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New Looks

There are so very many things which I would like to speak about here, to introduce this number, that I don’t know from where and who to start. Let’s begin with what’s new! One day I went into a building -with a beautiful entrance among other things – of the city center in Città di Castello to meet a group of architects: they wanted to speak with me about one of their ideas. A pleasant conversation among women about transversal […]

Cristina Crisci editorial – And they call it summer

Summer is when I just can’t stop marveling over a field of golden grains, at the expanse of sunflowers, at nature’s green overload, at the air that has turned warm, at the smell of the asphalt when it rains, at the sunsets, at the sun when it goes down behind the hills and perfectly redesigns the borders, at times harshly others softly. By Cristina Crisci One doesn’t get used to beauty, thankfully, and to me it seems new every time. […]

How things change – Cristina Crisci editorial

From time to time it is not that things become easier. In the continuous fluctuation of events, of which often I make reference to when I write these short editorials, I mean precisely referring to the mother of all the certainties: things change. The editorial by Cristina Crisci  They change in continuation and there is no possibility at all to stop them. Not even to the most audacious and fearless is it conceded to dominate any situation infinitely. Therefore, we […]

From world to world, editorial by Cristina Crisci

Good-bye forever, or maybe just good-bye is enough. The decision is one: leave, then we will see. Editorial by Cristina Crisci Worst case, we will go back home. Instead no. Every year the number of people who leave to go abroad is growing. The reason? Italy is a country in crisis which does not offer jobs but the desire as well to run towards a place where the word meritocracy has a meaning, where the leadership is a better managing […]

Feel Good

In a kind of ideal passing of the baton between the year that is leaving us and the one that is arriving, we would like to leave traces that have shades of the colors of the rainbow. And even the brilliance of the light, like sparks of the enthusiasm that moves everything and can do everything. The same one which has pushed the people who are on these pages in their small or large endeavors. Having objectives, working on obtaining […]

Heart and Dust

«If the rose wilts in the garden, then it is the fault of love which is still sleeping» sings Vinicio Capossela in the words of his latest work «Canzoni della Cupa», where with all the enchantments of the situation, stories of earth and sky are intertwined. In the middle, on the imaginary line which separates grains from the sun, women and saints float, earthly and heavenly collisions that expand in farming seasons because, as the same author says, «we need […]

Cristina Crisci - the Mag


I could write a long thought here about the series of horrors that we have had to watch, read and think about in these times in which not even summer carefree moments can find a place. But I won’t. It doesn’t mean that I haven’t thought about it. We, in our own little way, with all the difficulties of the case and the months that quickly turnover, have page after page created and edition that is full of faces, of […]

Talents and magic

There are certain phrases that remain stranded somewhere. No matter how long and how often recur, you know they are there. As for me, amongst those parked in the limbo of memory, there is one in particular that sometimes returns. A rather grumpy university teacher of mine, oft repeated in his really good literature lessons, reminded us students, «Try not to lose sight of your talents, look after them but don’t expect them to appear by magic; it’s possible there’s […]

Cristina Crisci - the Mag


«We have to resist. We have to insist and stay up there again if it is possible. Touching the clouds. Or living high up like two acrobats», sings Daniele Silvestri in his latest album, a project that was particularly successful and strangely enough considering the average tastes of Italian music, it hit the charts. To him, a guest in Umbria, we have dedicated our cover, a small show of our intentions between April and May, like designing a post-spring calendar, […]


It was 1926 when Giuseppe Paci decided to take over the ex-stationary store Valori in the central Vitelli Square (today Matteotti Square) and open his «Libreria La Tifernate» (Tiferno Bookshop). However, during that period, the number of readers was so small that, to be able to survive selling only books, would have been utopia. by Cristina Crisci For this reason, the shop became a ‘bazaar’ where you could buy a little bit of everything: stationary, books, musical articles, sports articles, […]

Cristina Crisci - the Mag


[quote]«I don’t want to know where you are going, I want to know that you will come back»[/quote] When it came out in October – after 5 years of silence during which she became a mother – the first album by Carmen Consoli «L’abitudine di tornare» (The habit of coming back) I thought: «How great is this title»! I don’t know about you, but many times I have felt in when confronted with the habit of coming back, even more […]


It was 1958 when her father Silvio Nardi, entrepreneur in the mechanical agricultural sector in the Upper Tiber River Valley, produced the first bottle of “Brunello di Montalcino” from the winery of the Casale del Bosco. In 1985 Emilia Nardi began working in the company, the youngest daughter,  and she began working in management in 1990. She, together with her brothers decided to introduce radical changes in the wine production process and in the company management: she gave the go-ahead […]