La Gazzetta Italiana

Gilberto Benetton died at the age of 77

December 2018
Gilberto Benetton, co-founder of the Italian clothing retailer United Colors of Benetton, died at the age of 77. His family told news sources that the businessman died at his home in the northern city of Treviso, where the company is based, after a...


Demonstrations across 60 Italian cities to protest divorce law reforms

December 2018
Last month, thousands took part in demonstrations across 60 Italian cities to protest divorce law reforms currently being considered by parliament that they believe are a threat to human rights. Conservative senator Simone Pillon of the League...


Il Maggio di Accettura

November 2018
The Maggio di Accettura is an ancient pagan wedding festival celebrated by the townspeople of Accettura, a mountain village of about 2,000 people in the southern Italian region of Basilicata. But, it’s not just any wedding ceremony. In honor of...


Italy Plus Tours: Not your Typical Tour Guides

November 2018
There are thousands of travel agents and tour guides that specialize in trips to Italy. However, there are not many like Giovanni Catalano and MJ Parri of Italy Plus Tours. Certainly, they, like the thousands of others, guarantee their clients will...


Book Review "Ottavia e i Gatti di Roma"

November 2018
This bilingual picture book in Italian and English is an adventurous story featuring two cats, Octavia and Julius, who call the ancient monuments of Rome their home. Children follow the cats as they journey through Rome’s most famous sites...


Italy in November

November 2018
For most travelers, envisioning a trip to Italy includes long summer days strolling through bustling strade with a refreshing gelato, cooling off with a dip in Lake Como and seeing the rolling Tuscan hills filled with greenery and sunshine. But,...


November 2018 Events

November 2018
Truffle festivals and fairs throughout the country are abundant in November. Craft stands, entertainment and music accompany the delicacy. Oct. 6 – Nov. 25, Alba White Truffle Festival. One of the biggest truffle festivals in Italy brings locals...


A bank manager narrowly avoided jail time for stealing from the rich to give to the poor

November 2018
A bank manager in the small town of Forni di Sopra in the Dolomites narrowly avoided jail time after being convicted of stealing from the rich to give to the poor. Gilberto Bascheria took small amounts of money from wealthy clients and transferred...


The list of potential hosts for the 2026 Winter Olympic Games

November 2018
The list of potential hosts for the 2026 Winter Olympic Games has been narrowed down to Calgary, Stockholm and the combined sites of Italy’s Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The 2026 vote is scheduled for...


Domenico Lucano, the mayor of Riace, was placed under house arrest

November 2018
Domenico Lucano, the mayor of Riace, a small town in Calabria in southern Italy, was placed under house arrest for his alleged involvement in illegal “marriages of convenience” for immigration purposes. Lucano, who was named one of the world’s 50...


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