Author: Ivano Ercole

31.08.17

Stranger in Paradise

Every day at dawn, thirty-two year old Domenico De Marco gets on his racing bike and rides it through the beautiful parkland surrounding Hepburn Springs, a lovely country town famous for its mineral springs, 128 km north-west of Melbourne. He is as happy as a young man can be. The wonderful scenery, the exhilarating scent … Continue reading Stranger in Paradise

06.06.17

The rise and rise of a movie theatre empire

The story of Australia’s largest independent cinema chain and founder of Palace Cinemas, told like a film Palace Cinemas is an Australian film distribution company and Australia’s largest independent cinema chain. It operates over 20 cinema centres nationally with 85 screening halls and employs some 500 staff. Later this year it will open a new … Continue reading The rise and rise of a movie theatre empire

07.03.17

If will, passion and vision are there… The inspiring story of Alfredo Santo

A lot has been written about post-war immigrants and their quest to build a new life in an unfamiliar and remote land as Australia still was in the middle of the last century. Little account has been given of their children’s experiences as they grew up torn between two cultures, wrestling with society’s push to … Continue reading If will, passion and vision are there… The inspiring story of Alfredo Santo

20.01.17

The torchbearers of a transformed Italian culture in Australia

ALTO is the name of a business and social network created by a group of second-generation Italian-Australians who take pride in their Italian identity and bring it into play in their business dealings and social relations. They are the torchbearers of a transformed Italian culture in Australia that has come a long way from the … Continue reading The torchbearers of a transformed Italian culture in Australia

28.11.16

GAIA, a Melbourne-based organisation working for an art renaissance across the world

Pizza for us Italians is more than an appetising dish. It’s a magnet for getting together and spending good time with family and friends. It’s our gastronomical mandala, symbolising our gregarious spirit. Over a pizza we laugh, we joke, and most of all, we talk. Talking while eating is what Italians normally do but doing … Continue reading GAIA, a Melbourne-based organisation working for an art renaissance across the world

31.08.16

Natale & Natalina, a royal couple without sceptre or crown

There are many stories of Italian migrants who came to Australia with nothing more than a suitcase and were able to achieve great success in their business undertakings: stories of hard work, endurance, determination and, in some cases, extraordinary fortitude in the face of dire circumstances. Such is the story of Natale Ieraci, the founder … Continue reading Natale & Natalina, a royal couple without sceptre or crown

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