On August 14th, 2020, ICC President, Sandra Gengler, was awarded the title of Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia (Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy). This prestigious title is conferred by the President of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, to individuals who distinguish themselves through actions that strengthen Italy’s positive standing ab...

Five-time Oscar winner Federico Fellini once said, “A different language is a different vision of life.” As a world-renowned film director, Fellini captured many aspects of life through his lens, immersing us in various cultures. Fellini believed that exposure to different languages forces us to see the world from the perspective of the people who...

On the occasion of Remembrance Day, on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Institute of Culture presented an event dedicated to Italian writers who witnessed the Holocaust, in collaboration with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM). The initiative is part of the numerous...

La visita a Chicago della senatrice Francesca Alderisi (FI), eletta nella Circoscrizione Estero, ripartizione Nord e Centro America, si è aperta sabato con l'incontro con il Console Generale d'Italia a Chicago, Giuseppe Finocchiaro. Il colloquio, svoltosi presso il Consolato Generale d'Italia, "è stato un momento proficuo e molto interessante - ha...

On the Occasion of the Italian National Sport Day and the Italian Festa della Repubblica with the collaboration of the Consulate General of Italy in Chicago, The Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago and in cooperation with Casa Italia Chicago, Cav. Uff. Mico Delianova LicastroUS Representative, Coni, Italian National Olympic Committee cordially in...

Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm. Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center - 9603 Woods Drive - Skokie, IL 60077. Free with Museum admission. For more information, click here. Nearly 700 Italians have been recognized as Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem, but few of their courageous acts are known. Join us to hear some of these stories...

Wednesday, March 20, 2019. From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm (CDT). Kaplan Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship | 3137 S Federal Street | Event Takes Place on Giant White Staircase in Entrance | Chicago IL. On the Occasion of the Italian Design Day 2019 the Consulate General of Italy in Chicago, the Italian Cultural Institute in Chicago and the...

L’Ambasciatore d’Italia Armando Varricchio, accompagnato dal Console Generale Giuseppe Finocchiaro, ha compiuto una visita a Chicago per assistere, giovedì 21 febbraio, alla prima del concerto della Chicago Symphony Orchestra (CSO) che ha suonato, in commemorazione del 75° anniversario dell’eccidio delle Fosse Ardeatine, la 9° Sinfonia del composit...

The great South African leader Nelson Mandela once noted, “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.” As Mandela suggests, through Italian language, we can deepen our connection to all things Italian. And as we all know, Italy has so much to offer. Its a...

Three Midwestern luminaries were knighted by Italian Consul General Giuseppe Finocchiaro at a special ceremony on Dec. 12. Chicago-area activist Lissa Druss and Milwaukee stalwart Pietro Tarantino earned the rank of Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia and longtime Loyola University language instructor Anna Clara Ionta ascended to the higher...