As Vittorio De Sica was saying back in the 1953:
“Che te magni? Pane.
E che ci metti dentro? Fantasia, marescià”
(“What are you eating? Bread. And what do you put in? Fantasy” – from Pane, Amore e Fantasia – 1953)
You wonderful, poetic, chaotic, various land.
Problematic, messy, paradoxical yet joyful, colorful, generous and stunning
The art of arranging and the art of doing it always so so good.
7456 km of coasts, mediterranean diamond, the clean white towels exposed
to the sun and the smell of magic.
The little fountain in the middle of the square, the football,
the pizza with the mortadella.
The catholic mass on sunday, the big lunch right after, the coffee,
the tourists, the family.
If life gives you lemons you are probably enjoying the Amalfi Coast.
Pasta, gelato, parmigiana, lasagna, olio, vino.
Fellini, Visconti, Pasolini, Antonioni, Lattuada, Sorrentino, Risi… Carlo Verdone!
Marcello Mastroianni, Alberto Sordi, Vittorio Gassman.
Monica Vitti, Claudia Cardinale, Sandra Milo, Virna Lisi, Ornella Muti, Sophia Loren.
Mariangela Melato and Giancarlo Giannini.
The granny’s elegance, the good dress for the good occasion, the tailoring.
The peerless, magnificent, great history, the culture,
the literature, the immense knowledge.
But Italy is all of this and more than this: it’s a way of life.
It’s a love letter to being alive, to not give up and to enjoy
the little things with positivity and sympathy.
With this issue we want to celebrate our home and all our incredible
Life is too short not to be Italian.
Eat, live, love and make art with us.
This issue is all about the most beautiful country in the world.