La Gazzetta Italiana

Students heroes of the school bus hijacking in March are still waiting on gaining their Italian citizenship

July 2019
Students hailed heroes in a school bus hijacking in March are still waiting on gaining their Italian citizenship as promised by Italy’s interior minister, Matteo Salvini. The students were born in Italy to foreign parents and under a law that...


Redevelopment of parks, gardens and historic villas in Rome

July 2019
In June, Rome began a 12-million-euro makeover of 20 parks and gardens. The funds are being used to “restyle” the areas by fixing fences, benches and fountains and for an overall clean-up. Additionally, more trees will be planted and new sports...


Bad weather on Italy

July 2019
An unseasonal hailstorm in early June in the Lecce province caused snowplows to take to the streets to remove up to 15cm of ice. Locals were seen in shorts and t-shirts digging their cars out of the ice. The storm also brought damage to crops in...


European Union face disciplinary action against Italy

July 2019
Italy could face disciplinary action over its failure to respect European Union spending rules. The European Commission found that Italy’s public debt stood at more than 130 percent of GDP in 2018. This figure is far above the 60 percent limit...


Mercer County Italian American Festival

June 2019
The 20th Anniversary of New Jersey's number one Italian American Festival returns to Mercer County Park. Named one of New Jersey's Best Fall Festivals by CBS New York, this annual celebration of Italian and Italian American culture features a Food...


MUST-GO / MUST-SEE / MUST-EAT: Locanda dell’Isola Comacina

June 2019
This month’s LGI Picks! checks off three of our must-do’s. Locanda dell’Isola Comacina is a restaurant located on Comacina Island in beautiful and majestic Lake Como, Italy. An island rich in history, art and tradition, it is impossible not to feel...


Little Italy: Philadelphia

June 2019
Filadelfia è una delle città più antiche d’America e gli italo americani che vi abitano costituiscono una comunità storica. L’immigrazione italiana iniziò qui in piena epoca coloniale nel XVIII secolo ed era costituita principalmente di italiani di...


June Birthdays

June 2019
As summer approaches, birthday celebrations for some of our favorite Italians are underway as well. American actress Leah Remini, who’s father hails from Sicily, celebrates her birthday on June 15. She is best known for her role as Carrie on “The...


Trumbull Coal was King Before Youngstown Steel

June 2019
Joe Tucciarone e Ben Lariccia presentano la prima storia completa della Grande Guerra del carbone del 1873, nel loro libro War in the Mahoning Valley: The Origin of Greater Youngstown’s Italians, disponibile dal 1° luglio su Amazon.  Correva...


"Opera In The Italian Garden 2019"

June 2019
The popular, free concert "Opera in the Italian Garden" will be presented in the beautiful Italian Renaissance Cultural Garden Sunday, July 28, 6 - 7:30 p.m.  The concert highlights two of Italy’s greatest cultural arts, opera and ballet, and...


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