zondag 10 februari 2013

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Entering the Sacra di San Michele near Turin in the Val di Susa.

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Middag in Italiaanse sferen

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SASSENHEIM - Terwijl het buiten regende en stormde, scheen zondag 3 februari bij boekhandel Wagner het Italiaanse zonnetje. De boekwinkel van Willemien Wagner was geheel in Italiaanse sferen gestoken. Op deze dag zou de beroemde Italiaanse auteur Niccoló Ammaniti zijn opwachting maken vanwege de verfilming van zijn boek Io e Te, oftewel Ik en Jij. Helaas moest hij om gezondheidsredenen van dit bezoek afzien maar bood Wagner een alternatief programma aan voor de toegestroomde Nederlandse en Italiaanse fans.

Niccoló Ammaniti (1966) is momenteel één van de bekendste Italiaanse schrijvers. Van zijn bestseller Ik haal je op, ik neem je mee zijn er in Nederland 300.000 verkocht. Nu is één van zijn romans, Ik en Jij verfilmd door de Italiaanse Oscarwinnaar Bernardo Bertolucci, bekend van onder andere Novecento, Last Tango in Paris en The Last Emperor. Op het Rotterdams Filmfestival kreeg het verfilmde boek al lovende kritieken en op zaterdag 2 februari ging de film in Amsterdam in premiére.

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Italy Celebrates Verdi Bicentennial

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Guide to Verdian Events In Italy

Teatro Petruzzelli, Bari

In January, the opera house is mounting ‘Otello’ (Othello), followed by ‘Rigoletto’ from 31 May and his final opera, ‘Falstaff’ from 20 November.


Teatro Comunale, Bologna

The theatre will begin to pay its homage to Verdi on 5 February with a production of ‘Macbeth’ to open the season.


Teatro Ponchielli, Cremona

On 19 April, Cremona’s theatre will stage an evening dedicated to Verdi’s


Teatro Comunale, Ferrara

On 15 and 17 March, the theatre will present ‘La Traviata’, 160 years after its premier in Venice.


Teatro Comunale, Florence

The opera house is tagging productions of ‘Don Carlo’ from 2 May and ‘Macbeth’ from 17 June.


Teatro alla Scala, Milan

The world’s most famous opera houses honoured the great composer with a series of performances of ‘Falstaff’ that commenced on the 15th of January. Other Verdi operas to feature in the season are ‘Nabucco’ from 1 February, ‘Macbeth’ from 28 March, ‘Oberto, Conte di San Bonifacio’ from 17 April, ‘Un Ballo in Maschera’ (A Masked Ball) from 9 July, ‘Don Carlo’ from 12 October and ‘Aida’ from 25 October. La Scala closes its Verdian year with a performance of ‘La Traviata’ on 7 December.


Teatro Comunale Luciano Pavarotti, Modena

The theatre is mounting a production of ‘Otello’ from 10 March.


Teatro di San Carlo, Naples

Staging Verdi’s ‘Requiem’ from 24 February and ‘Rigoletto’ from 17 May.


Teatro Massimo, Palermo

Sicily’s Teatro Massimo will stage productions of ‘Nabucco’ from 22 March, ‘Aida’ from 12 April, ‘Rigoletto’ from 3 May and ‘I Vespri Siciliani’ (The Sicilian Vespers) from 11 to 13 June..


Teatro Regio, Parma

The opera season 2013 opened on 12 January with ‘Un Ballo in Maschera’ and from 4 March, the theatre will stage ‘Nabucco’.


Teatro Municipale, Piacenza

The Verdi family lived in Piacenza for a time and the local theatre is celebrating their favourite son with a series of productions, starting 22 March with ‘Otello’, followed by ‘Rigoletto’ on 6 April, ‘Il Trovatore’ (The Troubadour) on 7 April and ‘La Traviata’ on 8 April.


Teatro Comunale Alighieri, Ravenna

The opera house begins it celebrations with a trilogy of productions in the autumn, starting with ‘Rigoletto’ on 9 November, which is followed by ‘Il Trovatore’ from 10 November and ‘La Traviata’ from 18 November.


Teatro Municipale Valli, Reggio Emilia

The theatre is mounting a production of ‘Macbeth’ from 1 March.


