Volume 21, No. 2

moltoitalianoVolume 21, No. 2


RenzoniFollow the De Portola Road for Tasty Vino
On the south side of Temecula, or you could say the country side of Temecula, sits ten beautiful wineries, each with its own wine style. The views are awesome, equaling some of the grandest hills and valleys of Europe.

Il Novellino: The Hundred Old Tales
Il Novellino is a collection of 100 popular stories written around the 13th century.

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ReflectionsReflections

Reflections on the Arno river under the Ponte Santa Trinita in Florence.

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

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for pasta dough.

 

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Volume 21, No. 1

moltoitalianoVolume 21, No. 1


La BefanaThe Tale of La Befana
Traditionally, the Epiphany or Little Christmas is a holiday for children in Italy. La Befana goes around on the eve of the Epiphany giving gifts to good kids and lumps of coal to the bad ones.

Cavalcade of the Magi
January 6th marks the 12th day of Christmas and it is called the Epiphany. To commemorate this special day the city of Florence, Italy hosts a pageant called the Cavalcata dei Magi (Cavalcade of the Magi). This is the biggest street procession in Florence and there are over 700 participants who dress in medieval costumes.

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Mura di FerraraMura di Ferrara

This impressive wall stretches for approximately 9 kilometers around the historic center of Ferrara. It is one of the oldest defense systems of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

* Proverb
Riempi il bicchiere quando è vuoto, vuota il bicchiere quando è pieno, non lo lasciar mai vuoto, non lo lasciar mai pieno

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Volume 20, No. 47

moltoitalianoVolume 20, No. 47


Al PacinoAl Pacino
Widely considered one of the greatest actors in American history, Al Pacino has won an Oscar, two Tony Awards, and two Emmy Awards, making him one of only a handful of stars to have achieved the Triple Crown of Acting. He has also won four Golden Globe awards. Pacino is famous for playing the Italian American mobster Michael Corleone in “The Godfather” and Cuban drug lord Tony Montana in “Scarface.” Although he has successfully played gangsters in many films, he has also done wonderful work playing police officers and lawyers.

New Year Brings Nostalgic Memories For The Past
Like most of us, I’ve had plenty of time to say good-bye to the passing year- to decide what I’ll miss most about it and to brace myself for the coming new year.

A Tale of the Epiphany
This legend of the Epiphany tells us of a selfish man who realizes the importance of giving to those in need instead of always thinking of himself.

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FerentinoFerentino

A beautiful view of the town of Ferentino, which is located in the province of Frosinone, Lazio.

* Proverb
Chi trova un amico, trova un tesoro

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for pizzelles.

 

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Volume 20, No. 46

moltoitalianoVolume 20, No. 46


Michael BubleInterview with Michael Bublé
Michael Bublé is not an Italian American, although he’s an Italian Canadian, with a passion for romantic songs from the days when Italian American crooners were constantly thrilling audiences with their outstanding voices. I recently had the pleasure of interviewing the Canadian star.

Italian Ceppo
The ceppo is a yule log burned in the fireplace or a pyramid shaped structure made of wood and often called the tree of light. Just what is the significance behind this Italian tradition?

The Legend of the Christmas Rose
A story of a little child who follows the shepherds as they search for the new-born king. When they finally arrive she realizes that she has no gift to offer him.

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FavignanaFavignana

Favignana is just one of the islands that make up the Aegadian Islands (Isole Egadi). The island is located in the Mediterranean Sea off the northwest coast of Sicily. It is very famous for its tuna fisheries.

* Proverb
Dagli amici mi guardi Dio, che dai nemici mi guardo io

* Recipe
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Volume 20, No. 45

moltoitalianoVolume 20, No. 45


Santa LuciaSanta Lucia
As legend states in the city of Syracuse, on the island of Sicily, a child by the name of Lucia was born in the year 283 to a wealthy Sicilian family. As she grew older she choose to live her life like that of St. Agatha, who was a revered saint in a nearby town. With that she vowed to remain a virgin and give her possessions to the poor and needy.

Panettone
During the Christmas season panettone is a staple that you will find in any Italian home. Panettone originated in the town of Milan and is a symbol of the city.

Presepe
One of the most incredible scenes in Italy during Christmas time is the beautiful nativity scenes that are on display in every town.

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Faraglioni of CapriFaraglioni of Capri

The famed Faraglioni of Capri. The rock attached to the land is called Stella. The middle rock is Faraglione di Mezzo. The outer rock is called Faraglione di Fuori or Scopolo.

