The Settimana della Lingua Italiana begins! Here what you need to know

It is the most melodic language of the world. The language used by writers and poets like Dante, Petrarca, and Boccaccio. And this week the world is going to celebrate their heritage.

Today the “Settimana Della Lingua Italiana Nel Mondo” (translated: The Week of the Italian Language in the World) begins. Until October the 27th, more than 1.000 events will take place all over the world, organized by Embassies, Consulates and Italian Institutes of Culture.

Lectures, exhibitions, debates, and movies, the kind of events you will find in New York, one of the biggest epicenters of the initiative.

On Wednesday (6.30-8pm), at the Italian Cultural Institute of New York, actress and playwright Isabella Aragonese will bring an emotional reading journey, “On a Solitary Beach. Viaggio emozionale tra letteratura e teatro.”

On Friday (6.30-8pm), at the Italian Cultural Institute, the New York Times bestselling author Dianne Hales will present her book “La Passione: How Italy Seduced the World.”

One of the main protagonists of the “Settimana Della Lingua Italiana Nel Mondo” in New York will also be Claudio Marazzini, President of the Accademia della Crusca. On Thursday (6.30) at the Italian Institute of Culture of New York he will present his book “L’Italiano è meraviglioso: che cosa fa l’Accademia della Crusca per la lingua.” On Friday (5pm), at the CUNY Graduate Center of Manhattan, he will present “Com’era difficile essere autore di teatro in Italia: una lingua alla ricerca del vero parlato,” a lecture about the Italian playwrights and their research of original spoken language.

The “Settimana Della Lingua Italiana Nel Mondo” was organized for the first time in October of 2001 by Francesco Sabatini, former President of the Accademia della Crusca, in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy.

Years after years, the event involved more and more institutions and organizations, proving how much the Italian language is loved and beloved across the world.

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