La Gazzetta Italiana

February 2017 events

February 2017
VENICE becomes a city of masks and mystery every February during Carnevale. Carnivals are everywhere and seem to be endless: the Adriatic Festival (Fano), Tempio Pausania (Sassari), Forli and the Feast of the Madonna of Fire, Ronciglione (Viterbo),...


Italian Literature

February 2017
Goodreads.com lists 10 of the most popular books of Italian literature ever written. The Name of the Rose, Umberto Eco Invisible Cities, Italo Calvino The Prince, Niccolo Machiavelli Inferno, Dante Alighieri My Brilliant Friend, Elena...


Luigi Pirandello (1867-1936)

February 2017
Drammaturgo, scrittore e poeta italiano vincitore del Premio Nobel per la letteratura nel 1934, Luigi Pirandello ha saputo registrare, durante l’arco di una lunga carriera letteraria i passaggi fondamentali della storia e della società...


An Italian court ruled against a petition calling for a referendum to repeal the Jobs Act

February 2017
An Italian court ruled against a trade union-sponsored petition calling for a referendum to repeal the Jobs Act. The legislation, championed by former premier Matteo Renzi, made it easier for companies to hire and fire employees. In certain cases,...


A brother and sister have been arrested for hacking the accounts of Matteo Renzi

February 2017
A brother and sister, residents of London, England, have been arrested for allegedly hacking the accounts of former prime minister Matteo Renzi, other Italian politicians and the Bank of Italy. Giulio Occhionero and Francesca M. Occhionero were...


The Eritrean government claims the man being held in an Italian jail is a case of mistaken identity

February 2017
The Eritrean government claims the man being held in an Italian jail on a people smuggling charge is a case of mistaken identity. In custody since last June, the suspect is accused of smuggling thousands of migrants from north Africa to Europe....


An Italian prosecutor will ask to increase Francesco Schettino's sentence

February 2017
An Italian prosecutor will ask the Italian highest appeals court to increase Francesco Schettino’s sentence from 16 to 27 years for the 2012 shipwreck of the Costa Concordia. The mishap claimed 32 lives. Schettino’s appeal from his...


Minister Paolo Gentiloni is back on the job

February 2017
Minister Paolo Gentiloni is back on the job following an emergency operation on a blocked blood vessel. On his return to Rome from Paris, Gentiloni was taken to the hospital after complaining of discomfort. He underwent an angioplasty procedure to...


Italian government to hire a new director of the Colosseum

February 2017
The Italian government is looking to hire a new director of the Colosseum. The ancient amphitheater in Rome attracts five million visitors each year, but the crumbling stadium where gladiators and animals once fought to the death 2000 years ago has...


Men's outerwear was the focus of Italy's international trade menswear fair in Florence

February 2017
Men’s outerwear was the focus of the recent 91st edition of Italy’s international trade menswear fair in Florence and classic staples dominated the winter 2017 collections. That included blazers in a wide variety of fabrics and...


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