Danielle Selvaggio

Contributing writer

Exploring Pasqua: Italy's Easter and its Traditions

April 2018
La Pasqua è una ricorrenza molto sentita in Italia giacché il significato religioso commemora la passione, la morte e la resurrezione di Cristo. Per questo motivo,  durante la Settimana Santa, in tutta Italia tantissime città celebrano la...


Adoption Network Cleveland to Host Benefit and Silent Auction at Cibreo Italian Kitchen

April 2018
Adoption Network Cleveland will be celebrating its 30th anniversary with its 2018 Creating Futures Benefit and Silent Auction on Friday, April 20, 2018. It will take place in the Cibreo Italian Kitchen’s Cibreo Privato located on 1501 E. 14th...


Actor, Director Danny DeVito Receives Recognition at L.A. Italia Fest

April 2018
Italian American actor, director, and producer Danny DeVito received the 2018 Jack Valenti Legend Award during the Los Angeles Italia Fest. The festival took place in early March, and numerous individuals of Italian descent were honored throughout...


Commemorating Good Friday in Italy

March 2018
Il Venerdì Santo è il primo giorno del triduo pasquale. Durante la Settimana Santa ed in particolare il Venerdì Santo, ogni regione italiana celebra, secondo le proprie tradizioni, il ciclo e la rievocazione della Passione e della Morte di Cristo....


Commemorating Caesar: Rome's Celebration during the Ides of March

March 2018
While there are numerous Italian festivals that often celebrate fun, religion, or saints, other festivals are used to mark certain days that left a huge impact on Italian culture. Although the start of spring was originally celebrated on March 15,...


Italian Actress Gina Lollobrigida Receives Star on Walk of Fame

March 2018
Actress Luigina “Gina” Lollobrigida received her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 1, 2018. She was awarded recognition last month for her many years as a famous actress. She attended her Walk of Fame nomination ceremony in Los...


Saint Valentine of Rome: A Name of Many Legends

February 2018
Saint Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and the name of the saint associated with this day has a history far more complicated than one would expect. Although the holiday is now known for hearts, love letters and baskets full of gifts and...


Little Italy Redevelopment Corporation to Host Annual Tripe Dinner

February 2018
The Second Annual Tripe Dinner LIRC Fundraiser will be taking place on Feb. 6, 2018 at the Holy Rosary Parish Hall on Mayfield Rd. in Cleveland. Tickets are $45 per person and will sell out fast. The event will last from 7 – 10 p.m. This event is...


The Many Days of Feast and Celebration in Italy's February

February 2018
L’inizio del nuovo anno porta con sé una serie di celebrazioni che tipicamente si snodano tra il mese di febbraio ed aprile. Le celebrazioni del Carnevale culminano nel martedì grasso che apre il periodo della Quaresima, fortemente sentito dai...


The Prevalence of Luck in Italy's New Year

January 2018
Anno nuovo, vita nuova. Per salutare l’anno vecchio che se ne va il 31 dicembre e festeggiare 12 nuovi mesi che arrivano, gli italiani ricorrono a tradizioni, piccoli gesti e riti scaramantici che strizzano l’occhio alla fortuna. A tavola, per...


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