Consolato Generale d'Italia


The newsletter for the lovers of Italian Culture


JULY 2012


Chiara Marsoner

Antonio Talarico

Alessandra Granelli 

Events in Boston
Robert Browning
Lecture on Italian Genealogy
AS Roma VS Liverpool FC
Memory Traces
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Si avvisano tutti i connazionali che, in base ad una nuova regola europea (, dal 26 giugno 2012 tutti i bambini che viaggiano dovranno essere muniti del proprio passaporto.


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Youth & Music Special

Italy Summer Camp - Summer 2012

Musica Vesuviana


Musica Vesuviana is a summer music school/ camp open to all American and European students who will be in grades 8-12. The program is open to instrumentalists and vocalist and we offer ensemble and customized /individual instructions 

(Pop, Rock, Jazz, Classical, Improvisation, Scat Vocals, Classical and Electric Guitar, Electric Bass, Vocals, Strings (Violin, Cello, Viola), Winds, Brass and Drums. It is a great opportunity to learn World Music, Italian Language and Italian culture.For more information, please contact:  [email protected]

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Cari Amici dell'Italia,


siamo giunti all'ultimo appuntamento insieme prima della pausa estiva.

La prestigiosa Boston Public Library ospita una mostra con alcuni manoscritti del grande poeta Robert Browning. Un viaggio attraverso l'amore sviscerato che ha sempre legato lo scrittore alla sua Elizabeth e all'Italia, e in particolar modo alle citt� di Firenze, Asolo e Venezia.


Il 25 luglio vi e' poi un appuntamento che gli amanti dello sport non possono mancare: la partita di calcio tra Roma e Liverpool allo storico Fenway Park. Per acquistare i biglietti ancora disponibili visitare il sito


Nel ricordarvi le iniziative estive organizzate per i pi� giovani, come l'"Italy Summer Camp - Musica Vesuviana", vi auguro una serena estate e vi do appuntamento alla newsletter di settembre.


Buona lettura a tutti!

Giuseppe Pastorelli



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Dear Friends of Italy,

This is our last meeting before the summer break.

The prestigious Boston Public Library is hosting an exhibition of manuscripts by the great poet Robert Browning. A journey through the passionate love that has always linked the writer to her Elizabeth and Italy, and in particular to the cities of Florence, Asole and Venice.


On July 25 sport lovers will not want to miss a great soccer event: the match between Roma and Liverpool at the historic Fenway Park. To purchase the last tickets available please visit the following website


While reminding you of the activities organized for the younger ones as "Italy Summer Camp - Musica Vesuviana", I would like to wish you a happy summer renewing our meeting with our September newsletter.


Happy reading to all,

Giuseppe Pastorelli


Tuesday, May 8, 12am - Saturday, September 1, 12am at the Central Library - 700 Boylston Street, Copley Square, Boston 

Robert Browning at 200: His Enduring Importance


Culled from Special Collections archives of the Boston Browning Society whose 19th century members donated unusual and voluminous items to the Boston Public Library to assure their preservation, this exhibition features handwritten letters, poetry, and related manuscripts that illustrate the development of Robert Browning as poet, lover, playwright, and master poet while illuminating the relationship of Elizabeth Barrett and Robert; the universality of Robert's poetry; and the endurance of Robert Browning's reputation and classic themes. Editions of the Brownings' published books are displayed alongside significant photographs and noteworthy portraits shedding light on the private and public Browning, his marriage to the poet Elizabeth Barrett, and his survival as a poet. 


Emphasizing Robert Browning, but including samples of both Robert's and Elizabeth's correspondence, poetry, and memorabilia, the exhibition highlights their life at Casa Guidi, Florence, Italy; their son, the artist Robert Wiedemann Barrett Browning (Pen); significant relationships between the Brownings and Americans abroad; and the impact of Elizabeth's death; as well as Browning's "life after Elizabeth" in Asolo and Venice. 


Moving memorabilia, such as Harriet Hosmer's life-size "Clasped Hands" in bronze; rarities (including Elizabeth Barrett Browning's jewelry box and a lock of Robert Browning's hair preserved in a gold locket) are complemented by key quotations from the Brownings' poetry. 


Portraits of American literati associated with the Brownings reveal the Brownings' notable relationships with friends such as Salem sculptor William Wetmore Story and Watertown sculptor Harriet Hosmer and clarify why many litt�rateurs of Boston (including Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Annie Fields, Nathaniel Hawthorne, as well as Isabella Stewart Gardner!) were all interested in Robert Browning's legacy. 


The Rare Books Lobby is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; and Thursday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. 

Saturday, 21 July 2012 2:40pm - 4:00pm Lecture on Italian Genealogy at the Massachusetts Genealogical Council 2012 Annual Seminar @ Brandeis University in Waltham, MA

Seminar: Ethnicity and Genealogy  

Massachusetts has been a landing point for immigrants since 1620, and though the predominant nationalities of immigrants have varied in different eras, the challenge of locating those newly arrived, impoverished and disenfranchised ancestors has remained equally challenging through the centuries.


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Wednesday, July 25 at 6.30pm at Fenway Park in Boston

AS Roma VS Liverpool FC


The excellence, passion, and tradition of top flight European football returns to Fenway Park on July 25 at 6:30 p.m. ET as AS Roma takes on Liverpool Football Club. A rematch of the 1984 European Cup final, this is one of several premiere events being held during the ballpark's 100th anniversary celebration.

Tickets are on-sale now. Get your tickets today before they're gone! 


Tickets are available at or by calling (877) RED-SOX9. Fans with disabilities may also call (877) RED-SOX9 to purchase accessible seating. The Red Sox' TTY number for hearing-impaired fans is (617) 226-6644.


Click here to order your tickets online.

Sunday, July 29 4:00pm at at Longfellow House-Washington's Headquarters National Historic Site,CambridgeMA 


As a tribute to Dante Alighieri, Newpoli performs music from Italy. Henry W. Longfellow greatly admired the poetry of Dante and translated the poet's masterpiece, "The Divine Comedy." Newpoli is a group of musicians specializing in southern Italian folk music from the Middle Ages to the nineteenth century.

Part of the 2012 Longfellow Summer Festival.

Memory Traces: A Collection of Italian Memories of Boston 


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To commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Unification of Italy, the Consulate General of Italy in Boston and the MIT Mobile Experience Lab, in partnership with COMITES (Committee of Italians Abroad) of Boston, has developed Memory Traces: A Collection of Italian Memories of Boston. Boston's Italian community dates back to 1860, when the first immigrants came to the United States seeking better conditions than those of their homeland. For the past 150 years, Italian-Americans have played a prominent role in the city of Boston, having distinguished themselves in various disciplines including business, government, medicine, technology, humanities, and academia. Through geo-located video interviews, the Memory Traces project explores the Italian experience in Boston. These recollections from selected representatives of fi rst generation and American born Italians help preserve their heritage for future generations. The use of new media has enabled this interactive documentary.  The Memory Traces project website features the stories overlaid on a map of the city. Stories can be fi ltered by person, time period, and a selection of themes that capture the messages of the stories. A mobile application provides the opportunity for others to follow these memory trails through the city of Boston. 


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