La Gazzetta Italiana

Italy's Apocalypse

February 2018
For the first time in 60 years, Italy failed to reach the World Cup finals. And, the four-time world champions are being thrashed by the country’s media. Calling the let-down the “Apocalypse,” many of Italy’s newspapers blasted offensive headlines...


Learn Italian at WRHS Cleveland History Center

February 2018
Another session of Italian language classes is being offered at the Cleveland History Center in University Circle. The eight-week courses are taught by native speaker Serena Scaiola and are offered at $100 for members of the Western Reserve...


Italy in February

February 2018
February in Italy is a great time to spend most of your days indoors at museums, churches, shops, and the theatre. Budget-conscious travelers will love the prices of traveling to Italy during this off-season month. Typically, the weather is cold...


February 2018 Events

February 2018
Carnevale is one of Italy’s biggest winter festivals celebrated in the weeks before Lent. The final day of Carnevale is Martedi Grasso (Mardi Gras in French, meaning “Fat Tuesday”), the day before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent. Martedi...


An art exhibition closed after experts raised suspicions that the works were forgeries

February 2018
An art exhibition in Genoa’s Ducal Palace last March closed the following July after experts raised suspicions that the works were forgeries. And, art historians have concluded that 20 of the paintings were indeed fakes. The exhibition featured...


Police in Italy and Germany have conducted mafia raids

February 2018
Police in Italy and Germany have conducted mafia raids, arresting 169 people thus far. Assets worth over $59 million U.S. were seized in the anti-mafia swoop. The operation targeted the ‘Ndrangheta crime group who forced German restaurants...


Italy's largest bank plans to invest 5 billion euros in tourism

February 2018
Italy’s largest bank, Intesa Sanpaolo, plans to invest 5 billion euros in tourism. A large part of that money will be used for restoration and redevelopment projects, making more buildings available for use. The “Pact for Tourism 4.0” deal will...


President Sergio Mattarella officially dissolved the Italian Parliament

February 2018
After Italian President Sergio Mattarella officially dissolved the Italian Parliament, therefore forcing a general election, the race to secure a lead in the polls has been in a constant state of motion. The campaign of the 2018 Italian election...


Italian coastguard rescued 86 people from a sinking boat

February 2018
Sixty-four people are dead after an over-crowded dinghy sank on its way to Italy from Libya. The Italian coastguard rescued 86 people from the boat just hours after it started sinking. Among the survivors was a 3-year-old girl whose mother drowned....


Italy's Ferrero to Buy U.S. Nestle Division

February 2018
Italy’s Ferrero is closing in on a deal to purchase Nestle’s U.S. confectionary business for $2.8 billion reported Bloomberg. Traditionally preferring organic growth as opposed to acquisitions, Ferrero had been vying with Hershey and private...


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