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A Look Back: My Love Affair with Sicily

June 2021 |
As we begin to get back to a sense of normalcy, I want to share this article from June 2014 about Sicily and just how beautiful it is written by Margie Longano Miklas. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. As things start to open back up and events...

On the Cover: Festa della Repubblica

June 2021 |
Each year on the 2nd of June, Italy celebrates the Festa della Repubblica (Festival of the Republic). The day, similar to Independence Day in the U.S. and other countries, commemorates the institutional referendum held by universal suffrage in...

The Personal Journey of Robert De Niro, Sr. (1922-1993)

June 2021 |
Robert De Niro, Sr. fu un pittore italo-americano. Visse a New York. Ebbe un talento naturale per dipingere e così, a 17 anni, si iscrisse nelle classi d'arte dedicate solamente agli alunni più bravi. Imparò gli stili degli artisti tedeschi come...

A Look Back: Gratitude For My Heritage

May 2021 |
 May is here and we have some nice weather on the way. We also take time to celebrate La Gazzetta Italiana’s 30th birthday! The newspaper has experienced many changes since inception, but one thing has always stayed the same: our commitment to...

On the Cover: Infiorata

May 2021 |
Every year, throughout May and June, the streets of Italian towns transform into beautiful, colorful pageants of flowers. During Infiorata, Italian streets are carpeted with flower petals in displays of incredible artistry. Literally meaning...

Erminia Matticchio

April 2021 |
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) sends its condolences to the family of Erminia Matticchio who passed away at the age of 100 on February 14. Matticchio was the mother of Emmy Award-winning television host, author and restaurateur...

The Life of Perry Como

April 2021 |
An excellent Italian American crooner and television personality, Perry Como was one of the most successful and popular entertainers of all time. Como was the seventh of 13 children born to his Italian immigrant parents, Pietro and Lucia Como, who...

A Look Back: Easter Traditions

April 2021 |
April is upon us and spring is beginning to show its face. It is time to think green, time for Easter lilies, and time for the arrival of the traditional Easter Bunny. Most importantly, Easter is a time to reflect on our sacrifices and focus on...

On the Cover: The Processione dei Misteri di Trapani

April 2021 |
The Processione dei Misteri di Trapani or simply the Misteri di Trapani (the Procession of the Mysteries of Trapani or the Mysteries of Trapani) is a day-long passion procession featuring 20 floats of lifelike wood, canvas and glue sculptures of...
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