History & culture

The Friendship Train

November 2021 |
Several years after WWII, Western Europe was still recovering; and along with restoring economies, political dominance was also at stake. Towards the end of 1947, as the result of a nationwide humanitarian effort, a ship filled with cartons of food...

Where are the Italian Superheroes?

November 2021 |
Do you remember Dondi? Most people do not. Dondi was a comic strip that ran from September 1955 to June 1986. It was about an Italian orphan befriended by American soldiers who found him in a village destroyed by the war. When the soldiers were...

Pope Francis: "The Catholic Church Must be Open and Welcoming"

November 2021 |
Il Papa Francesco ha recentemente proclamato che i Cattolici devono essere attenti di non formare una separazione con i gruppi minoritari, riferendosi ai rifugiati, i senzatetto, gli immigrati, gli abbandonati, i poveri, ed altre persone bisognose....

"Here In Cerchio: Letters to an Italian Immigrant"

October 2021 |
Shortly after I came to Cleveland more than a decade ago, I began volunteering at the Western Reserve Historical Society. I worked with Curator of Italian American History Pamela Dorazio Dean translating a batch of letters which had been donated by...

Rosabella del Molise: A Song of Love and Optimism

October 2021 |
When the fascist movement seized power in Italy in the 1920s and continued under the dictatorship of Benito Mussolini during WWII, Italian music and culture suffered. During these years, much of the music, art and culture were primarily of a...

"Education News, Research, and Cultural Insights” by Al Bruno

October 2021 |
Author Al Bruno is a regular contributor to La Gazzetta Italiana. He frequently introduces us to remarkable Italian Americans, many originally from the Buffalo, NY area. Al is a teacher and writer and has been reporting on education news and...

From the Italian American Press: "Italians Swindled to New York"

October 2021 |
Before the unification of Italy with Rome as its capitol in 1871, the immigrants who arrived in America were highly skilled in trades admired by the Americans. Italian culture had been embraced by Thomas Jefferson who visited Italy in 1787, long...

Celebrate Your Italian Heritage with "Thirty-One Days of Italians"

October 2021 |
Every year since 2007, “Thirty-One Days of Italians” has provided a list of accomplished Italian Americans and Italians to honor for each day in October, Italian American Heritage Month. On the website, thirtyonedaysofitalians.com, more than 70...

From Casa Guidi Windows: The Brownings in Florence

October 2021 |
Quest’articolo descrive Firenze nel 19esimo secolo. La città di Firenze fu una città descritta in parecchi libri di vari autori inglesi che espatriarono a Firenze dall'Inghilterra. Alcuni degli scrittori e poeti più conosciuti furono: Charles...
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