Italy’s president says the country is living through “a sad page in our history,” with its oldest generation paying a very high price in loss of life during the COVID-19 pandemic. With coffins piling up in the country with the highest number of deaths in the world of persons infected with the coronavirus, President Sergio Mattarella sought to shore...

Italy's president Sergio Mattarella has called for "responsibility" in the face of the Coronavirus emergency, urging Italians to "follow carefully" the official guidelines regarding changes to lifestyle and daily habits. "Italy is going through a particularly challenging time and is facing it dutifully with full transparency and completeness of inf...

Rome has begun a year-long programme of celebrations leading up to its 150th anniversary as the capital city of Italy in 2021. The anniversary commemorates the declaration of Rome as the capital of the nascent Kingdom of Italy on 3 February 1871 after Italian forces led by Garibaldi put an end to papal control of Rome and the Papal States. The open...

What ends is “a demanding decade”, marked by a long economic crisis and by changes “as fast as they are impetuous”. With these words the President of the Republic, Sergio Mattarella, turned to the Italians for the traditional end of year speech, speaking from the Sala dei Tofanelli, without desks between him and the camera (here the full speech). T...

The 90-year-old Dino Impagliazzo, also known as “the chef of the poor”, who has been feeding more than 250 homeless people a day in Rome for more than 10 years, will be awarded by President of Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella with the Merit honors of the Italian Republic. The recognition for distinguished itself for acts of heroism, for the engag...

Last October, during the visit of the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella to the White House, President Donald Trump said the following words: "The United States and Italy are bound together by a shared cultural and political heritage dating back thousands of years to Ancient Rome.” An uproar broke out, because some people wanted to...

The gala season premiere of Puccini’s “Tosca” starring Russian soprano Anna Netrebko and conducted by Riccardo Chailly received 15 minutes of applause from an audience of Milanese elite, in an evening that celebrated culture as a bulwark against political extremism. For the second year, the performance opened with long applause for Italy’s presiden...

Era dal 1982, dai tempi di Sandro Pertini, che un Presidente della Repubblica non  metteva piede nella West Coast degli Stati Uniti, la parte più remota e più giovane del nuovo continente. Sergio Martarella arriva a San Francisco da Washington insieme a sua figlia, che lo accompagna quasi sempre nelle occasioni ufficiali, e il ministro per l’Innova...

An Italy-United States Innovation Forum will be held in California at Stanford University on October 18, 2019. The event is organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and by the Italian Trade Agency with the support of Confindustria, and in collaboration with the Schools of Materials Science and Engineering and Medic...

Washington, 14 ottobre 2019. In occasione del Columbus Day l’Ambasciatore d’Italia Armando Varricchio partecipa alla cerimonia di deposizione di una corona di fiori al monumento dedicato a Cristoforo Colombo nella piazza antistante Union Station a Washington DC. Erano presenti anche l’Ambasciatore di Spagna Santiago Cabanas e la Vice Presidente del...