Volume 17, No. 16

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The House at the Edge of NightThe House at the Edge of Night

Castellamare is an island far enough away from the mainland to be forgotten, but not far enough to escape from the world’s troubles. At the center of the island’s life is a café draped with bougainvillea called the House at the Edge of Night, where the community gathers to gossip and talk. Amedeo Esposito, a foundling from Florence, finds his destiny on the island with his beautiful wife, Pina, whose fierce intelligence, grace, and unwavering love guide her every move. An indiscretion tests their marriage, and their children—three sons and an inquisitive daughter—grow up and struggle with both humanity’s cruelty and its capacity for love and mercy.


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Fear the Evil Eye
Italians are a complicated people. On the one hand, many of them, especially the older ones, are ardent believers in the Catholic Church. On the other hand, a large chunk of the population, especially in the south, believes in the malocchio or evil eye. As I understand it, the malocchio happens when someone wishes bad on you and gives you an evil look that has the power of an evil spell. I thought these beliefs were dead in modern Italy, but some people are hanging onto them.

Pantheon
It is one of the best-preserved of all Ancient Roman buildings. The Pantheon has been used as a Roman Catholic church and it was dedicated to “St. Mary and the Martyrs.”

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Chianti Winery Entrance* Photo of the Week
Winery Entrance

An entrance to a wine tasting room located within a winery in Chianti. You can almost smell the wonderful aroma of the wine.

* Proverb
Acqua cheta non mena ciocchi, ma se li mena, li mena grossi.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for tagliatelle al pomodoro fresco.


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Volume 17, No. 15

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Joe DiMaggio New York Yankees Hartland Tipping the Cap FigurineJoe DiMaggio New York Yankees Hartland Tipping the Cap Figurine

The Joe DiMaggio Figurine stands about 10 Inches tall. It comes with a beautiful wood base and gift box. Joe DiMaggio was a star centerfielder for fifteen years, helping the Yankees win the pennant in his rookie year. He played in ten World Series and in eleven All-Star Games.


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Joe DiMaggio
DiMaggio captured the hearts of America with his grace, style, and desire. He lived an American dream. He did what many kids dream of doing when they grow up and for that he will always be remembered as one of the greatest baseball players of all time.

Baseball Players
With the baseball season a little over a week old I wanted to pay tribute to the countless players of Italian heritage. The list is broken down by position and lists the years they have played. This is not a complete list, so if you know of any player I am missing please contact me.

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The Cathedral of Cefalù* Photo of the Week
The Cathedral of Cefalù

The Cathedral dates back to the 12th century. It was during that time that Roger II, King of Sicily had the cathedral built.

* Proverb
Acqua passata non macina piu’.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for crostoli.


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Volume 17, No. 14

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Giada's Italy: My Recipes for La Dolce VitaGiada’s Italy: My Recipes for La Dolce Vita

America knows and loves Giada De Laurentiis for her lighter, healthier takes on classic Italian fare. In her newest cookbook, she invites fans and home cooks to get to know the flavors and stories that have inspired her life’s work. Here, she shares recipes for authentic Italian dishes as her family has prepared them for years while infusing them with her signature fresh flavors to make them her own.


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Make Sweet Easter Last
Did you know Pasquetta (Easter Monday) is a legal holiday in Italy? Find out how you can celebrate this day with a picnic like the Italians and make your holiday endure one more day. This two part article includes a couple of menus that you can prepare for your picnic with family and friends.

Madonna della Corona
Carved within the rocky cliff of Monte Baldo in Spiazzi suspended between heaven and earth is the beautiful Santuario Madonna della Corona (Sanctuary of the Lady of the Crown). The Sanctuary sits on a thin rock shelf that can only be reached by a path along the mountain.

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Italian Cars* Photo of the Week
Italian cars

I think Americans love automobiles because of where they take them, but Italians truly love autos because of how they take them. It’s all about style!

* Proverb
Addio, cesare, quelli che stanno per morire ti salutano.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for Sicilian fennel salad.


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Volume 17, No. 13

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The Italian PartyThe Italian Party

A delicious and sharply funny page-turner about “innocent” Americans abroad in 1950s Siena. When Scottie’s Italian teacher―a teenager with secrets of his own―disappears, her search for him leads her to discover other, darker truths about herself, her husband and her country. Michael’s dedication to saving the world from communism crumbles as he begins to see that he is a pawn in a much different game. Driven apart by lies, Michael and Scottie must find their way through a maze of history, memory, hate and love to a new kind of complicated truth.


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La Madonna che Scappa in Piazza
On Easter Sunday the ancient city of Sulmona, which is located in the Abruzzo region, reenacts that moment when Mary sees her resurrected son Jesus for the first time. The celebration is appropriately called La Madonna che scappa in piazza (Our Lady running in the Square) and it has been a tradition that the town of Sulmona has celebrated since the 18th century.

Stations of the Cross
Located in the Montagna Spaccata in Gaeta, Italy is a passageway that some call the Stations of the Cross or Way of the Cross. This passageway is lined with 14 paintings depicting Jesus’ faithful journey on what has become to be known as Good Friday many centuries ago. This photo gallery will take you station to station so you can follow Jesus on his journey.

