Volume 17, No. 21

moltoitalianoVolume 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

  • High quality printed canvas stretched and stapled to durable shrink resistant frames.
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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.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for tagliatelle al pomodoro fresco.


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Volume 17, No. 15

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Joe DiMaggio New York Yankees Hartland Tipping the Cap FigurineJoe DiMaggio New York Yankees Hartland Tipping the Cap Figurine

The Joe DiMaggio Figurine stands about 10 Inches tall. It comes with a beautiful wood base and gift box. Joe DiMaggio was a star centerfielder for fifteen years, helping the Yankees win the pennant in his rookie year. He played in ten World Series and in eleven All-Star Games.


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Joe DiMaggio
DiMaggio captured the hearts of America with his grace, style, and desire. He lived an American dream. He did what many kids dream of doing when they grow up and for that he will always be remembered as one of the greatest baseball players of all time.

Baseball Players
With the baseball season a little over a week old I wanted to pay tribute to the countless players of Italian heritage. The list is broken down by position and lists the years they have played. This is not a complete list, so if you know of any player I am missing please contact me.

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The Cathedral of Cefalù* Photo of the Week
The Cathedral of Cefalù

The Cathedral dates back to the 12th century. It was during that time that Roger II, King of Sicily had the cathedral built.

* Proverb
Acqua passata non macina piu’.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for crostoli.


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Volume 17, No. 14

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Giada's Italy: My Recipes for La Dolce VitaGiada’s Italy: My Recipes for La Dolce Vita

America knows and loves Giada De Laurentiis for her lighter, healthier takes on classic Italian fare. In her newest cookbook, she invites fans and home cooks to get to know the flavors and stories that have inspired her life’s work. Here, she shares recipes for authentic Italian dishes as her family has prepared them for years while infusing them with her signature fresh flavors to make them her own.


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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.

Madonna della Corona
Carved within the rocky cliff of Monte Baldo in Spiazzi suspended between heaven and earth is the beautiful Santuario Madonna della Corona (Sanctuary of the Lady of the Crown). The Sanctuary sits on a thin rock shelf that can only be reached by a path along the mountain.

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Italian Cars* Photo of the Week
Italian cars

I think Americans love automobiles because of where they take them, but Italians truly love autos because of how they take them. It’s all about style!

* Proverb
Addio, cesare, quelli che stanno per morire ti salutano.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for Sicilian fennel salad.


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Volume 17, No. 13

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The Italian PartyThe Italian Party

A delicious and sharply funny page-turner about “innocent” Americans abroad in 1950s Siena. When Scottie’s Italian teacher―a teenager with secrets of his own―disappears, her search for him leads her to discover other, darker truths about herself, her husband and her country. Michael’s dedication to saving the world from communism crumbles as he begins to see that he is a pawn in a much different game. Driven apart by lies, Michael and Scottie must find their way through a maze of history, memory, hate and love to a new kind of complicated truth.


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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.

Stations 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.

Easter: An Italian Child’s Perspective
Like most religious holidays, Easter is taken more seriously in Italy than it is in the United States. Many people – even those who don’t usually go to church – attend Mass throughout Holy Week and on Easter Sunday. Many participate in outdoor reenactments of the Stations of the Cross. Although you’ll find chocolate eggs stuffed with toys in many a store window, you will not hear mention of the Easter bunny or chickadees or Peeps. Still, the children in Italy look forward to this time of year and have traditions that uplift their religious faith but also are entertaining.

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GESÙ CONDANNATO A MORTE Jesus is condemned to death* Photo of the Week
GESÙ CONDANNATO A MORTE (Jesus is condemned to death) The Stations of the Cross is a passageway within the Montagna Spaccata that leads to the Chapel of San Filippo Neri. As you walk through the passageway you encounter each station on the wall. These paints were done by Raimondo Bruno in 1849.

* Proverb
Affogare/Perdersi in un bicchier d’acqua.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for hot sausage frittata.


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Volume 17, No. 12

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Visions of ItalyVisions of Italy

From the Alps to Sicily, tour all of Italy from a spectacular vantage point. Italians call their home The Beautiful Country, and it has never looked more breathtaking than this unique aerial tour. Take an emotional visit to your family’s homeland, revisit favorite sights, or realize your dreams of discovering Italy for the first time – whatever your inspiration – you’ll never have a better view.


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St. Joseph’s Day Is Father’s Day in Italy
Italian men don’t wait to celebrate fatherhood in June like we Americans. Instead, they feast on St. Joseph’s Day, March 19. To understand why they choose this day to honor papà (dad in Italian) is simple really.

Palm Weaving Story
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.

Palm 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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Grotte della Mezzaluna in Carloforte, Sardinia* Photo of the Week
This is an incredible view of the Grotte della Mezzaluna in Carloforte, Sardinia.

* Proverb
Allevare la serpe in seno.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for St. Joseph’s day bread.


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