Volume 18, No. 37

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PompeiiPompeii

All along the Mediterranean coast, the Roman empire’s richest citizens are relaxing in their luxurious villas, enjoying the last days of summer. The world’s largest navy lies peacefully at anchor in Misenum. The tourists are spending their money in the seaside resorts of Baiae, Herculaneum, and Pompeii. But Pompeii proves to be a corrupt and violent town, and Attilius soon discovers that there are powerful forces at work—both natural and man-made—threatening to destroy him.


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Padre PioPadre Pio
On June 16, 2002 in what was one of the largest attended masses in the history of the Vatican, Padre Pio was officially canonized and named a Saint. It was announced by Pope John Paul II that September 23 would be the feast day for the newly named Saint.

Italian American Innovators
The entire world is familiar with the accomplishments of the great Italian inventors, artists and explorers. The artistic contributions of Leonardo da Vinci to the art world, the genius of Guglielmo Marconi to science, and of the discovery o f America through the explorations of Christopher Columbus (Cristoforo Colombo). But what of the lesser known inventors and innovators, the ones whose creativity and inventions have given America some of its most beloved daily used products and places.

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Flowered Steps Caltagirone* Photo of the Week
Flowered Steps

The main landmark in the Caltagirone is this 142-step staircase of Santa Maria del Monte. As the photo shows the steps are beautifully decorated with flowers.

* Proverb
L’onestà è la miglior politica.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for sausage bread.


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Volume 18, No. 36

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The Tuscan SecretThe Tuscan Secret

Il Mulino. An old crumbling mill, by a winding river, nestled in the Tuscan mountains. An empty home that holds memories of homemade pasta and Nonna’s stories by the fire, and later: the Nazi invasion, and a family torn apart by a heartbreaking betrayal.


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The Nose Knows
Have you ever heard the expression the nose knows? It sounds kind of silly when you think about it. What can the nose really know? Some researchers at the University of Bari in Italy have put this notion to the test and it turns out that your nose can tell them your time of death.

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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San Luca Bologna* Photo of the Week
San Luca

The Sanctuary of the Madonna of San Luca sits on top of the Colle della Guardia hill in Bologna and is connected to the city by the portico di San Luca

* Proverb
Finché c’è vita, c’è speranza.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for fried ravioli.


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Volume 18, No. 35

moltoitalianoVolume 18, No. 35


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View on Florence and Duomo Cathedral, ItalyView on Florence and Duomo Cathedral, Italyi

  • 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.
  • Size: 24″ x 36″
  • Hanging accessory kit included.

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Mole AntonellianaHistory of Turin
From Emperor Augustus to the 20th century this five part article gives you a great look into how Turin evolved over the centuries.

The Fun Fig
I recently had the opportunity to enjoy a fig picked right from the tree and it immediately brought me back to my youth. Growing up Italian-American it seemed only natural to have 4 fig trees in my backyard. Of course I later found out that most of my classmates had apple trees in their backyard and that I was the rare person with the fig trees blossoming full of figs in my backyard.

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 Death of St. Benedict* Photo of the Week

Death of St. Benedict

This statue by A. Selva is located in the entrance cloister of the Abbey of Monte Cassino.

* Proverb
Di buona volantà sta pieno l’inferno.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for Italian filled cookies.


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Volume 18, No. 34

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The Witch of NapoliThe Witch of Napoli

Italy 1899: Fiery-tempered, seductive medium Alessandra Poverelli levitates a table at a Spiritualist séance in Naples. A reporter photographs the miracle, and wealthy, skeptical, Jewish psychiatrist Camillo Lombardi arrives in Naples to investigate. When she materializes the ghost of his dead mother, he risks his reputation and fortune to finance a tour of the Continent, challenging the scientific and academic elite of Europe to test Alessandra’s mysterious powers. She will help him rewrite Science. His fee will help her escape her sadistic husband Pigotti and start a new life in Rome.


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Notte di FiabaNotte di Fiaba
Frank Sinatra’s “Young at Heart,” reminds us that Fairy tales can come true, it can happen to you If you’re young at heart. Riva del Garda must have a very young heart, because they transform the entire town into a fairy tale with their annual Notte di Fiaba (Fairy Tale Night). For over 60 years, to celebrate the end of summer, this town located on the northern tip of Lake Garda sprinkles some pixie dust and magically turns this lake side resort into a fairy land straight out of a Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen or Carlo Collodi story.

