Volume 16, No. 17

moltoitalianoVolume 16 No. 17


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No Place Like Rome: A Lexi Carmichael MysteryNo Place Like Rome: A Lexi Carmichael Mystery

Italy might seem like a long way to go to hide after a disastrous date. But when sexy überhacker Slash (no, that’s not his real name) asks me to go with him to Rome on an investigation, the timing is sort of perfect. My messed-up love life becomes the least of my worries, though, after the dead body, the near-kidnapping and the discovery of a top secret encrypted file that even I can’t hack.


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Should Italian Parents Start Vaccinating Their Kids Again?
Many Italians, including controversial political figure and comedian Beppe Grillo, have suggested that the side-effects of vaccinations make people weary of them. Some experts say this is just part of the “natural cycle” when dealing with diseases. Nonetheless, discover some reasons to reconsider vaccinations in Italy (or anywhere else).

Mustard Greens–More Than Just a Pretty Valley Flower
For those who enjoyed eating them, the pungent mustard greens were a fresh source of vitamin A. Valley ranchers generously allowed residents on to their land to pick the cherished greens. After a spring rain, my family and I were among the many mustard green enthusiasts to beat a path to the muddy orchards to gather our share of the bitter greens.

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* Photo of the Week
Trieste e Trento SquareThe Trieste e Trento Square. The building in the center is the Galleria Umberto Primo.

* Proverb
Uomo ammogliato, uccello in gabbia

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for ricotta cheese.

 


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Volume 16, No. 16

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Coloring Europe: Bella Italia: A Coloring Book Tour of the World Capital of RomanceColoring Europe: Bella Italia: A Coloring Book Tour of the World Capital of Romance

Color your favorite sights and scenes in the country of Italy, as you savor its cuisine, art, and architecture as if you were actually there. Enjoy a glass of wine at an outdoor cafe or take a nostalgic trip by gondola, as you experience Italy’s rich culture as brought to life by Il-Sun Lee’s evocative illustrations.


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Mary Tedesco
Courtesy of PBS

Mary Tedesco
You might call her the Nancy Drew of genealogy. You can certainly make the case that she is the goddess of genealogy. Either way Mary Tedesco’s love for family and its heritage has lead her on a journey through time as she looks to unearth the mysteries behind your heritage.

Make Sweet Easter Last
Did you know Pasquetta (Easter Monday) is a legal holiday in Italy? Find out how you can celebrate this day with a picnic like the Italians and make your holiday endure one more day. This two part article includes a couple of menus that you can prepare for your picnic with family and friends.

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Boats in the harbor at MuggiaBoats in the harbor at Muggia.

* Proverb
Ogni vite vuole il suo palo

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Here is a great recipe for fusilli alla puttanesca.

 


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Volume 16, No. 15

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The Vesuvius IsotopThe Vesuvius Isotop

The Vesuvius Isotope is at its core a murder mystery. The inexplicable death of Nobel laureate chemist Jeffrey Wilson sends his wife, biologist Katrina Stone, on the quest of a lifetime. But layered within the fictional story are several non-fictional questions and historical mysteries that remain unsolved to this day. As she races to solve her husband’s murder and prevent impending disaster, Katrina is led from Cleopatra VII to the modern-day underworld of southern Italy, from the ruins beneath the ash of Mount Vesuvius to the tombs beneath the sand of ancient Thebes.


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Gesu Condannato a MorteStations of the Cross
Located in the Montagna Spaccata in Gaeta, Italy is a passageway that some call the Stations of the Cross or Way of the Cross. This passageway is lined with 14 paintings depicting Jesus’ faithful journey on what has become to be known as Good Friday many centuries ago. This photo gallery will take you station to station so you can follow Jesus on his journey.

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.

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The altar in the Monastery of MontevergineThe altar in the Monastery of Montevergine. The painting over the altar is that of La Madonna Nera, or the Black Madonna.

* Proverb
La prima donna matrimonio, la seconda compagnia, la terza un’eresia

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Volume 16, No. 14

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Virtual Cycle Rides - Italian Dolomites - For Indoor Cycling, Treadmill and Running WorkoutsVirtual Cycle Rides – Italian Dolomites – For Indoor Cycling, Treadmill and Running Workouts

Cycle ride 1: Valleys and High Mountains 20:44
Experience an amazing refreshing journey through a lush green valley. You ride along a swirling river and get some magnificent views on the Dolomites against a deep blue sky.

Cycle ride 2: Snow covered mountain tops 19:57
Enjoy different sceneries of green fields, wild flowers, refreshing creeks and constantly breath-taking views on snow covered mountain tops.

Cycle ride 3: Magical views
As you ride along a stunning wild river you enjoy a truly amazing panoramic view over green rolling hills and in the far distance the unique mountain scenery of the Dolomites. Ride at fast pace through the green valley and end up in Cortina d’Ampezzo.


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Parco Lupo RossoParco Lupo Rosso’s Howl for Help
Parco Lupo Rosso (Red Wolf Park) is howling for your help! Join the pack and help them bring this vision to life. The park is an idea that goes back to 2009 when a group of men from Bedonia were looking at ways to help boost the town’s struggling economy.

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.

Crown of thorns from palmsPalm 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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Production line at Fontana Candida WineryWhere the art of winemaking meets the age of modernism. The 21st century production line at Fontana Candida Winery.

* Proverb
Chi di lontano si va á maritare, o sarà ingannato, o vuol ingannare

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for Easter bread.