Teatro dell’Opera, Rome

The opera house is staging ‘I Due Foscari’ (The Two Foscari) from 6 March directed by Italian conductor Riccardo Muti and German film director Werner Herzog. From 16 July the theatre is staging ‘Nabucco’ under Muti’s direction.


Teatro Verdi, Trieste

The first opera house in the world to be named after Verdi, the theatre started its Verdi celebrations with a production of ‘Il Corsaro’ (The Corsair) on 11 January that inaugurated the season. From 8 March, the opera house is staging ‘Macbeth’.


Teatro Regio, Turin

On 5 March, the theatre kicks off its Verdi season with ‘La Traviata’ and follows that up on 10 April with ‘Don Carlo’. RAI-Radio3 will broadcast both operas.


Teatro La Fenice, Venice

On 18 January, the theatre began its celebrations with ‘I Masnadieri’ (The Bandits), and the season includes productions of ‘Otello’ from 10 July and ‘La Traviata’ from 30 August.


Arena, Verona

The prestigious Arena Roman amphitheatre opens it season on 14 June with ‘Aida’. The season continues with ‘Nabucco’ from 15 June, ‘La Traviata’ from 22 June, ‘Il Trovatore’ from 6 July, Verdi’s ‘Requiem’ on 13 July, ‘Rigoletto’ from 9 August, and a gala evening on 17 July features selections from various Verdi operas. On 4 July and 18 August, revered Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo will perform the title role in ‘Nabucco’. On 24 August, Domingo will also conduct a version of ‘Aida’ inspired by the original 1913 stage version.


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Sergio Levantesi and the laser-cut trend of the summer 2013

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The laser-cut is a wonderful trend for summer. It is perfect as it keeps you cool and comfortable as well as helps you show off just enough skin. A laser-cut leather pair of shoes fit your holiday in tropical places as well as laser-cut on other materials like cotton or silk . Laser-cut detail gives the shoe a simple yet elegant and sophisticated look. This summer you can match a laser-cut bag with your pair of laser-cut leather shoes.

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Suggested Le Marche Accommodation: Hotel la Rosa dei Venti, Monte San Giusto

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The Hotel La Rosa Dei Venti is located in Monte San Giusto, a town of nine thousand inhabitants in the province of Macerata just twelve kilometers from the coast, confining with the province of Fermo. In a panoramic position, the hotel overlooks the Chienti’s river valley, a typical medieval Hill town surrounded by more recent settlements located along the valley.

The hotel is in a strategic location in the core of one of the major footwear districts in Italy just fifteen minutes from the A14 motorway exit of Civitanova Marche, it is particularly suitable for business stays and is ideally situated for exploring the shore with its seaside resorts, the many interesting cultural and artistic centers such as the Sferisterio of Macerata, the Shrine of the Black Madonna of Loreto, the museum house of Giacomo Leopardi and the multitude of ancient villages each with its own peculiarities and traditions.

The Hotel is of an innovative design, strongly characterized by original solutions and features of a high-class hotel.

Amenities: Bar, Restaurant & Pizzeria, TV room, meeting room, air conditioning & heating throughout all the hotel.

The friendly and professional staff provides impeccable service for a pleasant stay and is always available to provide information about tours of the region.

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Bruno Acampora Profumi - aafkes.nl

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Laat u verleiden door Aafke’s ontdekking: betoverende exclusieve Italiaanse parfums van een ongeëvenaarde klasse die elk hun oorsprong vinden in een tot de verbeelding sprekend, achterliggend verhaal.

Het begon allemaal met een intense Musc, zo anders, zo intrigerend; het was slechts een kleine stap en Bruno Acampora Profumi kwam tot leven met passie.

De parfums van Bruno Acampora zijn de ultieme uiting van de creativiteit van de auteur. Zorgvuldig met de hand (!) gemaakt zijn zij kroonjuwelen van Italiaans vakmanschap.

Deze high-end parfums vertellen het verhaal van een lange olfactorische reis, die 40 jaar geleden begon en Bruno Acampora zijn hele leven als een Italiaans mode-icoon vergezeld; als iemand die schoonheid koestert. Gedurende deze exotische reis, wordt Bruno Acampora gefascineerd door verschillende essences en ongewone geuren, waardoor hij deze, dankzij zijn sterke persoonlijkheid en creatieve vermogen, maakt tot zijn eigen persoonlijke geuren.

