La Gazzetta Italiana

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)...


St. Joseph Altar / St. Joseph Table

March 2017
La tavola di San Giuseppe è un’antica tradizione siciliana risalente all’epoca medievale ed ancora oggi popolare in alcune zone dell’Italia centro-meridionale. Pare che durante una terribile carestia i siciliani invocarono...


"Lettuce" Enjoy the Cardini Caesar Salad!

March 2017
Caesar (Cesare) Cardini and his brother and business partner, Alex (Alessandro), invented the Caesar’s Salad in 1924 at their hotel in Tijuana, Mexico. The combination of romaine lettuce dressed with olive oil, lemon juice, Worcestershire...


Petrosino, The Crime Buster

March 2017
Giuseppe Petrosino was a New York Mafia-busting policeman who was murdered March 12, 1909 in Sicily during what was supposed to be a top secret, undercover fact-finding mission. An informant asked for a meeting at the piazza in Palermo and, while...


Zacchini was a Big-Shot

March 2017
Ildebrando Zacchini (1868-1948) was a Maltese-born painter, inventor and circus owner. Zacchini contrived an idea of a cannon that could be used to propel parachutes. He took his plan to the Italian government as a military maneuver, however the...


Italy's economy continues to struggle

March 2017
Italy’s economy continues to struggle. Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan says the economy stalled in 2016, largely due to the negative impact of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. Confidence has also been lacking because of...


Italy managed to recover 19 billion euros in its fight against tax evasion

March 2017
Finance Minister Padoan says that Italy managed to recover a record 19 billion euros in its fight against tax evasion stating (according to the news agency Ansa) that “the government does not wink at the evaders, but at the honest companies...


The amphitheater in Verona will get a giant retractable tarpaulin cover

March 2017
The amphitheater in Verona will get a giant retractable tarpaulin cover to protect theater goers from the weather elements. The cover will cost 13.5 million euros and should be in place within the next three years. Almost 90 groups bid on the...


Pope Francis joked: "I am not on tranquillizers."

March 2017
Pope Francis joked: “I am not on tranquillizers.” He shrugged off any concern about recent feelings of anxiety inside the Vatican, insisting he is losing no sleep of the infighting among those opposed to his church reforms and...


1.4 million Muslims living In Italy but Islam is not formally recognized

March 2017
There are 1.4 million Muslims living In Italy but Islam is not formally recognized in the country. Mosques do not receive public funds, Islamic weddings have no legal value and Muslim workers aren’t entitled to take days off for religious...


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