La Gazzetta Italiana

Italy in October

October 2018
October is Italy’s fall shoulder season, that travel period between peak and off-peak seasons. The weather has usually transitioned from summery and hot to cooler with more probability for rain. But, October is still one of the best times to visit...


Book Review - "Lowellville, Ohio: Murders, Mayhem & More"

October 2018
Roslyn Torella grew up in a little village in northeast Ohio situated on the Mahoning River called Lowellville. As a teenager, she was convinced that Lowellville was the most boring place on Earth. However, in 2013, Roslyn began researching the...


October 2018 Events

October 2018
Oct. 1-7, Clown&Clown Festival, Monte San Giusto, near Macerata and Rome in the Marche region. Shows, plays, exhibitions, workshops, and conferences are the center of these events of clownerie and clown-therapy. Clowns fill the village for over...


Learn Italian at the WRHS Cleveland History Center this Fall

October 2018
The Western Reserve Historical Society is pleased to announce that Basic II level language classes will be offered again this Fall. Classes will be taught by Serena Scaiola, a native speaker of Italian with many years of teaching experience at all...


Florence banned snacking on the four streets that run through the city's historic center

October 2018
Last month, the city of Florence banned snacking on the four streets that run through the city’s historic center. Anyone caught eating on the banned streets can be fined up to 500 euros. Restrictions apply during peak lunch and dinner hours for at...


Starbucks opened its first branch in Italy

October 2018
U.S. coffee chain Starbucks opened its first branch in Italy last month. The former post office in Milan’s Piazza Cordusio, near the city’s cathedral, has been transformed into the “most beautiful Starbucks in the world,” according to the coffee...


Liguria is the longest-living in the European Union

October 2018
The northern Italian region of Liguria is the longest-living in the European Union, according to figures from Italy’s national statistics office, Istat. Istat reports that more than three of every 100,000 Ligurians live to at least 105. La...


Morandi Bridge collapsed killing 43 people

October 2018
On August 14, the Morandi Bridge on the main motorway linking Italy to France collapsed killing 43 people and injuring dozens more. In September Italian magistrates announced they were investigating 20 people and the company that manages the Genoa...


Migrants trapped on a ship for 6 days were finally able to disembark

October 2018
As part of the ongoing migrant crisis in Italy, migrants trapped on a ship in a Sicilian port for 6 days in August were finally able to disembark. A stand-off between the Italian government and other European states ended when Italian bishops...


A Wish Fulfilled - A Dream Comes True

September 2018
It’s not unusual for Italian-born Americans or Italians of American descent to reconnect to their roots by visiting their home towns or that of their ancestors. Peter D’Attoma, president of DaVinci Custom Travel and Tours, fulfills those dreams for...


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