Volume 19, No. 6

moltoitalianoVolume 19, No. 6


Battle of the OrangesBattaglia delle Arance (Battle of the Oranges)
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.

Sa Sartiglia
The town of Oristano on the island of Sardinia celebrates this annual event that takes place the last Sunday before Lent and ends on Shrove Tuesday. This three-day event is filled with history and pageantry, which includes a joust and equestrian show, that dates back to the Middle Ages. Performers all dressed in traditional clothing while wearing eerily looking masks.

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Molto Italiano featured item:

Flowers over the InfernoFlowers over the Inferno

Superintendent Teresa Battaglia has fought for nearly four decades to earn rank and respect on a testosterone-heavy Italian police force. When she’s called to investigate a gruesome murder near a mountainside town, she’s paired with a young male inspector she’s not sure she trusts. But she has no choice—in this remote town full of secrets, eerie folktales and primal instincts, the killer seems drawn to a group of local children, who may be in grave danger. _________________________________________________________________________


Gran Sasso National Park* Photo of the Week
Gran Sasso National Park

This is one of the largest national parks in Italy. The park is divided among five provinces and three regions. Located within the park is the highest peak of the Apennine mountains, which is the Corno Grande. Just beneath the Corno Grande is the Calderone, which is Europe’s southernmost glacier.

* Proverb
Il sangue non è acqua.

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for lentil soup.

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