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A Guide to Franciacorta, Italy’s Most Chill Wine Region

A Guide to Franciacorta, Italy’s Most Chill Wine Region

| February 25, 2018

Here, vines heavy with chardonnay, pinot nero, and pinot bianco grapes yield Italy’s most delicate sparkling wine, the namesake Franciacorta. With a second fermentation process similar to that of Champagne, Franciacorta is drier, yeastier, and more complex than Italy’s better-known bubbly, prosecco. Yet unlike France’s Champagne or Italy’s own Tuscany, the Franciacorta region is, in wine […]

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Amarone Is Italy’s Great Meditation Wine: Its New Release Is For Thinking Livelier

Amarone Is Italy’s Great Meditation Wine: Its New Release Is For Thinking Livelier

| February 25, 2018

In 2014, throughout Italy the summer never quite got up to speed. Instead of grape-ripening sun, northern vineyards especially were covered in clouds and rain, a lack of light and warmth that hit red wine places like Veneto’s Valpolicella hard. With the cool dampness came vine damage, destructive downy mildew and flavor-changing botrytis, the “noble rot” that’s a boon […]

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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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Christopher Columbus statue deserves landmark status, Italian-American group says | am New York

Christopher Columbus statue deserves landmark status, Italian-American group says | am New York

| February 22, 2018

“We don’t want anything to happen to the Christopher Columbus statue,” said Angelo Vivolo, president of the Columbus Heritage Coalition, adding that immigration of Italian-Americans would not have happened if Columbus hadn’t connected the two worlds. “It talks to us about courage, discovery, about all the positive things — the meting pot that Americans believe […]

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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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Italian-Americans want to make Columbus statue a landmark

Italian-Americans want to make Columbus statue a landmark

| February 19, 2018

A coalition of Italian-American groups are trying to thwart Mayor de Blasio’s bid to alter the Christopher Columbus statue at Columbus Circle by asking a city commission landmark it. Last month, Hizzoner said the statue would soon be joined by historical markers that tell the fuller story of the explorer, warts and all. But that plan doesn’t […]

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The Axeman of New Orleans Preyed on Italian Immigrants

The Axeman of New Orleans Preyed on Italian Immigrants

| February 18, 2018

By August of 1918, the city of New Orleans was paralyzed by fear. In the dead of the night, the Axeman of New Orleans (as he came to be known) broke into a series of Italian groceries, attacking the grocers and their families.  Some he left wounded; four people he left dead. The attacks were […]

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Italian American groups call for renaming of holiday formerly known as Columbus Day

Italian American groups call for renaming of holiday formerly known as Columbus Day

| February 15, 2018

San Francisco Italian American groups launched a referendum campaign Thursday to reclaim the former Columbus Day as “Italian American Heritage Day” following a Board of Supervisors decision last month to rename it as Indigenous Peoples Day. The board voted 10-1 in January in favor of the name change. The national holiday was named in honor […]

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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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What We Lose When We Take Down Statues of Men Like Columbus

What We Lose When We Take Down Statues of Men Like Columbus

| February 10, 2018

“It’s sad that a man who most Americans once recognized as the seed-planter of their civilization has been so unceremoniously cast aside. There was a time when Columbus was a nearly universally revered figure in the Americas, a man who stood for the bold, entrepreneurial spirit of the New World. Columbus was a hero for […]

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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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