La Gazzetta Italiana

On the Cover: Ferragosto

August 2021
In Syracuse, Sicily, Italy, a Madonna statue is carried on a back alley of Ortygia Island on Ferragosto (Assumption Day) to celebrate this mid-summer holiday. The 15th of August is the day when Roman Catholics celebrate the Assumption of the...


Italy won Soccer European Championship

August 2021
Thousands of fans packed Rome’s sidewalks to wildly cheer Europe’s new soccer champions as Italy toured the city in an open-topped bus in July, crowning a day that saw them honored at the presidential palace and premier’s office and cited by the...


Italy passed 50 milion Covid-19 vaccines

August 2021
In late June, Italy passed the symbolic mark of 50 million Covid-19 vaccines administered, the same day the whole country became a low-risk 'white zone' and rules on wearing masks outdoors were relaxed. As of that time, 33 percent of the Italian...


Prosecco or Prosek? Italia vs Croatia

August 2021
Croatia and Italy have renewed the feud over prošek and prosecco wines. Croatian winemakers have leapt to the defense of their centuries-old dessert wine, prošek, amid a renewed prosecco identity war sparked by Italy. Italy said it would defend...


Italian American Museum of Cleveland

July 2021
In May, signs went up in the windows of 12111 Mayfield Road in Cleveland’s Little Italy announcing the Italian American Museum of Cleveland (IAMCLE). It is slated to open sometime this summer. IAMCLE was founded on Columbus Day 2020 when Hon....


Nominate an Honoree for 2021 Cleveland Italian American Heritage Month

July 2021
Nominations for Honorees to be recognized during Cleveland Italian American Heritage Month in October 2021 are being requested by the Cleveland Italian American Heritage Committee. The categories for nomination include:  Arts & Culture,...


Little Italy Bringing Back Feast of the Assumption for 2021

July 2021
Get ready to feast on some Italian food, Cleveland. Little Italy’s popular Feast of the Assumption festival will return this August, according to a press statement from Mayor Frank Jackson. It follows the festival’s cancelation in 2020, due to the...


Opera in the Italian Garden 2021

July 2021
We know it has been a challenging year for everyone and we also know many of you enjoy attending “Opera in the Italian Garden” each year. This popular concert presented by the Italian Cultural Gardent Foundation each year highlights two of Italy’s...


NIAF Provides More Than Quarter of a Million Dollars in Scholarships and Fellowships in 2021 

July 2021
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) is pleased to announce it has awarded more than a quarter of a million dollars in direct aid to outstanding Italian Americans in 2021 alone. “As the premier Italian American organization, we are very...


NIAF Names Robert Allegrini as President

July 2021
This past May, the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) announced and welcomed its new president, Robert V. Allegrini. Mr. Allegrini is a public relations and hospitality executive, author, civic leader and diplomat who brings a wealth of...


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