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October Birthdays

October 2019 |
The leaves are falling and the wine is harvested! It’s a perfect time to toast some of our favorite Italians’ birthdays. On October 12, we remember Luciano Pavarotti who quickly became one of the most commercially successful tenors of all time. His...

Living Santa Cristina’s Misteri: A Heavenly Bolsena Day

September 2019 |
Bolsena, Italy is a town in northern Lazio on the eastern shore of Lake Bolsena. The comune is known for a miracle said to have occurred in the Basilica of Santa Cristina in 1263 when a Bohemian priest reported bleeding from the Host he had...

Anthropologist Katia Ballacchino on the New Italians and Ancient Traditions Coexisting

September 2019 |
La Gazzetta Italiana ha intervistato l’antropologa Katia Ballacchino, che da alcuni anni studia il folklore celebrato dalle comunità locali dell'Italia centro-meridionale.L'antropologia è lo studio scientifico dell'uomo e del comportamento...

September Birthdays

September 2019 |
As summer nears its end and fall quickly approaches, we celebrate some of our famous Italians this month.  Academy award-winning actress Sophia Loren turns 85 on September 20. Born in Rome, Loren was named as one of the 25 greatest female...

About the Author: Emilio Salgari

August 2019 |
When I was a boy, I loved the great adventure authors typically read, in my day, by adolescent males. You know the list; Edgar Rice Burroughs, Jules Vern, Tolkien, and the like. They transported me from my little pedestrian corner of the world to...

The Rise of Coaching in Italy with Sonja Caramagno

August 2019 |
La disciplina del “Coaching”, esportata dagli Stati Uniti, dove è nato negli anni ’60 ad opera di Timothy Gallwey, si è diffusa in Italia in tempi relativamente recenti. Le sue radici nascono nello sport, nelle neuroscienze, e nel business...

MUST-GO: Play Bocce

August 2019 |
Il gioco delle bocce  - sport o passatempo che lo si voglia considerare - ha radici antichissime: in Turchia sono state ritrovate alcune sfere in pietra antenate delle attuali bocce, datate attorno al 7000 a.C. La diffusione del gioco moderno...

August Birthdays

August 2019 |
As summer’s end approaches, some of our favorite Italians are celebrating birthdays. Giada De Laurentiis, an Italian American chef, writer, TV personality, and host of her own Food Network program (“Giada at Home”), was born on Aug. 22. On...

St. Francis of Assisi: The First Known Writer in Italian

July 2019 |
Il 4 ottobre ricorre la memoria di San Francesco d’Assisi, nato nel 1182 e fondatore dell’Ordine francescano. La sua opera, il Cantico delle Creature, noto anche come Cantico di Frate Sole e composto nel 1226 circa, costituisce il testo poetico più...
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