Volume 17, No. 25

moltoitalianoVolume 17 No. 25


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Italian Word PuzzlesItalian Word Puzzles

Books in the innovative Foreign Language Word Puzzles series help students of foreign languages learn vocabulary and word meanings by working out a succession of fun-to-do word puzzles. Featured in each book are crosswords, word crosses, scrambled-letter puzzles, and cryptograms. All questions and clues are printed in English, but all answers in this puzzle book must be in Italian. Puzzles are arranged in order of difficulty, beginning with Easy crosswords, word crosses, scrambled letters, and cryptograms, then progressing in the same order of puzzle types to Moderate Level, Tough Puzzles, and finally to Challenging Puzzles.


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Giostra del Saracino
If you happen to be near the town of Arezzo in June or September, you will want to make sure you witness the Joust of the Saracen. This historical reenactment is filled with pageantry and games as the town is transformed back to the 14th century and all those that participate are dressed in costumes from that period.

Trendy Beaches, Deceiving Witches
Legends say that no woman can become a witch just by a wink of the eye in Romagna. Come the witches’ night between the 23 and 24 of June the town of San Giovanni in Marignano, in province of Rimini is filled with witches who are said to be particularly active and deceiving this night.

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The Fontana del Gigante (Fountain of the Giant) Naples* Photo of the Week
The Fontana del Gigante (Fountain of the Giant)

The Fontana del Gigante (Fountain of the Giant) was designed in the 1600s by Michelangelo Naccherino and Pietro Bernini for the Royal Palace of Naples. It was later moved to the Palace of the Immacolatella (this statue is also called the Fontana dell’Immacolatella). Then in 1905 it was moved to its present location on the via Partenope, near the Castel dell’Ovo.

* Proverb
Semper il mal non vien per nuocere.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for cannoli pie.


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Volume 17, No. 24

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Bacia Mio CuloBacia Mio Culo

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How Anthony Bourdain Brought the Real Italy to the World
As the world still reels from the passing of this celebrity chef, I can’t help but be grateful for his revelations about the Boot. Bourdain’s success lies in his distinct ability to connect viewers to people in different parts of the world. Choosing all the right words, sharing all the right dishes, and ever proving the point that we’re all the same race–human, he united us all with the universal language of food.

St. Anthony of Padua
The feast day for St. Anthony is June 13. Included you will find a brief biography, prayers and lyrics to the song titled Invocazione Del Pellegrino A S. Antonio.

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Sunbathing Muggia* Photo of the Week
Sunbathing

Sunbathing by the Adriatic sea in the town of Muggia.

* Proverb
Il destino da le carte, ma chi le deve giocare siamo noi.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for dandelion salad.


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Volume 17, No. 23

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 width=Save a Stallion

Show your love for stallions as well as Italians. There are over 70 products to choose from. 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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A Vampyre Tale
The time was 1816, but it was more commonly referred to as the “Year Without a Summer” when a little competition between friends occurred to see who could write the best horror story. As a result this little game created two of the greatest legendary horror figures the world would ever know.

Strawberries
What could be more satisfying than having a delicious mouth watering strawberry? Well, I am sure if you think hard enough you might come up with something, but for the time being let’s just enjoy this intriguing yet scrumptious fruit.

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Monte Porzio Catone* Photo of the Week
Scenic View

A mountaintop view from the center of Monte Porzio Catone, which is located 20km from the southeast of Rome, looking out toward surrounding farmlands.

* Proverb
A ciascuno il suo.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for marinated cubanelles.


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Volume 17, No. 22

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 width=Italian National Anthem & Landmarks

Be the first to own this one of a kind design that features five of Italy’s landmarks (Leaning Tower of Pisa, Colosseum in Rome, Rialto Bridge in Venice, Milan’s Duomo and Florence’s Duomo) and the words to Fratelli d’Italia the Italian national anthem. There are over 150 products to choose from. 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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Saint Thomas (center) awaits 'adoption' Photo: Kirsten Hills
Saint Thomas (center) awaits     ‘adoption’ Photo: Kirsten Hills

Saints and patrons unite for final push in re-birth of Plautilla Nelli’s Last Supper
Florentine Renaissance painter Plautilla Nelli authored the only early Last Supper by a woman artist. Advancing Women Artists’ ‘Adopt an Apostle’ program is Phase II of ‘TheFirstLast’, a four-year restoration, in collaboration with the Municipality of Florence, that was launched in 2015. Plautilla Nelli was the most important female painter of the Florentine Renaissance and by adopting an Apostle you can help restore this painting.

