History & culture

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...

“Of Blood and Love: Growing Up on Federal Hill” by Carmine Sarracino An Excerpt: "Sunday Mornings"

January 2023 |
They came with little brown cardboard boxes tied with string. Inside were spiradelli, (which we called shfoolyadel), filo dough pastries with fine spiraled ridges in a semi-circle, with a yellow cream center, sprinkled with powdered sugar. And...

Tiramisu: An Original Recipe

January 2023 |
“Tiramisu” is the fifth most recognized Italian word amongst Europeans, appearing in the vocabulary of 23 different languages. We know it as a delicious blend of mascarpone cheese, egg yolks, and sugar, layered with Savoiardi biscuits (lady...

National Italian American Foundation Announces 2022 Region of Honor: Tuscany

January 2023 |
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is pleased to announce Tuscany as 2022's Region of Honor. Following a successful regional visit where NIAF’s Board of Directors met with the President of the Region of Tuscany and local government...

Letters from the Old Country by Ben Lariccia

December 2022 |
Durante gli anni 60 furono molti italiani che emigrarono per via delle difficoltà economiche in tutto il mondo. Questo portò ad un forte calo demografico nei paesi già piccoli, di conseguenza molte tradizioni e usanze sono andate perse. Tra queste...

Confession and the Borromeo Box

December 2022 |
L'articolo parla della storia della penitenza nella Chiesa Cattolica. È uno dei sette sacramenti. Gesù Cristo comunicò agli apostoli l'importanza di ammettere i peccati e chiedere perdono. Nel 16 osecolo, il cardinale Carlo Borromeo inventò la...

I balli tradizionali italiani - Il Saltarello, la Tarantella e la Taranta

December 2022 |
 The dances the Saltarello, the Tarantella and the Taranta are traditional dances that belong to southern Italy. These three dances are similar in the fact that the music used is rhythmic. The music is cadenced and constant in a harmonious and...
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