Volume 16, No. 50

moltoitalianoVolume 16 No. 50


Molto Italiano featured item:

365 Days in Italy Picture-A-Day Wall Calendar 2018365 Days in Italy Picture-A-Day Wall Calendar 2018

It’s a yearlong tour of Italy, the inimitable country that draws more repeat visitors than any other. From the lush vineyards and tall cypresses of Tuscany to the magnificent Aragonese Castle in Ischia Ponte, from the vista of Mt. Vesuvius at dawn to the architectural marvels of Rome, Italy comes alive in hundreds of gorgeous photographs.


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Santa Lucia
Lucia, which means light, lived during the time where Christians were persecuted for their belief in God. This didn’t prevent her from bringing food to the many Christians who hid in underground tunnels. To find her way she would wear a wreath with candles while carrying a tray of food.

Panettone
During the Christmas season panettone is a staple that you will find in any Italian home. Some refer to this as an Italian version of fruitcake. Panettone originated in the town of Milan and is a symbol of the city. It has a cupola shaped top and it should always be taller than it is wider.

Frank Capra’s Wonderful Film Gave America Hope When We Needed it Most
During the dark decade of the 1930s, Frank Capra’s films brought light where there was darkness and hope where there was despair to a nation in desperate need of an uplifting message. If only for a few minutes, in a darkened theatre, Capra’s films inspired irrepressible optimism in American audiences and when they left the theater, they left feeling better about themselves and the future of their world.

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St Francis basilica in Assisi PAX* Photo of the Week
If you are on the upper basilica of St. Francis in Assisi and look out into the lawn area you will see shrubs spell out the word PAX (Peace).

* Proverb
La mama dello scemo del villiaggio e la donna che e sempre incinta!.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for stuff calamari.


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Volume 16, No. 49

moltoitalianoVolume 16 No. 49


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Feast of the Seven Fishes: The Collected Comic Strip and Italian Holiday CookbookFeast of the Seven Fishes: The Collected Comic Strip and Italian Holiday Cookbook

The Italian-American Christmas Eve tradition comes to life in this popular online comic strip collected here for the first time, complete with a foreword by Steve Geppi and a cookbook for serving up your own Feast!


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Lighting of the Christmas Tree
One of the things I love about Italy is the different and unique traditions they do throughout the year and in particular during various holidays. One tradition that takes place during the Christmas season is the lighting of the Christmas tree in the city of Gubbio, Umbria.

Manarola’s Illuminated Presepe
An enduring tradition that has been a part of the Christmas season in Italy is the beautiful nativity scenes (presepio) that decorate homes and towns throughout Italy. Over the years these scenes have expanded to include more than just the Holy Family and the three Wise Men. They can be elaborate works of art that depict entire villages. Of all the scenes throughout Italy the one in Manarola stands out and can be seen for miles.

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 The Palazzo Cofani-Brizzolari and the Torre Faggiolana sit on the southwest side of the piazza Grande in Arezzo.* Photo of the Week

The Palazzo Cofani-Brizzolari and the Torre Faggiolana sit on the southwest side of the piazza Grande in Arezzo.

* Proverb
Mangia come una vacca e lavora come un pollo morto!.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for olive bread.


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Volume 16, No. 48

moltoitalianoVolume 16 No. 48


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Children's Italian: Where is Santa? Dov'e' Babbo Natale?Children’s Italian: Where is Santa? Dov’e’ Babbo Natale?

Where is Santa – English Italian Bilingual Christmas book. Full length Christmas picture book in Italian for Children Ages 2-6. This is a beautifully illustrated Christmas book in Italian. Read this adorable Santa book with full length color illustrations about a toddler and his pet Reindeer. A sweet little child dressed as Santa and his pet Reindeer experience their very first Christmas.


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Italian Liqueurs
Italy has a rich history, which dates back centuries, of creating a number of exquisite liqueurs. This guide will introduce you to some of the popular liqueurs produced in Italy. It will also provide you with the stories or legends behind the creation of these liqueurs.

Neptune’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).

