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Leonardo, the Italian helicopter maker, said it will spend $65 million to build a 60,000-square-foot training facility adjacent to its Northeast Philadelphia plant over the next year. The facility will train pilots, crews, and mechanics for Air Force helicopters in partnership with Boeing’s Delaware County plant, and for civilian craft. The compa...

Wednesday, March 13, 2019. From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm. Organized by Italian Cultural Institute in collaboration with Polimoda. Entrance: Free. Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven St NW, Washington, DC 20008. On the occasion of the third international Italian Design Day, dress at your fashionable best and join us for Italian Fashion Reload, a conference...

Founded in 1929, following the US stock market crash that led to the great depression, two brothers began crafting eyeglass frames in their Newark, New Jersey basement. As Italian immigrants pursuing the American dream, they built the company that would become known as Liberty Optical. In the 1950’s, Liberty achieved mass market success with iconic...

On the occasion of the 35th annual conference of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE), the Ambassador of Italy to the US Armando Varricchio hosted the members of the Association at Villa Firenze. Founded in 1959, NABE is one of the biggest international associations and it gathers entrepreneurs, managers, economists, academics, an...

The thirteenth U.S.-Italy Joint Commission Meeting on Science and Technology (JCM) convened December 3–6 in Washington, DC, culminating in the signing of a joint declaration at the U.S. Department of State. Italian and U.S. government agencies and research organizations met throughout the week to discuss advancements, continued research cooperation...

Giovanni “John” Pangia nacque a Rotello, in provincia di Campobasso, il 2 luglio del 1881 da Francesco (trentenne “proprietario” e Maria Giovina Occhionero (“donna di casa”). L’atto di nascita fu registrato dinanzi al Sindaco di allora Romeo Perrotta. Nel 1903 il ventiduenne Giovanni e la sua famiglia decisero di emigrare alla ricerca del “sogno am...

On December 9, the United Nations celebrated the International Day Against Corruption. It is an important day that shows how the phenomenon is a true obstacle to development, growth, security, and how it undermines the citizen’s confidence in government institutions. The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation will celebra...

Alitalia will launch flights between Washington and Rome this spring, the carrier's first direct route between the two capitals. The five-times weekly flight between Rome Fiumicino and Washington Dulles commences May 2. The eastbound leg, departing at 4:15 p.m. and arriving at 7:00 a.m. Rome time, is designed to allow passenger connections via Alit...

The thirteenth U.S.-Italy Joint Commission Meeting on Science and Technology (JCM) convened December 3-6 in Washington, DC, culminating in the signing of a joint declaration at the U.S. Department of State. Italian and U.S. government agencies and research organizations met throughout the week to discuss advancements, continued research cooperation...

A cold Corona sits atop an antique Singer sewing machine, as John Montefusco unwinds after a long day repairing shoes. The 100-year-old machine is a reminder of a circuitous journey that started with him working on a farm and making wine as a young man in Naples, Italy. There, he also repaired shoes on the side. Montefusco's travels stretched to Ne...

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) announced Tuesday that Italian airline Alitalia will begin five weekly nonstop flights to Rome Fiumicino International Airport (FCO) on May 2, 2019, providing a new option when traveling between the U.S. Capital Region and Europe. “As the international gateway to the Washington, D.C., region, Dulles Int...

A company based in Italy, has chosen a location York County for its first property that it has purchased in the United States. The nearly 35,000-square-foot property at 1670 Toronita St. in Manchester Township will serve as the North American headquarters for Atos, an industrial hydraulic valve manufacturer. The current tenant is looking to relocat...