Photography: Castellina in Chianti, Toscana, Italy by Visionitaliane

Photography: Castellina in Chianti, Toscana, Italy by Visionitaliane

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"Embrace deflation as a possible therapy" by Nicola Antonucci

I had an opportunity recently to interview Nicola Antonucci, the co-author of the book “New Made in Italy: Come usciremo dalla crisi” http://goo.gl/iYGLqi

We are publishing the Q&A from the interview in a series of articles…stay tuned for the next article…Lina

Q: What do you consider to be the most important “take away” for someone who reads your book?   

A:  To inform people that the inflation scenario that has been highly publicized for quite some time by the mass media is actually being replaced by a deflation scenario.  One conclusion we came to is that it makes sense to invest at home in Italy, but people need practical advice on how to invest in this type of disruptive situation…

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When I was in Florence last year I joined hundreds of tourists in the square who were admiring the beauty of the Duomo, Santa Maria del Fiore. It was only when I returned to the States, though, that I read Ross King’s bestseller “Brunelleschi’s Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented…

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Photo of the city of Matera, Italy from Wikimedia commons is in the public domain

Photo of the city of Matera, Italy from Wikimedia commons is in the public domain

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PRESS RELEASE

MICHELE MIGLIONICO SUPPORTS THE CANDIDACY OF MATERA AS EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE IN 2019

Natural and artistic beauties in Matera and Basilicata inspire fashion designer  Michele Miglionico to support with his Haute Couture clothes the Candidacy of Matera as European Capital of Culture 2019.

Basilicata (Italy) born designer  Michele Miglionico while attending the event Fashion Award Città dei Sassi 2014,  that took place in the wonderful Piazza San Francesco d’Assisi in Matera (Italy), supported “Matera European Candidate as Capital of Culture 2019” showing three outfits inspired by three of the Madonnas venerated in his region:  Black Madonna of Viggiano, Madonna of Bruna and Madonna of Carmine.

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Italian culture magazine: La Civetta – lo stivale sott’occhio

Image courtesy of La Civetta
(Image courtesy of La Civetta)

La Civetta is a dual language magazine all about Italy, run by students from Italy and the UK and published by the Italian department at the University of Bristol (England). The magazine was born from the desire of students of the university to reconcile their talents in writing, translating, design and editing in a project about a topic of mutual interest to them all: Italy and all things Italian.

Have a read here of our issues here: www.joomag.com/en/newsstand/la-civetta-march-2014/0602893001392819558

La Civetta covers all sorts of Italian-related topics, ranging from news and sport to light-hearted travel advice and cooking pages sharing recipes.

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(Photo from San Michele garden in Anacapri by Rebecca Price Butler)
This photo was published originally on Rebecca Price Butler’s travel blog as part of this article:   http://alovelettertorome.com/2013/05/19/shadows-and-light-in-the-gardens-of-san-michele-on-anacapri/
 The article was also re-blogged: http://www.madeinitalymall.com/blog/shadows-and-light-in-the-gardens-of-san-michele-on-anacapri-by-rebecca-price-butler/

(Photo from San Michele garden in Anacapri by Rebecca Price Butler)

This photo was published originally on Rebecca Price Butler’s travel blog as part of this article:   http://alovelettertorome.com/2013/05/19/shadows-and-light-in-the-gardens-of-san-michele-on-anacapri/


The article was also re-blogged: http://www.madeinitalymall.com/blog/shadows-and-light-in-the-gardens-of-san-michele-on-anacapri-by-rebecca-price-butler/

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Travel: Melià expands towards Capri with a new boutique hotel (Ilsole24Ore)

English translation of an excerpt from the article published in IlSole24Ore on July 2, 2014 by Marta Casadei: 

It’s called Melià Villa Capri Hotel & Spa and it is the first branded hotel that the Spanish group Meliá has opened on the famous island off the coast of Naples. It is luxurious and at the same time understated; a boutique hotel geared in all respects to relaxation and well-being.

Given that Capri is hugely popular from June to September, the Villa Capri has been carefully placed in the lesser exposed area of Anacapri, a welcoming town of seemingly less apparent glamor than the nearby Capri, but perfect for those who want to spend a few hours in complete relaxation, lying by the pool (where, to the delight of the network-dependent, there is free wi-fi ) or, better yet, in the spa Suite22 after spending a relaxing day in the area: on the boat between il Faro, le grotte and i faraglioni (the Lighthouse, the caves and rocks - a Capri icon par excellence), and then a drink in the square perhaps topped off with a trip to the boutiques - increasingly flagship brand labeled, except for a few historical locations – shopping for local favorites such as sandals and handmade jewelry. For those who want to spend a different kind of day, far from the more famous spots, they might prefer to spend an afternoon visiting Villa San Michele and its gardens: the former residence of Axel Munthe, the Swedish physicist who later turned to writing, is just a few minutes’ walk from the hotel and deserves a visit.