Back to School in Italy
School is different in Italy. During the summer in the United States families are pummeled with ads for school supplies, clothing, and stuff for making quick brown bag lunches. In Italy, people consider the summer, especially August with its vacation days and Ferragosto celebration, magical. No one would take that away from children (or adults for that matter) with reminders of the impending school year. It would be sacrilege.

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Bernini's colonnade* Photo of the Week
Bernini’s colonnade

Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s colonnade extends on both sides of the Basilica di San Pietro. The colonnade was built between 1656-67 and consists of 284 columns and 88 pilars. Resting on top of the roof are the statues of 140 saints (70 on each side).

* Proverb
Il denaro è fratello del denaro.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for sautéed broccoli rabe.


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Volume 18, No. 33

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Someone KnowsSomeone Knows

Bestselling and award-winning Italian American author Lisa Scottoline reaches new heights with this riveting novel about how a single decision can undo a family, how our past can derail our present, and how not guilty doesn’t always mean innocent.

Allie Garvey is heading home to the funeral of a childhood friend. Allie is not only grief-stricken, she’s full of dread. Because going home means seeing the other two people with whom she shares an unbearable secret.


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Sagra delle CozzeSagra delle Cozze
This national level festival takes place in the coastal town of Pedaso in the Marche region of Italy every August and is a must if you enjoy mussels and spaghetti.

The Fisherman’s Feast!
This festival is held every year around the Feast of the Assumption, which is August 15, on the corner of Fleet and North Streets in Boston’s North End.

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Ciborio* Photo of the Week
Ciborio

The Ciborio was built by Arnolfo di Cambio and it stands over the tomb of St. Paul, which is located in the Basilica di San Paolo fuori le mura.

* Proverb
Chi s’aiuta, Dio l’aiuta.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for eggplant supreme.


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Volume 18, No. 32

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Italian Folk Magic: Rue's Kitchen WitcheryItalian Folk Magic: Rue’s Kitchen Witchery

Italian Folk Magic is a fascinating journey through the magical, folkloric, and healing traditions of Italy with an emphasis on the practical. The reader learns uniquely Italian methods of magical protection and divination and spells for love, sex, control, and revenge.

The book contains magical and religious rituals and prayers and explores divination techniques, crafting, blessing rituals, witchcraft, and, of course, the evil eye, known as malocchio in Italian.


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Bulls Balls in MilanStomping on the Bull’s Balls
The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan is the oldest shopping mall in Italy. It acts as the heart of the city as tourists and locals can take a pleasant stroll through the galleria, shop at some high end boutiques or enjoy a bite to eat. Before you leave you will want to take part in a tradition of the stomping of the bull’s balls. No I am not making this tradition up.

Just Peachie!
Sometimes the simplest things can make the best desserts. A ripe juicy succulent peach definitely falls into this category. This isn’t the only way to enjoy this fruit. There is so many things that one can do with a peach that it is no wonder that it ranks second only to the apple in the United States.

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Gothic Baldacchino* Photo of the Week
Gothic Baldacchino

To the left you can see the Gothic baldacchino by Giovanni di Stefano, which is part of the Papal altar in the Basilica di San Giovanni in Laterno Rome.

* Proverb
Tanti paesi, tanti costumi.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for stuffed clams.


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Volume 18, No. 31

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An American Family in ItalyAn American Family in Italy

Imagine suddenly leaving a comfortable and successful job in exchange for a year of living and working in Italy. You book a flight with no definite idea of where you’ll live or work, no visa and no work permit. Further imagine taking your wife and two distinctly unenthusiastic teen daughters with you. Your colleagues begin to doubt your mental balance, and you can’t blame them. Yet somehow this family learned to work, study, speak, shop and survive in a foreign land while stumbling their way through the delicious process of learning to live like Italians—all ‟without papers.”


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Ponte Sant'Angelo, RomeRome: The Capital of the Province
The city of Rome is known by many names: Caput mundi (“capital of the world”), la Città Eterna (“the Eternal City”), Limen Apostolorum (“threshold of the Apostles”), and la città dei sette colli (“the city of the seven hills”). During the reign of Emperor Augustus, Rome was the largest city in the world.

A Rose by Any Other Name
Most all of us are given a first and last name when we enter this world. We have nothing to say about who chooses it or why. Our surname is the product of our family lineage, while our parents decide upon our first name after hours of agonizing deliberation. Chances are, after all the work and energy mother and father put into choosing our names, friends or family will replace it with a whimsical nickname.

