April 2017



Antonio Talarico

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I seguenti Servizi Consolari
necessitano di un appuntamento:

- Passaporti

- Cittadinanza

- Notarile

- Visti. 

Per i rimanenti servizi:
Lunedi 9:00-12:30
Martedi 9:00-12:30
Mercoledi 9:00-12:30
Giovedi 9:30-12:00/14:00-15:30
Venerdi 9:00-12:30

An appointment is needed for the
following services:

- Passports

- Citizenship

- Notary

- Visa.

For all other Consular services:
Monday 9:00-12:30
Tuesday 9:00-12:30
Wednesday 9:00-12:30
Thursday 9:30-12:00/2:00-3:30pm
Friday 9:00-12:30





617 722 9220




617 722 9205




617 722 9225




Stato Civile



617 722 9223


Titoli di studio e Buoni postali:


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Per questioni di carattere generale: urp.boston@esteri.it

Cari italiani e cari amici dell'Italia,
anche il mese di aprile è particolarmente ricco di eventi che hanno come comune denominatore il nostro splendido Paese.
In particolare, desidero anzitutto segnalarvi l'apertura il prossimo 15 aprile al Museum of Fine Arts di una mostra su Botticelli intitolata "Botticelli and the search for the Divine", probabilmente la più importante mostra dedicata sinora negli Stati Uniti al celebre genio fiorentino con alcuni dei suoi capolavori che saranno qui esposti per la prima volta! Per i numerosissimi amanti del Rinascimento, segnalo anche la bellissima mostra "The Medici's Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence ", prima mostra monografica negli Stati Uniti su Carlo Dolci esposta fino al 9 luglio presso il Davis Museum di Wellesley.
Questo mese è ricco di appuntamenti anche per gli amanti della musica con vari concerti che ci faranno viaggiare dalla musica classica al pop italiano, passando per il jazz, soul & blues. L'elenco è particolarmente lungo ed invito tutti voi a consultare gli eventi qui di seguito.
Ricordo infine che i dettagli di tutti i principali eventi legati al nostro Paese sono disponibili anche sul nuovo Portale del Consolato Generale DBiT  , una finestra sempre aperta sul meglio dell'Italia presente in questa circoscrizione consolare!

Un cordiale saluto e buona lettura a tutti,
Nicola De Santis

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Dear Italians and dear friends of Italy,

also the month of April is full of events with our beautiful country as the common denominator.
In particular I would like to bring to your attention the opening on April 15th of the Botticelli exhibit "Botticelli and the Search for the Divine" at the Museum of Fine Arts, probably the most important exhibition by the great Florentine genius ever to be shown in the United States with some of his masterpieces on view for the first time! For the numerous lovers of the Italian Renaissance I also would like to point out the exhibition "The Medici's Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence"  the first monographic exhibition of Carlo Dolci in view until July 9th at the Davis Museum in Wellesley.
This month offers many appointments also for music lovers with numerous concerts which will allow us to travel from classical music to Italian pop, passing through jazz, soul & blues.  The list is particularly long and I invite all of you to check the events listed below.
I also would like to remind everyone that the details of the main events about our country are also available at the Italian Consulate Portal DBiT a window always open on the best Italy has to offer in this consular jurisdiction!
With my best regards and happy reading to all!
Nicola De Santis

For more information visit -  www.usicboston.it

Civilization - Language - Creativity
The course started at the end of 2016, is organized in 5 themed 'flipped' workshops for reflection, exchange and creativity in which participants make both oral and written contribution.

Tuesday, April 4 |
The Wilbur | 246 Tremont Street, Boston
Zucchero: Black Cat Live Tour

Bostoniano is proud to offer a PRE SALE opportunity!! 
Presale: Wednesday 12/7 @ NOON to Thursday 12/8 @ 11:59PM
Use code "ITALY" to get the best seats before the public!

Thursday, April 6 | 6:30pm | Real Italian Gusto| 24 High Street, Medford
Sounds of Italy & Real Italian Gusto present: Concerto a concert series
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Thursday, April 6 | 6:00pm- 8:30pm | Boston University Castle | 225 Baty State Road, Boston
Boston's North End: An Italian-American Story

Produced by the North End Historical Society, Boston's North End: An Italian-American Story chronicles the vibrant community that has called the North End of Boston home for over 100 years. 
Join us on Thursday, April 6, 6pm-8:30pm at the BU Castle, 225 Bay State Road, Boston, for a screening of the film and Q&A with Executive Producers Stephen Passacantilli and James Pasto, who also serves in the BU Arts & Sciences Writing Program.
  This event is co-sponsored by the BU Initiative on Cities and Boston's Consulate General of Italy. 

