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It all starts with simple materials, like paper and chalk, or whatever else Mother Nature can offer, like leaves or flowers. Then comes pure creativity, the ability of making Beauty appear from almost nothing: an eternal wonder to our eyes. Then, at last, comes the emotion of seeing it all created, of witnessing the intense, magical moment when art...

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. met today with Prime Minister Draghi of Italy on the margins of the G7 Summit. President Biden pledged to further deepen our strong bilateral ties, highlighting this year’s 160th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and Italy. The President and the Prime Minister pledged t...

In the summer of 1965, as a recent high school grad, I decided to make a significant purchase. My buddy, Richie Downs, had an old Vespa motor scooter. It gave him a degree of freedom while providing lots of fun. To me, that was a combination that seemed hard to beat, so I plopped down $450 and bought myself a brand-new, red, 125cc, 1965 Vespa. It w...

Starting today, June 14th, the new Prenot@Mi portal – available at https://prenotami.esteri.it – will replace the current Prenota OnLine and will be used to book appointments for consular services. After having registered and chosen the relevant Consulate, you will be able to book appointments only on the new portal from the first available date se...

Raggiunta finalmente l’Unità nel marzo del 1861, l’Italia cominciò subito a tessere relazioni diplomatiche con gli Stati Uniti d’America. Sono passati 160 anni da allora, anni in cui i due Paesi hanno rafforzato il proprio cammino democratico, condiviso gli stessi valori di libertà, promosso i diritti umani, il rispetto delle minoranze, lo Stato di...

Over the last few months, we have been exploring our Italian heritage from the perspective of our ancestors’ life experiences. Last month I shared some tips on how to find your ancestor’s passenger list. This month, we are going to look at what it was like for our ancestors as they arrived at Ellis Island, the major port of entry for over 12 millio...

Without any education, but at the same time capable of singing absolutely any song, the legendary American singer Frank Sinatra is one of the most famous singers and actors, who actually changed the world. He was born in the provincial town of Hoboken, New Jersey 106 years ago. The peak of the career of Frank Sinatra, marked with Oscars and nearly...

June 30, 2021 marks the 10th anniversary of the passing of Michael John “Jimmy” Roselli; he was 85 years old at the time of his death. Jimmy Roselli was born in Hoboken; he grew up just five doors down from where Frank Sinatra had lived; who, by the way, was ten years his senior. Jimmy Roselli is remembered as one of the most significant Italian-Am...

This year, the annual Franciacorta Festival goes digital and international with a series of web and social media events accessible to virtual attendees all around the world. Franciacorta is one of Italy's finest sparkling wines, made using the classic Champagne method in the area of the same name in Lombardy, around a one-hour drive from Milan.  A...

PFP Publishing announces the release of Joseph Torra’s Who Do You Think You Are: Reflections of a Writer’s Life. Kirkus Reviews said the memoir “Hums with a sense of honesty” and is “an earnest and genuine look at an author’s long commitment to his craft.”  And Publishers Weekly’s BookLife called it, “An incisive account of becoming a writer and te...

“Come ho chiesto nella mia mozione che sarà votata a breve, il Governo italiano può svolgere un’azione diplomatica affinché sia salvaguardata l’eredità culturale italiana negli Usa e la figura simbolo di tale eredità incarnata da Cristoforo Colombo. Inoltre, può attivare una campagna di comunicazione che sappia valorizzare il ruolo storico di Crist...

From the moving Moon River to the groovy Pink Panther, Henry Mancini mastered the emotional connections between the music and the audience to create an incomparable body of jazz-infused tunes. Henry was born on April 16, 1924, in Cleveland, Ohio, to a pair of Italian immigrants: Quinto and Anna Pece Mancini. When he was 4, the new family moved to A...