La Gazzetta Italiana

Italian Wedding Traditions and Superstitions

July 2017
“Something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue” is a performed custom in Italian weddings. The something old is usually a sacred family item that holds a lot of sentimental importance. Many brides wear a hair clip...


Lamborghini: A “Bull’s Eye” of Supercar Luxury!

July 2017
Ferruccio Lamborghini, founder of the high performance luxury super sports cars that bear his name, was born on April 28, 1916 to grape farmers in the village of Renazzo di Cento in the Emilia-Romagna region. His Zodiac sign, Taurus the bull, is...


Opera in the Italian Garden 2017

July 2017
The popular, free concert “Opera in the Italian Garden” will be presented on the lawn of the beautiful Renaissance Italian Cultural Garden on Sunday, July 30, 6-7:30 p.m. The concert highlights one of Italy’s greatest cultural...


July 2017 events

July 2017
July weather is hot throughout Italy and festivals and special events are in full swing. July 1 - Giostra della Quintana in Foligno (Perugia). Over 600 participants wearing traditional 17th century costumes compete in jousting events. Thousands of...


The recent G7 leaders meeting did not prove to be a turning point in the refugee crisis

July 2017
The recent G7 leaders meeting in Taormina, Sicily did not prove to be a turning point in the refugee crisis. Leaving behind war, poverty and religious issues in Africa, migrants’ struggles for a new life continue. Those completing perilous...


As the British investigate the terrorist attacks, Italian authorities noted their consciences are clear

July 2017
As the British investigate the recent terrorist attacks on the London Bridge, Italian authorities noted their consciences are clear. They alerted the British about Youssef Zaghba, one of the extremists. On the Zaghba issue, police chief Franco...


A Swedish university professor helped Italian police crack an art thievery ring

July 2017
A Swedish university professor who bought an Italian manuscript online from a Bologna student helped Italian police crack an art thievery ring. The professor alerted the Italian embassy in Sweden when he became curious about an antique ink stamp on...


Laser technology revealed Christian frescoes covered by dirt in Rome's Catacombs

July 2017
Laser technology cleanup of the tunnels of Rome’s biggest Catacombs of St. Domitilla revealed Christian frescoes covered by dirt and calcium deposits. At the ceiling center was an image of Christ seated on a throne with two men on either side...


Florence mayor new approach in handling tourist sit-down and snacking

July 2017
Florence mayor Dario Nardella created a novel approach in handling a tourist sit-down and snacking problem in the center of town. Increasing numbers of tourists have been lunching every day on steps of basilicas like Santo Spirito and Santa Croce...


An incident in Turin resulted in hundreds of soccer fans stampeding

July 2017
A June incident in Turin resulted in hundreds of Juventus soccer fans stampeding when firecrackers mistaken for explosions and gunshots caused panic and crowds to scream, surge and trample. Three people were seriously injured. Hospitals treated...


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