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US program of the Week of Italian Language in the World (19-25 October 2020)

On October 19 the XX edition of the Week of the Italian Language in the World opens in the USA. The event, as underlined by Ambassador Armando Varricchio “plays a fundamental role in promoting the cultural richness of our country”.

Established in 2001 under the High Patronage of the President of the Republic, the Week of the Italian Language in the World this year will focus on “Italian between word and image: graffiti, illustrations, comics” expressive forms that enhance the Italian language through image, with a particular emphasis on comics and, more generally, publications for children and adolescents.

The Consulate General in Philadelphia will organize a presentation by Luca Cottini on the Italian language in the USA. The presentation entitled “How the Italian Language made it to the USA. From Da Ponte to Caruso” illustrate the history of our language in the USA from the foundation of the first Italian language department at Columbia University to the spread of Caruso’s work.

Video about the event >>