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Friday, April 7 | 9:30am-5:00pm | & | Saturday April 8 |9:15-5:30pm| Lamont Library Forum Room | Harvard University| Cambridge
Harvard-Brown 2017 Chiasmi Conference in Italian Studies: Expressing Play

April 15 through July 9 | Museum of fine Arts Boston | 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

Perhaps more than any other painter, Sandro Botticelli (about 1445-1510) exemplifies the Renaissance in Florence during the 15th century, and his signature style of strong contours, lyrical poses, and flowing drapery remains instantly recognizable more than five centuries later. Seventeen paintings, nearly all traveling to the US for the first time, are brought together in the first major Botticelli exhibition ever held in North America. Organized by the Muscarelle Museum of Art at the College of William & Mary and Italy's Metamorfosi Associazione Culturale, the exhibition explores dramatic changes in the artist's style that reflect the shifting political climate of 15th-century Florence. At the height of his career, Botticelli was supported by the powerful Medici family, headed by Lorenzo the Magnificent. Pallas and the Centaur (1481, Uffizi, Florence) and Venus (about 1490, Galleria Sabauda, Turin)-Botticelli's reworking of his famous Birth of Venus -are nearly life-size works from this period and display the painter's skill in depicting elegant figures from classical mythology.

Friday, April 21 | 7:00pm | Dante Alighieri Socierty | 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge  
An exclusive screening of the critically-acclaimed, Italian comedy-drama: Briciole Sul Mare

Saturday, April 22 | 7:00pm-11:00pm | 
Faneuil Hall Marketplace | 
1 S Market Street
, Boston
Balboni: Festa della Liberazione with Iva Zannichi and The Platters
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Legendary Italian pop music icon Iva Zanicchi (Non pensare a me, Zingara, Ciao, cara, come stai?...), the only female vocalist to win Italy's famed San Remo Music Festival three times is a row, is returning to the United States on Saturday, April 22, 2017, to kick off a multicity, North American tour in celebration of Italian-American pride and culture at Boston's Historic Faneuil Hall. Co-headlining with Ms. Zanicchi will be her American hosts, the iconic, Rock & Roll, Vocal Group and Grammy Halls of Fame members, The Platters® (Only You, Great Pretender, My Prayer, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes...). Ms. Zanicchi and The Platters represent the multigenerational kinship that symbolizes the unity of the Italian and American people via the universal language of music.
The purpose of the tour is threefold. One: To celebrate and thank the American people for liberating Italy from Nazi occupation under reviled Italian Dictator Benito Mussolini on April 25, 1945. Two: Raise awareness of Italian Arts and Culture in honor of the international release of the new, critically acclaimed Italian comedy-drama Briciole Sul Mare. The motion picture is currently under consideration as an official nominee for a prestigious David di Donatello Award. Three: To raise funds for the Italian Red Cross to help the victims of central Italy's recent earthquakes.
Briciole Sul Mare tells the story of a fisherman living in the south of Italy whose regular fishing trip takes an unexpected turn when he falls asleep. During his slumber, he drifts south to the waters of beautiful, sunny Sicily. There, he meets many new people, including Salvo, a young man who finds himself in a whirlwind of romance, family drama and legal trouble-all which could completely alter his future. The film is full of dramatic and comical waves that rise and fall so unexpectedly that any avid roller coaster rider would be envious.
During the tour, Ms. Zanicchi will introduce three of Italy's rising star vocalists to North America. Briciole film star and director Walter Nestola, Paola Gruppuso (from Italy's RAI-TV's The Voice), both of whom are featured on the films official motion picture soundtrack, and Italy's hottest new music sensation Amato Scarpellino.
In addition to Boston, the multi-city tour will visit the following cities: Providence, Rhode Island; Hartford, Connecticut; New York City; New Jersey/Philadelphia; Washington, D.C.; Chicago; Cleveland; Buffalo, New York; Toronto; and Montreal.
Tickets and information for Iva Zanicchi and The Platters are available online at: www.vivaitaliano2017.com.

