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Top Italian Wine Producers Showcase Wines on Capitol Hill

Top Italian Wine Producers Showcase Wines on Capitol Hill

| July 21, 2012

Top Italian wine producers recently hosted on Capitol Hill a wine-tasting for the Congressional Wine Caucus and other members of Congress. Congressman Mike Thompson, who with Congressman Dan Lungren, is the co-chair of the Wine Caucus, said that it was “an historic event” because it was only the second time that a country had come […]

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Italian National Day Celebration Dampened by Recent Tragic Events In Italy

Italian National Day Celebration Dampened by Recent Tragic Events In Italy

| June 6, 2012

The annual Italian National Day celebration, or Festa della Repubblica, held at the Italian Embassy in Washington DC, was, as Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero noted in his brief remarks, “tinged with a more somber note.” As the more than 1,500 guests entered the Embassy grounds they could clearly see that the Italian flag was flying […]

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Message by the Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero to the Italian Community on the Occasion of Italy’s National Day

Message by the Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero to the Italian Community on the Occasion of Italy’s National Day

| June 4, 2012

Cari connazionali, sono felice di celebrare con voi questo 2 giugno 2012, il mio primo come Ambasciatore d’Italia negli Stati Uniti. Permettemi pero’ di dire subito che sebbene questo giorno sia sempre una festa per il nostro Paese, quest’anno ci troviamo a celebrarlo in modo piu sobrio e con il dolore nel cuore a causa […]

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Giovanni Falcone: An Italian Hero   –    Photo Exhibit at Italian Cultural Institute

Giovanni Falcone: An Italian Hero – Photo Exhibit at Italian Cultural Institute

| May 22, 2012

Twenty years have passed since Judge Giovanni Falcone, his wife Francesca Morvillo and his three bodyguards, Antonio Montinari, Rocco Di Cillo and Vito Schifani, were killed in Capaci, Sicily, on May 23, 1992. Throughout his life Giovanni Falcone fought organized crime strenuously and was instrumental in a series of effective actions against it. More importantly, […]

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In the Light of Naples: Francesco de Mura in America

In the Light of Naples: Francesco de Mura in America

| May 15, 2012

This lecture at the Italian Cultural Institute located at the Italian Embassy, will show some of the finest paintings in America by Francesco de Mura (1695-1782), the greatest artist of the late Baroque in Naples. De Mura’s superb draftsmanship and luminous colors in harmonious compositions of religious subjects, intense portraits, and mythological scenes will be […]

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Italians in DC Celebrate With Festival 2012 – May 20, 2012 at the Woodrow Wilson Plaza

Italians in DC Celebrate With Festival 2012 – May 20, 2012 at the Woodrow Wilson Plaza

| May 8, 2012

The second annual “Italians in DC Festival” will be held on Sunday, May 20, from 2:00 to 9:00 p.m at the Woodrow Wilson Plaza and Ronald Reagan Building at 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. The Festival is a celebration of contemporary Italian culture, presented by Italians in the area who will bring a piece of Italy […]

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United States Returns Stolen Antiquities to Italy

United States Returns Stolen Antiquities to Italy

| April 26, 2012

Seven stolen and looted objects of Italian cultural heritage will soon be on their way back to Italy, following a ceremony today in which U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano officially returned the antiquities to Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero at the Embassy of Italy in Washington. Napolitano said that as the great  granddaughter of […]

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