Italian singer Paolo Conte will open Umbria Jazz Festival on Friday evening, joining famous international artists Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett. Umbria Jazz 2015 will take place in Perugia at the Santa Giuliana arena and Friday night's performances will be followed by a midnight concert by Charles Lloyd, the American jazz musician, at the Morlacc...

di Ivano Porfiri   «Siate speciali, siate sognatori, siate idealisti, ma soprattutto siate persone perbene perché questo è un valore che vi permetterà di essere rispettati». Non è Steve Jobs, ma Brunello Cucinelli che parla ai 45 laureandi in Economia (41 alla triennale, 4 alla magistrale) nel giorno della proclamazione nell'Aula Magna dell'...

Six Italian cities (Cagliari, Lecce, Matera, Perugia, Ravenna and Siena) short-listed for European Capital of Culture 2019. The European Capital of Culture is a city designated by the European Union for a period of one calendar year during which it organises a series of cultural events with a strong European dimension.   The European City of...

by Michela Tartaglia It was between September of 1991 and May of 1992 when Seattle Mayor Norman Rice and Perugia Mayor Mario Valentini signed a pact of friendship between their cities and since then that relationship has grown stronger and stronger.   The origin of that pact resides in a desire of a Seattleite named Hans Lehmann, who had co...

Tra le verdi colline dell'Appennino umbro-toscano, a Città di Castello, in provincia di Perugia, ha sede la Stile Pavimenti Legno spa che produce parquet di qualità e li esporta in tutto il mondo.   L'impresa ha alle spalle una lunga tradizione nel trattamento del legno: da generazioni, infatti, le due famiglie Onofri e Colcelli, fondatrici...

by Marta Casadei   In Umbria, the exports in the textile and fashion sector reached almost €500 million last year: the region hosts a number of products of excellence known all over the world (first of all, cashmere maker Brunello Cucinelli), and last year experienced a positive trend.    The figures prove it: regional textile-fa...

From the North to the South, Italy boasts an ancient tradition in making excellent artisanal chocolate and all the chocoholics amongst you will be glad to know that the so-called Bel Paese has plenty of shops where you can taste and buy the most high quality sweet products. If you are travelling to Italy and you are looking for some hints on where...

The University for Foreigners in Perugia together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Italian Embassy in Washington offers 50 scholarships to attend Italian language and culture courses or teacher training courses at the University for Foreigners of Perugia. The University for Foreigners in Perugia is the oldest and most prestigious Italia...

There are several picnics planned in August for the Italian and Italian-American community. Sunday, August 14th, 1.30-5.30pm – Annual Polenta picnic with the Seattle Trentino Club.Location: Des Moines beach park, FOunder's Lodge 22030 Cliff Ave South, Des MoinesIf you want to know more about this group (and maybe join the club) please email the pr...

L'Osservatorio per la lingua italiana negli USA, coordinato dall'Ambasciata Italiana negli USA, ha messo a disposizione 10 borse da 1,000 (mille) $ ciascuna per la frequenza del AP Summer Institute che si terrà a Perugia dal 14 al 26 Luglio prossimi. Le borse si aggiungono a quelle già concesse dall'Università per Stranieri di Perugia.   Per...