finiti all’estero – Linkiesta.it

| February 3, 2018

La scultura di Tiberio e una statua di marmo raffigurante il generale Druso minore. Le due opere sono tornate a casa solo l’anno scorso. Al termine di un’indagine lunga quasi quindici anni i carabinieri del Comando tutela patrimonio culturale hanno scovato i due splendidi reperti in America. Il ritratto scultoreo dell’imperatore era finito nell’abitazione di […]

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6 Africans Shot in Italy; Anti-Migrant Ex-Candidate Arrested 

6 Africans Shot in Italy; Anti-Migrant Ex-Candidate Arrested 

| February 3, 2018

The shooting spree came days after the slaying of 18-year-old Pamela Mastropietro and amid a heated electoral campaign in Italy where anti-foreigner sentiment has become a key theme. Italy has been struggling with large numbers of migrants coming across the Mediterranean Sea. Macerata Mayor Romano Carancini confirmed that five foreign men and one woman, all […]

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“Together To Never Forget” – International Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorated at the Embassy of Italy in Washington D.C. and in the Italian Consular Offices and Cultural Institutes

“Together To Never Forget” – International Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorated at the Embassy of Italy in Washington D.C. and in the Italian Consular Offices and Cultural Institutes

| January 31, 2018

Washington D.C., January 29, 2018 – The Embassy of Italy in Washington D.C. and the Italian Consular Offices and Cultural Institutes in the United States  commemorated “International Holocaust Remembrance Day” with a series of events in Boston, Detroit, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington D.C. “International Holocaust Remembrance Day […]

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Making violins

Making violins

| January 29, 2018

Listen closely enough as you walk through one fabled Italian forest, and you might just imagine you’re hearing music. Seth Doane has sent us a Postcard from the Dolomites: The stunning beauty of the Dolomites is apparent to anyone who visits Italy’s Alps. But Fabio Ognibene sees much more in this forest: He selects wood […]

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It’s got ancient Greek ruins, spicy food and an active volcano. It’s extreme Italy.

It’s got ancient Greek ruins, spicy food and an active volcano. It’s extreme Italy.

| January 26, 2018

While part of Italy, Sicily really is a world apart. Midway between Africa and Europe in the middle of the Mediterranean, over the last 2,500 years it’s been ruled by Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Normans, and Spaniards. Its complicated past makes it distinct — with spicier food, a more festive lifestyle, and people who are Sicilian […]

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Italy’s PM on Trump: We get ‘America First’ policy but don’t expect us to agree

Italy’s PM on Trump: We get ‘America First’ policy but don’t expect us to agree

| January 25, 2018

Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni told CNBC on Wednesday that he respected U.S. President Donald Trump, but didn’t agree with his ideas on migration and climate change nor his protectionist stance on trade. Speaking at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, Gentiloni discussed Trump’s much-criticized “America First” rhetoric. “I totally respect the fact […]

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‘Tears of Salt’ is a deeply moving, first-hand response to Italy’s refugee crisis 

‘Tears of Salt’ is a deeply moving, first-hand response to Italy’s refugee crisis 

| January 22, 2018

As a doctor working on Lampedusa, Italy’s southernmost island, he has been on the front line of the refugee crisis for more than 20 years. He has seen boats of refugees arriving from Africa, sometimes on a daily basis, crammed with people who are starving, dehydrated, and terrified. And these, he points out, are the […]

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A Three-Day Trek Along Prosecco Road Is Italy’s Bubbliest, Best-Kept Secret | VinePair

A Three-Day Trek Along Prosecco Road Is Italy’s Bubbliest, Best-Kept Secret | VinePair

| January 21, 2018

“This area is akin to Sonoma twenty years ago,” travel writer Mark Ellwood declared in Conde Nast Traveler. Almost every inch of the narrow, meandering stretch, called La Strada del Prosecco in Italian, is surrounded by vines. Pedestrians and cyclists share passage with cars and Vespas as the road winds between Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, passing […]

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