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THE ITALIAN'S GUIDE TO THE MELBOURNE CUP

One of the biggest horse races in the world, let alone Australia, the 2019 Melbourne Cup took place earlier this month. True to form, the race that stops the nation gave us plenty of action, drama and reasons to celebrate (especially if you backed the right horse!). (Above: Dunaden and Fiorente, 2013 Melbourne Cup - Photo by Chris Phutully)

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22/11/2019

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Food & wine

EMBASSY OF ITALY PRESENTS THE FOURTH EDITION OF THE "WEEK OF THE EXTRAORDINARY ITALIAN TASTE"

From 18 to 24 November, the Embassy of Italy will be hosting the fourth edition of the “Week of the Extraordinary Italian Taste”, an initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation that involves all the Italian institutions abroad.

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15/11/2019

Lifestyle
Lifestyle

Owning your piece of Italy. An Aussie Expat turned into an Italian Property Guru

Have you ever dreamed of buying a home in an Italian village? What about owning an investment holiday villa in the beachside towns on the southern coast? Where would one even start to begin to investigate how to go about purchasing and owning a slice of Italian property? It can seem complicated or frighteningly fraught with financial uncertainty - or is it?

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Brenda Pomponio

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7/11/2019

Food trends
Food & wine

Johnny Di Francesco launches ‘Piatti dei nonni’. A legacy of food from nonna’s kitchen

For the past three months I feel I have walked a very special journey with Gradi Group. Johnny Di Francesco and his team were on a mission to find three talented nonni, with whom they could build the exclusive ‘Piatti dei Nonni’ menu. (Photo Johnny Di Francesco with nonna Elena and family)

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Jenna Lo Bianco

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9/9/2019

Chefs
Food & wine

Let food be thy medicine. Healing with food and cultural memory

‘Italians love to celebrate, it’s in our blood, life is a celebration. We have forgotten this in many ways; it is part of our rich inheritance to celebrate. When we sit with our families across the table, time stands still. It teaches us that this is where the heart of the table is’. International Sicilian chef, Carmela D’Amore.

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Jenna Lo Bianco

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8/9/2019

Business people
Profiles

Third generation Italian-Australian Gianni Vitellone talks about personal identity and family pride

I recently chatted with Gianni Vitellone, Director of Pronto Travel/Vita Italian Tours in Collingwood, about his life and love of all things Italian. (Photo Wide Shut Photography)

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Jenna Lo Bianco

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1/9/2019

International
Current affairs

Environmental movement Extinction Rebellion explains how to counter the climate and ecological crises

David Attenborough, Pope Frances, and Al Gore. These household names might not have much in common, but they are all speaking the views of a growing proportion of ordinary people, who are becoming ever more concerned about the state of our planet. (Photo - Extinction Rebellion movement in Italy. A group of activists in Bologna)

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Hayley J. Egan

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1/9/2019

Music
Art & culture

Eat The Beat – How Italian food and techno music weaved into Melbourne’s party scene

One sunny Saturday Melbourne afternoon in January 2017, tickets to the final ‘Eat The Beat’ party sold out. Italian entrepreneur Matteo Belcore had, in a relatively short time, risen from obscurity to ubiquity in Australia’s night life scene. (Photo - The Eat The Beat Team. From the left: Etwas, Andrea Guadalupi, Matteo Belcore, Chris Mattó and Matteo Freyrie)

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1/9/2019

News
Lifestyle

The biological dysfunction caused by stress and some expedients to come on top of it

Stress is an inevitable component of everyday life. It comes in all forms and can affect anyone, no matter their age or financial situation. Everyone has experienced a feeling of being overwhelmed with too much to handle at some point in their life.

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20/6/2019

Lifestyle
Lifestyle

Our new year's resolution

Go to the beach. Don’t have desires. Don’t desire to not have desires… Read a book in one go and get to the end panting like a sprinter, sweating like a marathon runner with the happy tears of someone who has just realised that they don’t have a care in the world.

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Daniele Curto

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14/2/2019

Lifestyle
Profiles

An Italian Nonna out of the box: Anna Maria, the oldest living fisherwoman in Italy

She looks like any other 80-year-old Italian woman. Her body is weathered but lithe. Her hair is cut into a smart bob. She sits at a café with her arms folded, gazing into the distance. In another image, she is at the stove, her great grandson playing at her feet.

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Hayley J. Egan

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3/12/2018

Lifestyle
Lifestyle

A Melbourne place where Caesar or Cicero would hang about to pursue their public career

The Roman forum was a public space: the key political, ritual and civic center. If I were to compare it to a modern day equivalent in Melbourne, then Cafè Brunetti in Carlton meets the criteria. It is my third year working at Brunetti and it has been more than a part time job while attending university.

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Natalie Di Pasquale

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11/7/2017

Lifestyle
Lifestyle

A happy marriage of two national identities

In 2006, I remember making one of the hardest choices in my life, having to choose between supporting Italy, or supporting Australia in the 2006 World Cup prior to the Italy vs Australia round sixteen match. I distinctly remember siding with Italy rather than Australia,this prompted my brother, James, to buy me an Italian National Football Team beanie for me to wear to show my support.

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6/6/2017

Lifestyle
Lifestyle

Erika Lancini: creativity knows no boundaries

March of 2014 signalled the beginning of a new and exciting life for the talented Erika Lancini, her husband Manuel, and their three daughters, Martina, Alexandra and Maya. After long discussions and reflections about what a future remaining in Italy would look like, they packed up their life in Brescia and moved to Melbourne; a move neither regrets.

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Jenna Lo Bianco

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7/3/2017

Lifestyle
Lifestyle

My window to home: the peepholes of a child

As a child, when I met with boredom I would often look out from my bedroom window, or, that of my parents. Sometimes, I would head onto the balcony to observe the world that lay on the other side of the bars and grates of the windowsill.

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Daniele Curto

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13/10/2016

Lifestyle
Lifestyle

The language that deserves to be embraced

Reflections upon the concept of communication and barriers that people from different cultures and languages come up against when they find themselves in conversation.

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Daniele Curto

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16/8/2016

Lifestyle
Lifestyle

The perpetual search of home

“Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita” (halfway through the journey of my life) I have become an immigrant… The major consequence in one’s life of becoming what today is called an ‘immigrant’ is, above all, the loss of control.

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Daniele Curto

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1/5/2016

Lifestyle
Lifestyle

The oak tree

Many other trees are renowned for their supremacy. We all know what are the tallest trees in the world: the famous Sequoias of North America, which reach up to 120 meters high, while an oak (Quercus Cerris) will reach about 40 meters.

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Daniele Brugiotti

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29/12/2015

Lifestyle
Lifestyle

What comes to my mind when I am feeling homesick

Last month marked exactly two years since I last walked on my native soil. It was a day blessed by the warm colours of the spring when I greeted my family, friends and homeland. Two days later I started my journey in the “Terra Australis Incognita”, as the Europeans in the Seventeenth century nominated it when it was still a legendary land.

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Daniele Curto

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20/12/2015

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