La Gazzetta Italiana

Girasole

August 2016
Since the 18th century, sunflowers have bloomed in Tuscany. Exotic to North America, the plant was taken to the European continent by Spanish explorers sometime around 1500, becoming widespread throughout present-day Western Europe mainly as an...


Tuscany: A Filmmaker’s Dream

August 2016
Tuscany had already begun to appear in films at the beginning of the 1900s. Most notable for its rolling hills of vibrant colors, Tuscany’s diverse natural landscape (from the snow-capped Apennine Mountains to the sunny beaches of the...


Rabbi Barbara Aiello Welcomes Intern in Italy

July 2016
L'Ebraismo ricostruzionista è stato fondato negli Stati Uniti dal rabbino Mordecai Kaplan e dal rabbino Ira Eisenstein. Il movimento - che è caratterizzato da una maggiore attenzione ad alcuni aspetti tradizionali come l'uso della...


Silvio Berlusconi underwent heart surgery to replace an aortic valve

July 2016
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi underwent heart surgery to replace an aortic valve. He expects to be back in full health within a month. Public official Giampiero Cantoni said they were concerned about his health but his...


The Anti-Trust Authority has fined power companies, ACEA, Edison and ENI

July 2016
The Anti-Trust Authority has fined power companies, ACEA, Edison and ENI, 14.5 million Euros for billing consumption practices finding bills and actual consumption did not correspond. Consumers have long complained about these aggressive...


Pope Francis said "The world does not become better because only apparently “perfect” people live there..."

July 2016
During a recent Mass in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis said during his homily for the Jubilee of the Sick and disabled that “The world does not become better because only apparently “perfect” people live there... but when...


Migrants continue to be rescued off the coast of Sicily

July 2016
Migrants continue to be rescued off the coast of Sicily. Recently, more than 2,500 migrants were rescued by the Italian Coast Guard. Year-to-date close to 50,000 refugees have been pulled from boats trying to cross from Libya. The numbers arriving...


Pompeii’s Archaeological Superintendent is urging the government to use refugees to clean up some of Italy’s ruins

July 2016
Pompeii’s Archaeological Superintendent, Massimo Osanna, is urging the government to use refugees to clean up some of Italy’s ruins. “They already receive a daily rate from the government without being employed in any...


Colobraro has been dubbed Europe’s most cursed town

July 2016
Colobraro, in the southern Basilicata region of Italy has been dubbed Europe’s most cursed town. Chandeliers spontaneously crashing down, newborns born with two hearts and three lungs, tales of witches, and suspicious sudden landslides have...


Best Online Wine Shops

July 2016
Wine is almost synonymous with Italy. Italians are masters at pairing wine with each meal. So, having the ability to make quick and easy purchases of your favorite bottle, or even a unique or a small-batch wine your local store may not have access...


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