La Gazzetta Italiana

Italy's "Father of Disco" celebrated his 78th birthday

June 2018
Italy’s “Father of Disco” celebrated his 78th birthday. Pioneering Italian composer Giorgio Moroder, famed for Oscar-winning soundtracks to “Flashdance,” “Top Gun” and “Midnight Express” and for his collaboration with music royalty like Donna...


Parmigiano Reggiano had its best ever year in 2017

June 2018
Italy’s famous Parmigiano Reggiano (fondly known as Parmesan in English) had its best ever year in 2017 producing a record-busting 147,000 tons and generating 2.2 billion euros in sales. While Italians still eat the majority of Parmesan, exports...


Pope Francis celebrated his name day by ordering ice creams for Rome's poorest

June 2018
Pope Francis celebrated his name day in April by ordering thousands of ice creams for Rome’s poorest. Francis, whose real name is Jorge (George) Mario Bergoglio celebrated Saint George’s Day “with the most needy and the homeless of Rome,” a Vatican...


Gina Lollobrigida has been honored with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame

June 2018
Italian screen icon, Gina Lollobrigida, dubbed ‘the most beautiful woman in the world,’ has been honored with a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. As one of the world’s most iconic leading ladies, Lollobrigida appeared in about 60 movies, but her...


June 2018 Events

June 2018
June 1 – 5 – MUV Music and Digital Art Festival, Florence. Every year the Renaissance city hosts a cutting-edge festival of electronic music, installations and workshops. More than 50 concerts and D.J. sets will take place during the festival.June...


Italy in May

May 2018
With spring now in full swing, the month of May is an incredible time to visit Italy. Although prices begin to rise for flights and hotels as May kicks off Italy’s high season, the price is worth it. The weather is warm, but not too warm. The...


The 1873 Coal War: Speakers to Present on the First Italians in the Mahoning Valley

May 2018
Chi furono i primi immigranti italiani a stabilirsi nella valle del Mahoning? Ben Lariccia e Connie Tarr-Bostardi parleranno degli eventi che portarono all’arrivo degli italiani nella zona durante lo sciopero dei minatori di carbone del 1873,...


Giro d'Italia

May 2018
Il Giro d’Italia è la maggiore corsa ciclistica a tappe che si svolge in Italia. È stato disputato la prima volta nel 1909 e da quella volta l’evento ha avuto luogo ogni anno (ad eccezione del periodo delle guerre mondiali), nel mese di maggio, per...


Learn Italian at WRHS Cleveland History Center

May 2018
Another session of Italian language classes is being offered at the Cleveland History Center in University Circle. The eight-week courses are taught by native speaker Serena Scaiola and are offered at $100 for members of the Western Reserve...


May 2018 Events

May 2018
May 1 - May Day. The “Day of the Worker” is celebrated all over Italy as a public holiday. Many services are typically closed, but visitors and locals can attend parades and festivals. May 3 – The Snake Handlers’ Procession, Cocullo, Abruzzo....


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