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High-speed train derailed in Lodi, two people died

March 2020
Two people were killed after a high-speed train derailed on Feb. 6 near the northern Italian city of Lodi. Many more were injured. The train was travelling from Milan to the southern city of Salerno. The trains typically run at about 186 mph....


The bright yellow mimosa flower bloomed early

March 2020
Northwestern Italians rushed to harvest the bright yellow mimosa flower crops last month. The local economy in the low and isolated hills around Seborga on the Riviera dei Fiori has been largely dependent on the sale of the flowers for the last 50...


Mirella Freni died last month

March 2020
Italian opera singer Mirella Freni died last month at the age of 84. Broadway playwright Albert Innaurato dubbed the soprano “the last prima donna.” She made her professional debut at Modena’s Teatro Municipale as Micaela in Bizet’s “Carmen” on...


Children save in their car seat

March 2020
Last November, Italy passed a law requiring vehicles to have a safety device that alerts drivers if a child has been left behind in the rear seat or a car seat. The new law is designed to prevent hot car deaths. Some devices can send visual or...


LGI's calendar: things to do

February 2020
To include your event, send an email Regular meetings of Solon Italian Club: Last Wednesday of each month      7:30 p.m., Solon Community Center New members welcome. Contact Mike Rhea at (216) 337-8407 or This email address...


Local Events

February 2020
On Thursday, Feb. 20 at 6 p.m., Little Italy Redevelopment will host its 3rd Annual Tripe Dinner fundraiser at Holy Rosary Parish Hall. The proceeds from this fun-filled cultural event will provide operational support to our organization, so we can...


Basic And Intermediate Italian Language Classes Offered At Western Reserve Historical Society In Cleveland

February 2020
The Western Reserve Historical Society and NOIA Foundation are pleased to continue offering a series of both Beginners as well as Intermediate/Advanced level Italian Language classes, taught by Serena Scaiola, a native speaker of Italian with many...


Alla Boara: A New Project From Anthony Taddeo

February 2020
Cleveland Drummer and Composer Anthony Taddeo is embarking on a new musical adventure with his latest project, Alla Boara. Its mission is to showcase the incredible diversity of Italy's folk music and history. Through the use of traditional...


New Cleveland Museum of Art Exhibit

February 2020
"Variations: The Reuse of Models in Paintings by Orazio and Artemisia Gentileschi" December 20, 2020, through March 28, 2021 Julia and Larry Pollock Focus Gallery Recent conservation of the CMA’s Italian Baroque painting Danaë by Orazio...


Spaghetti with Mushroom Bolognese

February 2020
Ingredients: • ¼ C. Dried porcini mushrooms • 6 Tbsp. Extra-virgin olive oil • 1 small onion, cut into ¼-inch dice  • 2 Medium carrots, peeled and cut into ¼-inch dice • 1 Baby eggplant, peeled and cut into ¼-inch dice  • 1 lb....


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