On the evening of February 21st, the Embassy of Italy in Washington, in collaboration with the Department of State, the Motion Picture Association (MPA), the Middleburg Film Festival, and Italian Screens, hosted an exclusive screening of the film Io capitano by director Matteo Garrone at the MPA headquarters. The film, produced by RaiCinema, Silver...

On the occasion of the Week of Women in Science 2024, the Italian Ambassador to the United States, Mariangela Zappia, hosted the first edition of the Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia International Award at Villa Firenze, honoring Italian women scientists working in the US, in the presence of Monica Bertagnolli, Director of the National Institute of...

Many times we have described the historical and cultural reasons why attacks on Columbus are based on falsehoods, unacceptable and wrong. The Italian American comity is defending itself and the symbol it has chosen, in different ways. One of these ways is the legal way. Those who removed the Columbus statues and cancelled Columbus Day, not only obe...

The United States and Italy are set to hold the first one-on-one space dialogue in 2024 “with a particular emphasis on innovative industry,” said Chirag Parikh, the White House National Space Council Executive Secretary, on Friday. He announced this alongside the Italian Ambassador to the US, Mariangela Zappia, during the Italian National Space Day...

The Ambassador of Italy to the United States, Mariangela Zappia, had a meeting yesterday with Mayor Muriel Bowser, in office since 2015, aimed at strengthening collaboration with the American capital in all areas. The Ambassador and the Mayor made state of the excellent level of cultural collaboration – the city hosted in 2023 alone Italian exhibit...

Vice-Premier and Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani honored on Dec. 4 in Milan at the "Transatlantic Award Gala Dinner" organized by the American Chamber called transatlantic relations "fundamental" while "the United States, together with Europe, is the pole star of our foreign policy." The tone of such relations was evident throughout the evening, wi...

The visit to Washington DC of the Italy-United States Bilateral Friendship Section of the Italian Group of the Inter-Parliamentary Union ended on Thursday. The delegation, assisted by the Ambassador of Italy, Mariangela Zappia, was composed of the President of the Italian UIP Group Sen. Pier Ferdinando Casini, the President of the Bilateral Friends...

The Ambassador of Italy to the United States, Mariangela Zappia, hosted a conversation at Villa Firenze between Yale judge and professor emeritus Guido Calabresi, Prof. Norman Silber, author of the book “Outside In: The Oral History of Guido Calabresi,” and Professor Antonio Monda. Guests included Attorney General Merrick Garland, Supreme Court Jus...

On her mission to Boston, Ambassador Zappia, assisted by Consul General Arnaldo Minuti, had a meeting with the Friends of Italian Cultural Center of Boston (FICC-Boston) cultural association, which will collaborate with the Consulate General in organizing, in November 2024, the Festival of Italian Creativity in Boston. The Festival, an integrated p...

A visit to Berkeley Lab, a research platform founded in 1931, supported by the Department at Energy and endowed with more than $1 billion in annual budget, kicked off Ambassador Zappia’s second day of mission to the Bay Area. Welcomed by Carol Burns, Deputy Director and Chief Research Officer, the Ambassador met with Professors Alberto Sangiovanni...