On October 19 the XX edition of the Week of the Italian Language in the World opens in the USA. The event, as underlined by Ambassador Armando Varricchio "plays a fundamental role in promoting the cultural richness of our country". Established in 2001 under the High Patronage of the President of the Republic, the Week of the Italian Language in the...

Tue, Oct 20, 2020, 11:00 PM – Wed, Oct 21, 2020, 12:30 AM CEST. Online event. A history of Italian language in the United States from the 18th century to the present through the voice of its Italian & American speakers. Link to the presentation here at www.italianinnovators.com   To trace the history of the Italian language in the United States mea...

On the occasion of the “20th 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. The Week of the Italian Language in the World is an event promoted yearly by the cultural and diplomatic network in the third week of October, under the High Patron...

At a time of planetarian stasis, it may seem odd to talk about transnationalism; and, yet, more than ever, we have become aware of the interconnections existing around the world. What insights can a transnational model offer us to critically rethink cultural and socio-economic relationships while keeping in mind older forms of border crossing (colo...

What’s the first thing that comes to  your mind when you think of Italians? They dress well: yeah, sure. They know how to cook! True, true.  They are passionate: there we go, we’re getting close to the point. Imagine — or reminisce about— an Italian friend passionately discussing about something and, no shadow of a doubt, you’ll picture them veheme...

Everyday, I receive my Italian word of the day, and I must confess that lately I have received a lot of words that I either haven’t heard in forever or actually  have never heard anyone say them in an everyday conversation. So I looked into it and found more and more words that have stopped being part of the modern vocabulary of your average Italia...

Ah! Finally the Fall is  here! After  months of unbearable heat, the soft, fresh and  fragrant air of the  most colorful season  of the year feels like a liberation. Our word of the day is quintessentially tied to the Fall, even if it evokes events that, in  truth, take place all year round.  Sagra (sah-grah)  is the feminine of the  early Italian...

You know that sometimes in these interviews I have the pleasure of knowing leaders of Italian and Italian American communities throughout the United States. Today my personal tour of America takes me to the North Star State, Minnesota, where I meet Sandra Gengler. Born and raised in Ancona, in the Marche region, she moved to the US to attend colleg...

October 6, 2020, at 7:00 pm Pacific Time. Event is free and presented via Zoom meeting. Zoom link will be provided to attendees a few days before the meeting. REGISTRATION HERE. The month of October is a month of celebration of the Italian language in the world. This month Angela Zagarella will be presenting a brief overview of the history of Itali...

In honor of the 20th edition of Week of the Italian Language in the World (October 19-25, 2020), Fondazione Italia, in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles and the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco under the auspices of the Italian Consulate General in Los Angeles and the Italian Consulate General in San Franci...