La Gazzetta Italiana

Italian teens celebrating their 18th birthday before December 31 can receive a 500 euro bonus

December 2016
Italian teens celebrating their 18th birthday before December 31 can receive a 500 euro bonus from the government to be used solely on cultural items. There are about 574,000 teens in that group who can spend the stipend on books, concert and...


The Vatican has issued guidelines on cremations

December 2016
The Vatican has issued guidelines on cremations. With the number of cremations rising steadily and funeral costs rising rapidly, the Vatican urged that remains be preserved in cemeteries or other approved sacred places. The Roman Catholic Church...


Italian police deny any abuse against migrants

December 2016
Italian police deny any abuse against migrants during their identification or reparation process. The European Union has imposed tougher requirements on fingerprinting to reduce onward movement and expulsion of migrants. The ill treatment claims...


More than 100 people drowned off the coast of Libya. 29 survivors taken to Lampedusa.

December 2016
More than 100 people drowned off the coast of Libya following a migrant shipwreck. The vessel overturned leaving only 29 survivors. Those who survived were taken to the island of Lampedusa by the Italian coast guard. Over 4,000 migrants have died...


Recent earthquakes will impact the tourism business

December 2016
The National Farmers Confederation Coldiretti says the series of recent earthquakes will impact the tourism business. They claim tourists spend 220,000 nights a year in the mountainous zone and the current earthquake devastation has turned off...


Earthquakes and aftershocks continue to affect central Italy

December 2016
Earthquakes and aftershocks continue to affect central Italy. A Norcia tremor destroyed all but the façade of the 14th century St. Benedict Cathedral. Norcia is famed for its monastery and for the birthplace of St. Benedict. Twenty people...


Figa

November 2016
Ingredients12 oz. Fig Vodka6 oz. Chilled brewed Earl Grey tea9 oz. Fresh tangerine juiceIce6 Fresh fig wedges DirectionsIn a pitcher, combine all of the ingredients except the ice and fig wedges and refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour. Stir...


Must-See Art in the Vatican

November 2016
Non è un segreto che i Musei Vaticani ospitano la più ampia raccolta di arte di tutto il mondo ed il cui valore è stimato in oltre 15 miliardi di euro. Sette chilometri di sale e corridoi che proteggono capolavori raccolti dai...


Adriana Caso and Her Art

November 2016
My grandfather came to America from Sicily through Ellis Island in 1925 with his brother and cousin. Later, my grandmother also joined him. He was a metal worker and worked on the railroad. My father was a first generation Italian American...


His Zucchini is Bigger Than a Baseball Bat!

November 2016
Harvest time is virtually over for everyone but retired butcher Armand DiGeronimo of Novelty, OH; his summertime Sicilian zucchini will be the talk of the town into winter because of their colossal size. The seeds donated from a St. Anselm Catholic...


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