Travel

Saints of Montefiascone

August 2021 |
As of the 6th century B.C., an Etruscan town flourished on the shores of Lake Bolsena, the largest volcanic lake in Europe, in present-day Montefiascone. Many archaeologists even indicate the Montefiascone area as site of the most important...

Italian Cemeteries Are Fascinating and Free!

August 2021 |
L’articolo descrive i cimiteri in italia che tutti una storia antica. Ad esempio, il cimitero a Venezia (sull’isola San Michele) è quasi un labirinto e si trovano le tombe di Sergei Diaghilev, Igor Stravinsky, e Ezra Pound. A nord del fiume Arno a...

U.S. Passengers Can Now Board Covid-Tested Flights to Italy

June 2021 |
This article first appeard in The Local on May 15, 2021.  https://www.thelocal.it/20210515/latest-italy-to-reopen-to-us-tourists-on-covid-tested-flights/ U.S. airline Delta has announced it will allow “all customers” to board its Covid-tested...

The Cruise Ships of Venice

June 2021 |
When first reported, the ban of cruise ships larger than 40,000 tons in Venice was met with cheers of victory by local environmental groups and by those seeking some constraints on tourism. In questioning its implementation, though, the details are...

The Gardens of the Villa D’Este at Tivoli: Unmissable Without the Crowds

June 2021 |
At the end of October, we found ourselves in Rome with a cancelled return flight to England, but it was not difficult to plan how to spend the next few days until we could return home. We were spoiled for choice. All the usual sights were uncrowded...

From Fascism to Tourism: The Foro Italico 

May 2021 |
After our return flight to England was cancelled, were we upset? On the contrary, an extra three days in Rome before the next available flight, in glorious sunny weather without the crowds was a bonus. We decided to visit places outside the centro...

A Treasure on Piazza Filippo Silvestri in Bevagna

May 2021 |
L’articolo descrive il paesino di Bevagna a Perugia. Bevagna è conosciuta per due chiese che si trovano nella Piazza Filippo Silvestri: la Chiesa di San Michele Arcangelo e la Chiesa di San Silvestro. Sul portone di San Michele Arcangelo, c’è una...

Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy

May 2021 |
La Gazzetta Italiana is reprinting this article titled “Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy” written by Margie Longano Miklas due to technical errors not at the fault of our contributing writer. La Gazzetta apologizes to our readers and especially...

Italian Bureaucracy: A Comedy of Errors

April 2021 |
Many La Gazzetta Italiana readers dream of buying property in Italy. It was my dream too, and I have never once regretted my decision to do it. However, with the dream comes legendary Italian bureaucracy, demonstrated in this little, ironic...
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