 


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Volume 16, No. 13

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The City of Falling AngelsThe City of Falling Angels

Turning to the magic, mystery, and decadence of Venice, Berendt gradually reveals the truth behind a sensational fire that in 1996 destroyed the historic Fenice opera house. Encountering a rich cast of characters, Berendt tells a tale full of atmosphere and surprise as the stories build, one after the other, ultimately coming together to portray a world as finely drawn as a still-life painting.

 


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Should Italian Women Get “Menstrual Leave” from Employers?
The Italian parliament is considering a proposal that would give women who experience painful periods paid leave. If the law eventually passes, it will force employers to give three days of paid leave to females each month. The specifics on how to define “painful periods” are unclear.

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.

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Monte Moro is located on the north eastern coast of Sardinia in the province of Olbia-TempioMonte Moro is located on the north eastern coast of Sardinia in the province of Olbia-Tempio.

* Proverb
A buona volontà, non manca facoltà

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Here is a great recipe for Swiss chard and fava beans.

 


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Volume 16, No. 12

moltoitalianoVolume 16 No. 12


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Perugina Baci Milk Chocolate Easter EggPerugina Baci Milk Chocolate Easter Egg

The Perfect Easter egg – Break it open and it is filled with Baci hazelnut chocolates
Imported from Italy
Delicious quality Perugina milk chocolate
Kids and adults alike will enjoy this special treat

 


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Plautilla Nelli: a new Renaissance for women artists
Plautilla Nelli’s Last Supper (1570s) is one of the most important paintings in the history of art by women. It is “The First Last”: the first and possibly only representation of a Last Supper by a female hand. A self-taught artist and Renaissance woman in every way, Nelli tackled large-scale commissions despite social conventions of her era.

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.

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Gesu' Nell'Orto in the cappella di S. Filippo in the Montagna SpaccataThis 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
Ognuno porta la sua croce

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for frittata.

 

 

 


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Volume 16, No. 11

moltoitalianoVolume 16 No. 11


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The ItalianThe Italian

Set in 1758, The Italian is the last book Radcliffe published during her lifetime. With a dark, mysterious and somber atmosphere, it concerns the themes of love, devotion and persecution by the Holy Inquisition.

 

 


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St. 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.

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.

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This is another great view of the houses located in the town of MongrassanoThis is another great view of the houses located in the town of Mongrassano.

* Proverb
Chi dorme non piglia pesci

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for vitello San Giuseppe.

 

 

 


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Volume 16, No. 10

moltoitalianoVolume 16 No. 10


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Trevi Fountain of Rome, Italy LEGO Compatible Block SetTrevi Fountain of Rome, Italy LEGO Compatible Block Set

Construct a detailed LEGO® brick model of the world-famous Trevi Fountain, the largest fountain in Rome. The intricate LEGO model of this iconic symbol of Rome incorporates features such as the façade of the Palazzo Poli, the statues of Ocean, Abundance and Health, plus translucent blue water-effect LEGO bricks.


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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.

CAMeC
CAMeC’s mission is to enliven the centre with different initiatives provided that they all pertain to contemporary art, in each of its forms.

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Roman aqueduct Minturno ItalyThis aqueduct is just one of the Roman remains located in Minturno, Italy.

* Proverb
Vivi e lascia vivere

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Here is a great recipe for batter fried baccalà.

 


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Volume 16, No. 9

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Carnival in Venice Italy: The Grandest Masquerade of AllCarnival in Venice Italy: The Grandest Masquerade of All

Celebration of Carnival in Venice Italy dates back to 1100’s. With such a rich tradition of Mask, each February Carnevale de Venezia offers the Grandest Masquerade of All. This is a photo journey into the heart of Carnvevle de Veneizia through the hand, eye and spirit of one photographer. Jon Beau Lee has confetti in his blood. In this Book and DVD video series Jon Beau Lee captures the psyche of Venezia in celebration of Carnival in Venice Italy.


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Chef or Artist? It’s Pretty Much the Same Thing
The island of Ischia, off the coast of Naples, Italy, has many gifts, but none are quite as delicious as its culture of family and food. Ciro Mattera, chef and owner of Ristorante Saturnino in Forio, Ischia, embodies the old-school principles that make the island a bit like its own living time capsule. His appreciation for history and tradition are evident in not only his cuisine but his approach to life.

Carnevale
Carnevale is one of the long standing traditions of the city of Venice. No matter when the first Carnevale actually took place this event has turned into one of the greatest festivities in the world.

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The Piazza del Duomo in MilanThe Piazza del Duomo in Milan. To the right is the Duomo (Milan’s Cathedral). The arch on the left is the entrance to the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, which is one of the world’s oldest shopping malls.

* Proverb
Quando la gatta non è in paese, i topi ballano

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for wedding soup.

 


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Volume 16, No. 8

moltoitalianoVolume 16 No. 8


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All the Way to America: The Story of a Big Italian Family and a Little ShovelAll the Way to America: The Story of a Big Italian Family and a Little Shovel

Dan Yaccarino’s great-grandfather arrived at Ellis Island with a small shovel and his parents’ good advice: “Work hard, but remember to enjoy life, and never forget your family.” With simple text and warm, colorful illustrations, Yaccarino recounts how the little shovel was passed down through four generations of this Italian-American family—along with the good advice.


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Italian Inheritance Guide
Italian law can be very complex and when it concerns an inheritance it can get very confusing. If you do not live in Italy trying to understand the Italian legal system can be very tricky and emotional. We hope this guide will help you understand how the whole process works and what you can do to ensure that you protect your inheritance.

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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Palazzo Ducale in MariglianoPalazzo Ducale in Marigliano.

* Proverb
All’orso paion belli i suoi orsacchiotti

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Here is a great recipe for amatriciana.

 


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