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The White House announced today that President Obama will host Prime Minister Matteo Renzi of Italy at the White House for an Official Visit on October 18, 2016. Prime Minister Renzi’s visit will be an opportunity to celebrate the depth and breadth of our relationship with Italy and exchange views on the future of Europe. Italy […]
Dear Friends, We cannot physically pick up the pieces of the broken town, Amatrice, which suffered an earthquake last week. But we can join over 600 chefs across the world to provide a dinner of Spaghetti all’Amatriciana with wines from Italy’s most renowned wineries and together provide for them to rebuild. Italy is in my […]
The much anticipated 52nd annual Villa Rosa Italian Festival will be held on the Villa Rosa grounds on September 11, 2016. Holy Rosary parishioners, Darlene and Nick Battista, who have managed the festival since 2007, have been working overtime to ensure the success of this fundraising event. About 100 volunteers help with the festival, including […]
We’re looking forward to trying out a new Italian restaurant in Foggy Bottom opened by Al Tiramisu Owner-Chef Luigi Diotaiuti. Aperto takes over the space formerly occupied by Primi Piatti, which closed after 30 years. In Luigi’s words, “‘Aperto’ is named after the Italian word for ‘open’. Featuring an open kitchen, a comfortable atmosphere and honest Italian cuisine, […]
Classes have started for most students in the area, but you still have a a few more days, until September 11, to sign up for classes at Casa Italiana Language School. CILS offers many Italian language courses at all levels both for adults and children. Students can choose from Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced classes. Among some of […]
A memorial mass for the victims of the Italian earthquake, was celebrated on Sunday, August 28, by Fr. Ezio Marchetto at Holy Rosary Church, the Italian National Parish of Washington, D.C. Among the many parishioners attending the mass, was also the Italian Ambassador Armando Varricchio.