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A Look Back: Let Them Eat Cake

May 2020 |
While this spring's wedding season certainly looks different to couples all across the world, we look back to this article written by Gina Gannon in May 2014. For all of our La Gazzetta Italiana readers who are looking forward to reciting their...

Al Martino, Italian Crooner

May 2020 |
Jasper Cini è nato a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 7 ottobre 1927. I suoi genitori erano immigrati italiani. Lui lavorava con il padre come muratore durante la sua gioventù. Ma, la passione più grande era cantare. Mario Lanza, un cantante famoso e...

Life in Lockdown

May 2020 |
We have all followed the horror and terror that has engulfed Italy during the past several weeks. The heartbreaking news updates are hard to read and harder to watch as many people suffer in Italian hospitals. As of March 10, all of Italy was...

A Positive Side to the Virus Disaster in Venice?

May 2020 |
Quest’articolo parla di una cosa bella che è successo durante la quarantena per il virus. Giacché non ci sono più i turisti a Venezia, l’acqua nei canali è diventata più pulita. Si vedono dei pesci nell’acqua e non c’è il sedimento e l’acqua è...

The Early Italians and Irish in New York City

May 2020 |
Quest’articolo parla della difficoltà che avevano gli immigrati irlandesi quando vennero negli stati uniti dopo la fame del 1840. Gli irlandesi riscontrarono discriminazione, mancanza di lavoro e di un tetto, e molta sfortuna. Quando arrivarono gli...

A Reset for a City, a Country and the World

May 2020 |
In mid-February in a virtual meeting with Iris Loredana, co-owner with her grandmother of La Venessiana, an online lifestyle journal, I asked a series of questions about the flooding in November and how the residents of Venice were coping with the...

Help Dante Help Italy

May 2020 |
Dante Alighieri began writing his “Divine Comedy,” which traces a pilgrim’s progress to our true home in heaven, in the year 1308 and completed the work in the year 1320, publishing it in 1321, the same year he died. The “Comedy” begins in a Dark...

Don Aldo Brunacci, Righteous Gentile of Assisi

April 2020 |
I could not remember the exact location in Assisi’s cemetery of the burial vault of Clara Weiss, an Austrian Jewish refugee who had died of natural causes in 1944 while hidden in Assisi. I was looking for it on February 2 before the ceremony...

Leo Nomellini Achieved Great Sports Notoriety in America

April 2020 |
Leo “The Lion” Nomellini, a star tackle for the San Francisco 49ers from 1950 to 1963 and a member of both the Pro Football and NWA Wrestling Hall of Fames, is forever remembered as that tough and gritty Italian kid. The all-around athlete was born...
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