Easter: An Italian Child’s Perspective
Like most religious holidays, Easter is taken more seriously in Italy than it is in the United States. Many people – even those who don’t usually go to church – attend Mass throughout Holy Week and on Easter Sunday. Many participate in outdoor reenactments of the Stations of the Cross. Although you’ll find chocolate eggs stuffed with toys in many a store window, you will not hear mention of the Easter bunny or chickadees or Peeps. Still, the children in Italy look forward to this time of year and have traditions that uplift their religious faith but also are entertaining.

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GESÙ CONDANNATO A MORTE Jesus is condemned to death* Photo of the Week
GESÙ CONDANNATO A MORTE (Jesus is condemned to death) The Stations of the Cross is a passageway within the Montagna Spaccata that leads to the Chapel of San Filippo Neri. As you walk through the passageway you encounter each station on the wall. These paints were done by Raimondo Bruno in 1849.

* Proverb
Affogare/Perdersi in un bicchier d’acqua.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for hot sausage frittata.


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Volume 17, No. 12

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Visions of ItalyVisions of Italy

From the Alps to Sicily, tour all of Italy from a spectacular vantage point. Italians call their home The Beautiful Country, and it has never looked more breathtaking than this unique aerial tour. Take an emotional visit to your family’s homeland, revisit favorite sights, or realize your dreams of discovering Italy for the first time – whatever your inspiration – you’ll never have a better view.


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St. Joseph’s Day Is Father’s Day in Italy
Italian men don’t wait to celebrate fatherhood in June like we Americans. Instead, they feast on St. Joseph’s Day, March 19. To understand why they choose this day to honor papà (dad in Italian) is simple really.

Palm Weaving Story
One tradition that seems to have slowly disappeared is the art of palm weaving, which has been in existence since Ancient times. Palm weaving is an art form that consists of taking palms and manipulating them to create various designs. Some patterns can be very simple while others can be more complex.

Palm Weaving Tutorials
One of the fascinating traditions that my family does for Palm Sunday is to create decorative designs using palms. Here are a variety of tutorials containing step by step guides to help you create a braid, cone, cross, crown of thorns and a rose bud from palms.

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Grotte della Mezzaluna in Carloforte, Sardinia* Photo of the Week
This is an incredible view of the Grotte della Mezzaluna in Carloforte, Sardinia.

* Proverb
Allevare la serpe in seno.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for St. Joseph’s day bread.


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Volume 17, No. 11

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Italian CutoutsItalian Cutouts

Beistle 55003 Italian Cutouts, 4 per package. Take your guests on a tour through Italy with our Italian cutouts that include pictures from the Colosseum, Rialto Bridge, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and a map of Italy.


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St. Patrick Is a Paesano
March 17 is the feast day of St. Patrick, known to Italians as San Patrizio. Although Patrizio’s celebration is overshadowed – in Italy at least – by that of San Giuseppe (St. Joseph) on March 19, Patrizio has his own ties to Italy. His parents were Romans.

St. Joseph’s Altar
One of the great traditions on St. Joseph’s Day is the beautifully decorated altars made to honor the Patron Saint of carpenters, fathers and Sicily to name a few. These altars, which have been around for centuries, are a labor of love by Sicilians who create them to give thanks for good fortune, fulfill a promise or just to share with those who are less fortunate.

How to Dye Easter Eggs Using Onions
Did you know that you could make golden brown Easter eggs with the skin of onions? This Italian tradition has been in my family for generations and it is a great way to make dyed eggs for Easter. Here are some step-by-step instructions for you to make your own dyed eggs using onion skins.

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The Punta Carena lighthouse Capri* Photo of the Week
The Punta Carena lighthouse is the second brightest in Italy only behind Genoa. The lighthouse was first used in 1867 and it is one of the oldest in Italy.

* Proverb
Ambasciatore non porta pena.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for fried olives.


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Volume 17, No. 10

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A Thousand Days in Venice: An Unexpected RomanceA Thousand Days in Venice: An Unexpected Romance

Fernando first sees Marlena across the Piazza San Marco and falls in love from afar. When he sees her again in a Venice café a year later, he knows it is fate. He knows little English; she, a divorced American chef traveling through Italy, speaks only food-based Italian. Marlena thought she was done with romantic love, incapable of intimacy. Yet within months of their first meeting, she has quit her job, sold her house in St. Louis, kissed her two grown sons good-bye, and moved to Venice to marry “the stranger,” as she calls Fernando.


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How to Make an Italian, Stuffed Chocolate Egg
In every supermarket in Italy, you will find large chocolate eggs stuffed with gifts during the Easter season. Some chocolatiers and pastry shops will also make a customized egg for you, so you can fill it with whatever trinkets you like. Follow these easy how to instructions to make your own Italian stuffed chocolate egg.

