La Gazzetta Italiana

2017 City of Cleveland Italian Heritage Month Honorees

October 2017
Aldo and Robert CampelloneAldo and Robert Campellone are Cleveland boys through and through. They say Cleveland runs in their veins. The Campellones trace their local roots back to their great grandfather who first came to Cleveland in 1888 and...


The National Italian American Foundation’s 42nd Annual Gala Honoring the NIAF 2017 Region of Honor Sicily

October 2017
The Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington D.C. will be swathed in festive colors of red, white and green November 3-5, 2017, when the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) celebrates its 42nd Annual Gala Weekend. “This year’s event will...


What’s in a Name?

October 2017
As Italians, our cultural pride runs deep. One major source of that pride is our family name or cognome. Your surname tells a story that could enliven your family history. Where did it come from? Is it original or has it been changed over the years...


Museums

October 2017
If you’re looking to visit a museum or cultural center to connect to your ancestors and learn more about your Italian American heritage, check out some of these museums across the country! History of Italian Immigration Museum,...


October 2017 Events

October 2017
Sept. 30 – Oct. 9, Barcolana Regatta, Trieste. The annual boating competition in which 2,000 boat owners test their skills is the largest gathering of boats in the Mediterranean Sea. Music, food and wine accompany the races with the main event held...


Italian "most wanted mafioso", was arrested in Montevideo, Uruguay

October 2017
An Italian man, dubbed Italy’s “most wanted mafioso,” was arrested at a hotel in Montevideo, Uruguay in early September. Rocco Morabito, who was described as a member of the ‘Ndrangheta, the Calabrian Mafia, and one of the top leaders in the...


6,000-year-old Italian wine found in a Sicilian cave

October 2017
Researchers have found 6,000-year-old Italian wine in a Sicilian cave. An ancient copper container unearthed in a cave on Monto Kronio contained traces of wine dating back to the fourth millennia B.C., according to a research team from the...


Paolo Sorrentino is behind a biopic film of Silvio Berlusconi

October 2017
Award-winning Gomorra director Paolo Sorrentino is behind a highly anticipated biopic film of the flamboyant former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi. The flick is expected to delve into the personal life of Berlusconi, from his famous “Bunga Bunga”...


More than 40 percent of the Italian coastline is polluted

October 2017
More than 40 percent of the Italian coastline is polluted says a study by a research ship from the Italian government organization Legambiente. The company’s Goletta Verde (Green Boat) has been sailing Italy’s coastline for the last 30 years to...


The source of Italy’s River Po has completely dried up

October 2017
The source of Italy’s River Po, the longest river in Italy, has completely dried up due to prolonged drought this summer. Across the entire Po basin, there was 10 percent less rainfall in August 2017 than the same month last year, according to Arpa...


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