La Gazzetta Italiana

Italian fugitive Cesare Battisti remains free in Brazil

November 2017
An Italian fugitive who escaped from prison near Rome in 1979 after being convicted of being a member of a gang remains free in Brazil. Cesare Battisti, now 62, spent more than three decades on the run in Mexico and France. Battisti was also...


Italian journalist have been arrested in Venezuela

November 2017
An Italian journalist was among a group of three journalists who have been arrested in Venezuela over a report they were preparing that allegedly planned to showcase overpopulation and inmate malnourishment in a northern Venezuelan prison. Roberto...


Italian taxi drivers plan to go on strike on November 7

November 2017
Italian taxi drivers plan to go on strike on November 7 in protest over delays by the transport ministry to update regulations governing private car-hire services. Taxi drivers claim private car-hire and car-share services benefit favorably from...


Cancer might not be as strongly connected to the modern lifestyle as has been thought

November 2017
The presence of tumors found in the mummies of a duke, a king and a prince in Naples could suggest that cancer is not as strongly connected to the modern lifestyle factors as has been thought. The research team from Pisa who conducted the study...


Andrea Pirlo is retiring at the end of this year

November 2017
Andrea Pirlo, Italy’s legendary footballer, is retiring at the end of this year at the age of 38. “You realize yourself that the time has come. Each day, you have physical problems and you can’t train as you would like to because there’s always...


A bar in Lecce holds the title of Best Bar in Italy

November 2017
A bar in Lecce holds the title of Best Bar in Italy for the second time in five years according to Italy’s Gambero Rosso food and drink guide. 300mila Lounge offers classic cocktails and bar snacks alongside alcoholic coffees and a vast range of...


2017 City of Cleveland Italian Heritage Month Honorees

October 2017
Aldo and Robert CampelloneAldo and Robert Campellone are Cleveland boys through and through. They say Cleveland runs in their veins. The Campellones trace their local roots back to their great grandfather who first came to Cleveland in 1888 and...


The National Italian American Foundation’s 42nd Annual Gala Honoring the NIAF 2017 Region of Honor Sicily

October 2017
The Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington D.C. will be swathed in festive colors of red, white and green November 3-5, 2017, when the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) celebrates its 42nd Annual Gala Weekend. “This year’s event will...


What’s in a Name?

October 2017
As Italians, our cultural pride runs deep. One major source of that pride is our family name or cognome. Your surname tells a story that could enliven your family history. Where did it come from? Is it original or has it been changed over the years...


Museums

October 2017
If you’re looking to visit a museum or cultural center to connect to your ancestors and learn more about your Italian American heritage, check out some of these museums across the country! History of Italian Immigration Museum,...


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