La Gazzetta Italiana

The Cleveland Cinematheque will play three classic Italian films in April

April 2017
Saturday, April 15, at 5:00 pmThree with MussoliniGENERAL DELLA ROVEREIL GENERALE DELLA ROVEREItaly/France, 1959, Roberto RosselliniDuring the German occupation of Milan in WWII, a petty Italian thief and con man (Vittorio De Sica) is arrested by...


Italian Film Festival - "The Road to Reconciliation"

April 2017
The Via della Conciliazione with St. Peter’s Basilica in the background is one of Rome’s most famous images. But few realize that this street has not always been there and, in fact, it should not be there. Michelangelo, who designed the...


Good Friday in Trapani Sicily / Venerdi Santo a Trapani Sicilia

April 2017
Every year on Good Friday, the longest religious display in Italy (lasting 24 hours) and repeated among the oldest year after year (400 years), takes place in Trapani, and many tourists pay a special visit.  This Procession of the Mysteries...


Rodia’s Watts Towers

April 2017
Located in the Watts community of Los Angeles is the Simon Rodia State Historic Park. On that landmark site are a collection of 17 interconnected sculptural structures, towers and walls. The Italian American who created the Watts Towers, also known...


Enrico Caruso (1873-1921)

April 2017
Enrico Caruso è considerato il più grande tenore di tutti i tempi, sebbene  la sua carriera di cantante decollò solamente dopo i venti anni a causa sia delle modeste condizioni economiche della famiglia, ma anche di scarse...


Benedictine Italian Heritage Club Festa

April 2017
The Italian Heritage Club of Benedictine High School will sponsor its 27th annual Festa on Saturday, April 29 at the high school. Hon. Basil M. Russo, National President of the Italian Sons and Daughters of America, will be honored as “Person...


April 2017 events

April 2017
Spring is in full swing and Italy is prepping for the tourist season; the time for higher prices is approaching. The weather is sunny and warming up but cool days should still be anticipated. The southern regions are already drawing crowds to the...


Pope Francis recently celebrated his fourth anniversary as head of the Catholic Church

April 2017
Eighty-year-old Pope Francis recently celebrated his fourth anniversary as head of the Catholic Church. Though he enjoys a level of global popularity, he is still in the process of promoting the reform process he launched four years ago. He told...


Northern League involved when violence broke out between masked protesters and riot police

April 2017
In Naples, the far-right movement of the Northern League was involved when violence broke out between masked protesters and riot police. Leftist sources allege the Naples mayor encouraged protesters to prevent northern leader Matteo Salvini from...


A husband and wife were killed when a motorway bridge collapsed

April 2017
A husband and wife were killed when a motorway bridge near Ancona collapsed. The victims were in a car below the bridge when one of the bridge’s structural supports gave away causing it to come down on the passing vehicle. Two workers were...


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