Read full article in Italian: http://www.luxury24.ilsole24ore.com/GustoMete/2014/07/melia-anacapri_1.php

Translation by Lina de la Torre

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Italian Summer Festival - Perugia celebrates the American music tradition: Umbria Jazz 2014 (Italo Americano)

Musicians playing at the Umbria Jazz Festival in PerugiaMusicians playing at the Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia
When we think of jazz music, we usually think of New Orleans or, more generally, of the southern United States where it originated in the late 19th and early 20th century. When we think of jazz in Italy, we also think of the Umbria Jazz Festival.
This musical genre, particularly based on the artists’ talent for improvisation, combines traditional European rhythms with the counter-metric patterns of African music, and features percussion and dancing. Jazz was born from the Blues and influenced by musical forms such as ragtime, with origins in the African American communities originally brought to the U.S. by the Atlantic slave trade.

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When I was in Florence a few months ago, I told a new friend that I was going to take a day trip to Certaldo the next day. Over the next 24 hours, he must’ve mentioned “cipolla di Certaldo” - the onion of Cerdaldo - four separate times.

"Certaldo has a fantastic red onion," he would say….

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Italian tradition: The Palio di Siena, a century-old competition of contrade

Contrade parade through the streets of SienaPhoto: Contrade parade through the streets of Siena
Tuscan people are usually amiable and friendly, but they can also be very competitive and mocking, especially when it comes to horse racing.
In several small Italian towns, from northern to southern regions, the typical horse races known as Palio are held mainly during the summer season. Among them, the most famous is the one that takes place in Siena, Tuscany, every year on July 2 and August 6. According to the tradition, it is run in honor of the Madonna of Provenzano and the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, during celebrations lasting four days.
This spectacular show, whose origin dates back to the Middle Ages, involves 10 out of the 17contrade (city quarters). Those that didn’t participate in the previous year are automatically included, and 3 more are chosen by draw.

Read full article published by L’Italo Americano on July 2, 2014 by Silvia Simonetti: http://www.italoamericano.com/story/2014-7-2/Palio

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Travel: FAI summer activities – featuring cultural gems like Antica Barberia Giacalone in Genoa

Photo of Antica Barberia Giacalone by Marco Beccaria courtesy of FAITravel: Photo of Antica Barberia Giacalone by Marco Beccaria courtesy of FAI

Every summer the Fondo Ambiente Italiano (FAI) features a number of great opportunities to get out and experience the cultural richness of Italy first-hand.  FAI helps foster the preservation of many of Italy’s cultural gems and this summer is no exception.

The Antica Barberia Giacalone barber shop in Genoa has recently been restored and is open from July 9th to 18th.

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"Embrace deflation as a possible therapy" by Nicola Antonucci

I had an opportunity recently to interview Nicola Antonucci, the co-author of the book “New Made in Italy: Come usciremo dalla crisi” http://goo.gl/iYGLqi

We are publishing the Q&A from the interview in a series of articles…stay tuned for the next article…Lina

Q: What do you consider to be the most important “take away” for someone who reads your book?   

A:  To inform people that the inflation scenario that has been highly publicized for quite some time by the mass media is actually being replaced by a deflation scenario.  One conclusion we came to is that it makes sense to invest at home in Italy, but people need practical advice on how to invest in this type of disruptive situation…

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Photography: Certaldo, Tuscany, Italy by Visionitaliane

Photography: Certaldo, Tuscany, Italy by Visionitaliane

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Share article: 5 unhealthy foods engineered to be addictive by Martha Rosenberg

Editor’s note:  you will not find these foods in the Mediterranean diet….

Article originally appeared on AlterNet.  Five unhealthy foods engineered to be addictive published on June 7, 2014 by

"Food scientists use dangerous chemicals to make you eat — and buy — more junk food. There are three reasons Americans’ love affair with snacks is growing– along with their waistlines: the ubiquity of junk food, the ubiquity of junk food advertising, and stealth food technology. People who polish…"

http://www.salon.com/2014/06/07/5_unhealthy_foods_engineered_to_be_addictive_partner/

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