La Gazzetta Italiana

No more Cruise Ships entering in Venice

May 2021
Italian authorities have approved a ban on cruise ships entering the historic center of Venice. The decision came in response to a request from the U.N. cultural body UNESCO. Large ships will now have to dock at the city’s industrial port until a...


From New York to Milan on the first “quarantine-free” flight

May 2021
Travelers from New York arrived in Italy’s Milan Malpensa airport on the route’s first Covid-tested and “quarantine-free” flight on April 3. “It is the first ever flight from New York since the end of March 2020. It took a year to restart this...


Rome welcomes its first female traffic controller

May 2021
Rome welcomes its first female traffic controller to work atop the retractable podium in Rome’s famous Piazza Venezia. Cristina Corbucci claimed the coveted role, making her debut in late March. The white-gloved vigili (traffic officers)...


Quintillo C. "Quinn" Alonzo

April 2021
59, A hilarious man of many words and a huge heart; Adored husband of Jacqueline A. (Nee Lanovara); Loving father of Santino (Lisa), Gia Cline (Thomas), Talia, and the late Salvatore; Cherished Poppie of Santino, Carmine, Nina, and Lily; Dearest...


Petitti Garden Centers Celebrates 50 Years

April 2021
Behind Petitti Garden Centers is a real family and a family of career employees with a passion for plants. Their life’s work is facilitating your personal connection with nature in a way that promotes well-being on every level. It is this...


Italian Americans Unite Across Our Country

April 2021
Saturday, February 20, 2021 will be remembered as one of the most historic dates in Italian American history. It is the day that representatives of 354 Italian American organizations from throughout our country joined together to participate in the...


Erminia Matticchio

April 2021
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) sends its condolences to the family of Erminia Matticchio who passed away at the age of 100 on February 14. Matticchio was the mother of Emmy Award-winning television host, author and restaurateur...


A Look Back: Easter Traditions

April 2021
April is upon us and spring is beginning to show its face. It is time to think green, time for Easter lilies, and time for the arrival of the traditional Easter Bunny. Most importantly, Easter is a time to reflect on our sacrifices and focus on...


On the Cover: The Processione dei Misteri di Trapani

April 2021
The Processione dei Misteri di Trapani or simply the Misteri di Trapani (the Procession of the Mysteries of Trapani or the Mysteries of Trapani) is a day-long passion procession featuring 20 floats of lifelike wood, canvas and glue sculptures of...


New Coronavirus restrictions in Italy

April 2021
In early March, Italy announced that it would further tighten coronavirus restrictions in three of its 20 regions, after health officials warned of the growing spread of new, highly contagious variants. "The virus is spreading rapidly across...


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