La Gazzetta Italiana

Facebook was fined 10 million euros by Italian authorities

January 2019
Facebook was fined 10 million euros by Italian authorities for selling users’ data without informing them and “aggressively” discouraging users from trying to limit how the company shares their data. The fines were the result of an investigation...


Italian economy loses 236 billion euros a year to corruption

January 2019
An analysis conducted by the American NGO RAND for the European Parliament found that the Italian economy loses 236 billion euros a year to corruption, which is about 13 percent of GDP. The figure is twice as high as France and Germany. SUBSCRIBE...


The Italian government passed a law that clamps down on asylum rights

January 2019
The Italian government passed a law that clamps down on asylum rights. Interior Minister and right-wing League party leader Matteo Salvini gets his first major legislative win with the new law dubbed the “Salvini decree.” The new law eliminates...


J. Paul Getty Museum to hand over an ancient Greek statue

January 2019
Italy’s highest court has ruled that the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles must hand over an ancient Greek statue that was first discovered by Italian fishermen. The Getty argues that since the statue is Greek, it “is not and has never been a...


December 2018 Events

December 2018
Dec. 6 – St. Nicolas Feast Day, Abruzzo region. Nicholas is known as the bringer of gifts and on his feast day, many grandfathers dress up as the saint and give gifts to children, including “coal” made of sugar for those who have been bad!...


Italy in December

December 2018
While the weather in Italy may not entice you to visit in the month of December, the Christmas season should. Being in Vatican City for Christmas is a life-long dream for some travelers and for good reason. Celebrating Christmas Mass in St. Peter’s...


In Calabria, Italy a Pittsburgh-born Rabbi and a Local Catholic Priest Offer an Interfaith Memorial Service for Jews Murdered in Pittsburgh

December 2018
On Saturday evening, November 3, 2018, exactly one week following the brutal attack on American Jews, a tiny village in the mountains of Calabria, Italy, Serrastretta, offered an interfaith memorial service to honor the dead and to speak in a...


Parliamo italiano!

December 2018
The Independence Civic Center and the NOIA Foundation Cultural Committee are pleased to offer Italian Language Classes. This 8-week, 90-minute, Wednesday evening course is designed for individuals with rudimental or little knowledge of Italian or...


Severe flooding in Italy last month resulted in many deaths

December 2018
Severe flooding in Italy last month resulted in many deaths. From the floodwaters in St. Mark’s Square in Venice to the overflowing rivers in Sicily, the extreme weather claimed the lives of at least 29 people at press time. High winds flattened...


Stricter penalties on art crime after three stolen artifacts recovered in the U.S. were returned to Italy

December 2018
Italy announces stricter penalties on art crime after three stolen artifacts recovered in the U.S. were returned to Italy. The ancient Greek items, a wine carafe, a decanter for precious oils and a soup tureen, had been illegally excavated from an...


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