Volume 18, No. 16

moltoitalianoVolume 18 No. 16


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Galileo for Kids: His Life and Ideas, 25 ActivitiesGalileo for Kids: His Life and Ideas, 25 Activities

Galileo, one of history’s best-known scientists, is introduced in this illuminating activity book. Children will learn how Galileo’s revolutionary discoveries and sometimes controversial theories changed his world and laid the groundwork for modern astronomy and physics. This book will inspire kids to be stargazers and future astronauts or scientists as they discover Galileo’s life and work. Activities allow children to try some of his theories on their own, with experiments that include playing with gravity and motion, making a pendulum, observing the moon, and painting with light and shadow. Along with the scientific aspects of Galileo’s life, his passion for music and art are discussed and exemplified by period engravings, maps, and prints.


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How to Host an Italian Easter Party for the Ages
Easter in Italy is all about faith and food. Some people spend the Holy Days and Easter Sunday in Rome with nearby Vatican City as their ultimate destination. I, on the other hand, have spent the holy season in Ischia, an island off the coast of Naples in Italy that is the home of my ancestors and husband. But you don’t have to go to Italy to experience an authentic Italian Easter. In my experience, this is all you need to pull it off.

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.

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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Gesu Condannato a Morte* Photo of the Week
Gesù Condannato a Morte

Located on the Montagna Spaccata in Gaeta is a passageway called the Stations of the Cross 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
La pecora che bela perde il boccone.

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


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Volume 18, No. 15

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My American Dream: A Life of Love, Family, and FoodMy American Dream: A Life of Love, Family, and Food

For decades, beloved chef Lidia Bastianich has introduced Americans to Italian food through her cookbooks, TV shows, and restaurants. Now, in My American Dream, she tells her own story for the very first time. Born in Pula, on the Istrian peninsula, Lidia grew up surrounded by love and security, learning the art of Italian cooking from her beloved grandmother. But when Istria was annexed by a communist regime, Lidia’s family fled to Trieste, where they spent two years in a refugee camp waiting for visas to enter the United States. When she finally arrived in New York, Lidia soon began working in restaurants, the first step on a path that led to her becoming one of the most revered chefs and businesswomen in the country.


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Lena Parente Palm Weaving

Palm Weaving
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.

Easter in Italy
Deep purple, hot pink, dusty blue, and bright yellow are just a few of the glorious colors that wash over southern Italy at Easter. This five part article takes a look at the religious and spiritual experience, the holiday, food and the day after Easter, which is still a holiday in Italy.

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Temple of Minerva* Photo of the Week
Temple of Minerva

An altar inside the Temple of Minerva. In 1539 Pope Paolo III decided to dedicate it to the Virgin Mary, the queen of true wisdom and renamed the temple Santa Maria sopra Minerva (St. Mary over Minerva).

* Proverb
La carità comincia a casa propia.

* Recipe
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Volume 18, No. 14

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The Tuscan ChildThe Tuscan Child

In 1944, British bomber pilot Hugo Langley parachuted from his stricken plane into the verdant fields of German-occupied Tuscany. Badly wounded, he found refuge in a ruined monastery and in the arms of Sofia Bartoli. But the love that kindled between them was shaken by an irreversible betrayal.

Nearly thirty years later, Hugo’s estranged daughter, Joanna, has returned home to the English countryside to arrange her father’s funeral. Among his personal effects is an unopened letter addressed to Sofia. In it is a startling revelation.


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Dyed Eggs with Onions

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.

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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Palazzo Pubblico in Siena* Photo of the Week
Palazzo Pubblico

The Palazzo Pubblico is a palace in the Piazza del Campo, Siena’s central square. It serves as the seat of the Republic of Siena’s government. Construction began in 1297. The Torre del Mangia, bell tower, was added in the mid 14th Century.

* Proverb
Che sarà, sarà.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for chicken piccata.


