La Gazzetta Italiana

Winter Sports-Lovers: This is for You!

January 2018
While Italy may be better-known as a summer destination with its beautiful, serene beaches and coastal towns, there are plenty of reasons to visit during the winter months. Boasting almost 300 ski resorts, the country attracts winter sports-lovers...


Coffee is the New Racket in Italy

January 2018
All’età di 87 anni, il famigerato boss della mafia Salvatore “Totò” Riina è morto in carcere lo scorso novembre mentre era in coma farmaceutico dopo un trattamento antitumorale. Noto come il “boss dei boss” e soprannominato “La Bestia” a causa...


NOIA Meets Andrea Bocelli

January 2018
“È per fede nell’amore e nella giustizia che siamo chiamati a costruire un mondo migliore di quello che abbiamo trovato, chiamati a restituire al mondo ciò che di buono abbiamo avuto, affinché anche le persone più sfortunate o più deboli abbiamo la...


Louise DiPietro Barth

January 2018
Louise DiPietro Barth (DiBartolomeo), passed away on November 28, 2017, a little more than a month before her 96th birthday. Her last Sunday was spent driving to Holy Redeemer Church for Mass and then to breakfast with her friends. After returning,...


January 2018 Events

January 2018
Jan. 6: Epiphany Regatta, Venice. In a city that holds hundreds of regatta races throughout the year, this one stands out, as it features 50 men dressed as La Befana. The rowers paddle up the Grand Canal and toward the Rialto Bridge, competing to...


Last month, Sicily welcomed nearly 900 migrants rescued in Mediterranean waters

January 2018
Last month, Sicily welcomed nearly 900 migrants rescued in Mediterranean waters off the coast of Libya. Over half of those migrants were transported to Augusta aboard the Aquarius, a boat operated by charity group SOS Mediterranee along with...


Italy and Libya will set up a joint commission against human trafficking

January 2018
Italy and Libya will set up a joint commission to fight back against human trafficking and illegal migration, the Tripoli government said in early-December. This announcement came after talks in the Libyan capital between Italian Interior Minister...


Pope Francis renewed a call for "wisdom and prudence" over U.S. President Trump's controversial decision

January 2018
On Dec. 10, Pope Francis renewed a call for “wisdom and prudence” over U.S. President Trump’s controversial decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “The Holy Father renews his appeal for the wisdom and prudence of everyone, and raises...


Pope Francis has called for the English wording of the Lord's Prayer to be changed

January 2018
Pope Francis has called for the English wording of the Lord’s Prayer to be changed because it implies God “induces temptation.” The prayer asks God to “lead us not into temptation.” The pontiff told Italian broadcasters he believed the wording...


Salvatore "Toto" Riina died at age 87 in prison

January 2018
The Sicilian mafia’s “boss of bosses” died at age 87 in prison. Salvatore “Toto” Riina leader of the Cosa Nostra, was serving multiple life sentences for ordering the murders of 150 people. He died while in a medically induced coma following cancer...


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