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The Benedictine Church of Santa Maria della Libera* Photo of the Week
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 pratica lo zoppo si impara a zoppicare.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for fusilli alla puttanesca.


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Volume 16, No. 47

moltoitalianoVolume 16 No. 47


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Oriana Fallaci: The Journalist, the Agitator, the LegendOriana Fallaci: The Journalist, the Agitator, the Legend

A landmark biography of the most famous Italian journalist of the twentieth century, an inspiring and often controversial woman who defied the codes of reportage and established the “La Fallaci” style of interview.

Oriana Fallaci is known for her uncompromising vision. To retrace Fallaci’s life means to retrace the course of history from World War II to 9/11.


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New Book on Italian Oriana Fallaci Makes Readers Feel They Are in Her Story
Oriana Fallaci was a famous Italian journalist. Having grown up in poverty in Florence, she rose to prominence, thanks to old-fashioned hard work and just a little bit of sass. Indeed, she was ahead of her time. Fallaci became a reporter at a moment in world history when women were expected to raise children, cook, clean, and be quiet.

An Italian Thanksgiving Feast
When my editor asked me to come up with a column that connected Italy to Thanksgiving, I was thrown for a loop. Thanksgiving could not be more American. What does it have to do with Italy? But the key ingredient to a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday is food – and no one does food quite like Italy.

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

* Proverb
Uno sciocco e il suo denaro son presto separati

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for ricotta cheese cake.


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Volume 16, No. 46

moltoitalianoVolume 16 No. 46


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Buon Natale Greeting CardsItalia 4 Star Champions

This unique design has a soccer ball surrounded by 4 stars, which represents Italy’s 4 world cup championships, all within a crest shape logo. Choose from and over 50 products per design. 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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Road of 52 Tunnels (Strada delle 52 Gallerie)
Located on the Pasubio massif in Veneto, Italy is a series of roads and ultimately 52 tunnels carved into Monte Pasubio. These series of tunnels were constructed in 1917 during World War I. The Italian army in need of protection from the Austro-Hungarian artillery strikes came up with the plan to carve tunnels through the mountain to ensure that supplies and men could safely navigate through the mountains out of range from any attacks.

20 Interesting Facts About the Sistine Chapel
The ceiling of the Sistine Chapel is one of the most famous frescoes in the world unsurprisingly it’s one of Rome’s most visited and valued historic sites. Set within the Vatican City and Museums, the Sistine Chapel welcomes around 25,000 visitors a day who flock to see Michelangelo’s masterpiece and marvel at the feat of artistry. As cameras are banned it’s one to make sure you don’t forget!

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The Deposition of Christ, Chapel of the Deposition in the Duomo at Volterra* Photo of the Week
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
Pigliar due piccioni con una fava

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for stuffed olives.


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Volume 16, No. 45

moltoitalianoVolume 16 No. 45


Molto Italiano featured item:

Buon Natale Greeting CardsBuon Natale Greeting Cards

If you are looking for Italian Christmas cards to send friends and family here are five different designs to choose from. Greeting cards come in a package of 10, 20 or you can just purchase one. Each includes the saying Buon Natale e Felice Anno Nuovo.

 


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Italian Nobel Prize Winners
Since 1901 there have been a number of Italian and Italian Americans that have won this prestigious award, which is given annually to people for their achievements in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, peace and economics.

A Sicilian Wedding Tradition
The Cunzata del Letto is a Sicilian wedding tradition in which the bride and groom each choose a young girl to prepare the matrimonial bed, where they will spend their first night as a married couple. The catch is that the girls must be virgins, so they are usually fairly young, around 12 or 13, in this day and age.

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The Deposition of Christ, Chapel of the Deposition in the Duomo at Volterra* Photo of the Week
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
Meglio tardi che mai

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for stuffed peppers.

 

 


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Volume 16, No. 44

moltoitalianoVolume 16 No. 44


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Italian Fairy TalesItalian Fairy Tales

These 11 stories of romance, mischief and adventure interweave Italy’s traditions and heritage with fantasy and folklore. Beautiful princesses, magical animals, handsome princes, fearsome witches and ogres all play their roles in these tales. With captivating illustrations on nearly every page, this collection is sure to delight readers of all ages.


