Volume 19, No. 11

moltoitalianoVolume 19, No. 11


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Chocolate EggHow 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.

Easter Baking Traditions
Spring has arrived full of pastel colors and tulips and daffodils blooming. Colored Eggs, Bunnies Hopping, Easter Bonnets and Easter Parades, all signs that Easter is right around the corner. Time to also start thinking about baking Easter breads and sweets for your Easter breakfasts, brunches and dinners.

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Castle Rocca di Riva* Photo of the Week
Castle Rocca di Riva

The Castle Rocca di Riva is located in the town of Riva del Garda. Riva del Garda is located at the north western tip of Lake Garda.

* Proverb
Il dire è una cosa, il fare è un’altra.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for arancini stuffed with prosciutto and mozzarella.


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Volume 19, No. 10

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Saint Joseph's AltarSt. 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.

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.

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Lago di Scanno* Photo of the Week
Lago di Scanno

This lake is located in the National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise (Parco Nazionale d’Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise). The park is often referred to as the National Park of Abruzzo or Abruzzo National Park. The lake is situated in the north east portion of the park in the town of Scanno.

* Proverb
Batti il ferro quando è caldo.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for cauliflower with egg.


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Volume 19, No. 9

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Saint PatrickSt. 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.

Egg dyed with onion skinsHow 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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VitaVita

In April 1903, Diamante, age twelve, and Vita, age nine, are sent by their poor families in southern Italy to make a life for themselves in America. Theirs is an unforgettable love story, a riveting tale of immigrant survival and hope that takes them from the crime-ridden tenements of Little Italy to the brutal rail yards of the Midwest, on paths that cross with the Black Hand, Caruso, and Chaplin. It is a story that reaches across decades, to the son of Vita, who would travel as far as Italy to find his roots and the man who could have been his father.
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Lago di Barrea* Photo of the Week
Lago di Barrea

This lake is located in the National Park of Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise (Parco Nazionale d’Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise). The park is often referred to as the National Park of Abruzzo or Abruzzo National Park. The lake is situated in the eastern portion of the park in the town of Barrea.

* Proverb
Chi non l’occhio vede, col cuor crede.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for spinach frittata.


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Volume 19, No. 8

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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.

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. There is nothing worse than thinking you purchased your dream home only to find out that there were structural defects, outstanding mortgages or restrictions that can turn your dream into a nightmare. The process doesn’t have to be scary or difficult.

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A Comedy of Murders: An Italian Renaissance MysteryA Comedy of Murders: An Italian Renaissance Mystery

Twenty-Seven Ways to Commit Murder. It is 1498 and in the castle of Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan, there have been a number of assassination attempts made on his life. The latest happens when the Duke and his court visit the Certosa Monastery after a hunting trip. A young man living at the Monastery, Niccolo da Pavia, intercepts the would-be assassins, saving the Duke’s life. In gratitude the Duke offers Niccolo a place in his court. Niccolo dreams of experiencing the world outside the Monastery so he readily accepts.
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Negombo Thermal Water Park* Photo of the Week
Negombo Thermal Water Park

In Lacco Ameno, tourists looking to destress can head to Negombo, one of Ischia’s best thermal water parks.

* Proverb
Le disgrazie non vanno mai sole.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for meatballs.


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Volume 19, No. 7

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Carnival of PutignanoCarnival of Putignano
One of the oldest and definitely the longest event in the world takes place in the ancient town of Putignano in the Puglia region of Italy. The origins date back to 1394 when the Knights of Malta moved the relics of St. Stephen from Monolpoli to Putignano to protect them from looters. They were joined by peasants and the occasion was celebrated with dancing, music and singing. Each year on St. Stephen’s Day (December 26th) they have the Festa delle Propaggini to mark the start of the Carnevale season, which ends with the ringing of the bell on Shrove Tuesday.

