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The city of Matera began its yearlong celebration as European Capital of Culture

February 2019
The city of Matera, in the Basilicata region of southern Italy, began its yearlong celebration as European Capital of Culture on Jan. 19. As the third-oldest city in the world, Matera is today one of Italy’s hottest travel destinations. The UNESCO...


A restaurant now welcomes dogs to dine at the table

February 2019
A restaurant in Albettone near Vicenza now welcomes dogs to dine with owners and fellow customers, for a small cover charge. It’s common in Italy to bring your four-legged friends to dinner and Fabio and Joe Formaggio (also the mayor of the town)...


North Korea's ambassador to Italy has disappeared

February 2019
According to South Korea’s spy agency, North Korea’s ambassador to Italy has disappeared amid unconfirmed reports that he sought asylum from an unidentified Western country. Jo Song-gil (48), the acting North Korean ambassador to Rome, was said to...


The ongoing battle between Venetians and tourists continues

February 2019
The ongoing battle between Venetians and tourists continues as Venice has won approval to introduce an entry fee of up to 10 euros for short-stay tourists to the city. Inhabitants of Italy’s tiny Aeolian Islands have long complained about the...


The Uffizi Gallery is demanding the return of a painting stolen by Nazi troops

February 2019
The Uffizi Gallery is demanding the return of a painting stolen by Nazi troops in 1943 that is now in the hands of a German family. The still life painting “Vase of Flowers” by Jan van Huysum was first displayed in the Florence museum in 1824....


Our Writers

January 2019
La Gazzetta Italiana wouldn’t be what it is today without our writers. We are very excited to introduce our readers to some of our regular contributing writers! To our writers: we thank you for your dedication and commitment to La Gazzetta. Your...


January Birthdays

January 2019
This month we celebrate the birthdays of many notable Italians and Italian Americans. Umberto Eco (Jan. 5, 1932 – Feb. 19, 2016) was an Italian novelist, literary critic, philosopher, semiotician, and university professor born in the Piedmont...


Little Italy: Cleveland

January 2019
This year, La Gazzetta Italiana is excited to feature Little Italy’s all over the country. And where better place to start than in our hometown of Cleveland! Cleveland’s Little Italy centers around the historic section of Mayfield Rd. and Murray...


A Benefit Evening Supporting the Cleveland Museum of Art and Friends of the Uffizi

January 2019
On Thursday, November 15, the Cleveland Museum of Art and Friends of the Uffizi welcomed more than 180 guests to the museum for a benefit evening celebrating “Renaissance Splendor: Catherine de’ Medici’s Valois Tapestries.” Guests were treated to a...


Italian Language Lessons at WRHS

January 2019
The Cleveland History Center, in collaboration with NOIA Foundation is pleased to continue offering a series of Basic and Intermediate Italian Language classes, taught by Serena Scaiola, a native speaker of Italian with many years of teaching...


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