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Italy in August

August 2018
Ferragosto, the traditional holiday dating back to the times of Emperor Augustus, technically runs from August 15 to September 1. During this time, many Italian families take their holidays and stores and restaurants (particularly the small,...


Annual Andrea Rose Teodosio Memorial 5K

August 2018
Over 350 runners and walkers took to the streets of downtown Akron on Saturday, July 14, 2018 for the Eight Annual Andrea Rose Teodosio Foundation 5K and 1 Mile Walk.  Over $30,000 was raised for the Foundation’s charitable purposes. The race...


Vincenzo Antonio Manno 1949-2018

August 2018
Si è recentemente spento il tenore americano di origine italiana Vincenzo Antonio Manno. Dopo aver completato gli studi musicali all’Oberlin College ed al Cleveland Institute of Music, grazie a una borsa di studio Fulbright Manno si è specializzato...


Italy mourns the death of Giuseppina Projetto, dubbed the "grandmother of Italy"

August 2018
As Italy mourns the death of Giuseppina Projetto (1903-2018), dubbed the “grandmother of Italy,” the country, at the same time, is celebrating “Nonna Peppa,” now the oldest woman in Europe. Maria Giuseppa Robucci, Nonna Peppa, is 115-years-old and...


Fiat employees announced a strike over the acquisition of soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo by Juventus

August 2018
Fiat employees in the southern town of Melfi announced a strike in mid-July over the acquisition of soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo by Turin team Juventus. Both Juventus and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, which has a large plant in Melfi, are part...


Locals in Rome have taken to the streets to cover the city's potholes with spray paint

August 2018
Locals in Rome have taken to the streets to cover the city’s infamous potholes with spray paint. The basta buche (enough holes) movement was launched by mother Graziella Viviano who claims her 26-year-old daughter’s death in a motorcycle accident...


Rome's parks and gardens are now in the hands of inmates with green thumbs

August 2018
Rome’s parks and gardens are now in the hands of inmates with green thumbs. The initiative, a joint project of the city and justice ministry, aims to smooth prisoners’ reintegration into society once their sentence has been served. About 100...


George Clooney is recovering after a motorcycle accident which happened in Sardinia

August 2018
American actor George Clooney is recovering after a motorcycle accident which happened in Sardinia where he is filming his latest TV series, “Catch-22.” A car failed to respect the right of way and hit Clooney’s scooter. The actor fell and slammed...


Ivrea Added to UNESCO World Heritage Site List

August 2018
The UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural) World Heritage Site list has recently increased, adding 19 new places around the world to its list of sites deemed to have special cultural or physical significance to the world. The...


"Critical Cover-Up"

August 2018
Margie Miklas is an award-winning author, recently retired critical care nurse, social media manager, travel blogger, and a contributing writer to La Gazzetta Italiana. Her book “Critical Cover-Up” hit the market in September 2017 and is receiving...


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