La ZinghenéstaLa Zinghenésta
Carnevale is a magical time in Italy. The entire country celebrates this long-standing tradition that dates back to the Middle Ages. Towns all over Italy celebrate this event in their own unique way. The comune of Canale d’Agordo in the province of Belluno within the Veneto region is no different as they celebrate La Zinghenésta.

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My Name Is VittoriaMy Name Is Vittoria

Vittoria is a noble Jewish woman living in northern Italy. With the onset of World War II, her life changes completely. When the Nazis arrive in the quiet town, the entire family is forced to flee and cross the border to Switzerland using fake identities. But not everything goes according the plan. One of her children is not allowed to cross the border with the rest of the family and must be left behind. Now, Vittoria must make a critical decision that could scar her and the family forever. This is the story of one unforgettable woman acting under impossible conditions and the entire Italian Jewish community in the face of the Holocaust.
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Hotel Manzi* Photo of the Week
Hotel Manzi

The swimming pool at Hotel Manzi in Ischia is a great way to kick back on a hot day.

* Proverb
Il fine giustifica i mezzi.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for battered fried baccalà.


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Volume 19, No. 6

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Battle of the OrangesBattaglia delle Arance (Battle of the Oranges)
For three days the northern town of Ivrea, which is in the province of Turin, Piedmont, turns orange as they celebrate the Battaglia delle Arance (Battle of the Oranges). This is just one of the many festivals that takes place throughout Italy during Carnevale, which marks the beginning of the Lenten season. What makes this festival just a bit crazier than the other celebrations throughout Italy is that the people literally throw oranges at each other.

Sa Sartiglia
The town of Oristano on the island of Sardinia celebrates this annual event that takes place the last Sunday before Lent and ends on Shrove Tuesday. This three-day event is filled with history and pageantry, which includes a joust and equestrian show, that dates back to the Middle Ages. Performers all dressed in traditional clothing while wearing eerily looking masks.

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Flowers over the InfernoFlowers over the Inferno

Superintendent Teresa Battaglia has fought for nearly four decades to earn rank and respect on a testosterone-heavy Italian police force. When she’s called to investigate a gruesome murder near a mountainside town, she’s paired with a young male inspector she’s not sure she trusts. But she has no choice—in this remote town full of secrets, eerie folktales and primal instincts, the killer seems drawn to a group of local children, who may be in grave danger. _________________________________________________________________________

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Gran Sasso National Park* Photo of the Week
Gran Sasso National Park

This is one of the largest national parks in Italy. The park is divided among five provinces and three regions. Located within the park is the highest peak of the Apennine mountains, which is the Corno Grande. Just beneath the Corno Grande is the Calderone, which is Europe’s southernmost glacier.

* Proverb
Il sangue non è acqua.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for lentil soup.


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Volume 19, No. 5

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BaciOne 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.

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.

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Baci Perugina Dark Chocolate with Whole and Chopped HazelnutsBaci Perugina Dark Chocolate with Whole and Chopped Hazelnuts

    • The most famous chocolate brand in Italy
    • Perugina’s signature recipe
    • Includes whipped milk chocolate, Gianduia filling and chopped hazelnuts all in bittersweet chocolate
    • Each Baci comes individually wrapped in silver and blue packaging and hugged by a poetic love note
    • 10 piece bag

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Sunrise over the Tyrrhenian Sea* Photo of the Week
Sunrise over the Tyrrhenian Sea

Sunrise over the Tyrrhenian Sea. The view is from the town of Gioiosa Marea, which is located on the northeast coast in the province of Messina.

* Proverb
Dalla rapa non si cava sangue.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for pesto sauce.


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Volume 19, No. 4

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Candelore de Sant'AgataFesta di Sant’Agata
For three days the city of Catania in Sicily celebrates the Festa di Sant’Agata. In fact, it is the largest religious festival in Italy and the third largest in the Christian world rivaling Holy Week in Seville, Spain and Corpus Domini in Cuzco, Peru. More than a million people will embark on the city between February 3rd through February 5th to express their gratitude and show their devotion to the patron saint of Catania.

