2020 was a difficult year for everyone and sport is non an exception. Thousands of races and events were cancelled due to the pandemic, including the Olympic Games in Tokyo. But the world of sport did not stop completely and in the last months of this terrible year in Italy five young sports stars raised up and and everyone is talking about them. W...

Twenty-one legs and a 395 kilometer-long route, from Dante Alighieri’s birthplace in Florence to his tomb in Ravenna, crossing the Apennine Mountains and immersing in silent woods and historic villages, waterfalls and Middle-Ages castles: on occasion of Dante’s 700th death anniversary, we recommend Le Vie di Dante (Roads of Dante), an exciting tour...

This month I am going to take a little break from our normal articles and talk to you about something new that is happening with the Italian language. If you are familiar with Italian, you probably know that the language is way older than Italy as a country. What you probably don’t know is that Italian does not have an official institute stating wh...

Sedona International Film Festival presents the Great Art on Screen series with “Botticelli: Florence and the Medici.” The event will show in Sedona on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 4 and 7 p.m., at the festival’s Mary D. Fisher Theatre. Great Art on Screen is a series of documentaries featuring an in-depth look at the most extraordinary and groundbreaking...

Florence’s Uffizi Gallery is making available for viewing online 88 rarely displayed drawings of Dante’s “Divine Comedy” to mark the 700th anniversary in 2021 of the Italian poet’s death. The virtual show of high-resolution images of works by the 16th-Century Renaissance artist Federico Zuccari will be accessible from Friday “for free, any hour of...

Language lovers rejoice! Florence, already home to some of the most famous art collections in the world, will soon host the Museo della lingua italiana—a museum dedicated entirely to the Italian language. Making a language museum both educational and exciting is not an easy feat to be sure, though the new space promises to include a variety of mult...

Online Lecture Series. Sundays 9:30 am PST / 12:30 pm EST / 6:30 pm ITALY. Join expert Florence tour guide Laura Cirri as she gives an insider's introduction to the museum and churches of Florence. Tickets $20-25 for the whole series on Eventbrite. Click here. This is a collaboration between ICC and CulturalItaly. A portion of the proceeds are dona...

Manifattura Arte della Seta Lisio (the Lisio Silk Art Factory) was established in Florence in 1906 by Giuseppe Lisio, a determined and enterprising man from Abruzzo. Trained in the field as a representative of Luigi Osnago di Milan, an important weaving factory that participated in the Exposition Universelle of 1900 in Paris, Lisio nurtured the dre...

Friday October 30th, 2020 | VIRTUAL SESSION 6pm Central European Time. For students seeking short and long term academic opportunities in an international environment (gap year, pre-college, BA, career programs) as well as individuals looking for a career change. Enter this link to sign up http://ow.ly/5i6W50Aw2lp  Florence University of the arts -...

Soccer is the greatest passion of the Italians. In every small town throughout the peninsula there is a soccer team. Soccer is played in the courtyards of buildings, in those of churches, and still today, in small towns, even on the street. Every child in Italy is born with a ball between his feet and a team to cheer for. Soccer is the national spo...