La Gazzetta Italiana

Looking for a Good Book?

September 2017
It’s no secret that getting the chance to visit Italy is an experience that can’t be matched. But for those who haven’t been able to make that happen yet or those who haven’t been back in years, this list of books will allow your mind to travel for...


September 2017 events

September 2017
Aug. 30 – Sept. 9: Venice Film Festival. In its 74th year, the Venice Film Festival takes place on the Lido di Venezia. Raising awareness and promoting international cinema in all its forms of art, the Festival is a favorite among celebrities and...


Firefighters are being held on suspicion of starting non-existent wildfires

September 2017
Fifteen volunteer firefighters are being held on suspicion of starting or reporting non-existent wildfires in Sicily in a bonus payments scam. The volunteers have been arrested for allegedly trying to earn 10 euros per hour for putting out fake or...


UK model was kidnapped in Italy after being promised a photoshoot

September 2017
Model Chloe Ayling of the UK was kidnapped in Italy in July after being promised a photoshoot. Ayling was held for six days at a remote location just outside of Turin. Her kidnappers allegedly told her they were planning on selling her as a slave...


Pietro Parolin has met with President Putin

September 2017
Pietro Parolin, the number two in the Vatican hierarchy and its de-facto foreign minister, was set to travel to Russia at the end of August. His schedule included a meeting with President Putin and the head of the Russian Orthodox church, Patriarch...


Naples labelled as one of the world’s ten most dangerous cities

September 2017
British newspaper The Sun labelled Naples as one of the world’s ten most dangerous cities alongside Isis-occupied Raqqa in Syria. Sun contributor Guy Birchall wrote “Mafia killings are commonplace in Naples [sic].” The article did not cite any...


Tribute to Paul Sciria. November 3, 1928 - June 23, 2017

August 2017
I’ve had the privilege of knowing Paul most of my 39 years of life as he was a friend of my fathers. His passing marks the coming of an end to an era of men who were respected for their hard work and dedication to their family. In today’s society...


Beppe Grillo: Entertainer, Politician

August 2017
Comico di successo scoperto negli anni ‘70 dal noto conduttore di programmi televisivi Pippo Baudo, nel 2010 Beppe Grillo ha fondato il Movimento 5 Stelle, a carattere populista, anti-establishment, ambientalista, contrario alla globalizzazione ed...


Sebastian Maniscalco: Comedy's Favorite Italian American

August 2017
Born and raised in the Chicago area by Italian immigrants, Sebastian Maniscalco is one of the premier stand-up comedians. The son of an Italian mother and Sicilian father, Sebastian had dreams of one day sharing his comedic passion on stage. At age...


Italy's Music Charts: Then and Now

August 2017
Toto Cotugno, Luciano Pavarotti and Patty Pravo have all reached over 100 million records sold with Adriano Celentano and Mino topping the list at over 150 million records sold. Andrea Bocelli is right behind with an estimated 90 million sold while...


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