From the marvelous theatre of the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Italy, acclaimed pianist and conductor, Vanessa Benelli Mosell, performs a program inspired by her latest album “Casta Diva”. Translating the pyrotechnics of bel canto and the lyricism of Romantic opera into the language of pianistic composition, the concert features adaptations from Be...

The Robert Fitzgerald Kennedy Human Rights Italy 2021 Award was presented to the Ambassador of Italy to the U.S., Mariangela Zappia. Ambassador Zappia was awarded for her commitment to the defense of human rights and the promotion of gender equality. She dedicated the award "to the courage of many women, Afghan women, immigrant women, refugee women...

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...

Join us to meet Prof. Anthony R. DelDonna, author of Instrumental Music in Late Eighteenth-Century Naples: Politics, Patronage, and Artistic Culture (Cambridge University Press, 2021), in conversation with Prof. Guido Olivieri (University of Texas at Austin) as they discuss the monograph and ongoing research into the instrumental music traditions o...

When Michelangelo the Younger commissioned a 5-month pregnant Artemisia Gentileschi to paint the Allegory of Inclination on Casa Buonarroti’s ceiling, the fee was three times that of her male counterparts. Her allegorical depiction represented just one of many 'virtues' painted to commemorate the qualities of ‘the Divine Michelangelo’. And it had A...

The Embassy of Italy, the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington, DC, and International Arts & Artists, in collaboration with Cody Gallery at Marymount University, are pleased to present Goldschmied & Chiari’s first solo show in Washington DC, "Magnifica". The exhibit, curated by Allison Nance, will debut a new series of Untitled Views, the artis...

On the occasion of the "21st Week of the Italian Language in the World” the Embassy of Italy is pleased to announce a Contest for students of the Italian language in the United States. Each year, the Week has a different underlying theme for a vast cultural program to advance the promotion of the Italian language. This year in coincidence with the...

The elections for the renewal of the Committee of Italians Residing Abroad (Com.It.Es.) will be held at the end of 2021 (art. 14, ¶ 3, Law n.162/12.302019, converted into Law n.118 of 02.28.2020). The Committee of Italians Residing Abroad are elected bodies which represents the interests of Italian citizens residing abroad in their relations with t...

Focus sulle imprese italiane e sostegno alla ripartenza di scambi e investimenti Italia-Usa al centro dell’incontro virtuale che l’ambasciatrice italiana a Washington, Mariangela Zappia, ha avuto a pochi giorni dal suo insediamento con i manager delle principali aziende italiane negli Usa. “La ripresa economica in Italia e Stati Uniti; le responsab...

It is with emotion and pride that I assume today the office of Ambassador of Italy to the United States, a country to which we are bound by an extraordinary and deep friendship. As allies, Italy and the United States work side by side to protect peace and security in the world, to fight pandemic and climate change, to promote universal rights and g...