Although Leonardo da Vinci is best known for being a painter, an inventor and a scientist, two titles are often overlooked: musician and theater producer. Leonardo was in fact a skilled performer and he was commissioned by some of the most musically prominent courts of his time. His musical inventions opened an unexpected window into new ideas and...

On the occasion of the “19th Week of the Italian Language in the World,” the Embassy of Italy is pleased to announce a Video Contest for Italian language students in the United States. Each year, Italian Language Week has a different underlying theme and a vast cultural program to advance the promotion of our Italian language. This year, the theme...

Among the best Italian musicians of their generation, Francesca Dego (violin) and Francesca Leonardi(piano) have been performing together worldwide for the past ten years, with repertoire ranging from Baroque to new music. Opening our fall concert series, this Italian themed recital will feature Respighi’s Violin Sonata in B minor, a dramatic and p...

Storicamente, quello che ricopre è uno degli incarichi più prestigiosi e impegnativi nel sistema diplomatico italiano: Ambasciatore negli Usa. Di questi tempi, soprattutto con l’avvento alla Casa Bianca di Donald Trump, il ruolo ricoperto da Armando Varricchio, dal 2016 Ambasciatore d’Italia a Washington, è, se possibile, ancor più delicato e nevra...

July 20, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing, a major event for humanity and the beginning of the space age, of which Italy has been and continues to be a protagonist. "It is a matter of pride for Italy - said Italian Ambassador Armando Varricchio - that 50 years after the Moon Landing an Italian astronaut, Luca Parmitano, has been...

My best friend in Baltimore forwarded me an email invitation to the Italian Embassy in Washington, D.C. It was hosted by Gambero Rosso, the global authority on Italian wine. I was pretty excited when I got a return email that said I was accepted to the tasting. I even went out and bought a new outfit from Men's Warehouse. I had to go with the bow t...

On July 8-9, the Embassy of Italy in Washington DC hosted the conference "Italy, Europe and the US: facing inevitable change in a smart way," organized by Aspen Institute Italia. Ambassador of Italy Armando Varricchio and U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry delivered opening remarks, at the presence of Under Secretary of State at the Italian Minist...

“Interessante e partecipata” la riunione dell'Osservatorio Nazionale della Lingua Italiana svolta la scorsa settimana nella sede dell'Ambasciata d'Italia a Washington, cui per la prima volta ha partecipato anche EduItalia.  L'Osservatorio, organismo istituto dall'Ambasciata, è “una realtà di grande spessore culturale e fondamentale nel suo essere u...

At a reception held at the Italian Embassy, the Lido Civic Club of Washington, DC, awarded $60,000 to local Italian-American college-bound and college students.  The recipients of the scholarships are: Nicole Fairbanks , Bridget Bagileo, Gaia Mieren, Chiara O’Neil, Chiara d’Andrea, Domenic Allegra, Cameron Benedetto, Nina Dorsett, Matthew Fairbanks...

Saturday, June 29, 2019 @ 08:30 PM to Sun, June 30, 2019 @ 12:00 AM. Embassy of Italy, 3000 Whitehaven St NW, Washington, DC. Tickets: $90 - $120. ADMISSION TO THE MAIN GALA IS AT 8:30 PM. VIP ADMISSION IS AT 7:00 PM. Travel thousands of miles away and hundreds of years in the past without ever leaving Washington, DC. In a rare opportunity, step on...