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Heisman Trophy Winners
Each year one collegiate football player is selected by a panel of voters as the nation’s most outstanding college football player and the recipient of the Heisman Trophy. Since its inception in 1935 seven Italian-Americans have won this prestigious award. Do you think you can name those seven before looking at the list?

Dante Alighieri
Dante is considered by many as the greatest Italian poet. His Divine Comedy is widely considered the greatest literary work composed in the Italian language, a masterpiece of world literature and the greatest poem of the Middle Ages. This includes a biography of Dante as well as many resources to his texts online.

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Rialto Bridge Venice

* Photo of the Week
The Rialto Bridge is the oldest of the three bridges that span across the Grand Canal. It is a single span bridge that measures 90 feet and it reaches a maximum height in the middle of 24 feet.

* Proverb
Amico di tutti e di nessuno è tutt’uno

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for chicken and peppers.


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Volume 16, No. 43

moltoitalianoVolume 16 No. 43


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Italia 4 Star ChampionsItalia 4 Star Champions

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Italian American Hockey Players
Italian Americans have played a big part in the sport of hockey. I have compiled a list of players of Italian heritage that have played pro hockey. I am sure this list is not complete, but you will get a good sense of just how many players of Italian heritage have taken part in one of the fastest sports in the world.

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.”

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The Cathedral of St. Berardo
* Photo of the Week
The Cathedral of St. Berardo in Teramo. Construction of this Romanesque style cathedral began in 1158.

* Proverb
Al bisogno si conosce l’amico

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for braciollatini.

 


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Volume 16, No. 42

moltoitalianoVolume 16 No. 42


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Italian American Football PlayersItalian American Football Players

Italian Americans have played a big part in American Football. Be the first to own this unique design from Italiansrus.com showcasing some of the great Italian Americans who have contributed to this great game. There are over 60 different items 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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Italian American Football Players
Italian Americans have played a big part in American Football. I have compiled a list of players of Italian heritage that have played pro football. I am sure this list is not complete, but you will get a good sense of just how many players of Italian heritage have taken part in this American past time.

Return to Campobasso
I was always familiar with the name Campobasso because Campobasso was the home frequently mentioned by my grandfather. My grandfather came to America through Ellis Island on October 24, 1913. Pasquale was sixteen years old when he came to America following his two older brothers Giuseppe and Giovanni. Unfortunately, none of the brothers ever returned to Campobasso or ever saw their family nor did they ever get the opportunity to speak to them again. Lately I realized that it had to be very difficult and devastating for everyone in the Casertano family in Italy. Robert shares his story as he visited Campobasso and was able to reconnect with family.

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Palazzo Pubblico and Torre del Mangia Siena
* Photo of the Week
Palazzo Pubblico and Torre del Mangia located in Siena.

* Proverb
Tal padre, tal figlio

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for trancia di tonno.

 


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Volume 16, No. 41

moltoitalianoVolume 16 No. 41


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Sexy ItalianSexy Italian

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Columbus: Quite a Character!
A crisp fall breeze is upon us and the kids are back in school, which means I, an Italian American reporter, have Columbus Day on the brain. It’s like Christmas or the Super Bowl for Italian America. There are star-studded parades, events, and an entire month devoted to Italian American heritage all because of the mythic explorer Christopher Columbus, better known to Italians as Cristofero Colombo.

Cristoforo Colombo
Learn more about the life of Christopher Columbus by reading this 12 chapter e-text version written by Giancarlo v. Nacher Malvaioli. This is an Italian translation of his book, which was initially written in Spanish.

Re – discovering Columbus Day
This federal holiday has more to offer than we may think – it gives Italian families another excuse to celebrate our heritage. Since 1866, Italian-Americans have used Columbus Day to celebrate both America and our Italian passion for discovery. Today, these sentiments still exist, as do the Italian-Americans who feel them. It seems the only thing missing is the celebration. This places the responsibility (yet again) on the Italian-Americans of our generation to preserve our innate passion for life.

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

* Proverb
I geni s’incontrano

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for minestra.


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