Symposium shows Italy in the White House

  A symposium in the US capital on Tuesday highlighted the many influences Italy has had on the White House through the centuries, from Cicero’s ideal of the gentleman politician to the concept of equality espoused by Filippo Mazzei, which influenced Thomas Jefferson in guiding the nation’s founding principles.   The symposium “Italy in the White House:… Read More →

UNESCO envoys to visit Pompeii as UN envoys to evaluate ancient city’s state of conservation

  UNESCO representatives Christopher Young and Jean Pierre Adam will visit Pompeii Saturday at the start of a five-day mission to evaluate progress in the Great Pompeii Project, official sources said.   The two envoys of the UN Educational and Scientific Organisation will make a four day carry out a series of inspections to inspect the state… Read More →

New Documentary About Brian De Palma Premieres at the Venice Film Festival

  “De Palma,” the first documentary in which Brian De Palma talks in-depth about his life and career, world-premiered positively at the Venice Film Festival Wednesday. Directors Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow, and also De Palma himself, spoke about how he got drawn out to make this candid reflection on an extraordinary career.   Noah and Jake,… Read More →

"Latte, please!"

“Latte, please!” – A new series by Lisa Medici and one of your go-to-places to ease back out of your “daily grind.”

What European Italians take for granted, italophiles pensively create. Take the “pausa” or as we know it “break” from our workday. For most Italy dwellers, the daily pausa is a right not a privilege and as natural as sleeping in on the weekends.   A deep languorous cat stretch after a nap, a passeggiata or stroll along… Read More →

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