Tag : the mag

20 Aug 2018
Andrea Luccioli mentre sorride


It’s summer, babe. And with summer, beauty goes on the front cover. Oh gosh, it’s not like the other covers of The Mag didn’t focus on beauty (don’t be mad at us Monica Bellucci and Valentina Lodovini, just to mention a couple who have ended up on the cover), it’s just that this time, we chose the perfect combo: sea, umbrellas and beauty. After all, we have to sell! Ah no, we are a free press. So, don’t hold it […]

14 Jun 2018
Andrea Luccioli mentre sorride


I see my first editorial a little like this. A semi dark room. Many chairs around my chair. Every place is taken. The light is on me. And I say, “Hi, I’m Andrea”. And you all “Hi Andrea”. This to say that from today on I will feel a little more observed than usual, that I will tell of myself and I will tell stories, of people and much more. In other words, we will read each other often. Because […]

05 Nov 2015


MEZZE MANICHE WITH RIVER SHRIMP, CHERRY TOMATOES AND BASIL OVER PUMPKIN PUREE By Michele Marinelli and Natascia Trenti from Le Logge Restaurant Ingredients for 4 People: 400 g of Mezze maniche For the sauce in the pan: 200 g Deveined River Shrimp 20 Cherry Tomatoes 20 Basil leaves 1 cleaned garlic clove, cut in half 1 teaspoon of EVOO Pumpkin Puree: 300 g cleaned pumpkin pulp 1 small potato 1 scallion, EVOO Procedure: For the pumpkin puree begin by cleaning […]

21 Oct 2015


Save this date: 22th October 2015. This day is one of the important ones, to remember, for those of us who are passionate about TV series and technology. Whether you read this article before or after, on the 22th of October, Netflix is coming to Italy, the most widespread online TV in the world, with 60 million subscribers in 52 countries, which allows you to see millions of television shows, original TV series, documentaries and films from your own PC, […]

07 Sep 2015


Surely summer is the time that smiles most on music lovers. The number and the quality of the events, the open-air concert spaces, the longer days and the possibility of organizing your time better are opportunities so rich for a good rock n’roller not to take advantage. But in these multi-coloured hot summer days not everyone knows that there is an Italian pearl that is envied by Europe and maybe even in other continents, a real and true oasis of […]

15 Jul 2015

Fragasso & Drudi: A LIFE IN CINEMA

Director Claudio Fragasso and screenwriter, Rossella Drudi, are married in both life and their work. They are the authors of some of the most important Italian films of a certain genre: “La casa 5”, “After Death”, “Zombie 3”, “Virus”, “Rats” and “Milano Palermo Solo Andata”. And above all there’s “TROLL 2” – the 1990 film that had such an unexpected reception that it’s resulted in a series of nighttime screenings of the film and a festival organized every year in […]

09 Jul 2015


This year Alberto Burri will provide the testimonial for Umbria Jazz, which has chosen some of the artist’s works for its posters of events. So many colors and shapes seal this encounter between Umbria Jazz and the Fondazione Albizzini Collezione Burri, who both declined another way of celebrating Burri’s centenary but made not one, but three posters. According to the press conference, the maestro had had direct contact with Umbria Jazz for this type of collaboration, but it wasn’t completed. […]

07 May 2015

Burri’s Inn – The Mag 15

I was a little girl when I saw Burri for the first time. I can still clearly recall when he arrived at the Castello di Sorci in his four-by-four.   He was wearing a jacket with lots of pockets and was smiling and kind. The Castle’s massive kitchens still preserve the memory of the many dinners with my father and other friends. On the walls there are photos of Burri taken by my father at lots of different events. There’s […]

29 Apr 2015

A brooch for a wedding present – THE MAG 15

Vanna Volpi Picchi talks to us about the little known side of Burri; his love of hunting, his talent for sports and all the things he was passionate about. The brooch that Burri designed for the daughter of one of his best friends has, in the meantime, been around the world being shown in international exhibitions. Burri’s art and imagination had no boundaries. “For us he was part of the family. I’d known Burri ever since I was a child, […]

25 Feb 2015
Marco Risi

Marco Risi “I want to be like Billy Wilder”

Accomplished director Marco Risi directs Valentina Lodovini and Lucia Rossi, two actresses from the Altotiberina, in the film “Tre Tocchi” – released last November. They come together to tell the story of a group of, more or less young actors and their daily struggles for a breakthrough, who pass the time playing football. The film was presented at the Rome Film Festival. The film was well received wasn’t it? Marco Risi: «Yes it was, even though it’s an independent film […]

18 Feb 2015


In Citta di Castello’s historic town centre, a sixteenth century building has regained its former glory thanks to the research and commitment of Cecilia. Over the years the residence had become a maze of divisions that concealed its true nature. Not being afraid to experiment, she has managed, with the help of an architect, to infuse the ancient soul of Palazzo Tiberti with a contemporary spirit. The result is an elegant, 3 story home; on the first is the living area, […]

15 Jan 2015

Exit music for a film – L.M.Banksy – the Mag 13

With the divine Monica Bellucci on this the Mag edition’s cover, my focus has necessarily been on the deep connection between film and music. It’s an almost inseparable combination in many films and has reached its climax and became a true cinematic genre when the fascination with rock stars and the histories of music stars in general, has struck the imagination of writers, directors and producers. Taking advantage of the new release of films depicting the life of beloved musicians […]

