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From Italy to Monongah: We Must Never Forget

From Italy to Monongah: We Must Never Forget

| December 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

–Written on the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the Monongah Mine Disaster  They came to Monongah, West Virginia, from some of the poorest regions of Italy– Abruzzo, Calabria, Campania–to work the coal mines. Like the millions of Italians who migrated to “L’america” in search of a brighter future, most had no idea of the […]

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Italy’s Armed Forces Day Commemorated in Washington, DC

Italy’s Armed Forces Day Commemorated in Washington, DC

| November 7, 2015 | 1 Comment

The Italian Armed Forces Day was commemorated in Washington, DC with a solemn mass at the Italian Church, Holy Rosary on Sunday, November 1, 2015, and on November 4, with a reception at the Italian Embassy. The Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero, Defense Attache Major General Luca Goretti, and the Embassy diplomatic and military corps joined […]

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Presidential Proclamation — Columbus Day, 2015

Presidential Proclamation — Columbus Day, 2015

| October 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

“Columbus’s arrival in the New World inspired many and allowed for generations of Italians to follow — people whose Italian-American heritage contributes in immeasurable ways to making our country what it is, and who continue to help strengthen the friendship between the United States and Italy.”   BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF […]

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Le Onde: Waves of Italian Influence at Hirshhorn – Italian works from Futurism to Arte Povera to Kinetic Art

Le Onde: Waves of Italian Influence at Hirshhorn – Italian works from Futurism to Arte Povera to Kinetic Art

| September 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

A new exhibit called Le Onde: Waves of Italian Influence (1914–1971) is on view at the Hirshhorn Museum. The show features 20 works from the museum’s collection that demonstrate the contributions of Italian artists to the evolution of abstract art. The collection includes art movements and trends such as futurism, spatialism, op art and kinetic […]

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Movie’n’food – Sapore di Cinema” all’Ambasciata d’Italia a Washington per celebrare EXPO Milano 2015

Movie’n’food – Sapore di Cinema” all’Ambasciata d’Italia a Washington per celebrare EXPO Milano 2015

| September 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Washington, 11 settembre 2015 – Cosa unisce una foto di Sharon Stone che sforna una pizza in un ristorante di Piazza Navona, un abito di Gattinoni ispirato ai colori dell’olio d’oliva, il celebre Antonio De Curtis – in arte Totò – in Miseria e Nobiltà, il famoso Timballo preparato per il Gattopardo, alias Burt Lancaster, […]

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Message to the Italian Community from Italian Amb Claudio Bisogniero

Message to the Italian Community from Italian Amb Claudio Bisogniero

| June 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Dear fellow Italians, Today, June 2nd, 2015 we celebrate the 69th anniversary of the Founding of the Italian Republic. This is also the first time that our new Head of State, Sergio Mattarella, celebrates this special day. We recognize, in particular, the core values at the base of our unity: freedom, democracy, equality, and peaceful […]

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Calligaris:  Bringing Italian smart design to Washington

Calligaris: Bringing Italian smart design to Washington

| December 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Italian furniture store Calligaris has just settled into its new location in Georgetown at 3328 M St., and it is a classy, welcome addition for anyone interested in contemporary Italian design. The well-curated showroom feels more like an exhibition of fine design. Calligaris furniture is visually pleasing, particularly the selection of vividly-colored chairs, some of […]

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