Candida Martinelli's Italophile Site

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House and Garden

Home Decor

Murals, Stencils, Tiles

Palaces of Sicily

Modern Italian Design

Decor with Prints

Tile Splash-backs

Stencil Decor

Italianate Furniture

Low Cost Decor

Graphic Artists

Panoramic Images

Murano Glass

Majolica

Porcelain

Villa / Garden Prints

Framed Prints

Art, Sculpture...

Eduardo De la Maria

Riccardo Bianchi

Soaps

Gardens

Garden Inspirations

Balcony Gardens

Perfumes

Language of Flowers

 

 

Theatre, Music, Cinema

Theatre

Commedia dell'Arte

Theatre in 1860s

Tomaso Salvini

Adelaide Ristori

Cecilia Bartoli

Italian Music

Mina

Verdi

Domenico Modugno

Opera Singers: Caruso, Tetrazzini, Gigli, Patti

Caruso in SF Quake

Eurovision / San Remo Song Festivals

Cinema

Recent Films

Terence Hill

Francesco Nuti

Anthony LaPaglia

Italian Humor and Toto

 

 

Hyphenated Italians

Hyphenated Italians

London's Italians and Barometers

Mulberry Bend, NYC

Old New York

Roaming the World, G. P.

Brazil / Argentina, by R. B.

John, Italian Emigrant, by D. H. Lawrence

Joe Petrosino, NYC Pioneer Policeman

East Haven, Conn, J. M.

Rivesville, West Virginia, R.T.

Tomaso Salvini

Adelaide Ristori

Caruso, Tetrazzini, Patti

Caruso in SF Quake

Giovanni Boldini

 

 

Books Set in Italy by Genre

Mysteries

Mysteries in Ancient Rome

Historical Novels

Thriller / Drama

Children's Books

Romance Novels

Non-Fiction

Audio Books in Italian

Dual-Language Short Stories

Bestselling Italian

 

 

Italophile Articles and Books

Italians as Europeans

Political Humor

Altan and Cipputi

Italian Literature

Marco Polo's Travels

Petrarch and his Love Sonnets

A Sicilian Romance

Illuminated Manuscripts

The Brownings

Divine Comedy

Machiavelli

Boccaccio

Marcus Aurelius

Anonymous Andalusian Cookbook

Pinocchio

Sicilian Romance

Pompeii Revisited

Linda Proud

Bianca by W. E. Norris

Wallace Breem

Room with a View

Enchanted April

 

 

Free PDF Books

Enchanted April

Room with a View

Medieval Cookbooks

Anonymous Andalusian Cookbook

Plutarch's Lives

Agatha Christie's First Poirot Story

Short Classic Mystery Stories

Stage Stars

Ancient Rome

A Sicilian Romance

Italian Renaissance

Stage Actor's Lives

Pinocchio

 

 

Guestbook and Contact

Old Guestbook

New Guestbook

 

 

Candida's Italophile Links

Italophile Amazon.com Shop

Italian News Weblog

YouTube Channel for Italophiles

Italy Posters

Zazzle Italian Art Xmas Cards

Italophile Books Site/Shop

Italophile Book Reviews

PrintFection Tees and Bags

 

  Viva Italia
Viva Italia Masterprint
AllPosters.com

 

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The holiday season is fast approaching.  I have several pages on this site for this special time of the year...

 

Italian Christmas Cards

Are you looking for Italian Christmas Cards?  I have some that feature Italian art, prayers in Italian, Christmas wishes in Italian, and even recipes in English for Italian sweets. 

Click on this banner to go directly to the shop

Click here to visit my page on this site that has more about the cards, and free vintage and religious card images you can download to make your own cards, or to send as virtual cards to loved ones.

 

 

The Nativity Presepio

Does your family put up a Christmas crèche?  Or maybe you call it a presepio?   The story of all Christmas stalls begins in Italy, and I talk about it on my Nativity Art page on this site.

 

 

La Befana and Italian Epiphany

Have you ever seen this woman in Italy?

She is La Befana, a visitor to little children every Epiphany eve.  You can learn more on my Befana Page.

Looking for a Christmas gift for a hyphenated Italian family or child?  Look no further.  This beautifully illustrated re-telling of the story of La Befana, the visitor all good little Italian children await on the eve of the Epiphany, will be a gift they treasure for years to come.  It is 32 pages long, hard-bound, and includes a dust jacket.  The book's dimensions are 8.5 x 11 inches.


Here is the book's video trailer, also beautifully made:
 
 

The Night of La Befana is published and distributed by the Italian Children's Market, a great resource for gifts for hyphenated Italian children!
 