Bruno Acampora, een man van grote charme en elegantie; een man zo nieuwsgierig en creatief, is de oprichter van dit, nog immer door de familie Acampora geleid, parfumhuis. Zijn parfums zijn een bron van inspiratie, die gevoelens, ideeën, herinneringen en emoties van een persoonlijke reis oproepen.

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Belforte del Chienti

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[…] Siamo a Belforte del Chienti, in provincia di Macerata, un piccolo paese di nemmeno 2000 abitanti. Proprio come una sentinella, è arroccato su un’altura che domina il fiume Chienti, ed è da questa felice posizione geografica che il paese trae il proprio nome (“bel forte” o “bella fortezza”).

Il castello, sorto nel XII secolo, è stato aspramente conteso tra Camerino e Tolentino, finché, caduto nelle mani di Francesco Sforza, è entrato a far parte dei domini dello Stato Pontificio prima e del nuovo Stato Italiano poi.

Le mura castellane attualmente visibili risalgono al XIV secolo, anche se sono state in parte ricostruite a est nel Settecento e ulteriormente restaurate nel secolo scorso.

Belforte del Chienti ha dalla sua non solo bellezze paesaggistiche, ma anche eccellenze artistiche ineguagliabili (e lo dico con una punta di sano orgoglio campanilistico).

Tra queste, il Polittico di Giovanni Boccati (1468, Chiesa parrocchiale di Sant’Eustachio), straordinario esempio di arte tardogotica della Scuola Camerinese, indicato da voci ufficiose come polittico più grande d’Europa. Personalmente, ogni volta che entro in questa chiesa sono letteralmente rapita da queste tavole dorate, ben 35, che raccontano la devozione di un paese.

C’è poi la Chiesa di San Sebastiano, eretta dalla Comunità a protezione dalla peste nel 1479, che conserva ancora oggi resti di affreschi ex-voto ed un esemplare portale in cotto; l’edificio, oggi sconsacrato, ospita il MIDAC – Museo Internazionale Dinamico di Arte Contemporanea, un luogo multiespressivo (fotografia, pittura, scultura, video-arte) in cui i lavori esposti sono realizzati da artisti di tutto il mondo.

A completare l’idillio, una gastronomia senza pari: olio, formaggi, miele, salumi tipici, pane e dolci tradizionali rigorosamente prodotti in loco, senza contare che Belforte, insieme ai limitrofi Comuni di Serrapetrona e San Severino Marche, è zona di produzione della famosa Vernaccia D.O.C.G. di Serrapetrona, spumante rosso naturale proveniente da uve del vitigno omonimo, coltivato su una superficie vitata complessiva di soli 45 ettari.

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Back in the 60's with Le Silla: Espadrillas mania

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Born thanks to the fishermen of the Basque Coast, the first production of espadrilles stitched at home, are dated 1850, although it is believed that the first prototypes were worn in ancient Rome.

In the 60’s the espadrillas, from footwear designed for workers, become a must-have when wearing them were the style icons of that time, such as Brigitte Bardot and Grace Kelly.

A popular and famous product that Le Silla has reinterpreted with macramé lace or with crystal appliqués, to be glamorous even in the most chic beaches.

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Polpo – een verrassend Venetiaans kookboek | Recepten | Ciao tutti - ontdekkingsblog door Italië

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Tijdens de voorbereiding van mijn reis naar Venetië stuitte ik op een bijzonder mooi kookboek vol met Venetiaanse recepten en een paar fijne (want ook door ons reeds uitgeprobeerd en goedgekeurd) tips voor restaurantjes en wijnbarretjes. Het kookboek heeft alles wat een goed kookboek moet hebben, en meer. Het boek is namelijk wel gebonden, maar heeft geen rug – waardoor je – heel mooi in de kast – de met garen aan elkaar genaaide katernen ziet en het – hoe handig – fijn open blijft liggen tijdens het koken. Want wie Polpo, zoals het boek heet, eenmaal in handen heeft, wil alle 140 recepten, waarvan heel veel Venetiaanse specialiteiten, uitproberen. Liefst tegelijk…

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Piaggio factory test run

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