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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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Maryland State Senator Rob Garagiola Guest Speaker at Lido Civic Club

Maryland State Senator Rob Garagiola Guest Speaker at Lido Civic Club

| May 15, 2012

Maryland State Senator Rob Garagiola, was the guest speaker at the April meeting of the Lido Civic Club.  A native of Michigan, Garagiola has been a Maryland state senator since 2002. Before that, he was a senior legislative aide to Congressman Frank Pallone. In the Maryland State Senate, Garagiola has led the effort to expand healthcare […]

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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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Sebastian Rotella, Winner of the 2012 Urbino Press Award ~  “In my house the American dream is not a cliché”

Sebastian Rotella, Winner of the 2012 Urbino Press Award ~ “In my house the American dream is not a cliché”

| April 26, 2012

Sebastian Rotella, a Senior Reporter with ProPublica, an author, and a former reporter with the Los Angeles Times, is the winner of the Seventh Urbino Press Award. Rotella’s father, Salvatore Giuseppe Rotella, emigrated to the United States from Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto, Sicily in 1950. The announcement was made this evening by Italian Ambassador Claudio […]

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Italian Author Francesca Andreini Presents her Novel “Nessuno ti può costringere”

Italian Author Francesca Andreini Presents her Novel “Nessuno ti può costringere”

| April 23, 2012

Italian author, Francesca Andreini will be presenting her novel Nessuno ti può costringere (Nobody Can Compell You,2009) on April 24, 6:30, at Darlington House, 1610 20th Street, NW, Washington DC 2009 (one block north of Dupont Circle, on the corner of 20th and Hillier Street). “In the period between the two world wars, a twelve-year-old boy runs away from home […]

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