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Michelangelo’s David-Apollo at National Gallery of Art

Michelangelo’s David-Apollo at National Gallery of Art

| December 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

On the occasion of the opening ceremony of 2013―The Year of Italian Culture in the United States, the National Gallery of Art will unveil tomorrow, Wednesday December 12, at an invitation-only ceremony, the only presentation in the United States of the David-Apollo by Michelangelo, on loan from the Museo Nazionale del Bargello in Florence. Italy’s […]

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Need a Visa to go to Italy:  Make an appointment online

Need a Visa to go to Italy: Make an appointment online

| November 28, 2012 | 0 Comments

The Italian Embassy has announced that in order to improve the service to the public and avoid long lines, it has decided to adopt a system of appointments for visa applications. Therefore, as of 28 November 2012, all Visa applications from permanent residents of this area Consular jurisdiction (District of Columbia, Montgomery  and Prince George’s Counties […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!   Giovanni Bellini and Titian The Feast of the Gods 1514/1529

Happy Thanksgiving! Giovanni Bellini and Titian The Feast of the Gods 1514/1529

| November 20, 2012 | 0 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving!  This famous canvas, The Feast of the Gods, formed the key element in one of the finest domestic decorative schemes of the Italian Renaissance—the private study of Alfonso d’Este, duke of Ferrara. The duke commissioned the two leading painters from Venice—first Giovanni Bellini and, later, his former pupil Titian—to depict bacchanals or revelries […]

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Toscanini New Symphony Orchestra, Conducted by Giuliano Crisi, to Perform at Holy Rosary Church

Toscanini New Symphony Orchestra, Conducted by Giuliano Crisi, to Perform at Holy Rosary Church

| November 19, 2012 | 1 Comment

A concert by the Toscanini New Symphony Orchestra,  inaugurating the celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the national Italian church, Holy Rosary Church, will be held at Holy Rosary Church on December 1, 2012 at 7:00 pm.   Giuliano Grisi, possibly Italy’s youngest conductor will be leading Maria Aurora Paz, soprano, and Gina Maria Penegrino, […]

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Where in the Nation’s Capital is the National Italian American Heritage Museum?

Where in the Nation’s Capital is the National Italian American Heritage Museum?

| November 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

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Italian Armed Forces Day Commemorated at Holy Rosary Church

Italian Armed Forces Day Commemorated at Holy Rosary Church

| November 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

A solemn mass in commemoration of Italian Armed Forces Day and for the fallen soldiers, was held today at the Italian church, Holy Rosary in Washington, D.C.   Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero, and the embassy diplomatic corps, including General Giovanni Fantuzzi, joined the parishioners in remembering especially the Italian soldiers who have given their lives this year […]

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U.S. Postal Service Delivers Mail on Sandy Day!

U.S. Postal Service Delivers Mail on Sandy Day!

| October 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

Nothing like getting mail in the middle of  hurricane Sandy!  Thank you U.S. Postal Service employees!

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