Focus on digital diplomacy and data-driven engagement at the Embassy of Italy

Digital diplomacy, data-driven engagement, and technology for good were the focus of the Embassy of Italy’s Digital Diplomacy Series held last week at the Embassy of Italy. A panel of experts discussed the future of foreign policy in a networked world and the role of data, analytics, and visual tools and mapping in shaping and nurturing the dialogue between governments and civil society. “While still preserving its traditional roots and processes, diplomacy is changing!,” Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero said in opening the discussion. “Technology and innovation have been important factors in the evolution of diplomacy and we need not only […]


Fendi fashion house to finance more fountain restorations in Rome

Fendi fashion house has already footed the bill for the restoration of the iconic Trevi Fountain, as well as the Quattro Fontane (Four Fountains) complex in Rome’s historic central district. Now it will invest 300,000 euros for maintenance and minor restorations on the Janiculum Fountain, the Fountain of Moses, the Fountain of the Nymph, and the Peschiera Fountain. The love story between Fendi, the Eternal City and its memorable fountains goes back a long way. In 1977, Fendi celebrated Rome’s fountains in Histoire d’Eau (History of Water), the first fashion film in history created to present its first ready-to-wear collection […]

NIAF tour italy

Student Trips to Italy: Ambassador Peter F. Secchia Voyage of Discovery Program Applications Open to Apply

For the 17th consecutive year, the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) will sponsor its Ambassador Peter F. Secchia Voyage of Discovery program, an educational and cultural initiative that sends Italian American students enrolled in a college or university to Italy each year. This all-expenses-paid trip will take place in June 2016. The goal of the Ambassador Peter F. Secchia Voyage of Discovery program is to strengthen Italian American students’ understanding of their heritage and the contributions Italy has made to the world. “The Ambassador Peter F. Secchia Voyage of Discovery, a cornerstone program at the National Italian American Foundation, helps […]

Signa Maris

Italian American Chamber of Commerce in Chicago has been chosen as a partner of Signa Maris project

The objective of Signa Maris is the promotion and valorization of tourism in Italy, via the sea – specifically, it is the enhancement of access to, and awareness of, the innumerable historical, cultural and natural offerings of the Bel Paese via its ports, particularly those ports in the Southern Regions of Calabria, Campania, Puglia (Apulia) and Sicilia (Sicily). With such a novel objective in mind, Signa Maris interprets the marinas located along Italian coast as gateways to the territory, and invites tourists traveling by boat to avail themselves of the cultural and natural heritage within easy reach of any given […]