Volume 18, No. 29

moltoitalianoVolume 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

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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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Volume 18, No. 27

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Caterina's Journey: An Italian-American Immigration StoryCaterina’s Journey: An Italian-American Immigration Story

Caterina Tolitano and her family have decided to immigrant to America from Calabria, Italy. Caterina’s father, Antonio, has heard that America is the land of opportunity and the streets are paved with gold! Caterina leaves her beautiful town on a voyage to America. In America, life doesn’t get easier… but Caterina is up for the challenge!

 


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Statue of LibertyLady Liberty
My grandfather never spoke much about his early days in America, or the long ship ride over the ocean, but he often mentioned the awesome feeling he experienced as a young boy when his steamer ship from Naples, Italy, approached Ellis Island. The moment was engraved in his memory.

Where in the World are Antonio and Dante
After spending time in Italy Antonio and Dante have opted to head back to the United States for their next adventure. Can you figure out what popular destination they are visiting?

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Amantea* Photo of the Week
Amantea

Peering through the rocks you get a lovely view of the Tyrrhenian sea as it meets the sand in the town of Amantea.

* Proverb
La vita non è tutta rosa.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for tiramisu.


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Volume 18, No. 26

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Growing Up ItalianGrowing Up Italian

Take a journey with Dr. Ed through his nostalgic days of growing up in an Italian household in the””’40’s and ’50’s. Smell the aromas, feel the childhood anticipation, meet his neighbors and relatives. It is your story. relive it!

 


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Neptune’s GrottoNeptune’s Grotto
Just a short trip from Alghero, Sardinia within the limestone cliffs of Capo Caccia is a geological wonder and one of the most fascinating natural jewels of the Mediterranean Sea known as Neptune’s Grotto (Grotta di Nettuno).

Will The Real Italian American Actor Please Stand Up?
There are many actors that people assume are Italian, but in fact are not. Just like there are many actors that people do not realize that they are Italian. This three page article looks at these actors and uncovers which ones are truly Italian and which ones are not.

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Amalfi Coast* Photo of the Week
Amalfi Coast

A beautiful view of one of the towns located along the Amalfi Coast. The Amalfi Coast is a coastline that stretches across 13 municipalities on the southern coast of the Sorrentine Peninsula.

* Proverb
È meglio esser invidiato che compassionato.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for Caprese salad.


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Volume 18, No. 25

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Una Storia Segreta: The Secret History of Italian American Evacuation and Internment during World War IIUna Storia Segreta: The Secret History of Italian American Evacuation and Internment during World War II

It is a little-known fact that in California during World War II, Italian Americans were subjected to an 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. curfew, searches of their homes, seizure of their property, and exclusion from prohibited zones along the coast. In a collection of essays, Una Storia Segreta brings together the voices of the Italian American community and experts in the field, including personal stories by survivors and their children, letters from internment camps, news clips, photographs, and cartoons.


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St Anthony of PaduaLe Infiorate di Spello
The Infiorate is a flower festival to celebrate the Corpus Domini feast, which takes place on the ninth Sunday after Easter. The ancient Umbrian town of Spello pays homage each year by creating beautiful floral tapestries to celebrate the Eucharist as the body of Christ.

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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Deposition of Christ* Photo of the Week
The Deposition of Christ

The Deposition of Christ from the cross was created in 1228 by an unknown Volterran artist. Is is located in the Chapel of the Deposition in the Duomo at Volterra.

* Proverb
Ogni promessa è debito.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for eggplant caponata.


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Volume 18, No. 24

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Italian American OdysseyItalian American Odyssey

A moving blend of words and images, An Italian American Odyssey tells the story of the journey to America across seven generations of one Italian-American family.

Drawing on a remarkable collection of raw material―fragments of family letters, stories, diaries, and other writings, as well as photographs, collages, and assemblages of such humble objects as a pasta cutter, mismatched kitchen chairs, and faded biancheria, or dowry linens―B. Amore fashions a new encounter with American history, as a story retold and reimagined.


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St Anthony of PaduaSt. Anthony of Padua
St. Anthony lived a short life of nearly 36 years, but in that time he touched the lives of many. He was blessed with a gifted voice and his preachings would attract thousands.

Italian American Baseball Players
Italian Americans have played a big part in America’s past time. This list is in no way a complete list. Once you look through the positions you may be surprised to see some of the names on this list.

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San Zaccaria* Photo of the Week
San Zaccaria

Located behind St. Mark’s is the church of San Zaccaria. This church is filled with many works of art including Giovanni Bellini’s restored Madonna Enthroned.

* Proverb
Il re regna, ma non governa.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for Chicken saltimbocca.


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Volume 18, No. 23

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Cold Tuscan StoneCold Tuscan Stone

Rick Montoya has moved from New Mexico to Rome, embracing the life of a translator. He’s settling in to la dolce vita when a school friend who is now senior in the Italian Art Squad recruits Rick for an unofficial undercover role. Armed with a list of galleries, suspects, and an expense account, Rick would arrive in Tuscany posing as a buyer for a Santa Fe gallery and flush out burial urn traffickers.


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Cascata del VaroneCascata del Varone
Located in the town of Tenno in the Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol region is a wonderful example of how nature can create something beautiful and majestic. Just 3 km (1.86 miles) from Riva del Garda, a town on the northern tip of the Lake Garda, is the Parco Grotta Cascata Varone.

The Lost Village of Curon
It is not often that you see a church’s steeple rising out of a lake, but for those who live in Alto Adige, which is in northern Italy bordered by Austria and Switzerland, this image is one that you see everyday when you visit Lago di Resia.

