“Culture never stops!” : it is the new page of the Cultural Heritage Ministry website, which brings together virtual initiatives organized by State-owned cultural sites and the entertainment, music and audiovisual world, in the wake of the Covid-19 emergency. Divided into six sections – Museums, Books, Cinema, Music, Education and Theatre – the pla...

Some days ago, the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella, officially kicked off the year of Parma as the Italian Capital of Culture. This symbolic title refers to a city designated by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage that — for a period of one year — is given a chance to showcase its cultural life and cultural development. Conceived...

L’Italia sfoggia i suoi primati e si prepara al 2020 con una strategia orientata a nuovi mercati e segmenti. Stando all’Ufficio Studi Enit sono oltre 360 milioni le notti trascorse nella Penisola fino ad ottobre 2019 (+4,4%) e che hanno apportato introiti per circa 40 miliardi. Il brand Italia ha attratto ben 3 milioni di partecipanti ad eventi org...

Italians spent 72.5 billion euros on culture last year, the Federculture association said on Thursday. This was 2.4% up on 2017, it said. Culture spending accounted for some 6.7% of total household spending in 2018, Federculture said in its 15th annual report entitled The Culture Business, Policies, Networks and Competencies. The report was present...

Italian museums will be free again on Sundays from October 6 as a government scheme curbed by the last culture minister is reintroduced, sources said Thursday. All State museums and cultural and archaeological sites will again be free to enter on the first Sunday of the month. Prime sites include Pompeii, the Colosseum, the Reggia di Caserta and Tr...

Durante una cerimonia nella sede dell’Ambasciata degli Stati Uniti d’America a Roma, l’ambasciatore Lewis M. Eisenberg ha restituito all’Italia due beni culturali appartenenti al patrimonio italiano che erano stati individuati grazie a indagini dal Comando Carabinieri TPC e dal Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).  Si tratta della Lettera di San...

As part of its policies to support the promotion of the Italian language worldwide, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation prepares a distribution plan, on an annual basis, for the concession of grants under Chapter 3153 of the budget of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International cooperation for Italian language teachi...

The second edition of a special event dedicated to Italian film industry professionals, highlighting their talent around the world. As part of the intiative, over 100 Italian cinema ambassadors will travel the globe to talk about the professions of filmmaking. In Los Angeles, composer, theater director, artistic director and music producer Franco E...

The Italian culture ministry has asked the Getty Museum in LA to return another four stolen works besides the famed Lysippus statue, sources told ANSA Wednesday. They are: a canvas by 19th century painter Camillo Miola, The Oracle at Delphi, stolen from the Istituto San Lorenzo in Aversa near Naples between 1943 and '46; two Roman era marble lions...

Italy has offered help in the repair and reconstruction of the fire-ravaged cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris based on its experiences with Venice's Fenice opera house, the Holy Shroud chapel in Turin and Bari's Petruzzelli theatre, Culture Minister Alberto Bonisoli said. Bonisoli said he had contacted his French opposite number Franck Riester offer...