La Gazzetta Italiana

Italy in May

May 2018
With spring now in full swing, the month of May is an incredible time to visit Italy. Although prices begin to rise for flights and hotels as May kicks off Italy’s high season, the price is worth it. The weather is warm, but not too warm. The...


The 1873 Coal War: Speakers to Present on the First Italians in the Mahoning Valley

May 2018
Chi furono i primi immigranti italiani a stabilirsi nella valle del Mahoning? Ben Lariccia e Connie Tarr-Bostardi parleranno degli eventi che portarono all’arrivo degli italiani nella zona durante lo sciopero dei minatori di carbone del 1873,...


Giro d'Italia

May 2018
Il Giro d’Italia è la maggiore corsa ciclistica a tappe che si svolge in Italia. È stato disputato la prima volta nel 1909 e da quella volta l’evento ha avuto luogo ogni anno (ad eccezione del periodo delle guerre mondiali), nel mese di maggio, per...


Learn Italian at WRHS Cleveland History Center

May 2018
Another session of Italian language classes is being offered at the Cleveland History Center in University Circle. The eight-week courses are taught by native speaker Serena Scaiola and are offered at $100 for members of the Western Reserve...


May 2018 Events

May 2018
May 1 - May Day. The “Day of the Worker” is celebrated all over Italy as a public holiday. Many services are typically closed, but visitors and locals can attend parades and festivals. May 3 – The Snake Handlers’ Procession, Cocullo, Abruzzo....


"The Italian Heritage Tours: A Fun and Easy Way to Discover Italy"

May 2018
Remo Faieta, Ph.D., was born and raised in Abruzzo, a region in central Italy between the Appennini Mountains and the Adriatic Sea. He graduated from the Gregorian University in Rome with a Master’s Degree in philosophy and a Ph.D. in foreign...


Italy returned a 17th century tombstone to its native Iran

May 2018
In an effort to prove “the importance that Italy places on the culture of restitution,” the country of Italy returned a 17th century tombstone featuring Arabic and Farsi inscriptions to its native Iran. Italy’s carabinieri art squad organized a...


Italy's "migrant hero" was baptized by Pope Francis

May 2018
Italy’s “migrant hero” was baptized by Pope Francis during an Easter service at St. Peter’s Basilica. John Ogah, 31, was begging outside a supermarket in Rome last year when a masked thief armed with a cleaver tried to rob it. The Nigerian man held...


Italy granted citizenship to over 200,000 people in 2016

May 2018
Italy granted citizenship to over 200,000 people in 2016, more than any other country in the European Union. While EU nationals can live in the country permanently without so much as a visa, non-Europeans also have the option to stay without...


Undetonated WWII bomb forced the evacuation of nearly 10,000 people in Bologna

May 2018
The discovery of an undetonated WWII bomb forced the evacuation of nearly 10,000 people in Bologna last month. The bomb was found on private land close to a railway underpass near the station north of the city centre causing many road and rail...


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