La Gazzetta Italiana

Florence banned snacking on the four streets that run through the city's historic center

October 2018
Last month, the city of Florence banned snacking on the four streets that run through the city’s historic center. Anyone caught eating on the banned streets can be fined up to 500 euros. Restrictions apply during peak lunch and dinner hours for at...


Starbucks opened its first branch in Italy

October 2018
U.S. coffee chain Starbucks opened its first branch in Italy last month. The former post office in Milan’s Piazza Cordusio, near the city’s cathedral, has been transformed into the “most beautiful Starbucks in the world,” according to the coffee...


Liguria is the longest-living in the European Union

October 2018
The northern Italian region of Liguria is the longest-living in the European Union, according to figures from Italy’s national statistics office, Istat. Istat reports that more than three of every 100,000 Ligurians live to at least 105. La...


Morandi Bridge collapsed killing 43 people

October 2018
On August 14, the Morandi Bridge on the main motorway linking Italy to France collapsed killing 43 people and injuring dozens more. In September Italian magistrates announced they were investigating 20 people and the company that manages the Genoa...


Migrants trapped on a ship for 6 days were finally able to disembark

October 2018
As part of the ongoing migrant crisis in Italy, migrants trapped on a ship in a Sicilian port for 6 days in August were finally able to disembark. A stand-off between the Italian government and other European states ended when Italian bishops...


A Wish Fulfilled - A Dream Comes True

September 2018
It’s not unusual for Italian-born Americans or Italians of American descent to reconnect to their roots by visiting their home towns or that of their ancestors. Peter D’Attoma, president of DaVinci Custom Travel and Tours, fulfills those dreams for...


Italy in September

September 2018
September is an excellent time to visit Italy. While it’s the tail end of the tourist season (prices and crowds are still on the higher end) the weather makes it all worth it. Typically, the hottest summer days have past, but the warmth and...


Things You Might Not Know

September 2018
Ballet was invented and performed for the first time in Florence in the Italian Renaissance courts during the 15th and 16th centuries. Catherine de’ Medici, an Italian aristocrat who later became the Queen of France, brought ballet to France where...


Learn Italian at the WRHS Cleveland History Center this Fall

September 2018
The Western Reserve Historical Society is pleased to announce that Basic Italian I, Basic Italian II and Intermediate level language classes will be offered again this fall. Classes will be taught by Serena Scaiola, a native speaker of Italian with...


Local Authors Hit the Barnes and Noble Shelves

September 2018
È approdato lo scorso giugno sugli scaffali dei negozi di Barnes and Noble il romanzo Now You See Her, nato dalla collaborazione a quattro mani di Lisa Leighton e Laura Stropki, due sorelle  italo americane che vivono nell’area di Cleveland....


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