The trio of young Italian tenors Il Volo (the Flight), made up of Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble, were originally three independent participants in the Eurovision talent contest. The singers, at that time fifteen, were presented assoloists.Il Volo was born in May of the same year when the producers decided to have the trio record the song "O Sole Mio" together.Their first album was recorded in London, Los Angeles and Rome with producer Humberto Gatica and included a mix of standard, classic Italian songs and songs written by contemporary authors such as Diane Warren.The Il Volo CD/DVD Takes Flight: Live from the Detroit Opera House came out in 2012.
I you want to learn about Italy, food, life and humor, then Two Greedy Italians is for you. It is a BBC television series that was broadcast on BBC Two in the UK. The series follows charming chefs Gennaro Contaldo and Antonio Carluccio as they travel back to their homeland for the first time in 15 years... to see how their Italian society and food has evolved over the years. There is also an accompanying cook book called Two Greedy Italians: Carluccio and Contaldo's Return to Italy that you can find on Amazon. A second series entitled Two Greedy Italians: Still Hungry was also produced. These two old chefs have it all.... experience with food, life and great charisma. Lovable, passionate and damned funny together!
(Click the photo at left to see the DVD set on Amazon)
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There is no dialog in this video. Just an hour and a half of strolling through the bustling, noisy, chaotic streets of Napoli, a city that jams nearly 4 million people into it's tight streets. Well worth taking the time, pouring a few cups of espresso and watching---perhaps while you are on your treadmill or exercise bike!
This video can really help Voyagers decide if a visit to Naples is their cup of tea... er, espresso.
I found this beautiful video profiling the Solimene Ceramics Factory on the Amalfi Coast in the seaside town of Vietri sul Mare. Aside from Solimene producing some of the most beautiful ceramics from Vietri, the building--although tired--is a Mid-Century Modern architectural gem. Read about our visit to this unique ceramics factor, the other nearby ceramics shops and our drive on the Amalfi Coast here.
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