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Brunelleschi's Dome* Photo of the Week
Brunelleschi’s Dome

A view of the Basilica di S. Maria del Fiore’s dome in Florence. The magnificent dome was built by Brunelleschi in the 15th century.

* Proverb
Chi ha tegoli di vetro, non tiri sassi al vicino.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for lentil soup.


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Volume 18, No. 30

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The Man With Two NamesThe Man With Two Names

Rome, 107 BC. Quintus Sertorius just lost his father and he may lose his home. When his rural village is stripped of its political status, he must leave his family to secure their food and protection from inside Rome’s bloodthirsty government. As he transitions from countryman to politician, he’s thrust into the middle of a bitter political war.


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Madonna della Civita FrescoFuniculì, Funiculà
Funiculì, Funiculà is a Neapolitan song that dates back to 19th century. It was composed to commemorate the first funicular on Mt. Vesuvius. This extremely popular song has become famous all over the world and has since been recorded and adapted by many great artists.

The Legend of the Tarantella
No Italian wedding or celebration would be complete without the rhythmic song and dance of the tarantella. It is the most popular of all the Italian songs and it is even considered by many as the song of Italy. The song is both lively and graceful and the dance is one of light and quick steps mixed with passionate gestures.

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Vicolo San Lorenzo* Photo of the Week
Vicolo San Lorenzo

The Vicolo San Lorenzo (San Lorenzo alley) connects the lower part of the town of Assisi with the higher part.

* Proverb
Quattordici mestieri, quindici infortuni.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for bolognese sauce.


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Volume 18, No. 29

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That Month in TuscanyThat Month in Tuscany

If you had told me I would be heading off to Italy to celebrate my twenty-year anniversary without my workaholic husband, or that I would end up getting drunk on the plane ride over and falling on the lap of the rock star my daughter has a poster of hanging in her dorm room, I would have said oh, sure, right.

But, well, that is exactly what happened. And when we run into each other outside my hotel in Florence, and he asks if I would mind if he followed me around the Italian countryside for a while, what can I say?


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Madonna della Civita FrescoLa Madonna della Civita
The Sanctuary of the Madonna della Civita is one of the oldest in all of Italy. The Madonna holds a special place in my heart because of my family’s devotion to her. Each year my family celebrates the feast of the Madonna by holding a special mass on the Sunday closest to her feast day, which is July 21.

Nonna’s Sunflowers
Nonna’s sunflowers produced magical moments that will last a lifetime. Today, on hot summer nights, when I open my own bedroom windows overlooking my little garden, a sigh of sage, lavender, and sweet basil rise to greet me like Nonna’s gentle touch. Her golden sunflowers still grace my garden always reminding me of her sunny smile.

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Monument to Petrarca* Photo of the Week
Monument to Petrarca

This monument located in the Prato Gardens in Arezzo (Passeggio il Prato) is dedicated to Francesco Petrarca.

* Proverb
Casa sporca, gente aspetta.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for zucchini bread.


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Volume 18, No. 28

moltoitalianoVolume 18, No. 28


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A Zany Slice of Tuscany: La Bella Figura and Other Italian Concepts That Elude MeA Zany Slice of Tuscany: La Bella Figura and Other Italian Concepts That Elude Me

A Zany Slice of Tuscany not only gives us an insider’s look at the many beautiful moments of living abroad, but also transports us into a rarely seen Italia. Funny stories are recounted with wit and affection and don’t leave you feeling negative, but instead as if you’ve finally lived . . . in Italy.


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Gelato ShopDiscover Why Everyone Falls in Love with Gelato
On most days whenever I’m in Italy, I’m nursing a gelato hangover. It’s a real problem. I live across the street from one of the best gelaterias in Ischia, a small island off the coast of Naples that is home to my ancestors and husband. And I. can’t. get. enough. Seriously. The struggle is real, people. But I don’t want to resolve this problem. I just want to better understand the source of my addiction. What is this gelato we speak of? See, Italians always make a big deal about words and what they really mean. Some might say they nit pick. However, they would say they are precise.

Italian Folk Songs
Find the lyrics to many great Italian folk songs. In some cases the lyrics are in both English and Italian.

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Santa Maria della Libera* Photo of the Week
Santa Maria della Libera

The Benedictine Church of Santa Maria della Libera. According to tradition St. Thomas was baptized in this church. It is one of the most ancient churches in Ciociaria. The church was constructed in 1125 AD and more specifically it is made with ancient roman marble.

* Proverb
Chi la vuole cotta e chi la vuole cruda.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for pasta and peas.


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