La Gazzetta Italiana

Road to the Lemon Grove

July 2021
A film starring Burt Young (“Rocky”), Nick Mancuso (“Ticket to Heaven”), Rossella Brescia (Italian TV star and Italy's Prima Ballerina), Charly Chiarelli (Sicilian "Spalding Grey"), Loreena McKennitt (Multi-Platinum Recording Artist) and Tomaso...


Potentially Dangerous: When it was a Crime to be Italian

July 2021
It was once a crime to be Italian. That is what “Potentially Dangerous,” a documentary that explores a little-known era when Italian Americans were “Enemy Aliens” during WWII, reveals. As America crept closer to its second World War, the U.S....


Italian Influences on an Italian American Poet Educated in Ohio

July 2021
This year marks the 30th anniversary of Steven Vita’s poetry book “The Heart of Tents.” Vita is written of as “gifted” by Stephen Spender who first published W.H. Auden and whose own poetry was brought to the literati by T.S. Eliot. Indeed,...


Joey Maxim

July 2021
Joey Maxim, un pugile italo-americano, fu il campione del mondo dei pesi massimi leggeri dal 1949 al 1953. Nacque a Collinwood, vicino a Cleveland. Il suo vero nome era Giuseppe Antonio Berardinelli. Dopo tanti anni di allenamento, a soli 28 anni,...


On the Cover: Polignano a Mare

July 2021
Polignano a Mare is a town in the Province of Bari, Puglia, on Italy’s southern Adriatic coast. Arguably one of the most romantic spots in the region, it is a craggy slice of land with several caves that has seen its fair share of invaders...


Italian dropping Covid-19 restrictions

July 2021
The list of Italian regions dropping most of their Covid-19 restrictions continues to grow. As of early June, many regions downgraded to “white” zone status meaning regions can drop most of the restrictions currently in place including evening...


The sand of the Sardinian beaches plundered by swimmers

July 2021
Authorities said in June that 41 individuals had been reported for the theft of about 220 pounds of items from beaches in separate incidents. Sardinia’s famed white sand is treasured on the island, and it is strictly forbidden to remove it. The...


Måneskin win Eurovision Song Contests

July 2021
As reported by Eurovision.tv, Italy’s Måneskin came out on top in what was one of the most hotly contested Eurovision Song Contests ever. Switzerland won the jury vote in which Italy came fourth, but the 4-piece Italian rock band won the public...


Cruise ships in Venice

July 2021
In March, Venice announced a ban on large vessels, including cruise ships and shipping containers, following concerns from residents over pollution and underwater erosion of the city's foundations. The ban will only come into effect once new...


Italian American Museum of Cleveland to Open Summer 2021

June 2021
Last month, signs went up in the windows of 12111 Mayfield Road in Cleveland’s Little Italy announcing the Italian American Museum of Cleveland (IAMCLE). It is slated to open sometime this summer. IAMCLE was founded on Columbus Day 2020 when Hon....


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