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Volume 18, No. 13

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The Orphan of Florence: A NovelThe Orphan of Florence: A Novel

In this irresistible historical novel set in the turbulent world of the Medicis, a young woman finds herself driven from pick-pocketing to espionage when she meets a mysterious man.

Giulia has been an orphan all her life. Raised in Florence’s famous Ospedale degli Innocenti, her probing questions and insubordinate behavior made her an unwelcome presence, and at the age of fifteen, she was given an awful choice: become a nun, or be married off to a man she didn’t love. She chose neither, and after refusing an elderly suitor, Giulia escaped onto the streets of Florence.


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St. Joseph Altar

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.

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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Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial* Photo of the Week
Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial

The final resting place of an American hero known only to God. The inscription reads: HERE RESTS IN HONORED GLORY A COMRADE IN ARMS KNOWN BUT TO GOD. Sicily–Rome American Cemetery and Memorial is a Second World War American military war grave cemetery, located just outside Nettuno, near Anzio, Italy.

* Proverb
La fame caccia il lupo dal bosco.

* Recipe
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Volume 18, No. 12

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Summer on the Italian LakesSummer on the Italian Lakes

The feel-good read of 2019, perfect for fans of Lucy Diamond and Karen Swan. Bestselling Brianna Middleton has won the hearts of millions of readers with her sweeping – and steamy – love stories. But the girl behind the typewriter is struggling… Not only does she have writer’s block, but she’s a world-famous romance author with zero romance in her own life. So the opportunity to spend the summer teaching at a writer’s retreat in an idyllic villa on the shores of Lake Garda – owned by superstar author Arran Jamieson – could this be just the thing to fire up Brie’s writing – and romantic – mojo?


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St. Joseph Altar

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.

Viva St. Joseph
Two days after we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Italians and Italian-Americans celebrate the Feast of St. Joseph on the 19th of March. The Feast of St. Joseph began in Sicily when during the middle ages the country was hit with drought and famine. The people of Sicily asked their Patron Saint, Joseph, to intervene. If he intervened and ended the drought the people of Sicily would have a feast honoring him.

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ancient Greek temple at Segesta* Photo of the Week
The ancient Greek temple at Segesta

The ancient Greek temple at Segesta was constructed around 430 BC. The doric temple is 6 columns by 14 columns long and it is situated on the hilltop just outside the city. Construction on the temple was never finished.

* Proverb
La fame muta le fave in mandorle.

* Recipe
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Volume 18, No. 11

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The Red Lily Crown: A Novel of Medici FlorenceThe Red Lily Crown: A Novel of Medici Florence

April, 1574, Florence, Italy. Grand Duke Cosimo de’ Medici lies dying. The city is paralyzed with dread, for the next man to wear the red lily crown will be Prince Francesco: despotic, dangerous, and obsessed with alchemy.

Chiara Nerini, the troubled daughter of an anti-Medici bookseller, sets out to save her starving family by selling her dead father’s rare alchemical equipment to the prince. Instead she is trapped in his household—imprisoned and forcibly initiated as a virgin acolyte in Francesco’s quest for power and immortality. Undaunted, she seizes her chance to pursue undreamed-of power of her own.


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Adriano Cecioni (Fontebuona 1836 – Florence 1886) Nanà
Adriano Cecioni (Fontebuona 1836 – Florence 1886) Nanà

Female Perspectives Women of talent and commitment 1861-1926
From March 7 to May 26, 2019 the Gallerie degil Uffizi is hosting an exhibition devoted to the professional commitment and talent of women in Italy from the late 19th and to the early 20th centuries. The time frame chosen starts and ends with two very specific events: women joining the Fratellanza Artigianale or Artisans’ Brotherhood in 1861, and Grazia Deledda winning the Nobel Prize for her novel Canes in the Wind in 1926.

The Purgatory Trial of Vito Marcantonio
Roberto Ragone plays the progressive congressman Vito Marcantonio who was denied a Catholic burial. This play centers around a plea by Marcantonio to be released from purgatory.

