President Obama Congratulates Enrico Letta,
the New Italian Prime Minister
May 20, 2013 ~ President Obama spoke by phone today with Prime Minister Letta of Italy to congratulate him on his new office and to reaffirm the deep and enduring bonds that the United States and Italy share. The President expressed support for Prime Minister Letta's focus on reducing youth unemployment and looked forward to further discussions about promoting economic growth at the June G-8 Summit in Lough Erne. The two leaders also discussed, as allies and as friends, mutual cooperation on North African security and addressing the conflict in Syria, and they affirmed their mutual support for moving forward with the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.
Remarks by Secretary John Kerry in Rome
Year of Italian Culture
"But in truth, Italian culture is everywhere in our country. I don't know anybody who doesn't dance to it, laugh to it, sing it, think about it, look at it, feel it, and everybody I know dreams always of coming to Italy at some point. And they do. You have an amazing gene, I think it is, for style and quality and design and engineering and for the visual and the arts. And you walk around Rome, you just feel it." Read more
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President Obama meets with President Giorgio Napolitano
WASHINGTON, DC JAN 16, 2013 - Italian President Giorgio Napolitano joined President Obama on Friday in the Oval Office for a discussion "about the deep and abiding friendship between our two countries," said the White House. President Obama thanked Italy for their contributions to the NATO alliance, and called President Napolitano, whose term ends in May, a visionary leader, "who has helped to guide and steer Europe towards greater unification, but always with a strong transatlantic relationship in mind."
"Congratulations on the launch of the Year of Italian Culture"
From U.S. Ambassador to Italy David Thorne
Italy's Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi
Officials Launches 2013 Year of Italian Culture
On December 13, 2012, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., , Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs Giulio Terzi di Sant'Agata launched "2013—The Year of Italian Culture" in the United States, by unveiling Michelangelo's marble statue David-Apollo, which will be on view in the West Building's Italian galleries from December 13, 2012, through March 3, 2013.
"My country's cultural heritage is a unique 'natural resource,'" said Terzi. "Culture is what immediately comes to mind when you think about Italy. It is indeed a fundamental pillar of our foreign policy. In this spirit we launch the year of Italian culture in the United States in 2013, which will include an impressive program of events in the arts, science, and technology. This initiative will enhance the friendship between Italy and the United States and forge a new legacy for future generations." Read more >>>
It's "I Love Umbria Month" in New York City
Mayor Bloomberg has issued an official proclamation declaring November "I Love Umbria Month" in New York City. Throughout the rest of the month and into the first week of December, New Yorkers will learn about Umbria's signature cooking through classes led by Eataly's chefs, taste the foods and wines of Umbria at the famed Di Palo's Fine Foods in Little Italy and the Di Palo's Enoteca (wine store), visit jewelers around the city showcasing Umbrian jewelery, and sample the superb wines from the region at NoHo's Il Buco Alimentari & Vineria. Click here for a list of events. And also visit http://umbriamonthnyc.com/
Veteran's Day 2011
Ciao America! salutes the men and women who serve and have served in our armed forces. On this Veteran’s Day, we are particularly proud of the hundreds of thousands of Italian Americans who served in World War II and in particular those who helped liberate Italy. Their courage, valor, service and allegiance to America makes us all proud to be Italian Americans.
Ciao America! applauds the efforts of Italian American Steven Nardizzi, the.founder and executive director of theWounded Warrior Project.. |11.11.2012|
Message from Italian President Giorgio Napolitano to President Barack Obama "L'Italia vicina all'amica Nazione americana duramente
colpita da una grave calamità"
"Desidero, a titolo personale e a nome dell'intero popolo italiano, esprimere sentimenti di genuina partecipazione e vicinanza all'amica Nazione americana, duramente colpita dai lutti e dalle immani distruzioni provocate dal passaggio dell'uragano Sandy. Ho sinceramente ammirato, in questo frangente così difficile e drammatico, la determinazione e la compostezza con le quali, seguendo il suo esempio, le personalità politiche, le autorità e il popolo americano hanno risposto alle avversità, evitando conseguenze ancora più gravi. questi cataclismi naturali ci rafforzano nella comune volontà di preservare l'ambiente e apprestare risposte alla sfida dei cambiamenti climatici. In questo spirito di amicizia e solidarietà, la prego di porgere l'espressione della nostra vicinanza alle famiglie colpite da questa grave."
Italian American Lawyers Speak on Immigration
At NIAF Annual Dinner Gala
The National Italian American Bar Association (NIABA) and the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) presented a panel discussion on recent development in U.S. immigrationlaw during thre 37th Annual NIAF Conventiona and Gala. Panelmembers included immigration lawyer Joseph A. Sena, Department of Justice attorney Francesco Isgro, and Homeland Security attorney Kuyomars "Q" Golparvar. The panel was moderated by NIABA President Frank J. Schiro.
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