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Dear Friends, in these difficult times, albeit at a distance, the Italian Cultural Institute continues to promote the beauty and richness of our cultural heritage. In this light, our newsletter will provide you with links to the many resources created by Italian cultural institutions and individual artists alike in their efforts to bring us closer...

L’America è al fianco dell’Italia nell’emergenza Covid-19. Lo ha assicurato l’ambasciatore degli Usa in Italia Lewis Michael Eisenberg intervistato a Mezz’ora in più su RaiTre, dopo che nei giorni scorsi si è paventato un cambiamento degli equilibri geopolitici alla luce degli aiuti arrivati nella penisola (da Russia, Cina e Cuba) per affrontare l’...

Flags will be flown at half-mast in cities across Italy at midday on March 31 to commemorate the victims of coronavirus, the president of municipalities' association ANCI Antonio Decaro announced Friday on Twitter. "On Tuesday, March 31, at 12 pm, flags at half-staff and a minute of silence to be observed by Italian mayors with the tricolor sash in...

Ciao a Tutti, there is no keeping Italians down and the San Diego Italian Film Festival (SDIFF) is proving it! While we are at home they are offering ways to enjoy the best of Italian film and culture online. Mark your calendars for weekly appointments with SDIFF: 1) Every Wednesday the SDIFF will release a short film from the roster of its recent...

We are sad to confirm that, at the direction of state and local authorities and federal guidelines amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been directed to cancel the 2020 Memphis Italian Festival. Though we are disappointed that we cannot present MIF this year, we understand this must be done for the greater good. We WILL have the festival next year M...

Il mondo tech a raccolta contro il Covid-19: da oggi al 29 marzo la comunità italiana di innovatori si unisce per trovare idee, progetti e soluzioni tecnologiche per affrontare la crisi provocata dalla pandemia. Prendendo spunto da iniziative precedenti in altri Paesi europei e dall’iniziativa lanciata su scala globale dall’Oms, l’edizione italiana...

Friday, April 10, 2020. 5.30 pm - 6.30 pm. 45 minutes lecture, 15 minutes Q & A. The webinar will take place online through Google Hangouts. The webinar is $10 for all Filitalia members and non members. Space is limited, only 15 seats available. RSVP is required, so please reserve your ticket online. REGISTER NOW Join Angela Cacciarru, Ph.D. and le...

Italy’s president says the country is living through “a sad page in our history,” with its oldest generation paying a very high price in loss of life during the COVID-19 pandemic. With coffins piling up in the country with the highest number of deaths in the world of persons infected with the coronavirus, President Sergio Mattarella sought to shore...

Invigorating sounds of spirited conversations, the hissing of the milk steamer, the thumping of filters being emptied, the clatter of the cups and saucers uniting, the clinking of tiny spoons, the shaking and stirring of sugar packets, and the heavenly aroma of fresh ground coffee beans…..You must be at an Italian “Bar” right now? In Italy, the It...

She’s written nine cookbooks, starred in eight TV shows, and opened three restaurants. It’s no surprise that under kitchen quarantine, Giada De Laurentiis knows what to do next. This week, she launched “Giada’s Pantry Recipe Central,” a new effort to share practical recipe ideas and meal planning tips with those figuring out what to cook at home. A...

Mother Cabrini opened an orphanage in the French Quarter in 1892 As a Yellow Fever Epedemic was leaving many orphans in New Orleans, Mother Cabrini arrived. In 1904, she received $75,000.00 from Captain Salvatore Pizzati to build a new orphange which is became Cabrini High School in 1959. Records show that 7,849 people died in New Orleans in 1853 d...