La Gazzetta Italiana

A Look Back: Easter Traditions

April 2021
April is upon us and spring is beginning to show its face. It is time to think green, time for Easter lilies, and time for the arrival of the traditional Easter Bunny. Most importantly, Easter is a time to reflect on our sacrifices and focus on...


On the Cover: The Processione dei Misteri di Trapani

April 2021
The Processione dei Misteri di Trapani or simply the Misteri di Trapani (the Procession of the Mysteries of Trapani or the Mysteries of Trapani) is a day-long passion procession featuring 20 floats of lifelike wood, canvas and glue sculptures of...


New Coronavirus restrictions in Italy

April 2021
In early March, Italy announced that it would further tighten coronavirus restrictions in three of its 20 regions, after health officials warned of the growing spread of new, highly contagious variants. "The virus is spreading rapidly across...


New discovery in Pompeii

April 2021
Archaeologists in Italy have unveiled a ceremonial chariot they discovered near the ancient Roman city of Pompeii. The four-wheeled carriage was found near a stable where three horses were uncovered back in 2018. Experts believe it was likely used...


Italian ambassador killed in Congo

April 2021
Italians mourned the death of Luca Attanasio, the Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo, who was killed in an ambush with his bodyguard and their driver while taking part in a humanitarian convoy with the World Food Program in...


A landslide plunges a 100-year-old cemetery into the sea

April 2021
Hundreds of coffins tumbled from their resting place in northwest Italy when a landslide destabilized a 100-year-old cliffside cemetery in late February. Video showed emergency workers in boats searching for the estimated 200 coffins in the waters...


Etna nature's firepower

April 2021
Since Feb. 16, Mount Etna, Europe's most active volcano, has been giving off an impressive demonstration of nature's firepower, coloring the night sky in shocking hues of orange and red. The volcano produced ash and small lava stones which rained...


Edith Ritch, 1931-2021

March 2021
The Italian American community of Trumbull County, OH has lost a dear and remarkable member. Edith née D’Altorio Ritch passed away on January 6 of this year. She left a rich archive of family history, wonderful crafts and a love for the Italian...


La Scuola d’Italia “Guglielmo Marconi” of New York and IB World School Invites Alumni to Come Back to School

March 2021
La scuola d’Italia “Guglielmo Marconi” invita tutti gli ex-alunni diplomati ad unirsi in un'organizzazione nuova, formata recentemente. La scuola Guglielmo Marconi ha creato un’associazione per i suoi alunni con l’obiettivo di creare un network e...


NIAF Launches the Fauci Fellowships Program for Postdoctoral Research

March 2021
In Honor of the Nation’s Top Infectious Disease Expert Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is proud to announce that applications are now open for the Fauci Fellowships, inaugurated in recognition of Dr. Anthony S....


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