Volume 17, No. 49

moltoitalianoVolume 17 No. 49


Molto Italiano featured item:

Dirty ItalianDirty Italian

Next time you’re in Italy or just chattin’ in Italian with your friends, drop the textbook formality and bust out with expressions they never teach you in school, including:

    • Cool slang
    • Funny insults
    • Explicit sex terms
    • Raw swear words

Dirty Italian teaches the casual expressions heard every day on the streets of Italy:


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Gubbio Christmas TreeLighting of the Christmas Tree
One of the things I love about Italy is the different and unique traditions they do throughout the year and in particular during various holidays. One tradition that takes place during the Christmas season is the lighting of the Christmas tree in the city of Gubbio, Umbria.

Manarola’s Illuminated Presepe
An enduring tradition that has been a part of the Christmas season in Italy is the beautiful nativity scenes (presepio) that decorate homes and towns throughout Italy. Over the years these scenes have expanded to include more than just the Holy Family and the three Wise Men. They can be elaborate works of art that depict entire villages. Of all the scenes throughout Italy the one in Manarola stands out and can be seen for miles.

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Chiesa Rupestre di San Michele Arcangelo a Caprile* Photo of the Week
Chiesa Rupestre di San Michele Arcangelo a Caprile

Located in the mountains of Caprile in Roccasecca is the Chiesa Rupestre di San Michele Arcangelo (little chapel dedicated to St. Michael the Archangel).

* Proverb
A tavola non si invecchia.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for baccalà salad.


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Volume 17, No. 48

moltoitalianoVolume 17 No. 48


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Old World Christmas Ornaments: Leaning Tower Of Pisa Glass Blown Ornaments for Christmas TreeOld World Christmas Ornaments: Leaning Tower Of Pisa Glass Blown Ornaments for Christmas Tree

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is the freestanding bell tower of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa. Constructed in stages beginning in 1174, it started to lean when the third of its eight stories was built. It still stands today and is one of the most famous structures in Italy. Hand crafted in age-old tradition with techniques that orginated in the 1800s. Ornament Dimensions in Inches: 5.5 x 1.5 x 1.5.


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Rainbow LakeRainbow Lake
The crystal clear waters of the lake reflect the beauty of the area, which creates a rainbow of colors on the surface. If you were to ask the Ladin people they would have a fascinating story as to why the lake sparkles like the color of the rainbow and why they call it Lec de Ergobardo (the Rainbow Lake).

When in Rome: Forget Monuments, and Focus on Lifestyle
The route to cultural comprehension through lifestyle, however, can often be confusing for the outsider who wouldn’t dream of coming home without a snapshot of Michelangelo’s Pieta’, as proof of a vacation well-spent. But here are 5 ways you can make you next trip to Rome more meaningful, and help you to view your Amor with a fresh new perspective.

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Rocca Maggiore* Photo of the Week
Rocca Maggiore

A view of the wall surrounding the castle. You can start to see the castle on the left. The fortress stands on a hill that overlooks Assisi. Since ancient times, the location of the fortress was considered sacred and essential to defend the town.

* Proverb
La lingua non ha ossa ma fa rompere il dosso.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for pesto sauce.


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Volume 17, No. 47

moltoitalianoVolume 17 No. 47


Molto Italiano featured item:

Italy Page-A-Day Gallery Calendar 2019Italy Page-A-Day Gallery Calendar 2019

Stunningly captured in a year of glossy, richly detailed contemporary and vintage photographs, ITALY is a yearlong tribute to a country that engages all the senses. Unwind along the powdery sand and turquoise waters of Sardinia’s enticing beaches. Take in history at Florence’s Uffizi Gallery, home to the world’s finest collection of Renaissance masterworks. Feel the warmth of the sunlight streaming through the vaulted ceilings of Saint Peter’s Basilica, illuminating its frescoes. Then there’s that mouthwatering Italian cuisine: cheeses, salumi, and Roman artichokes braised in wine. It’s the gift of pure escape to a place of pure romance.

 


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An Italian Thanksgiving Feast
When my editor asked me to come up with a column that connected Italy to Thanksgiving, I was thrown for a loop. Thanksgiving could not be more American. What does it have to do with Italy? But the key ingredient to a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday is food – and no one does food quite like Italy.

Nobel Prize MedalItalian Nobel Prize Winners
Since 1901 there have been a number of Italian and Italian Americans that have won this prestigious award, which is given annually to people for their achievements in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, peace and economics.

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Rocca Calascio* Photo of the Week
Rocca Calascio

Perched a top this mountain is the medieval fortress of Rocca Calascio. Did you know that the castle was featured in the movies Ladyhawke (1985) and Der Name der Rose (1986).

* Proverb
Di due mali bisogna scegliere il minore.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for sausage bread.


