Italy’s influence on the U.S. is enduring and prevalent. As we learn in school, our country is named after the Florentine explorer who discovered this great land. From the time of Amerigo Vespucci and Christopher Columbus, America has been inspired in some way or another by Italian know-how. Indeed, Italy has had a major impact on art, science and every sector in between — and it continues to do so.
The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs created a wide-range initiative called the Year of the Italian Culture in the U.S. to reflect the long-standing love affair between the two nations, and to strengthen its ties. The program is guided by three words: research, discovery and innovation.
The ambitious project consists of more than 180 events in over 40 U.S. cities. New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, Miami and Detroit, just to name a few, are some of the participating cities involved in the year-long calendar of events.
With Italian talent and innovation being given a spotlight throughout the U.S., Italy hopes to showcase that despite recent economic and political troubles, it still has a lot to offer the world. For a complete list of events click on the link above.