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Oksana Lyniv first time female conductor at an Italian opera house

February 2022
A female conductor will take the helm at an Italian opera house for the first time in January. The Ukrainian conductor Oksana Lyniv said she was surprised to learn she was making history after receiving the offer from the Teatro Comunale opera...


A B-52 plane and the remains of its crew have been found in Sicily

February 2022
An archaeological dig in Sicily has uncovered traces of a lost WWII American heavy bomber shot down in 1943, and possible human remains that could lead to the identification of five airmen whose bodies were never recovered. The six-week dig that...


On the Cover: Castel Monguelfo

January 2022
Known as Castel Monguelfo to the Italians and Schloss Welsperg or Welsperg Castle to the Germans, Castel Monguelfo is the oldest fortress in Upper Val Pusteria (the “green valley” in South Tyrol, the northernmost part of Italy). The ancient castle...


A Look Back: A Magical Outdoor Theatre in Northern Italy

January 2022
  The holidays are over. No more Christmas lights and no more Christmas tree. We at La Gazzetta Italiana have great things in store for you in 2022. We take great pride in our newspaper, and we are always looking to bring more value to those...


Vesuvius Nights

January 2022
Antonella Amoruso, senior deputy of Milan's anti-terrorism police, receives a call to return to her Naples hometown for the funeral of a family member murdered in a Camorra clan feud. Amoruso is plunged into the dangerous culture of Camorra,...


NIAF and the Italian Scientists & Scholars in North America Foundation Partner to Showcase Excellence of Italian Americans

January 2022
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) and the Italian Scientists & Scholars in North America Foundation (ISSNAF), headquartered in Atherton, CA, have partnered to promote the many accomplishments achieved by Italian Americans and...


Delegation of Italian American Leaders Forge Strategic Partnership with Italy’s Ambassador to the U.S.

January 2022
The meeting caps a yearlong effort to create a spirit of national unity among Italian Americans and establish a new era of diplomatic collaboration with Italy’s government.  A delegation of Italian American leaders met Dec. 3 with Mariangela...


Father Joseph H. Piskura (1929-2021)

January 2022
Father Joseph H. Piskura, 90, senior priest-retired, died on Nov. 26. Survivors include his great nephew, Father Allen Corrigan, pastor of St. Victor Parish in Richfield.  Father Piskura was born on Dec. 2, 1929 to the late John and Katherine...


The Italian government refunding Cruise Companies

January 2022
The Italian government announced it would pay 57.5 million euros in compensation to cruise companies affected by the decision to ban large ships from Venice's fragile lagoon. The new rules, which took effect in August, followed years of warnings...


Omicron found first case in Italy in early december

January 2022
In early December, Italy said it had detected its first case of the new Omicron strain of Covid-19 in a traveler arriving from Mozambique earlier this month. A top laboratory “sequenced the genome from the positive sample of a patient coming from...


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