Massimiliano Alajmo comes from a long line of successful chefs and restaurateurs. In 1993, Alajmo began to work with his mother, chef Rita Chimetto, at Le Calandre in Veneto, Italy. He was appointed head chef a year later. When the restaurant received its third Michelin star, Alajmo became the youngest chef to obtain the achievement […]
Some faces suit their era, some faces seem to tran- scend reality for the moment before they are for- gotten, and some faces, regardless of time and age, are simply unforgettable.
by Barbara ZORZOLI
For three decades, Valeria Golino, 47, has enjoyed a career of unusual variety, alternating in the past 25 years between Hollywood movies and films in her native Italy. Best known to English-speaking audiences as Topper Harley’s sexy, exotic girlfriend in the popular Hot Shots! and for her role in Rain Man with Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise, Valeria, born to a Greek mother and Italian father in Naples, began her career as a model. She started working as an actress during the 1980s, after she was discovered by Italian film icon Lina Wertmüller, who cast her in A Joke of Destiny (1983) when she was still in high school. Three years later she won the Best Actress award at the Venice Film Festival for Storia d’Amore.
by Tegan GEORGE
Italians who have impacted the world bring to mind either Renaissance masters, ancient statesmen or contemporary entertainers and designers, like Roberto Benigni, Sofia Loren, Giorgio Armani, or Guccio Gucci. We don’t, however, often think of physicists. This changed after December 19, 2012, when Milanese physicist Fabiola Gianotti was named runnerup for Time magazine’s Person of the Year.
by Logan METZER
Among plebians and film-connoisseurs alike, Roberto Benigni is oft remembered for his flamboyant celebration at the 1998 Academy Awards. Clambering over chairs, reciting Dante’s Divina Commedia, and appearing in the sequel to Woody Allen’s acclaimed Midnight in Paris just tell a part of Benigni’s story and the extraordinary impact he has had on the Italian arts.
by Amanda ROMERO
“I love actresses that change a lot, that search always for something new, and try not to stay caught up in just one kind of character,” said Violante Placido in an interview with British radio The Guardian . The eye-catching Roman-born actress, singer and songwriter has certainly lived up to her own ideal.
by Nona TEPPER
On April 15th, at Carnegie Hall, the crowd listening to Othello shouted repeatedly, “Bravi!”, and Riccardo Muti took a deep bow. This certainly wasn’t the first time Muti, the current Musical Director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, has received a standing ovation, and surely it won’t be the last. Once this Naples-born conductor puts down his baton, listeners inevitably rise to their feet, moved by the emotional force of his music, clapping without inhibition for more.
by Editorial INTERNS
Appearing on the red carpet at the 2010 International Rome Film Festival alongside renowned director Martin Scorsese and CEO of Gucci Patrizio di Marco, Gucci’s Creative Director Frida Giannini has had an impact on the world that reaches far beyond the realm of fashion.