"This year's Day of the Contemporary offers a unique opportunity to address complex and increasingly topical issues such as sustainability and climate change in a different way," said Italy's Ambassador to the United States, Mariangela Zappia. "Italy's commitment to addressing these challenges and promoting more environmentally friendly practices i...

A representative from the Italian Consulate in Chicago will be at the Italian Cultural Center in Minneapolis on April 19 & 20 to facilitate the issuance of biometric passports for Italian citizens residing in Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Northern Iowa and Western Wisconsin. Visits are by appointment only. This visit offers the convenience of...

Longtime community activist Carlo Vaniglia has been elected president of Comitato per gli Italiani all’Estero (The Committee for Italians Living Abroad). Joining Vaniglia on Com.It.Es are Vice President Pietro Lorenzini; Secretary Cristina Gorizio; Treasurer Ivana Di Piero; executives Michelangelo Gianpaoli and Francesco DiMaggio; and members Stefa...

A webinar entitled "A walk into the Italian World: the Use of Current Events and Social Media in the Italian Class" will be held on March 26th, organized by the Consulate General of Italy in Chicago, in collaboration with the Consulate of Italy in Detroit and NOI Foundation Detroit. The session aims to give participating teachers practical ideas on...

On Wednesday, March 23, 2022 the Italian Cultural Institute (IIC) and the Consulate General of Italy in Chicago will participate in the 6th edition of the Italian Design Day dedicated to “Re-generation. Design and New Technologies for a Sustainable Future.” The Institute will present “I, You and It: Stories of entanglement between species” a series...

The sixth annual Week of Italian Cuisine in the World begins Monday, November 15th through Saturday November 21st. The weeklong celebration promoting Italian cuisine is an initiative promoted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs along with other agencies such as the Italian Trade Agency (as well as Italian Cultural Institutes). The Italian Em...

Addison Trail High School language teacher Judie Vitiritti-Lynch has been appointed a national advocate lead by the AP College Board, having previously served in a similar capacity on the state and regional levels. AP advocates rally support for Advanced Placement programs, lobbying for funding and favorable legislation at all levels of government....

When: Nov 17, 2021 10:00 AM in Central Time (US and Canada) - Organized by: Consulate General of Italy in Chicago in collaboration with: Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Chicago - Online Webinar Prof. Massimo Montanari presents his intellectually engaging and deliciously readable essay "A Short History of Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce", a stereotype-d...

When: Tuesday, Nov 16, 11am CT Sponsored by the Center for European Studies, the Department of French and Italian, and the Food Studies Network at the University of Wisconsin -Madison, the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago, and the Consulate General of Italy in Chicago. Part of the European Studies 2021-2022 Lecture Series. Opening remarks will...

With a notable diplomatic pedigree and multinational roots, Thomas Botzios brings a global perspective to his role as the Midwest’s new Italian consul general. If anyone was born to be a diplomat, it’s Thomas Botzios. The Midwest’s new Italian consul general pursued the same career path as his father and uncle, Elias and Christos Botzios, both of w...