RSSNews

Enrico Letta, Italy’s Prime Minister, in Washington Today for Official Visit to White House

Enrico Letta, Italy’s Prime Minister, in Washington Today for Official Visit to White House

| October 17, 2013

The following “Fact Sheet” on U.S.-Italy Cooperation was released by the White House today. President Barack Obama hosted the President of the Council of Ministers of the Italian Republic Enrico Letta at the White House on October 17, 2013. The visit highlighted the vitality of the relationship between the United States and Italy. The bonds […]

Continue Reading

Government Shutdown Not Stopping National Columbus Day Celebrations in Washington, DC

Government Shutdown Not Stopping National Columbus Day Celebrations in Washington, DC

| October 11, 2013 | 0 Comments

The National Columbus Celebration Association has announced that the annual ceremony will be moved from its traditional site at the Columbus Memorial Plaza at Union Station to the Casa Italiana Christopher Columbus courtyard adjacent to Holy Rosary Church, the national Italian parish.  The Columbus Memorial across from Union Station remains closed due to the federal […]

Continue Reading

Assistant to the President, Lisa Monaco, Speaks About Her Italian Roots at Bonaparte Ceremony

Assistant to the President, Lisa Monaco, Speaks About Her Italian Roots at Bonaparte Ceremony

| September 11, 2013

Lisa Monaco, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, was the keynote speaker at the 53rd Annual Ceremony honoring Charles J. Bonaparte, the 46th Attorney General and founder of the Federal Board of Investigation. The ceremony was held at the U.S. Department of Justice on August 23, 2013.  Ms. Monaco spoke first about the […]

Continue Reading

U.S. Ambassador John Phillips heading to Rome this Friday

U.S. Ambassador John Phillips heading to Rome this Friday

| September 11, 2013

“Rappresentare gli Stati Uniti d’America in Italia ha per me un significato speciale e personale. Sono nipote di immigrati italiani e sono cresciuto in una famiglia italo-americana molto unita. Sono onorato che il Presidente Obama abbia scelto me per ricoprire questo incarico.”

Continue Reading

Lisa Monaco, Assistant to the President, Recounts Italian Traditions at 53rd Annual Charles Bonaparte Ceremony at U.S. Department of Justice

Lisa Monaco, Assistant to the President, Recounts Italian Traditions at 53rd Annual Charles Bonaparte Ceremony at U.S. Department of Justice

| August 24, 2013

The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday August 23, 2013, was the site of the 53rd Annual Ceremony honoring Charles J. Bonaparte, the 46th Attorney General and founder of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in a program organized by Francesco Isgro, Chair of the Friends of Charles Bonaparte. The event’s Keynote Speaker, Lisa Monaco, Assistant […]

Continue Reading

U.S. Congressman Tom Marino to be Honored by the Order Sons of Italy’s in America

U.S. Congressman Tom Marino to be Honored by the Order Sons of Italy’s in America

| July 3, 2013

The Order Sons of Italy will honor U.S. Congressman Tom Marino with the Guglielmo Marconi Award on August 17, 2013, during its 53rd Biennial National Convention in Philadelphia. The Guglielmo Marconi Award, the OSIA’s highest honor, is named for the Nobel prize-winning Italian physicist who invented wireless telegraphy. It is presented biennially to an Italian […]

Continue Reading

Festa della Repubblica in Filadelfia – Console Generale Luigi Scotto nominato Ambasciatore d’Italia in Tanzania

Festa della Repubblica in Filadelfia – Console Generale Luigi Scotto nominato Ambasciatore d’Italia in Tanzania

| June 8, 2013

Nella prestigiosa cornice del museo storico di Filadelfia si e’ celebrata la tradizionale Festa Nazionale della Republica Italiana. Durante la prima parte della serata, dedicata ai discorsi ufficiali, sia il Console che il vice sindaco Michael Diberardinis hanno sottolineato i rapporti di particolare amicizia tra Stati Uniti e Italia ed in particolare tra lo stato […]

Continue Reading

Statement by Secretary of State John Kerry On the Occasion of Italy’s Republic Day

Statement by Secretary of State John Kerry On the Occasion of Italy’s Republic Day

| June 3, 2013

I congratulate the people of Italy as they celebrate Republic Day this June 2. Following years of struggle, the Italian people in 1946 made an historic choice that set their country on the path to becoming the vibrant democracy it is today. Commemorations such as this provide an opportunity to reflect upon the fundamental values […]

Continue Reading

Festa della Repubblica Commemorated at Holy Rosary Church

Festa della Repubblica Commemorated at Holy Rosary Church

| June 2, 2013

Italy’s Festa della Repubblica was commemorated Sunday in Washington, DC at a mass held at Holy Rosary Church, the Italian National Parish. Members of the Italian Diplomatic Corps joined parishioners at the Italian mass con-celebrated by Fr. Lydio Tomasi and Fr. Claudio Holzer. Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero gave some brief remarks praising the contributions of […]

Continue Reading

Sergio Marchionne, General Colin Powell, Gary Sinise, Robert Corrao Honored By Sons of Italy

Sergio Marchionne, General Colin Powell, Gary Sinise, Robert Corrao Honored By Sons of Italy

| May 29, 2013

It was a very patriotic evening  the Italian American community! Four leaders in business, government and entertainment received awards during the Sons of Italy Foundation (SIF) 25th Silver Anniversary National Education & Leadership Awards(NELA) Gala held on May 23, at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. . The honorees were: Chrysler/Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne; […]

Continue Reading

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Winner of Urbino Press Awards 2013

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Winner of Urbino Press Awards 2013

| April 30, 2013

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, currently the host of The Situation Room and its lead political anchor,  is the 2013 winner of the Urbino Press Award as announced by the Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero, at a reception held at the Italian Embassy on April 18, 2013.  The prize, now at its sixth edition, is awarded in recognition of […]

Continue Reading

Remembering Italian American Visionary architect Paolo Soleri

Remembering Italian American Visionary architect Paolo Soleri

| April 10, 2013

Today the world has lost one of its great minds. Paolo Soleri, architect, builder, artist, writer, theorist, husband, father, born on Summer Solstice, June 21, 1919, has died at age 93. Paolo Soleri spent a lifetime investigating how architecture, specifically the architecture of the city, could support the countless possibilities of human aspiration. The urban project […]

Continue Reading