Ischia Island Guide
This 22 page guide will give you an in depth look at this beautiful island located off the coast of Naples. This travel guide was put together by Antonio Gerenini, who lives on the island, and Francesca Di Meglio, who has family in Ischia and has visited the island on numerous occasions. What better to learn about the island than from two people who have experienced the beauty and charm that Ischia has to offer.

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Monte Moro* Photo of the Week
Monte Moro

Monte Moro is located on the north eastern coast of Sardinia in the province of Olbia-Tempio. To the east the mountain overlooks the emerald coast. The mountain is named after the Moors. In the past Sardinia was invaded by pirates. Locals would climb the mountain and keep a lookout for the Moor Pirates.

* Proverb
A mali estremi, estremi rimedi.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for chicken piccata.


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Volume 17, No. 21

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Baseball Italian StyleBaseball Italian Style

Baseball Italian Style brings together the memories of major leaguers of Italian heritage whose collective careers span almost a century, from the 1930s up to today. In these first-person accounts, baseball fans will meet at an intimate level the players they cheered as heroes or jeered as adversaries, as well as coaches, managers, front-office executives, and umpires.
The men who speak in this collection, which includes eight Hall of Famers (Yogi Berra, Phil Rizzuto, Ron Santo, Craig Biggio, Mike Piazza, Tom Lasorda, Tony La Russa, and Joe Torre) go beyond facts and figures to provide an inside look at life in the big leagues.


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Christ of the Abyss (Il Cristo degli Abissi)
With his head and hands raised to the sky, the Christ of the Abyss is the world’s first underwater statue dedicated to divers and those who were lost at sea. The bronze statue is located in the Mediterranean Sea in San Fruttuoso between Camogli and Portofino on the Ligurian Riviera.

Giorgione From Castelfranco
Few painters have had so much fame as Giorgione da Castelfranco, known as Zorzo or Zorzi, during his brief existence and later, but for irony of fate, we know little of his life and of his works, none of them signed, some finished by Titian, many counterfeited in the 17th century.

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Gesu' Nell'Orto* Photo of the Week
Gesu’ Nell’Orto

This painting is titled Gesu’ Nell’Orto. It is the work of P. Angelo Pino and you can find it in the cappella di S. Filippo in the Montagna Spaccata.

* Proverb
A nemico che fugge, ponti d’oro.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for braciole.


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Volume 17, No. 20

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A Song for Bellafortuna: An Inspirational Italian Historical Fiction NovelA Song for Bellafortuna: An Inspirational Italian Historical Fiction Novel

The beautiful, yet secluded, hilltop village of Bellafortuna, Sicily, is a great producer of wine and olive oil. The entire village prospers. However, after the arrival of the Vasaio family, production dwindles and the villagers soon find themselves in crushing debt to the Vasaios. Only the Sanguinetti family remains outside the control of the Vasaios, but the reason haunts Antonio Sanguinetti every day of his life, and he offers financial and emotional support to his fellow villagers. When Antonio’s only son, Giuseppe, discovers his family’s past, he becomes determined to take on the Vasaios and remove them from power. Led by the young Giuseppe, a plan is hatched that could result in either complete freedom for the villagers, or if it fails, forever solidify the Vasaios’ control.


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La Maggiolata
The last two Sundays in May mark an important event in the Lucignano’s history. During this time the town celebrates La Maggiolata, which is a celebration that marks the beginning of the summer’s bounty. There is much to do during this week long celebration which includes a stunning parade with four wagons completely covered with flowers.

Triora’s Dark Past
Triora is a picturesque town located on the Italian-French border in the province of Imperia within the region of Liguria. It is an elite member of I Borghi Piú Belli d’Italia and winner of the Bandiere Arancione from the Touring Club Italia. Even though it is considered one of the most beautiful villages in Italy there was a time when Triora was called the Salem of Italy.