Guide to Buying Property in Italy
Many people dream of purchasing a home or property in Italy. How can we blame them? Italy is rich in history, architecture, cuisine and majestic beauty. When it comes to purchasing land in a different country you need to understand how the process works and what are some potential dangers you may encounter. Understanding how the process works and what you can do to protect yourself will go along way in turning that dream into a reality.

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Camigliatello* Photo of the Week
The town of Capodimonte is located in the province of Viterbo, Lazio. On the right of the photo is the Farnese Fortress (Rocca Farnese), which was a favorite destination for many Popes. Capodimonte sits on the southern bank of the beautiful Lake Bolsena.

* Proverb
Anche l’occhio vuole la sua parte.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for Mediterranean baked chicken.


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Volume 17, No. 9

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Perugina Milk Chocolate Easter EggPerugina Milk Chocolate Easter Egg

  • The Perugina chocolate eggs are an Easter staple A decadent hollow milk chocolate egg wrapped in colorful Easter foil packaging Inside the egg are 4 milk chocolate Baci.
  • Imported fresh from Italy during the Easter season only, Perugina Easter Eggs are made with milk chocolate to satisfy the tastebuds of our little ones. Each one is lovingly hand wrapped.
  • 4 Mini Eggs Inside!

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Italian Olympic Medal Winners
The 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang saw the Italian National Team win 10 total medals (3 gold, 2 silver and 5 bronze) placing them 12th overall. Since the first Olympics took place in Athens, Greece in 1896 the country of Italy has won over 600 medals, which ranks them sixth out of all of the countries that compete in both the Summer and Winter games.

Observe Lent in Italy
Italy, with Venice’s annual festivities, is much more famous for Carnevale, the day before Lent begins, than it is for the 40-day countdown to Easter. However, among Catholics, who make up the majority of Italy, Lent is the holiest time of year. And there is much work to do in preparation of the anniversary of when Jesus rose from the dead.

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Camigliatello* Photo of the Week
A view of the open market on Sunday morning in the town of Camigliatello. Camigliatello is a town located in the Sila mountain range in the province of Cosenza, Calabria.

* Proverb
Andare in brodo di giuggiole.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for Sicilian style stuffed meatballs.


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Volume 17, No. 8

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Canvas Prints Wall Art - Beautiful Scenery/Landscape of Panoramic Aerial View of a Cinque Terre Village Along the Coast of ItalyCanvas Prints Wall Art – Beautiful Scenery/Landscape of Panoramic Aerial View of a Cinque Terre Village Along the Coast of Italy

  • High quality printed canvas stretched and stapled to durable shrink resistant frames.
  • 1.50″ thick stretcher bars for gallery quality profile.
  • Canvases are printed and hand stretched in the USA by professionals.
  • Hanging accessory kit included.

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Should You Change Your Last Name If You’re a Married Italian Woman?
I have covered love and marriage as a reporter for more than a decade now. People are always asking about whether, in this day and age, women should change their name after the wedding. It is among the top searched subjects related to being newlyweds on Google, in fact. Of course, the answer is more complicated than merely yes or no. Of course, it depends on who you are and what makes you most comfortable. Of course, your spouse might have an opinion, too. This is relevant to gay couples, too, who might be considering changing to one name or combining both their surnames to make one.

Italian Wedding Customs & Traditions
What makes Italian weddings so intriguing is that the customs and traditions vary from region to region as well as town to town. This will give you a great look at the traditions and customs that occur during the engagement, mass and reception and whether they are still carried on today.

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Campanile di Giotto in Florence* Photo of the Week
Campanile di Giotto in Florence.

* Proverb
Avere le mani bucate.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for baccalà.


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Volume 17, No. 7

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Everybody Loves an Italian MomEverybody Loves an Italian Mom

Yes everyone does love an Italian mom. Let’s face what is not to love about them. Now you can let everyone know with these great t-shirts and items. Choose from and over 50 products as you shop from home with the comfort of knowing that your order is backed by a 100% Money Back Guarantee. This 30-Day Guarantee gives you plenty of time to check items for color, high-quality, and size for yourself, family and friends.


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An Italian Love Dictionary
Italian is a romance language and there are few things more romantic than whispering sweet nothings to your beloved in Italian. It sounds like poetry even when you’re saying something mundane. Speaking in Italian can make you feel more sophisticated and a hell of a lot sexier.

Carnevale
Carnevale is one of the long standing traditions of the city of Venice. No matter when the first Carnevale actually took place this event has turned into one of the greatest festivities in the world.

One Sweet Italian Kiss
Few things in life are as sweet as a chocolate kiss. And Hershey’s got nothing on Perugina’s Baci, which is now owned by internationally renowned Nestlé European Chocolate. The divine dark chocolate cover stuffed with whipped chocolate and hazelnut were the invention of a love-struck confectioner, who used the sweet stuff to woo the object of her affection.

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These two are dressed and ready for the Carnevale di Venezia* Photo of the Week
These two are dressed and ready for the Carnevale di Venezia.

* Proverb
Tra il dire e il fare c’è di mezzo il mar.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for wedding soup.


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