Monday, April 24 | 7:30pm-9:30pm |  MIT - Center for International Studies Building E40-496 (Muckley Building) 4th floor 1 Amherst Street, Cambridge
il Circolo Italiano di Boston 
Andrea Ferrini
"Cibo Toscano"

Andrea Ferrini, nato a Firenze, è proprietario della Bottega Fiorentina a Brookline (313B Harvard Street, vicino a Coolidge Corner; http://www.bottegabrookline.com/) . Parlerà sul tema del cibo della regione Toscana e verrano serviti assaggi toscani.
Avvisiamo i gentili soci che a causa dei lavori in corso a Kendall Square e la conseguente chiousura di Hayward Street a tutto il traffico (pedoni e auto) l'unica entrata al Muckley Building e' quella principale di 1 Amherst Street (http://whereis.mit.edu/?go=E40).

Vi preghiamo di arrivare in tempo in quanto non e' possibile tener aperta la porta su Amherst Street e quindi un socio dovra rimanere alla porta per assicurarvi l'entrata fino, ma non oltre, le 7:30 pm.

Attenzione che la rampa pedonale e la porta che si trovava in cima a quella rampa in Hayward Street non sono accessibili per chiusura della strada.

Potete tentare di parcheggiare su Wadsworth Street o nel parcheggio MIT accessibile tramite la rampa che si trova di fronte al Muckley Building

Tuesday, April 25 | 5:00pm | Metcalf Ballroom · George Sherman Union | 775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston
The Max Ascoli Symposium: The History of Italian Exile and Antifascism

RSVP 617 353 3697 or K8STRING@BU.EDU

Wednesday, April 26 | 6:30pm | The Chilton Club | 287 Dartmouth Street, Boston
Save Venice Inc presents : 2017 Boston Spring Lecture Series - "Abundance and the Image of Venice, 1250-1600"

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Art historian Michael Jacoff, widely known for his book The Horses of San Marco (1993), will speak from his recent work on the thirteenth-century depictions of artisans and shopkeepers in the central portal of St. Mark's Basilica.  These vivid reliefs of bakers, butchers, ship-builders, and other tradesmen chronicle the daily work of Venetians and touch larger themes of the period. 
Professor Jacoff will describe how the creators of these remarkable scenes projected an image of Venice that was resonant in their own day and for centuries to come.

Various dates in April & May |
La Morra Restaurant | 
48 Boylston Street, 
Present: The Italian Wine Scholar™ - Unit 1 Wines of Northern Italy - Spring Session

Tuition: $675.00 - Save 10% If You Register Before March 8, 2017 - Use Promotion Code: Italian 2017
  • 250 Page Full Color Unit One Italian Wine Scholar Manual
  • 1 Year Access to On-Line Study Program for class prep and review
  • Registration for Unit One Examination
  • 15 Hours of Classroom Instruction to accompany Manual and On-Line Study Program
  • 25+ Wines tasted throughout classes.  
  NOTE:  Please bring 4 tasting glasses to class
April 8 - Foundations/Valle d'Aosta/Liguria
April 22 - Piemonte
May 6 - Lombardia/Emilia-Romagna
May 13 - Veneto
May 20 - Trentino/Alto Adige/Friuli-Venezia-Giulia

Through July 9 2016 | The Davis Museum at Wellesley College 
The Medici's Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence

The Medici's Painter: Carlo Dolci and 17th-Century Florence is the first exhibition in Am erica de oted to the luminous and meticulously rendered paintings and drawings of Italian artist Carlo Dolci (1616-1687). It provides an unprecedented opportunity to study the life and oeuvre of 17th-century Florence's most important painter, whose reverence for detail, brilliant palette, and seemingly enameled surfaces earned the favor of powerful Medici patronage.
The Davis Museum's most ambitious old masters project to date, The Medici's Painter includes over fifty autograph works, pictures of the highest pictorial, technical, and spiritual qualities, through exceptional loans from the world's major museums and rarely seen works from private collections in the U.S. and abroad-including the Uffizi Gallery and Palazzo Pitti in Florence, the Louvre Museum in Paris, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, among others. The exhibition travel for presentation at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University in fall 2017.

Through August 13 2017 | 11 am 27th Annual Phyllis Williams Lehmann Lecture
with John R. Clarke Weinstein Auditorium | 
10 Elm Street, 

Leisure and Luxury in the Age of Nero: The Villas of Oplontis near Pompeii

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Let's Learn Italian-Impariamo L'italiano! - 
Are You Interested In Studying Italian?

Welcome to our Italian classes. Are you ready for an exciting and rewarding ten weeks studying the most beautiful language in the world? Our Italian  Level 1 classes are designed for beginners and Level 2 for more experienced speakers and readers of Italian. Classes are taught by native Italian speakers and will include a variety of communicative activities, short readings and and written exercises. During the ten weeks of study, participants will also study cultural aspects of Italy and its people.