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Scopello* Photo of the Week
Scopello

The beautiful town of Scopello is situated on the gulf of Castellammare in the province of Trapani, Sicily.

* Proverb
Confidenza toglie riverenza.

* Recipe
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Volume 18, No. 10

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The Secret of Altamura: Nazi Crimes, Italian TreasureThe Secret of Altamura: Nazi Crimes, Italian Treasure

It is 1943, and the Nazis control large parts of Italy. Colonel Anselm Bernhardt devotes his attention to stealing Italian art – and having his way with Italian women – but there is one great treasure that he covets even more.

In present day, his grandson swears to make amends for Bernhardt’s crimes, but is bitten by the same temptation and begins his search for the mysterious, historically vital treasure in southern Italy… a secret that can change the course of history.


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Carnival of Putignano
Carnevale di PutignanoOne 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.

Carnevale di Venezia
The Carnevale is one of the long standing traditions of the city of Venice. One of the great traditions associated with the Carnevale is the costumes and in particular the masks worn by the people. Masks became such an intrigal part that the artisans that created them were even recognized with their own guild in 1436.

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Sassi di Matera* Photo of the Week
Sassi di Matera

A beautiful view of the Sassi di Matera, which means stones of Matera. These are ancient cave dwellings located in the city of Matera, Basilicata.

* Proverb
Il denaro è un buon servo e un cattivo padrone.

* Recipe
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Volume 18, No. 9

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Designs for Italian WomenDesigns for Italian Women

Find 10 different designs all geared to Italian woman. Whether you are a soccer mom, Italian princess or sexy Italian we have something for you. Choose from 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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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.

Sa SartigliaSa 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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Cala Granu* Photo of the Week
Cala Granu

This breathtaking view is of a little cove called Cala Granu, which is located north of the town of Porto Cervo. This cove is located on the famed emerald coast (costa smeralda).

* Proverb
I denari sono tondi e ruzzolano.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for pasta dough.


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Volume 18, No. 8

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Morra an Italian TraditionMorra an Italian Tradition

You have seen this game played at picnics and social gatherings. Now you can let everyone know you can play this game that dates back to Roman times. Choose from 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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Porto FlaviaPorto Flavia
On the Iglesiente coast in the southwestern part of Sardinia suspended halfway up the cliff is the Porto Flavia mine, which is an engineering feat that revolutionized the mining sector in the area.

Ethnic Stereotyping: Going, Going, Gone
When is it okay, in today’s socially enlightened world, to laugh at someone’s ethnic background? The answer is, of course, never! There was a time, however, when a generation of people of ethnic backgrounds laughed the loudest at ethnic humor.

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Paintings Santuario della SS. Trinità* Photo of the Week
Paintings Santuario della SS. Trinità

The painting to the left of the statue is that of S. Alberico Crescitelli. The painting to the right of the statue is that of Beato Paolo Manna. This is within the Santuario della SS. Trinità alla Montagna Spaccata.

* Proverb
Tutti i gusti sono giusti.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for spaghetti pie.


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Volume 18, No. 7

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Love Italian StyleLove Italian Style

Italians know how to love so show everyone we do it with Italian style. Choose from 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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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.

25 Ways to Woo an Italian Man
Many readers continue to get in touch with me about a story I wrote more than four years ago about Italian men. Most of the people who write to me are women trying to win the heart of an Italian man. Finally, I decided that it was time to write an article on how to do just that. Some of these tips will serve you well in any relationship. Of course, some of these suggestions are based on generalizations about Italian men; you might want to modify the list for your unique Italian man. If you want to get started, read on to discover 25 ways to woo an Italian man.

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San Gioachino* Photo of the Week
Statue of San Gioachino

This is the statue of San Gioachino, who is the Father of the Virgin Mary, located in the Santuario della Madonna della Civita.

* Proverb
L’uso fa la legge.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for Italian love knots.


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