History & culture

Passing the Torch

February 2023 |
In this column La Gazzetta will profile notable members of our local Italian American community. We will get to hear from men and women whose ancestors’ contributions resulted in today’s outstanding, productive citizens.  Roslyn Torella is an...

Letters from the Veneto

February 2023 |
It has been 15 years since I bought my small apartment in the Veneto, and even longer since my love affair with Italy began. As a typical English family, we had always taken our summer holidays in France. We enjoyed speaking the language after...

The Lure of Lecco

February 2023 |
L'articolo spiega la vita di Antonio Stoppani che scrisse nel 1876 "Il Bel Paese: conversazioni sulle bellezze naturali, geologia e geografia fisica dell'Italia". Fu prete a Monza ma dopo pochi anni divenne professore di geologia al Politecnico di...

An Excerpt from "La Cucina di Clelia” Chestnuts...Roasting on an Open Fire...or in the Oven

February 2023 |
Lo scrittore descrive la tradizione di mangiare le caldarroste a Natale. Sebbene la famosa canzone di Natale inizi con le castagne che arrostiscono su un fuoco aperto, la scrittrice racconta che a casa sua le castagne vengono arrostite sopra la...

The Nobility of Abruzzo: Margherita of Austria

February 2023 |
Margaret of Austria is a woman with a strong and tenacious personality. She can be placed on the list of influential women of modern history. She comes from two Italian well-known families, united in marriage with Alexander of Medici and Octavius...

NIAF Now Accepting Applications for Scholarships

January 2023 |
Thanks to the generosity of the Italian American community, the National Italian American Foundation has awarded over $10,000,000 in scholarships since its founding. NIAF administers nearly 200 scholarships annually, ranging in value from $2,500 to...

NOIA Foundation $20,000 High School Scholarship

January 2023 |
Encourage Your Students to Apply! Pronto! The Northern Ohio Italian American Foundation (NOIA) is the region’s premier organization dedicated to supporting the community in ways that celebrate Italian heritage. The organization is comprised of the...

Passing the Torch

January 2023 |
 In this column La Gazzetta will profile notable members of our local Italian American community. We will get to hear from men and women whose ancestors’ contributions resulted in today’s outstanding, productive citizens.  La Gazetta ha...

The Historic and Contemporary Lake Garda

January 2023 |
Shared by three regions – Veneto, Lombardy, and Trentino Alto-Adige – and the largest lake in Italy, Lake Garda extends about thirty miles south from the foothills of the Dolomites. Shaped like an inverted ax, the narrow northern section of the...
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