La Gazzetta Italiana

Opera in the Italian Garden 2021

July 2021
We know it has been a challenging year for everyone and we also know many of you enjoy attending “Opera in the Italian Garden” each year. This popular concert presented by the Italian Cultural Gardent Foundation each year highlights two of Italy’s...


NIAF Provides More Than Quarter of a Million Dollars in Scholarships and Fellowships in 2021 

July 2021
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is pleased to announce it has awarded more than a quarter of a million dollars in direct aid to outstanding Italian Americans in 2021 alone. “As the premier Italian American organization, we are very...


NIAF Names Robert Allegrini as President

July 2021
This past May, the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) announced and welcomed its new president, Robert V. Allegrini. Mr. Allegrini is a public relations and hospitality executive, author, civic leader and diplomat who brings a wealth of...


"Angels Unawares" Scuplture on U.S. Tour

July 2021
For over 25 years, Canadian artist Timothy Schmalz has been sculpting large-scale sculptures. He is a figurative artist with his pieces installed worldwide. Some of his most reputed pieces are installed in historical churches in Rome and at the...


“Luca” a Disney Pixar animated movie

July 2021
Set in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera, Disney and Pixar’s original feature film “Luca” is a coming-of-age story about one young boy experiencing an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides. Luca...


Road to the Lemon Grove

July 2021
A film starring Burt Young (“Rocky”), Nick Mancuso (“Ticket to Heaven”), Rossella Brescia (Italian TV star and Italy's Prima Ballerina), Charly Chiarelli (Sicilian "Spalding Grey"), Loreena McKennitt (Multi-Platinum Recording Artist) and Tomaso...


Potentially Dangerous: When it was a Crime to be Italian

July 2021
It was once a crime to be Italian. That is what “Potentially Dangerous,” a documentary that explores a little-known era when Italian Americans were “Enemy Aliens” during WWII, reveals. As America crept closer to its second World War, the U.S....


Italian Influences on an Italian American Poet Educated in Ohio

July 2021
This year marks the 30th anniversary of Steven Vita’s poetry book “The Heart of Tents.” Vita is written of as “gifted” by Stephen Spender who first published W.H. Auden and whose own poetry was brought to the literati by T.S. Eliot. Indeed,...


Joey Maxim

July 2021
Joey Maxim, un pugile italo-americano, fu il campione del mondo dei pesi massimi leggeri dal 1949 al 1953. Nacque a Collinwood, vicino a Cleveland. Il suo vero nome era Giuseppe Antonio Berardinelli. Dopo tanti anni di allenamento, a soli 28 anni,...


On the Cover: Polignano a Mare

July 2021
Polignano a Mare is a town in the Province of Bari, Puglia, on Italy’s southern Adriatic coast. Arguably one of the most romantic spots in the region, it is a craggy slice of land with several caves that has seen its fair share of invaders...


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