A Crime of Honour: Crippled John and Handsome Paolo
Gianciotto tricked the beautiful Francesca into marrying him by having his handsome brother Paolo act as his proxy. As fate would have Paolo and Francesca fell in love and the jealous Gianciotto has his revenge by killing them both.

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The Secret MessengerThe Secret Messenger

The world is at war, and Stella Jilani is leading a double life. By day she works in the lion’s den as a typist for the Reich; by night, she risks her life as a messenger for the Italian resistance. Against all odds, Stella must impart Nazi secrets, smuggle essential supplies and produce an underground newspaper on her beloved typewriter. But when German commander General Breugal becomes suspicious, it seems he will stop at nothing to find the mole, and Stella knows her future could be in jeopardy.
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Lido Papardò* Photo of the Week
Lido Papardò

A view of the sea from a terrace on the Lido papardò. The Lido Papardò is a seaside leisure park that allows you to enjoy the sandy white beach while you are surrounded by the Mediterranean vegetation and Gaeta’s ancient olive trees.

* Proverb
Bisogna navigare secondo il vento.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for Italian bread.


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Volume 19, No. 3

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Il Giardino dei Tarocchi (The Tarot Garden)Il Giardino dei Tarocchi (The Tarot Garden)
If you are travelling to Tuscany and looking for something slightly different you may want to venture to Pescia Fiorentina, Capalbio in the province of Grosseto and visit Il Giardino dei Tarocchi (The Tarot Garden). As the name suggest this garden is based on the esoteric tarot and features 22 sculptures depicting the Major Arcana of the Tarot cards.

Once Upon a Time in Pescara
When I was a kid, my nonna Isolina would baby-sit me and my cousins by telling us fascinating family tales. Nonna had an endless supply of these intriguing Old World family stories. My cousins and I were happily bewitched by these wonderful tales.

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Intermediate Italian Short StoriesIntermediate Italian Short Stories

he best part of learning a new language is experiencing the culture and diving into activities that will enrich your life and vocabulary. The best way to learn a new language is by reading, and in this Italian book you will find yourself turning page after page to get to the end of each captivating story that will engage your mind and help you improve your Italian.
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Villa Aldobrandini* Photo of the Week
Villa Aldobrandini

A caretaker’s cottage at Villa Aldobrandini, originally built by Pope Clement VIII at the turn of the 16th century.

* Proverb
Non dare consigli a chi non il chiede.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for Spaghetti Carbonara.


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Volume 19, No. 2

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Turkish StepsScala dei Turchi (Turkish Steps)
Located on Sicily’s southern coast between Realmonte and Porto Empedocle in Agrigento is the naturally carved staircase that has formed from centuries of wind and rain. The majestic white staircase known as the Scala dei Turchi (Turkish Steps) cascades down the cliff into the beautiful blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

Capuchin Catacombs
Located in the city of Palermo on the Italian island of Sicily is without a doubt one of the most interesting, intriguing and gruesome tourist spots in the world. This place, which is sometimes referred to as the Museum of Death, contains some 8000 mummified bodies that date back to the 16th century. These bodies line the walls of the Catacombs, which is located directly underneath the Capuchin Convent.

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The Other End of the LineThe Other End of the Line

A wave of refugees has arrived on the Sicilian coast, and Inspector Montalbano and his team have been stationed at port, alongside countless volunteers, to receive and assist the newcomers. Meanwhile, Livia has promised their presence at a friend’s wedding, and the inspector, agreeing to get a new suit tailored, meets the charming master seamstress Elena Biasini. But while on duty at the dock one late night, tragedy strikes, and a woman is found gruesomely murdered.
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Formia* Photo of the Week
Formia

A view of the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Formia. Formia is a city in the province of Latina within the Lazio region.

* Proverb
Chi sputa in su, lo sputo gli torno sul viso.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for biscotti.


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