With its well recognized dark blue cover, the Italian Journal was founded in 1949 originally as an academic publication containing essays on Italian cultural, political and sociological ideas, often written by academicians.

Your discovery of authentic Italian culture, points of view and ideas  — this is our focus.

With its same blue cover today, the magazine now moves into the general interest sphere under the editorial direction of Claudia Palmira Acunto, who succeeds Gastone Orefice and Vittorio Tesoro in the role of editor-in-chief. The revitalized magazine continues to present Italian thinking and achievement in an updated, richly visual, graphic format appropriate to its subject matter.

The magazine is produced by the Italian Academy Foundation, Inc., a non-profit organization devoted to bringing Italian cultural realities to the U.S.

Claudia Palmira Acunto

Laura Giacalone
Associate Editor

Gianluca Marziani

Ludovica Rossi Purini

Barbara Zorzoli


Mauro Benedetti

Stefano Acunto
Chairman, Italian Academy Foundation, Inc.


Each issue of our quarterly publication features a single theme that unites a variety of subjects. Past motifs have been: Futurism, Galileo, Design and Caravaggio. In each edition, our esteemed contributors offer a contemplation on aspects of this theme, from philosophical to historical, to artistic and even fashion-minded.


The Italian Journal features these columns:


Contemporary Art, by Gianluca Marziani

Literature, by Laura Giacalone

Fashion, by Barbara Zorzoli

Diario Rome-NY, by Ludovica Rossi Purini

Photography, by Mauro Benedetti

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Editorial Contributions

The Italian Journal accepts photography, essays, reviews and press releases for publication. For an editorial calendar, a list of upcoming themes or to inquire about being published in the Italian Journal, please email the Associate Editor Laura Giacalone.

Academic Interships in Rome

The Italian Journal provides academic internships in our Rome office throughout the year, i.e. interships for academic credit, mainly through IES Roma. Students must have a strong writing background and preferably some study of the Italian language and culture. To inquire about becoming an intern, please fill out the application here.