Volume 21, No. 24

moltoitalianoVolume 21, No. 24


Lady 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.

Il Canto degli Italiani
The Song of the Italians was written by Goffredo Mameli in 1847. Shortly thereafter is was set to music by Michele Novaro. This became a popular hymn during the Risorgimento. It wasn’t until Italy became a republic in 1946 that this was chosen as the country’s national anthem.

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Statue of Dante NaplesStatue of Dante

The statue of Dante Alighieri was sculpted by Tito Angelini in the 19th Century. It is located in the Piazza Dante in Naples.

* Proverb
Il denaro è un buon servo e un cattivo padrone

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for mostaccioli cognac.

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Volume 21, No. 23

moltoitalianoVolume 21, No. 23


Trendy Beaches, Deceiving WitchesTrendy 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.

The Little Blue One
The legend says that every five years at the summer solstice, her slight figure holding a red rag ball in her hands appears among the castle walls. Light footsteps, sighs and cries are heard and her voice saying “Dad, dad, I’m here.”

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Muggia HarborMuggia Harbor

A look at the boats in the harbor at Muggia. This town is located in the province of Trieste within the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region.

* Proverb
I denari sono tondi e ruzzolano

* Recipe
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Volume 21, No. 22

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Le Infiorate di SpelloLe 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. The Infiorate is a custom where groups make carpets entirely out of flowers that decorate the procession route.

Just Peachie!
Sometimes the simplest things can make the best desserts. A ripe juicy succulent peach definitely falls into this category. This isn’t the only way to enjoy this fruit. There is so many things that one can do with a peach that it is no wonder that it ranks second only to the apple in the United States.

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La Madonna NeraLa Madonna Nera

The altar in the Monastery of Montevergine. The painting over the altar is that of La Madonna Nera, or the Black Madonna.

* Proverb
Tutti i gusti sono giusti

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for broccoli rabe rolls.

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Volume 21, No. 21

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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.

St. Anthony of Italy Folktale
It was at the time of the year when the earth was newly decked with her summer’s livery that the noble champion, St. Anthony of Italy, arrived in Thracia, where he spent his seven years’ travel to the honour of his country, the glory of God, and to his own lasting renown.

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Monte Porzio CatoneMonte Porzio Catone

A mountaintop view from the center of Monte Porzio Catone looking out toward surrounding farmlands.

* Proverb
L’uso fa la legge

* Recipe
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Volume 21, No. 20

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Bocce an Italian TraditionBocce
Soccer may be the national sport of Italy but I would have to say the popular game of bocce would have to come in a close second. This is a particular favorite game of mine because it was one that my father taught me. Did you know that this game is considered one of the oldest sports in the world?

Strawberries
What could be more satisfying than having a delicious mouth watering strawberry? Well, I am sure if you think hard enough you might come up with something, but for the time being let’s just enjoy this intriguing yet scrumptious fruit.

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Monte MoroMonte 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
Lupo non mangia lupo

* Recipe
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Volume 21, No. 19

moltoitalianoVolume 21, No. 19


Il Colosso dell’Appennino (The Apennine Colossus)
If you are in Florence and looking for something that is off the beaten path you may want to travel about 12km (7.5 miles) north of the city and visit the Villa Demidoff, which contains remains of the Villa Medici di Pratolino. Together with other villas of the Medici family the Parco Pratolino was selected as a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is one of the largest parks in Tuscany and is home to the Colosso dell’Appennino.

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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Montagna SpaccataMontagna Spaccata

This is a great view of the sea as you look through the split in the mountain. You can also see that there is some plant life growing on the mountain.

* Proverb
Tante volte al pozzo va la secchia ch’ella vi lascia il manico o l’orecchia

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

 

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Volume 21, No. 18

moltoitalianoVolume 21, No. 18


Italian Songs for Mamma
Italian moms tend to have a tight bond with their sons. That’s why when many Italian men get married, their moms tend to be a bit sad. But good Italian boys never forget their mamma – and they are sure to reassure her on their wedding day. Often, Italians living abroad – especially in the United States, where it’s tradition for the groom to dance with his mother at the wedding – call on Italian songs to say what’s on their mind. Indeed, I’m not sure any other country in the world can count so many songs that praise mommy on their top 40 lists, but Italy sure can. Here are some of Italy’s most popular songs about le mamme.

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.

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Roman aqueduct in MinturnoRoman aqueduct in Minturno

An upclose look at the Roman aqueduct in Minturno, Italy. The style used to build the aqueduct was called opus reticulatum. It is a form of brickwork that uses diamond shaped bricks made of tuff placed around opus caementicium (Roman concrete).

* Proverb
Roma non fu fatta in un giorno

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for bolognese sauce.

 

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Volume 21, No. 17

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San Domenico Statue covered in snakesThe 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).

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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Piazza del DuomoPiazza del Duomo

The Piazza del Duomo with the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in the background. The Galleria was built between 1865 and 1877.

* Proverb
Avere paura della propia ombra

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for olive bread.

 

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Volume 21, No. 16

moltoitalianoVolume 21, No. 16


Sylvester StalloneSylvester Stallone Truly Has the Eye of the Tiger
Nicknamed “Sly” and “The Italian Stallion,” Sylvester Stallone is the greatest Italian American action film star of all time. In addition to being a talented actor, he is also a phenomenal screenwriter and director.

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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San SebastianSan Sebastian

A statue of San Sebastian, who is the patron saint of Lausdomini, Marigliano.

* Proverb
Chi ama me, ama il mio cane

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Here is a great recipe for fusilli alla puttanesca.

 

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Volume 21, No. 15

moltoitalianoVolume 21, No. 15


Dane of the Devils, PrizziDance of the Devils (U Ballu di Diavulu)
On Easter Sunday in the small town of Prizzi not far from the city of Palermo in Sicily an annual event takes place called the U Ballu di Diavulu (Dance of the Devils). It is an epic battle between good and evil.

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.

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Tocco da CasauriaTocco da Casauria

The town of Tocco da Casauria is located in the province of Pescara. Located behind the town is the Majella, which is a limestone massif that is part of the Central Apennines, in Abruzzo. Tocco revitalized its economy when it added these wind turbines. They are able to use the money generated by the turbines to help subsidize programs and cut taxes.

* Proverb
Mente sana in corpo sano

* Recipe
Here is a great recipe for pastiera.

 

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