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Ambassador John R. Phillips Remarks for the Groundbreaking of the USA Pavilion at the Milan Expo 2015

"American farmers produce one fourth of the world’s food, but in order to supply the planet’s growing population, we will need to increase global food production by 70% by 2050. Thus the Expo’s theme—“Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”—is both timely and poignant. It is also possible. Thanks to technology, innovation and entrepreneurship, America now produces more food—more consistently and more safely—and delivers it to more people at a more affordable price than ever before in history." Read more ..>>


Titian's Danae In Washington to Celebrate Italy's
Presidency of European Union Council

One of the most sensual paintings of the Italian Renaissance—Titian's Danaë (1544–1545) from the Capodimonte Museum, Naples—is onview through November 2, 2014, in the West Building, National Gallery of Art, Washington, to celebrate the commencement of Italy's presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU). Continued >>

Titian's Danae at National Gallery of Art




Who Really Killed Joe Petrosino?

"Italian police are skeptical of Domenico Palozzotto’s claims to the murderer’s bloodline. They say he isn’t even directly related to Paolo Palazzotto, the triggerman who allegedly killed the American hero. In fact, Paolo Palazzotto was tried for the 1909 murder along with Cosa Nostra boss Vito Cascio Ferro, but both were absolved of the crime due to lack of evidence." Read full article

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Italy Out of World Cup!

SLATE: "Uruguay and Italy drag a beautiful World Cup back into the muck"

NEW YORK TIMES: "Uruguay’s Suárez, Known for Biting, Leaves Mark on World Cup"

MAIL: 'Something has changed since my contract was renewed. I don't know why. I chose a certain technical plan and that's why I'm resigning - because it did not work.' (Cesare Prandelli)

“I’m Mario Balotelli. I’m 23 years old and I didn’t choose to be Italian”


Lido Civic Club Honors Lucia Dalla Montà
Director Education Office, Italian Embassy

At a ceremony held at the Italian Embassy, the Lido Civic Club of Washington, DC, honored Lucia Dalla Montà , Director of the Education Office at the Italian Embassy, Lucia Dalla Monta, Francesco Isgrowho was awarded the Lido Civic Club Appreciation Award in recognition of her contribution in promoting the study of the Italian language in the United States and in reinstating the AP Italian Language and Culture Exam. The award was presented by Lido Civic Club President Francesco Isgro, at the Lido Club Annual Scholarship Awards Presentations. READ MORE...





Message by Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero
On the Occasion of Italy's Republic Day

June 2, 2014 ~ Cari Connazionali, quella del 2 giugno è la più importante ricorrenza istituzionaebriamo la fondazione stessa della Repubblica, basata sui valori della libertà, della democrazia, dell’uguaglianza e della pacifica convivenza tra i popoli. Proprio quei valori, quindi, che ci uniscono profondamente al grande Paese che ci ospita, gli Stati Uniti. . READ MORE...



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