At Italian Children's Market we believe it is never too early or too late for a child to learn about his or her heritage.  Our carefully selected books, DVDs, CDs, educational toys, and more, guarantee a friendly introduction to the language and culture of Italy.  To visit our website is to hold your child's hand as together you step through a special door, one that leads to joy and pride in Italian roots.

(You can purchase the book via either site.)

 

 

Catholic Prayers in Italian / English

You may want to include some prayers in your Christmas wishes this year.  I have a page with the most common Catholic prayers in Italian and English.

L'Ave Maria

Ave, o Maria, piena di grazia,
il Signore è con te.
Tu sei benedetta fra le donne
e benedetto è il frutto del tuo seno, Gesù.
Santa Maria, Madre di Dio,
prega per noi peccatori,
adesso e nell'ora della nostra morte.
Amen

 

About this Site

This is a hobby-site.  Any money made from links and ads provide funds to cover my computer, Internet, and website hosting and domain name costs.  Anything left over, I spend on pasta!  ;-)   Grazie mille!

Candida Martinelli

Established July 2003

 

Food, Drink, Recipes

Italian Food

Culinaria Italy

Sicilian Food

Pasta

Recipes

Olives and Oil

Medieval Italian Cookbooks

Anonymous Andalusian Cookbook

Eat Less / Feel Full

Cookbooks to Buy

Quince - Mele Cotogne

Coffee, Chocolate

Eat Less, Feel Full

Italian Wine

Italian Liqueurs

Vov Recipe

Coffee Liqueur Recipe

Grappa (LaPaglia)

Candies

Gelato

Chestnut Desserts

Sweets and Recipes

Zabaione, A Saint's Recipe Men Love

Spoonbreads

Granita

Cream Desserts

Salame Dolce - A Chocolate Candy

Panettone, Amaretti

Italian Rice Desserts

 

 

Towns and Touring

Alinari Photography

Photo / Virtual Tours

Aerial Italian Images

Photo Galleries

Milan - Milano

Pompeii - Vesuvius

Palaces of Sicily

Taormina

Ricordo di Venezia Postcard Book

Florence

De' Medici Family

Borbottoni's Old Florence Scenes

Bianchi Gallery

Florence Art

Florentia Paper

Edith Wharton's Della Robbia Terracottas

The Brownings

Living/Working in Italy

Residence Clubs

Italian Language

Anecdotes

Italian Media Today

Travel in Italy - Links to Online City Guides

Fashion,Beauty

Dating and Mating

Venice

Marco Polo

Carnival - Carnevale

Carnival Costumes

Venice Art

Venice in 1860s

Murano Glass

Free Venice Art

Rome

Rome Art

Living in Ancient Rome

Fun Latin Phrases

Mysteries in Ancient Rome

Roman Costumes

 

 

Italian Culture for Children

Sunflowers

Sliding-Art Puzzles

Strega Nona

Italy Coloring Pages

Italian Artist Bios

Renaissance Paper Dolls

Child's Menu Page

Cow Game

Goose Game Free Game Board

Cards - Tarot Cards

Card / Board Games

Briscola

Scopa

Tressette

Goose Game

Calcio - Football

Ziginette - Zecchinetta

Pinocchio

Strega Nona

Children's Books, CDs, Games, Treats

Free Italian Children's Stories On-line

Emilio Salgari's Adventures

Italian Artist Bios for Children

 

 

Holiday Fun and Gifts

Italian Xmas Cards

The Nativity

La Befana

Angels in Italian Art

Catholic Prayers in Italian / English

Italophile Gift Ideas

Luxury Gift Ideas

10 Recipes for the Holidays

Easter Story

Christmas Story in Italian and English

Carnival

Carnival (Halloween and Commedia) Costumes

Religious Art - Marquetry

 

 

History Comes Alive

De' Medici Family

Life in Ancient Rome

Natural History of Italy

Pre-History

Ancient History

The Middle Ages

The Renaissance

The Age of Discovery

Age of Colonialism, Capitalism, Reason, Industrial Revolution

Italian Unification

Fascism and The World Wars

Post War Growth and European Integration

Marco Polo

Amerigo Vespucci

Living in Ancient Rome

 

 

SOME LINKS TO GOODIES...

Lessons: How to get E-texts and E-books from the Internet, including source list for free electronic books

A non-Italy article by Candida: A book that helped keep WWII soldiers sane and humane

A non-Italy offer:  Nerja, Spain Beachfront Apartment to Rent

 

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Please visit Candida Martinelli's Writing Website and the first book in her Young-Adult Historical Mystery Series