Cinema

“I vestiti dei sogni”, dreamy costumes in Rome

The clothes that populate our dreams have materialized for an exhibition in Rome’s Palazzo Braschi, ending on March 22. They are the film costumes...

Bar Vitelli di Savoca, the Godfather… and an invitation you cannot refuse

When a bloody war between Italian mob families in New York broke out in the second half of the 1940s, Michael Corleone took refuge...

Tazio Secchiaroli and life between set and reality

The word ‘paparazzo’ has made its way into the international vocabulary, but its etymology is surrounded by an aura of mystery. Writer Ennio Flaiano,...

Luzzati, Gianini and Rossini: three brilliant minds for a masterpiece

Ladies and gentlemen, we now present a wonder of Italian animation, the work of two masters: Emanuele Luzzati and Giulio Gianini. It is a short...

Azzurro Scipioni: cinema, dreams, and Kyrgyzstan

On some winter mornings, the Azzurro Scipioni – a cinema in Rome’s Prati district – is enveloped by winds blowing from Middle Asia. Silvano Agosti,...

Giuliano Gemma. Adiós, Ringo

Giuliano Gemma died yesterday, October 1st, in a tragic accident near Rome. His car was involved in a terrible front-end collision with another high-powered...

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After the slopes of the Dolomites, après-ski by LOOX

by Barbara Palladino LOOX is an après-ski hotspot, at the station at the foot of the Obereggen Latemar ski and trekking area in the Dolomites. It...

The wondrous Gothic, medieval frescoes of the Oratory of San Pellegrino

The Oratory of San Pellegrino is located in Bominaco, a hamlet not far from Caporciano, in the province of L'Aquila. It was probably commissioned...

LUMEN: a museum of photography, 2,275 meters up high

by Barbara Palladino On the top of the Kronplatz (or Plan de Corones), near Brunico (Bolzano) – an enchanted place that only the mountains could create...

Sicilian Moor heads: a legend of universal love

by Barbara Palladino “Moor heads” or “teste di moro” are colorful, ceramic vases that represent the face of a man and a woman, with a...