Volume 23, No. 11


Pompeii’s Amphitheater
The Amphitheater of Pompeii is one of the oldest surviving Roman amphitheaters in the world and the first known to be made of stone. It was built in 70 BC following Pompeii’s induction as a Roman colony with private funds from duoviri (magistrates) Caius Quinctus Valgus and Marcus Porcius, who also had the Odeion built. Just like the city where it is located the amphitheater was also buried by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.

La Maggiolata
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.

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Photo of the Week
Our Lady of the Assumption
A view of the statue of Our Lady of the Assumption/Madonna dell’Assunta located within the Cathedral of Nola.

Proverb
Non è tutto oro quello che luccica.

Recipe
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Volume 23, No. 10


The Feast of San Domenico and the Ritual of Serpari of Cocullo
One of the most popular traditional feasts of Abruzzo, well-known also abroad, is undoubtedly the Feast of San Domenico in Cocullo, a small mountain village in the province of L’Aquila. You may ask yourself how a feast in a small village can be so well known outside of Italy. The reason for this is that the statue of San Domenico is covered with real snakes caught by locals called “serpari” (snake charmers).

The Arch of Constantine
In the early 300s, Constantine the Great waged war upon some of Rome’s tyrannical emperors to become the leader of all of Rome. The arch itself references a dedication to the emperor Constantine the Great and his victory of the tyrant emperors Maxentius and Licinius.

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Photo of the Week
Neptune’s Grotto
Neptune’s Grotto is a cave located within Capo Caccia near Alghero, Sardinia. The grotto is a natural jewel and geological wonder that attracts over 150,000 visitors a year.

Proverb
Buoni avvocati sono cattivi vicini.

Recipe
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Volume 23, No. 9


Festa del Bocolo
April 25th is a national holiday in Italy as they celebrate the Festa della Liberazione (Liberation Day), which celebrates the liberation of Italy from Nazism and Fascism in 1946. In Venice they also celebrate the Festa di San Marco, which is the city’s patron saint, as well as the Festa del Bocolo (rose bud festival).

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
Castel Nuovo
This photo of Castel Nuovo was taken while we were enjoying pizza at a local eatery. This photo was taken in 1961 by John Bickford while stationed in Naples, Italy.

Proverb
Il tempo è un gran medico.

Recipe
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Volume 23, No. 8


I Became Poland’s Italian Queen
In 1518 I married Sigismund I the Old who was the King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania. Thus, making me the Queen of Poland and Grand Duchess of Lithuania. During my time as Queen, I tried to incorporate the Italian style of governing, which did not make me popular with the people of Poland.

Italian 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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Photo of the Week
Muggia Harbor
A look at the boats in the harbor at Muggia, which is a comune in the south-eastern province of Trieste. The harbor is in the Gulf of Trieste on the northern Adriatic Sea.

Proverb
Il tempo è denaro.

Recipe
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Volume 23, No. 7


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.

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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Monteferrante
Perched on the mountain is the small town of Monteferrante, which is located in the province of Chieti. The body of water is Lake Bomba.

Proverb
Amore e gelosia nacquero insieme.

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Volume 23, No. 6


Life of Bobby Darin
Bobby Darin was an extraordinary Italian American singer, songwriter, and actor. He performed pop, rock, jazz, and folk songs. Darin was born on May 14, 1936, in Manhattan’s East Harlem neighborhood and was raised in the South Bronx. His given name was Walden Robert Cassotto.

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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Photo of the Week
Stations of the Cross – Montagna Spaccata
This passageway is where you will encounter the Stations of the Cross painted by Raimondo Bruno. At the end of the passageway is the entrance to the Chapel of San Filippo Neri. Above the door is a painting of all the stations as well as the Last Supper. I believe this painting is titled The Passion of Jesus Christ Our Lord.

Proverb
Chi incontra buona moglie ha gran fortuna.

Recipe
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Volume 23, No. 5


I Was Italy’s First Female Lawyer – Who Am I?
I became Italy’s first female lawyer, but three months later I was disbarred because I was a woman entering a male only profession. I spent my life fighting for the rights of women, children and prisoners. Can you figure out Who I Am?

Alcantara Gorge
Thousands of years ago a battle between two forces of nature collided and after all the dust was settled, a beautiful majestic place was created and it is the jewel of Sicily, the Alcantara Gorge.

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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
Donna danno, sposa spesa, moglie maglio.

Recipe
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Volume 23, No. 4


Plaque commemorating the witch trials in Valcamonica

Valcamonica Witch Trials
The 16th century was a time filled with religious conflicts, social turmoil, and economic uncertainties. Paganism had a stronghold over Christianity in the area. Widespread paranoia over witchcraft caused religious authorities and the public to harbor fears against evil forces threatening their way of life.

Spells, Saints, and Streghe: Witchcraft, Folk Magic, and Healing in Italy
This is a fascinating multi-part article by Sabina Magliocco that covers the following topics: Stregheria, or Italian-American Witchcraft, Problems With the Concept of an Organized “Italian” Witchcraft, The Survivalist Bias, The Influence of the Catholic Church, The Context of Traditional Italian Folk Magical Practice, The Folkloric Witch, Il Malocchio or the Evil Eye, and its Relations, Amulets and Protective Devices, Witchcraft as Folk Healing, Magic and Counter-Magic and The Fate of Traditional Folk Beliefs.

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Photo of the Week
Montagna Spaccata
View of the sea from the Montagna Spaccata in Gaeta. Legend states that this mountain cracked when Jesus died.

Proverb
Chi ha moglie ha doglie.

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Volume 23, No. 3


Battaglia delle Arance
For three days the northern town of Ivrea, which is in the province of Turin, Piedmont, turns orange as they celebrate the Battaglia delle Arance (Battle of the Oranges). This is just one of the many festivals that takes place throughout Italy during Carnevale, which marks the beginning of the Lenten season. What makes this festival just a bit crazier than the other celebrations throughout Italy is that the people literally throw oranges at each other.

La Zinghenésta
Carnevale is a magical time in Italy. The entire country celebrates this long-standing tradition that dates back to the Middle Ages. Towns all over Italy celebrate this event in their own unique way. The comune of Canale d’Agordo in the province of Belluno within the Veneto region is no different as they celebrate La Zinghenésta.

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Photo of the Week
Castello Baronale
The 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
Matrimoni e vescovati sono dal cielo destinati.

Recipe
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Volume 23, No. 2

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Cavalcade of the Magi

Cimaruta
The Cimaruta is an ancient good luck charm rooted in Italian folklore and ancient Pagan religions of Italy. Also known as the Italian witch’s charm this intricate and symbolic amulet has been revered for its protective qualities.

Witchcraft: Evil or not?
Witchcraft is one part of the practice of an ancient religion. Those who practice the Craft generally believe in a loving god (and goddess), or in multiple gods, who reign over the many facets of our daily lives. This is derived from the earliest religions of great societies, like Rome, Greece, Anatolia, etc. Those worshipers were not creating evil to harm their enemies, nor were they attempting to cause havoc in the world.

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Cimaruta
The Palazzo Marino is Milan’s city hall. It is a 16th century palace located in the Piazza della Scala.
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