Recently the Legend-class national security cutter USCGC Hamilton (WMSL) 753) conducted operations in the Mediterranean Sea with the Italian Coast Guard and Italian Navy. The operations were designed to increase interoperability as part of a regional effort to bolster maritime partnership with NATO allies. “Working with the Italian Coast Guard and...

The Louvre on Tuesday unveiled an unprecedented partnership with Naples’ Capodimonte Museum for 2023. Among other things, some 60 masterpieces from the Neapolitan museum will be shown in three separate exhibitions at the Paris museum. “An ambitious cultural programme, which also includes cinema and music, will give this invitation the dimensions of...

"Our idea is to every year have a city of the Mediterranean, of the Middle East, of Africa, or Europe, and of the Balkans that becomes in that year the capital of Mediterranean culture," said Italian culture minister Dario Franceschini on the sidelines of a plenary session of 30 culture ministers of the Mediterranean gathered for a two-day summit a...

On June 16, law students and professors from the University of Denver visited the Museo Civico Filangieri in Naples to examine the letters exchanged between the Neapolitan Enlightenment philosopher Gaetano Filangieri and the United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin. Karen Schinnerer, Press and Culture Secretary at the US Consulate General in...

Unless you’ve been living on the moon, you must have heard of My Brilliant Friend, the series of four books by the utterly talented–and mysterious!–Italian writer Elena Ferrante. I still recall the moment I bumped into the first volume of the quartet a few years ago. I was looking for a present for my mother, and the book cover caught my attention....

Situated a mere 50 kilometers inland from the buzz of Napoli and the attractions of the Amalfi coast, the Sannio region of Campania remains relatively unknown to Japanese travelers. But this may be changing as the region’s long history of wine production is finally gaining international recognition, and with it a new legion of wine fans. Sannio’s w...

After queuing for more than half an hour in front of a well-known trattoria we were finally accommodated and had a sumptuous Neapolitan lunch. A meal which involved the constant hurrying to and fro of red-shirted waiters, shouting god knows what incomprehensible words to god knows whom and an out-of-the-blue appearance of an unlikely singer which c...

What to do and see in Naples? You can't simply visit a city that is so lively and vibrant, volcanic and ingenious: you have to live it. What better way to experience Naples than by taking inspiration from the Neapolitans.  Put aside stereotypes and prejudices and discover a romantic and seductive city that surprises at every corner.   We will help...

When: Thu, May 19, 2022 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT - Where: Italian Charities of America, 83-20 Queens Boulevard, Queens, NY 11373 Join us on Thursday, May 19th at our non-profit building for a free event featuring live Neapolitan music along with a discussion on the Neapolitan language with our guest speaker and performer Robin Grasso. It is goin...

Are you ready to come back to Italy? Have you packed your bags already or are you still thinking about the best destination for your yearly visit to the Belpaese? Well, if you follow our suggestion and take part in our new sweepstake, the Amalfi Coast Experience, you may well get to fly to Amalfi for free and enjoy the Costiera on us for a week… So...