AMHS is pleased to announce that our next in-person program will feature distinguished art expert, Dr. Eric Denker, who until recently was the Senior Lecturer of the National Gallery of Art.  The luncheon meeting will take place in Casa Italiana on Sunday, September 18, 2022, at 1 p.m. The program is being co-sponsored by the Casa Italiana Sociocul...

This summer, nine Vespisti of the Vespa Committee of Washington, DC, led by AMHS member Willy Meaux, set off on an epic two-week Vespa ride from Rome to a first Vespa rally in Sulmona in the province of L’Aquila in Abruzzo. The trip, which began June 30, 2022, then took the riders through Umbria to Spoleto and Perugia, on to Tuscany via Montalcino,...

Thursday, September 15, 2022. 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Embassy of Italy in the U.S. 3000 Whitehaven St. NW Washington, DC 20008. RSVP is a must. RSVP by September 9, 2022 to info@MDRproject.com Space is limited. Networking reception to follow. Welcoming Remarks by H.E. Mariangela Zappia, Ambassador of Italy to the United States. As nutrition issues take...

Centrolina chef Amy Brandwein is expanding her footprint in CityCenter DC with Piccolina 2.0—a larger, full-service version of her Italian café that closed for renovations last month. The sunny enoteca is now open and has doubled in size, with seating for 75 between the dining room and patio. All-day hours cover morning espressos and pastries, afte...

The Lido Civic Club of Washington, D.C. has announced that it has selected Louis T. Donatelli to receive the 2022 Lido Civic Club Man of the Year Award. This award will be presented at the annual Lido Civic Club Past Presidents Night Gala on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at the Hilton McLean, Tysons Corner.  “We are delighted that on this, the 93rd A...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) will celebrate its 47th Anniversary Gala at the elegant Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, October 29, 2022. This year, NIAF will salute its 2022 Region of Honor, Tuscany, the birthplace of the Italian language and Renaissance. Hosting the black-tie event will be Maria Bartiromo, a...

Joe Quattrone, witness to 50 years of Congressional history from his barber’s booth in the Rayburn Building, will be retiring at the end of August. Mr. Quattrone started on Mar. 2nd, 1971, coinciding with a Weather Underground bomb going off in a Senate bathroom. Over the years, he has remained, even after all but one of the barber shops in the Hou...

The "Storia e memorie" group of 21 students and teachers from Friuli and Sardegna returned to Italy this weekend after an intensive three-week program at Georgetown University and Casa Italiana. The program was funded by the Italian Senate and managed by Fri.Sa.Li World in cooperation with the Embassy of Italy. A CISC team - Liz DiGregorio, Anna Is...

Chefs are thinking outside the box for new pizza restaurants. Little Grand is now open on H Street, Northeast with “New York-ish” pies and “Sicilian-ish” squares. At Bethesda ghost food hall Ensemble, Pizza TBD launched this week with a hybrid Roman-Detroit (Rotroit?) rectangular style.  Going a more traditional route—with a style that is still unc...

As part of the project “Storia e memorie” (history and memories), on Monday, July 11, the Embassy of Italy welcomed a group of 15 Italian students and 6 teachers from high schools in Sardinia and Friuli. The project is promoted by the “Commissione per la Biblioteca e l’Archivio Storico del Senato della Repubblica” (Commission for the Library and th...