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Volume 17, No. 46

moltoitalianoVolume 17 No. 46


Molto Italiano featured item:

Buon Natale Greeting CardsBuon Natale Greeting Cards

If you are looking for Italian Christmas cards to send to your friends and family here are five different designs to choose from. Greeting cards come in a package of 10, 20 or you can just purchase one. Each includes the saying Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo.

 


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Devil's ColumnThe Devil’s Column
Just outside the Basilica di Sant’Ambrogio in Milan is an ancient Roman marble column that is part of one of the city’s oldest legends. To many it is called the Colonna del Diavolo (Devil’s Column) and it is believed to be a portal to hell.

The Italian American Woman’s Tenacious Spirit
Much has been written of the Italian male immigrant– of his intrepid desires and accomplishments. But what of the tenacious Italian woman who came to America in search of success– her numbers are also strong and many.

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The Riserva dello Zingaro* Photo of the Week
The Riserva dello Zingaro

The Riserva dello Zingaro is the first nature reserve to be established in Sicily. The reserve is located between the towns of San Vito lo Capo and Castellammare del Golfo.

* Proverb
Le cattive nuove sono le prime.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for orecchiette e broccoli.


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Volume 17, No. 45

moltoitalianoVolume 17 No. 45


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The Original Bialetti Moka ExpressThe Original Bialetti Moka Express

The Bialetti Moka celebrates more than 80 years of classic design elegance and technological simplicity. From the early 1950s to the present day, Bialetti has manufactured over 200 million coffee makers. In particular, the Moka Express has become iconic and has allowed millions of consumers to enjoy great Italian coffee. The Moka produces a rich, authentic espresso in just minutes. The aluminum pot features Bialetti’s distinctive eight-sided shape that allows it to diffuse heat perfectly to enhance the aroma of your coffee.

 


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TarantasioTarantasio Dragon
Legend tells us of a great dragon like creature named Tarantasio that roamed the Po Valley during the 12th and 13th centuries. This creature resided in Lake Gerundo between Milan, Lodi and Cremona. Lake Gerundo no longer exists as it was drained, but there was a time where it was home to this creature that terrorized the land and had an appetite for humans especially children.

Short Fences Kept Italian American Folks Neighborly
Most of the memories I recall from my childhood concern my family circle. They were the people who cast the greatest reflection on my life. However, there were times when a stranger became a close part of our daily living and in the process became a part of our family.

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Riomaggiore"* Photo of the Week
Riomaggiore

Looking down at the beautiful and majestic sea from Riomaggiore.

* Proverb
Dei morti parla bene.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for pizzelle.


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Volume 17, No. 44

moltoitalianoVolume 17 No. 44


Molto Italiano featured item:

Buon Natale: Learning Songs & Traditions in ItalianBuon Natale: Learning Songs & Traditions in Italian

Learn the customs and traditions of Christmas in Italy through a bilingual story while enjoying the season’s favorite songs. This beautifully illustrated 32 page hardcover book comes with an audio CD, including the narration in Italian and 15 songs to sing along and enjoy.

 


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Gino BartaliHeart of a Champion
During Italy’s darkest time a glimmer of hope came in the form of cycling champion Gino Bartali. Gino was a hero not just for what he accomplished in the sport of cycling, but also for his courage to help strangers at the risk of losing his own life.

Rescue Dogs of the Water
This is a story that all dog lovers will enjoy and if you don’t love dogs you will truly appreciate why they are considered man’s best friend.

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Giacomo Sedati square Riccia* Photo of the Week
Giacomo Sedati square

Located in the Giacomo Sedati square is a bronze war memorial, by Enzo Pucchetti, that is dedicated to the victims of the First and Second World War.

* Proverb
Il buon senso non è affatto così comune.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for tortellini artichoke salad.


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Volume 17, No. 43

moltoitalianoVolume 17 No. 43


Molto Italiano featured item:

Scopa Traditional Italian Card GameScopa Traditional Italian Card Game

Italian Scopa is a centuries old card game involving memory and strategic skills along with a little luck. It’s easy to learn, a challenge to master and just plain fun for the whole family. Ideal for any skill level from absolute novice to expert, so anyone can enjoy the game. Rules include two other card games to be played with Scopa cards (Scopa d’Assi and Briscola).


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Italians Celebrate Their Sweet 18
Italians celebrate their eighteenth birthday with verve. Both young men and women throw parties on par with the traditional American sweet 16 when they turn 18 years old, which is the age of adulthood.

Homemade Wine
This two part series takes a look at the process of making homemade wine. It also includes a photo tour taking you through the various steps involved in making your own wine.

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Vettica Maggiore* Photo of the Week
Vettica Maggiore

A view of the Vettica Maggiore, which is a frazione of Praiano.

* Proverb
Meglio sola che male accompagnata.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for involtini di melanzane.


