On Friday, January 20th, 2023, Veronica Di Grigoli took members of the National Capital Lawyers Auxiliary on a virtual journey called “Escape to Sicily.” Little did they know it should really have been called, “A Taste of Sicily.” In an ingenious presentation, Di Grigoli guided the audience through 13 separate invasions of Sicily by highlighting th...

Wednesday February 15th, 2023 at 6.30 pm. "NABUCCO" with the WASHINGTON CONCERT OPERA. Embassy of Italy - 3000 Whiteheaven Street NW - Washington, DC 20008. RSVP HERE. The evening is a preamble to the Washington Concert Opera’s Nabucco scheduled to be performed on March 4, 2023, in the Lisner Auditorium. For more information about this event visit...

A.I.R.E. REGISTRATION. A.I.R.E. registration requests or changes submitted via FAST IT will be given priority processing over those submitted via other means effective February 1, 2023. PASSPORTS. The Consular Offices of the Embassy of Italy in Washington D.C. have introduced the option of using a "priority lane" for making an appointment with the...

Students enrolled in Donatella Melucci’s course on Italian Translation face one of the most difficult assessments in all of higher education. Their work, once translated, is reviewed by the original Italian authors and its publishers before the final product hits bookstore shelves with their names attached.  Melucci, a teaching professor in the Dep...

The Embassy of Italy in Washington, D.C. issues a call for proposals to select a company, through a bid process, for the digitalization service of the consular archive with 12.000 files. This call for proposals is aimed to companies that meet the requirements described above, and that have the expertise, and the technical and management resources t...

Tuesday, Jan 24, 2023, 6:00 PM EST. Italian Cultural Institute @ Embassy of Italy - 3000 Whitehaven St, NW Washington, DC. On the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2023, the Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute invite you to the screening of Bocche Inutili (Useless Mouths), by Claudio Uberti. Italy 2022 | 100 mi...

A wistful pilgrim sits on a marble step in the right foreground of Vittore Carpaccio’s Ordination of St. Stephen (around 1511). Turning to gaze at the picture’s protagonist, he is below the consecrating hand of St. Peter himself. Stephen heads a ritual formation of youthful aspirants to the office of deacon, all of them wearing sumptuous dalmatics...

AMHS members and their guests were recently treated to an outstanding performance by two very talented pianists visiting from Rome. The musicians, Vincent Catalano and Katrina Sudman, performed at Casa Italiana on December 11, 2022. Their trip had been months in the planning, since AMHS President Ray LaVerghetta visited Italy last spring. That is w...

For a long time, I didn’t quite comprehend the widespread affinity for red sauce Italian American food. I wasn’t the mom who made lasagna or spaghetti and meatballs, perhaps because the best versions require the mixing of milk and meat, which isn’t allowable in our kosher home. Eggplant parmesan was an option, but my kids weren’t fans. When we dine...

The train in Giuseppe De Nittis’s 1869 painting “The Train Passes” is there mostly by implication. A thick plume of white smoke or steam suggests the presence of an engine, and a small, dark form on the horizon seems to be its origin. But the bleak landscape of a few, spindly, leafless trees underscores the real subject: a world transformed by tr...