* Proverb
Tra moglie e marito non mettere il dito

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Volume 20, No. 44

moltoitalianoVolume 20, No. 44


Basilica di Santa Maria della SaluteLighting 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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Paradise - FalvaterraParadise

The path to paradiso leads you to this beautiful area where you can enjoy all that nature has to offer in Falvaterra.

* Proverb
Moglie e buoi dei paesi tuoi

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Volume 20, No. 43

moltoitalianoVolume 20, No. 43


Basilica di Santa Maria della SaluteFesta della Madonna della Salute
This annual celebration takes place on November 21st in the city of Venice. It is to honor a commitment made by the people of Venice as they prayed to the Virgin Mary asking her to help rid the city of the plague.

How Italian Influences Affected America’s Taste For Glamour
During the 1950s and ’60s, what America wore, what its citizens drove, and how they looked, was, in a large part, dictated by Italy’s trendsetters, which included fashion designers, film directors and automakers. If it originated in Italy, and the designer’s name ended in a vowel, the American public was buying it.

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Duomo - SienaDuomo of Siena

The facade of the Duomo in Siena. The mosaic in the upper left is titled the Coronation of the Virgin.

* Proverb
Il bisogno aguzza l’ingegno

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Volume 20, No. 42

moltoitalianoVolume 20, No. 42


John BasiloneThe Great John Basilone
John Basilone was a United States Marine Corps Gunnery Sergeant and a proud American of Italian descent who was killed in action in 1945 during WWII. He received the Medal of Honor for heroism above and beyond the call of duty during the Battle for Henderson Field in the Guadalcanal Campaign and the Navy Cross posthumously for extraordinary heroism during the Battle of Iwo Jima. He was the only enlisted Marine to receive both decorations in WWII.

Corado “Babe” Ciarlo: Nobility Beyond the Battlefield
The apple of his mother’s eye, Corado “Babe” Ciarlo, was only 20 years old when he was killed in battle. In his pockets, they found 2 rosaries, $1.61, sixteen photographs of family members and one letter. While the other items held a special significance for Babe, the letter – undoubtedly from his family – serves to exemplify his courage and nobility.

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Civita di BagnoregioCivita di Bagnoregio

Thirty minutes from Orvieto is an abandoned Middle Age town with a 2500 year old Etruscan arch entrance and beautiful vistas. The 2009 remake of “Pinnochio” was filmed here. You can explore the nooks, cave dwellings and see Geppetto’s workshop.

* Proverb
Lontani dagli occhi, lontani dal cuore

* Recipe
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Volume 20, No. 41

moltoitalianoVolume 20, No. 41


Quercia delle StregheQuercia delle Streghe (Oak of the Witches)
Nestled in the Tuscan forest within the garden of Villa Carrara in San Martino in Colle (Capannori, Lucca) is a 600 year old enchanted oak tree that has sprouted many legends and tales.

20 Interesting Facts About the Sistine Chapel
The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel is one of the most famous frescoes in the world unsurprisingly it’s one of Rome’s most visited and valued historic sites. Set within the Vatican City and Museums, the Sistine Chapel welcomes around 25,000 visitors a day who flock to see Michelangelo’s masterpiece and marvel at the feat of artistry. As cameras are banned it’s one to make sure you don’t forget!

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Chianti VineyardChianti Vineyard

This is a great upclose look at a rose bush and some grape vines. The roses are placed near the grapes to warn the owners of any potential disease that may be present.

* Proverb
Menare il can per l’aia

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

 

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Volume 20, No. 40

moltoitalianoVolume 20, No. 40


Joe DiMaggioJoe DiMaggio
While playing for the San Francisco Seals the New York Yankees signed Joe for 25,000 dollars. In 1936 he joined the Yankees and stayed with the club for 16 years playing center field. Due to World War II, DiMaggio missed three years of baseball. During his career he was given such nicknames as “The Yankee Clipper” for his incredible defensive abilities and “Joltin’ Joe” for his hitting prowess.

The Best Things Aren’t Always the Finest Ones
This Halloween, as my family lights the candles in our freshly carved jack-o’-lanterns, I’ll be in the kitchen putting the finishing touches on my pumpkin pies. Baking the pies and handing out trick-or-treat candies to the neighborhood kids is something the grown-up me has learned to do. Every year I think back to that fateful day when my Grandpa made me a Halloween costume that outshined all of my friends.

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CefalùCefalù

The beautiful city of Cefalù is located on the northern coast of Sicily overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea.

* Proverb
Chi per denaro si e sposato, sara sempre domandato

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for stuffed artichokes.

 

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