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Volume 17, No. 42

moltoitalianoVolume 17 No. 42


Molto Italiano featured item:

Italian For Kids Card Game - Learn Italian for Beginners Italian For Kids Card Game – Learn Italian for Beginners

  • Learning a new language doesn’t have to be boring. Italian playing cards immerse you in a new language & improve your retention while you have fun with games like poker, hearts, solitaire, and more.
  • Forget old fashioned language and useless sayings. We collected 52 must-know Italian phrases used most frequently by beginners and travelers – these are essential whether you’re learning at home or traveling.
  • Our brain is incredible at processing image & countless scientific studies confirm the power of visuals in learning. These visuals decrease learning time, increase recall, and boost retention.
  • Save valuable time & make sure you sound out new phrases correctly with easy-to-follow spelling. Learning it right from the start saves you years of frustration from having to unlearn bad pronunciation.

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Italian American Hockey Players
Italian Americans have played a big part in the sport of hockey. I have compiled a list of players of Italian heritage that have played pro hockey. I am sure this list is not complete, but you will get a good sense of just how many players of Italian heritage have taken part in one of the fastest sports in the world.

I Became the First Woman in Italy to Graduate From Medical School
She was the first woman in Italy to become a doctor and she was ahead of her time and helped revolutionize the way we teach children. Can you figure out who this important Italian woman is?

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Spiaggia Grande Positano* Photo of the Week
Spiaggia Grande

This photo was taken on the Spiaggia Grande (Big Beach) in Positano. On the left is the Buca di Bacco Hotel and Restaurant. To the right is the Spiaggia Grande and straight ahead are the houses and buildings that line the hills of Positano.

* Proverb
Mangiare per vivere e non vivere per mangiare.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for pollo alla valdostana.


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Volume 17, No. 41

moltoitalianoVolume 17 No. 41


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Those Who Leave and Those Who StayThose Who Leave and Those Who Stay

Elena and Lila, the two girls whom readers first met in My Brilliant Friend, have become women. Lila married at sixteen and has a young son; she has left her husband and the comforts her marriage brought and now works as a common laborer. Elena has left the neighborhood, earned her college degree, and published a successful novel, all of which has opened the doors to a world of learned interlocutors and richly furnished salons. Both women are pushing against the walls of a prison that would have seen them living a life of misery, ignorance and submission. They are afloat on the great sea of opportunities that opened up during the nineteen-seventies. Yet they are still very much bound to each other by a strong, unbreakable bond.


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Christopher ColumbusColumbus: Quite a Character!
A crisp fall breeze is upon us and the kids are back in school, which means I, an Italian American reporter, have Columbus Day on the brain. It’s like Christmas or the Super Bowl for Italian America. There are star-studded parades, events, and an entire month devoted to Italian American heritage all because of the mythic explorer Christopher Columbus, better known to Italians as Cristofero Colombo.

Cristoforo Colombo
Learn more about the life of Christopher Columbus by reading this 12 chapter e-text version written by Giancarlo v. Nacher Malvaioli. This is an Italian translation of his book, which was initially written in Spanish.

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Temple of Apollo Pompei* Photo of the Week
Temple of Apollo

On the right is the bronze statue of the Roman god Apollo. It is situated near the portico of the Temple of Apollo. On the left is the remains of the sanctuary and the altar.

* Proverb
Nel vino la verità.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for Neapolitan style Italian sausage and potatoes.


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Volume 17, No. 40

moltoitalianoVolume 17 No. 40


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The Story of a New NameThe Story of a New Name

Lila has recently married and made her enterée into the family business; Elena, meanwhile, continues her studies and her exploration of the world beyond the neighborhood that she so often finds stifling. Love, jealousy, family, freedom, commitment, and above all friendship: these are signs under which both women live out this phase in their stories. Marriage appears to have imprisoned Lila, and the pressure to excel is at times too much for Elena. Yet the two young women share a complex and evolving bond that is central to their emotional lives and is a source of strength in the face of life’s challenges.


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Vineyards IschiaWine Making Unlocks Ischia’s Culture
When the sun sets on summer, the people of Ischia, a small island off the coast of Naples, begin preparing for the vendemmia or grape harvest. Many families and friends invite each other to their vineyards and host a lunch, often served at long harvest tables or as a picnic. But before breaking bread, the guests and hosts work side by side to cut the grapes off the vines for wine making.

5 Reasons to Like Vigilucci’s Gourmet Market
A step inside the door of the one-of-a-kind Vigilucci’s Gourmet Market in Carlsbad Village offers you 5 ways to enjoy Italian style dining.

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Polish National Cemetery at Monte Cassino* Photo of the Week
Polish National Cemetery at Monte Cassino

The final resting place for General Broni Wladyslaw Anders of the Polish Military. The Polish National Cemetery is located on Mount Cairo.

* Proverb
L’acqua fa male e il vino fa cantare.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for stuffed calamari.


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