Ciao from Rome!   Dear Friends, another difficult year comes to an end. Twelve months ago we hoped that by this December we would be out of the pandemic, but that is not yet the case. It's been a tough year, something has improved but we're not out of the woods yet. We can only protect ourselves and hope that in twelve months this nightmare will be...

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation is the home of our country's foreign policy. This glorious and historical Italian institution is in charge of the relations with other countries, with Italians around the world, and it is here that people are selected and strategies are decided to then represent Italy abroad, in the vari...

Starting from today, Italy is again a member of the World Heritage Committee, the UNESCO Body which has the last word on the inscriptions of new sites on the World Heritage List, pursuant to the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage of 1972. Our country had been absent from the Body for twenty years: the la...

The Italian Ambassador to the United States, Mariangela Zappia, participated in the launch of the "Transatlantic Investment Committee", a platform dedicated to industrial, scientific-technological and entrepreneurial collaboration between Italy and the USA, speaking at an event organized by the Amerigo Association, in collaboration with the Centro...

This year marks the 160th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Italy and the United States, dating back to 1861, when Italians came together, propelled by the momentous awakening of the Risorgimento, under the banner of a single, unified Nation. Over the past 75 years, our ties have grown ever closer and our friendship e...

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Rome and Abruzzo, Italy, October 1-3, where he will meet with Italian President Sergio Mattarella, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, and Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio to discuss the importance of Transatlantic unity and our strong and enduring bilateral relationship.  The Secretary will also travel to his an...

General elections are approaching, and Italians must choose. But choose who? Here’s a short bio for every wannabe Presidente del Consiglio on the battlefield*, written by a very evil analyst.