Pretty GINA

Luigia Lollobrigida 1927-2023 Signora Luigia Lollobrigida, known as Gina Lollobrigida, became famous through her films and is still considered one of the essential divas; hers is the star number 2628 among those on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In the 1990s she fully resumed her activity as a sculptor, which she had neglected for the […]

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Savory and Healthy Pies

I always make quiches, or savory pies, because they are easy to do, they last a few days, are good hot, warm and the day after, and they are versatile. Beautiful, good, very simple to do! The savory pie with zucchini is just perfect to pull out on all those occasions when we want to […]

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Happy New Year (?)

I actually could do with an old year as long as it is good! We are growing warily to the arrival of a new year lately. Too many treacherous events have taken place since 2020. The weather is bleak, which does not help us to look positively to the days ahead. The war in Ukraine […]

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Sicily—Another Italy

Dive into Sicily Where a sea of art, culture and nature will seduce you. Sicily is the biggest Italian island, a triangle in the Mediterranean! A predominantly hilly and mountainous area, with its wonderful sea and rich cities with their own charm. Sicily is a postcard island characterised by the indelible signs of the peoples […]

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Italian Politics

What happened in Italy? We had the best Prime Minister ever, and then the Government fell. How was that possible? Mario Draghi, (former ECB chief who saved the Eurozone with that historic “whatever it takes and believe me, it will be enough”), resigned after the leaders of the right wing parties withdraw their support to […]

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Rossini was more than Figaro

Musician and gourmet The famous composer from Pesaro (1792-1868) lived for a long time in Paris, where he met the greatest chefs of the time. Passionate of cooking, he loved to create new dishes, assisted by his cook, to which not he spared advice and criticism. One day he demanded that he prepare the meat […]

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Spaghetti with Tuna

Imagine those “I-don’t-know-what-to-eat” days. Even those “I-don’t-feel-like-cooking” days. Spaghetti with tuna solves both.You get a delicious recipe with a can of tuna and one of the peeled tomatoes. An easy-to-make dish, ideal for a last-minute spaghetti meal, and a perfect dinner saver because even the simplest of ingredients can be used to prepare tasty dishes. […]

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SEX AND THE CITY (OF MANTOVA)

There are many interesting sites in Mantova, The Palazzo Ducale, to mention one. But no visit can be complete without a visit to Palazzo Te. Palazzo Te is a Renaissance Villa built in what in 1524 used to be suburban Mantova. To the first-time modern visitor, at first look, It is just an unassuming building. […]

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Pistachio Crusted Tuna 

As I once said there is a “pistachio Mania” in Italia, even more in summer, with the pistachio ice creams, but not just. I just figured that with tuna, pistachio found a new match! You know those evenings when you want to pamper yourself with a delicious dish, but you have neither time nor desire […]

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The Masterpieces of Capodimonte

When in Naples there is so much to see that it is difficult to choose the itinerary, the things to do, and what to eat, because being the land of plenty not everything can fit in. Therefore the Museum of Capodimonte may be left behind because it is a little off the beaten busy path […]

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Royal Palace of Caserta: The Versailles of Italy

The Royal Palace of Caserta (Italian: Reggia di Caserta) is a former royal residence in Caserta, southern Italy, not too far from Naples; built by the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies as their main residence as kings of Naples. It is the largest palace erected in Europe during the 18th century. In terms of volume, the […]

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The Beautiful Women in Brescia

Palazzo Martinengo in Brescia is holding a major exhibition in tribute to the entire female universe. The exhibition will be open until June 12, 2022. Women in art from Titian to Boldini is the title of the exhibition, dedicated to the centrality of women in the broad sense of the art of all times. More […]

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