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Courtyard of the Pinecone* Photo of the Week
Courtyard of the Pinecone

The Courtyard of the Pinecone and the Vatican Museums. The golden sphere was created by Arnaldo Pomodoro in 1990 and is titled “Sphere within a Sphere”.

* Proverb
Ogni cuore ha il suo dolore.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for Neapolitan style Italian sausage and potatoes.


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Volume 18. No. 22

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Death at La FeniceDeath at La Fenice

There is little violent crime in Venice, a serenely beautiful floating city of mystery and magic, history and decay. But the evil that does occasionally rear its head is the jurisdiction of Guido Brunetti, the suave, urbane vice-commissario of police and a genius at detection. Now all of his admirable abilities must come into play in the deadly affair of Maestro Helmut Wellauer, a world-renowned conductor who died painfully from cyanide poisoning during an intermission at La Fenice.

But as the investigation unfolds, a chilling picture slowly begins to take shape; a detailed portrait of revenge painted with vivid strokes of hatred and shocking depravity. And the dilemma for Guido Brunetti will not be finding a murder suspect, but rather narrowing the choices down to one.


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Sposalizio del Mare
The Festa della Sensa (Feast of the Ascension) is the oldest event in Venice that also commemorates two important dates in the history of the La Serenissima (Venetian Republic). This is a grand celebration with the highlight of the festival being the Sposalizio del Mare (Marriage of the Sea) ceremony joining the city to the sea.

Italian Flag
The tricolor was first adopted in 1796 by the Lombard patriots and became the symbol of freedom and unity. It was sanctioned as National Flag by the Italian Republic in 1802, by the Italic Kingdom in 1804 and by the first King of the Savoia dynasty, Carlo Alberto in March 1848.

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Vasto Coastline* Photo of the Week
Vasto Coastline

The town of Vasto, which is located along the Adriatic coast in the province of Chieti in southern Abruzzo. Legend tells us that the town was founded by the Greek hero Diomedes.

* Proverb
La storia si ripete.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for fried potato and tuna balls.


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Volume 18, No. 21

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World War II Partisan Warfare in ItalyWorld War II Partisan Warfare in Italy

When Italy surrendered in 1943, it sparked a diverse resistance movement of anti-German, anti-fascist partisans who rose up against German occupation. This book explores the tactics, organizational structure and equipment of the brave Italian resistance fighters, who knew exactly what was at stake when operating against their German occupiers. Beginning with low-level sabotage and assassinations, the groups grew until spring 1944 when they numbered around 100,000, and as the Allies advanced to the Gothic line, a remarkable, unified partisan command structure was created.


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John Basilone
On a rainy and dreary night at Lunga Ridge not far from Henderson Field in the Guadalcanal a 26 year old gunnery Sergeant became a legend and a hero. For six months the Japanese and the Americans were fighting to gain control of Henderson Field. On October 25, 1942 that struggle came to an end when John Basilone, an Italian American from Raritan, New Jersey, withstood wave after wave of attacks by the Japanese to win the battle.

Corado “Babe” Ciarlo
The apple of his mother’s eye, Corado “Babe” Ciarlo, was only 20 years old when he was killed in battle. In his pockets, they found 2 rosaries, $1.61, sixteen photographs of family members and one letter. While the other items held a special significance for Babe, the letter – undoubtedly from his family – serves to exemplify his courage and nobility.

Dominic Salvatore Gentile
Variously called “a one-man Air Force,” “Captain Courageous,” and “the Ace of Aces,” Captain Dominic Gentile had few peers when it came to air combat. Along with his close friend and dedicated wingman, John T. Godfrey, their lethal partnership so plagued Hermann Göring’s Luftwaffe during World War II that they earned the epithet, “Debden Gangsters.”

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Temple of Herakles* Photo of the Week
Temple of Herakles

These columns are what remain from the Temple of Herakles (Hercules). Did you know that Hercules is a national hero of Sicily and Agrigento?

* Proverb
Non si fanno frittate senza rompere le uova.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for Roman egg soup.


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Volume 18, No. 20

moltoitalianoVolume 18, No. 20


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City of Baseball - The Italian Baseball DocumentaryCity of Baseball – The Italian Baseball Documentary

“City of Baseball – The Italian Baseball Documentary” explores both the past and present of the baseball league in Italy. From its roots in the seaside town of Nettuno, through its growth all over ‘il bel paese,’ “City of Baseball” tells the story of how the Allied invasion of Italy in World War II left behind the all-American pastime to a country which has embraced the sport with passion. Fans of the game, history buffs, and anyone who loves Italy will enjoy “City of Baseball.” In English and Italian with ENGLISH SUBTITLES.


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La Maggiolata
Lucignano, an ancient medieval village, is located in a beautiful panoramic setting amidst the hills of the Chiana Valley in Tuscany. With unique urban design, composed of three concentric circles, Lucignano appears as an ellipse. The last two Sundays in May mark an important event in the town’s history. Called La Maggiolata, it celebrates the beginning of the summer’s bounty and is the most important celebration for the 3000 inhabitants of Lucignano.

The Italian American Woman’s Tenacious Spirit
Much has been written of the Italian male immigrant– of his intrepid desires and accomplishments. But what of the tenacious Italian woman who came to America in search of success– her numbers are also strong and many.

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Palazzo Madama* Photo of the Week
Palazzo Madama

Palazzo Madama is a building embracing centuries of history, with remnants of Roman gate, parts of Medieval castle of the Princes of Acaja and the Baroque facade of Juvarra here in the photo.

* Proverb
La troppa curiosità spinge l’uccello nella rete.

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Here is a great recipe for pesto sauce.


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