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Castello Baronale (Baronal Castle) in Minturno, Italy* Photo of the Week
Castello Baronale (Baronal Castle) in Minturno, Italy

The castle dates back to the 9th century and it housed important figures as St. Thomas Aquinas, Isabella Colonna and Giulia Gonzaga.

* Proverb
A piccione ingordo scoppia il gozzo.

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


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Volume 17, No. 19

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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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What My Grandma Taught Me about Gardening
I grew up living next door to my Grandmother. Although Grandma couldn’t read or write, she taught me so many things which were much more valuable. She was such a loving Grandma, with her warm smile and generous spirit.

10 Reasons Italian Mammas are the Best
Italian mammas are the coolest around. They worship at the altar of you. Most of them will continue to cook and clean for you (and your spouse and kids) long after you leave the nest. They even do laundry, folks! And they will kick you know what in your defense at a moment’s notice. But that’s just the tip of the Boot. Here are 10 other reasons they’re the best.

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La Collegiata in Marigliano* Photo of the Week
Piazza del Duomo, Milan

The Piazza del Duomo with the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in the background. The Galleria was built between 1865 and 1877.

* Proverb
A tutti, se vuole, la donna la fa.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for bean soup.


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Volume 17, No. 18

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3 Piece Canvas Wall Art - Colosseum in Rome3 Piece Canvas Wall Art – Colosseum in Rome

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Campanile di Giotto
The bell tower of Santa Maria del Fiore is one of the finest examples of Florentine Gothic architecture. The design of the tower was done by master artist Giotto di Bondone and construction of the Campanile began in 1334.

Quadriglia Classica Spignese
La quadriglia was a popular dance during the 18th and 19th century. Many say this is similar to square dancing. You can make that decision yourself as you watch the folk group “I Paesani” perform La Quadriglia Classica Spignese.

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La Collegiata in Marigliano* Photo of the Week
High Altar

A look at the high altar in La Collegiata, which is located in Marigliano.

* Proverb
Abbaiare alla luna.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for bolognese sauce.


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Volume 17, No. 17

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Bruno Sammartino: An Autobiography Of Wrestling's Living LegendBruno Sammartino: An Autobiography Of Wrestling’s Living Legend

Former wrestling great Bruno Sammartino held the World Wrestling Federation Championship for more than 12 years throughout his two title reigns from 1963 thru 1971 and 1973 thru 1977. Bruno headlined New York’s Madison Square Garden 211 times and sold out MSG an astounding 187 times during his career! Through all these years this astounding record has never been broken by any other sports or entertainment figure. Bruno was born on October 6, 1935 in a small Italian town named Pizzoferrato. Bruno and his family survived the horrors of World War II and then immigrated to the United States.


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Bruno Sammartino
Bruno Sammartino remains an icon in the Italian-American community, though a forgotten one with the younger generations. In 2002, Bruno attended the National Italian American Foundation’s 27th Anniversary Gala Awards Dinner to present a foundation scholarship in his name. As Thom Loverro of the Washington Times noted in an article, “Robert DeNiro, Sophia Loren and Chuck Mangione were among the heavyweights who were honored or attended the affair. There was only one true heavyweight on hand, though, Mr. Living Legend himself: the great Bruno Sammartino.”

Why the Election in Italy Is Making It Impossible to Forge a Government
The recent election in Italy makes the United States’ current politics seem tame. Let’s start at the beginning of this soap opera. Italians voted for a new government March 4, 2018. This was the result of a previous election in which Italians ultimately voted to oust then-Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Actually, they voted against constitutional reforms, and Renzi had promised to resign if the people did not want the changes he was initiating. So, he lived up to his promise and left. His right arm, Paolo Gentiloni, took the post temporarily. In the meantime, populism spread through Europe. Italy was particularly vulnerable to this ideology, thanks to its poor economic situation.

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Altar Painting, Chiesa di Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio in Rome

* Photo of the Week
Altar Painting

This painting is located above the altar in the Chiesa di Santi Vincenzo e Anastasio in Rome.

* Proverb
Accade in un sol punto quel che non si spera in un anno.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for ricotta cheese.


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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.

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Here is a great recipe for tagliatelle al pomodoro fresco.


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