ScheduleClasses are conducted in the evening from 6:30 -8:00 PM. Day classes and private lessons can be arranged.
Tuition: $250 for ten session (Total 150 Hours).
Location: C.A.S.IT., Inc., 37 Water St., Unit 4, Wakefield, MA 01880
Information and Registration: Call Steve (781) 640-3637; smaio@casit.org

C.A.S.IT Inc. (Centro Attivita scholastiche Italiane) is under the auspices of   the Consul General of  Italy, Boston.
37 Water St-Unit #4
Wakefield, MA 01880
Office Phone (781) 224-0532

Every Saturday starting | 2:00pm | C.A.S.IT. | 37 Water Street, Wakefield
C.A.S.IT. Gioca con me
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The PIB Italian Saturday School for Boston Children | Scuola Italiana del Sabato PIB per Bambini dell'Area di Boston

The first and only full-immersion Saturday Italian classes in New England. School textbooks for optional homework. Professionally designed programs alternating comprehension, speaking, grammar, writing exercises and games. Mother tongue committed teachers. A Saturday joy for children and parents! 

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Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies (JICMS)

Founded and edited by Professor Flavia Laviosa (Wellesley College, USA) in 2012 and published by Intellect (UK), JICMS is the only English-language academic journal representing a forum for theoretical, methodological and critical debate on Italian film and media production, distribution, and reception. The journal enters the international publishing world as a platform for dialogue between academics, filmmakers, and cinema and media professionals. The journal includes critical articles, book and film reviews, notes on Italian film festivals, and a special section on independent filmmakers.

The journal dedicates a special issue  (Volume 4:2, 2016), edited in collaboration with Massimo Mascolo, to the historic and artistic celebrations of the sixtieth anniversary of the David di Donatello Awards (1956-2016) with testimonials, reflections, and interviews with the following professionals in the Italian film industry: Gian Luigi Rondi, Giuliano Montaldo, Nicola Piovani, Paolo e Vittorio Taviani, Giuseppe Tornatore, Ennio Morricone, Emilia De Sica, Carlo Verdone, Giuseppe Battiston, Aldo Signoretti, Dino Trappetti, Luca Bigazzi, Francesca Calvelli and Paola Cortellesi. This special issue also includes several articles and the reviews of the films: Gian Luigi Rondi: Vita, Cinema, Passione di (Giorgio Treves, 2014); 50 Anni di David, 1956-2006, La storia per immagini (Massimo Mascolo, 2006); e La Grande Bellezza (Paolo Sorrentino, 2013).
This publication was made possible thanks to the collaboration with the Accademia del Cinema Italiano and generous support of Wellesley College

Accademia della Cucina Italiana
Commitment and Research for the protection of the traditions of Italian cuisine

Goethe disse "dimmi con chi vai e ti diro chi sei, e se so di cosa ti occupi sapro che cosa vuoi diventare".
L'Accademia Italiana della Cucina, ha lo scopo di identificare ristoranti italiani e di accertarne la qualita.
La qualita del cibo non puo essere isolata dalla qualita dell'ambiente, dal servizio, dalla conoscenza e gentilezza del personale. In sintesi, la vera esperienza italiana a tavola composta da tutti quegli elementi che contribuiscono a rendere la colazione un evento culturale e non una attivita mangiereccia, lo scopo non e' di sfamarsi bensi di ricordare odori e sapori autentici di una storia millenaria se pure in evoluzione. Gli Accademici condividono l'amore per la buona tavola e per la sana conversazione, l'Accademia riprende il pensiero di Goethe almeno nella sua prima parte tanto da celebrare lo stare insieme e nutrirne insegnamento. Al ristoratore, dedichiamo la seconda parte del pensiero di Goethe pertanto ci poniamo la domanda - di cosa si occupa principalmente il cuoco? Se si occupa della cucina allora l'amore per gli ingredienti e come innovarli rispettando la storia e la classicita della cucina Italiana, diventa l'attivita primaria. Tutto il resto e' business o peggio fuffa. I cuochi nel Medioevo erano organizzati e rappresentavano la propria gerarchia, con Enrico IV di Francia la gerarchia era stata suddivisa in aree di competenza con i "maestri chef, cuochi e porte chapes" dedicati a organizzare pranzi di nozze. Questi chef, alla fine del loro apprendistato avevano il compito di offrire 6 libbre di carne o pesce a ciascun membro della Confraternita e riceverne la critica. 

Consulate General of Italy in Boston

Tel. 617-722-9201 - Fax 617-722-9407