La Gazzetta Italiana

Italy has the lowest average of children per woman

April 2017
Italy has the lowest average of children per woman in the world. The much-concerning subject goes along with the equally troubling issue that Italy continues to ‘gray-up.’ About one-fifth of the population is over 65.  I...


Stolen Van Gogh's Recovered

March 2017
“There has been a burglary. The thief or thieves entered the building by the roof. Two paintings are missing. We are still searching the premises and we are still investigating the scene of the crime," a police spokesman told Reuters on...


The Little Flower of New York City - Fiorello LaGuardia

March 2017
Soprannominato “The Little Flower”, sia per via della traduzione letterale del suo nome che per la sua bassa statura, Fiorello LaGuardia è stato un gigante della politica statunitense. Figlio di un immigrato foggiano e di una...


Ghirardelli - How Sweet it is!

March 2017
In 1817, Italian chocolatier Domenico Ghirardelli was born in Rapallo, Italy. This area, near Portofino in the Liguria region of northern Italy, is a favorite winter locale for affluent Italians of the north. It’s home to about 30,000 people...


Legendary Rocker Sonny Geraci Remembered

March 2017
Sonny Geraci, best known as the lead singer for the legendary rock group The Outsiders died last month at the age of 69. Emmett Peter “Sonny” Geraci was a street kid growing up in Cleveland to the music of Motown and the British...


We Italians Remember

March 2017
With so much political talk about immigration issues, Cleveland Heights historian Dennis R. Sutcliffe reminded me of the early trials and tribulations of Italians. There were a handful of names (135) in the Cleveland city directories of 1870. More...


Lentil soup

March 2017
Because we could not eat meat on Fridays, my nonna always made lentil soup. Lentils are good luck to eat on New Year's Day because they look like little coins: the more you eat, the more money you will have! ½ lb. Washed lentils1 Medium...


March 2017 events

March 2017
March 8 - Festa della Donna. A Women’s Day festival when men bring flowers, usually Mimosa, to the ladies in their lives. The restaurants go all-out with special Festa meals and all over Italy there are festivals, concerts and reduced...


Arturo Toscanini

March 2017
Arturo Toscanini was one of the great virtuoso conductors of the 19th and 20th centuries. Known for his photographic memory, perfectionism and intensity, he worked his orchestral detail at all of the leading opera and symphony houses worldwide,...


Another Milanese Sightseer's Adventure

March 2017
Italy not only has the Wedding Cake and the Mouth of Truth in Rome, but also the Drawing Room in Milan.  Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II is the ornate iron and glass shopping arcade, known as the Salotto di Milano (drawing room of Milan)...


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