History & culture

Adriana Trigiani at the IAMLA

June 2023 |
La scrittrice descrive la sua esperienza di volontariato all'Italian-American Museum di Los Angeles. L'evento è stato una conversazione con la famosa autrice italo-americana Adriana Trigiani. Trigiani ha scritto più di 20 libri (narrativi e...

State Historical Marker Honors Italian Immigrant Sculptors

June 2023 |
L'articolo parla della scultura “Scultori Dei Guardiani” a Cleveland, costruita da immigrati italiani. La città di Cleveland ha recentemente dedicato una targa scritta nei mattoni con il nome della scultura nella lingua italiana ed in inglese. C'è...

Passing the Torch

June 2023 |
In this column La Gazzetta will introduce notable members of our local Italian American community. We will hear from men and women whose ancestors’ contributions have resulted in today’s outstanding, productive citizens. Paul Ricciuti became an...

Letters from Veneto: May Celebrations

June 2023 |
May has already been a very busy month here in Italy.  We got off to a lucky start when the forecasted rain for the Canale Fiorito Festival on May 1 didn’t materialize, and the whole thing went wonderfully until the rain finally arrived at 6...

Great Italians: Giuseppe Garibaldi

June 2023 |
In the book “How to Be a Stoic”, Massimo Pigliucci discusses the highly inflated use of the word hero. Although many apply the term simply to someone they admire, the word hero means much more than that. As Joseph Campbell said, “a hero is someone...

The Bombardment of Monte Cassino: February 14-16, 1944

June 2023 |
This month I am continuing in the vein of “Art in Wartime” from last month’s La Gazzetta Italiana article with the addition of historical facts of the Italian Campaign in WWII as it pertains to the bombardment of the Benedictine Abbey and the town...

Architecture – Italian Style

June 2023 |
Among Italy’s 58 UNESCO World Heritage Sites – the most of any country – the majority include some type of architecture: castles, churches, city centers, dwellings, public spaces, temples, and tombs. Although traces of settlements have been found...

Passing the Torch

May 2023 |
In this column La Gazzetta will introduce notable members of our local Italian American community. We will hear from men and women whose ancestors’ contributions have resulted in today’s outstanding, productive citizens. Married couple Michael and...

Brunelleschi’s Dome

May 2023 |
One of the many wonderful things to do when visiting Italy is to admire the architecture, the Pantheon, Villa d’Este, Pisa’s Tower, and, of course, the Vatican. As you wander through these marvels, you cannot help but be impressed by their beauty...
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