14 Jan 2015

The Recipe by Chef Daniele Sebastiani – the Mag 13

TEMPURA OF CHARD WITH ROASTED TOMATOES, BUFFALO MOZZARELLA AND BASIL SAUCE The recipe by Chef Daniele Sebastiani in the Mag 13   INGREDIENTS: (Serves 4) 8 large chard leaves 4 mozzarella Di Bufala 4 ripe San Marzano tomatoes 160g extra virgin olive oil 50g basil 20g pine nuts 100g rice flour 100g corn flour (starch) 15g baking powder 1 small clove of garlic, finely chopped 15g brown sugar 2 sprigs marjoram 200g cold water Salt and pepper to taste   […]

05 Sep 2014

Up & Down – Kimberleigh Russell Welply

by Kimberleigh Russell Welply UP! 1 – Borrow it from the boys Borrow it from the boys. A trend that I have loved forever and one that is, finally, now beginning to get some real recognition this winter. Let’s face it – our boyfriend’s clothes always look better on us then they do on him anyway. Think oversized crisp white shirts, super soft menswear sweaters, huge t.shirts, his old levi jeans and his leather jacket. If your man is wearing it – […]

16 Jul 2014
Franco Barrese opera


by Lorenza Mangioni  Meeting Franco Barrese, a self-taught painter born in Città di Castello, means a journey through colour and sound, but especially one of the soul – inspired and moved by so many interests; in a meeting of a little over an hour he reveals a bit of his world of poetry, magic and travel. The appointment is in his beautiful home where you immediately notice the art and references to the great passions of his life; music and […]

18 Jun 2014
Kimberleigh Russell Welply -up-down

UP and DOWN – by Kimberleigh Russell Welply

UP! 1 – T-SHIRT WARS Recently social media has been inundated with the battle of the t-shirts between Macaulay Culkin and the oh so beautiful Ryan Gosling. And yes – it is funny. Just think of all the fun you could have this summer printing and personalising your t.shirts. So move over slogan tee’s – it’s time to make a statement in your own way.   2 – LEATHER SCARVES Watch this trend closely. It is in it’s infancy but […]

17 Apr 2014
Cristina Crisci - the Mag


by Cristina Crisci Defining beauty is a difficult task; maybe an unobtainable goal and one that can result in errors of judgement. So let’s just say that in this issue we try to talk about beauty without claiming to please everyone, but to highlight the experiences of some of those around us with a small journey, so to speak. First stop on our trip; fashion. Arianna Chieli, journalist and blogger. An appointment on the internet via email and messaging, we […]

04 Mar 2014

CaLibro Festival Volume Two – the Mag N8

CaLibro Volume Two – the Mag N8 After a previous success, it’s much easier to continue an adventure with a positive attitude. This was certainly the case for this year’s CaLibro; (from 27th to 30th March). The Mag caught up with three of the organizers, with a couple of questions for each. by Eleonora Mariucci Annalisa, from external interviewer to a CaLibro’ activist’; how do you learn how to organize a festival?  “There isn’t a ‘recipe’ as such. For the […]

21 Feb 2014

Graziano Scarabicchi – Never Stop | the Mag N8

Interview by Sandra Bischarini Talent is a blessing, but even such fortune needs to be nurtured with hard work. It wouldn’t be any different for the young man who left Monte Santa Maria after finishing his high school diploma, clearly determined to follow his life’s dream – “I wanted to be an actor”. This determination was the recurrent theme with which he built on his talent through study and dedication. The 29 year old started out as a model; favoured […]

20 Feb 2014

Giulia Mercati – A familiar flair for fashion

‘Willpower is strength’ This is the motto of Giulia Mercati, a designer of some 30 years from Sanseplocro. Clothing, for her is not merely a passion, but her achievements in the design world are something she works towards every day. ‘The Mag’ met with Giulia to hear her tale. by Marco Polchi We begin her story in 2009 – with a plain white T-shirt. “Yes, that was the first step. I had the idea of writing the words ‘Che Fico’ […]

11 Dec 2013

Michele Bravi – Social Factor

Michele Bravi – Social Factor Beating the significant point of 1 million viewers (on November 15, halfway through the competition, there were over 1,562,953 viewers) – about 30% more than last year – with peak time share of nearly 10% on Sky One (most important result of a pay per view channel both during the 24 hour period and at peak time viewing): X Factor 2013 has been confirmed as a high quality, reality talent show by the viewing figures […]

10 Dec 2013

The Mag, an always open stage

By Cristina Crisci Talents come and talents go. Then there are those that come again. To even things out within the circle of people who embrace The Mag’s stage, this time we’ve chosen a man for the front page! An actor, a dubber, decidedly handsome with a long professional history making him recognised by many… and one which happens to intertwine with Umbria. It is Giorgio Borghetti in his all-around interview with our new ‘name’; Lorenza Mangioni. The Mag’s effect has […]

15 Oct 2013


IN LINE WITH FASHION by Cristina Crisci We put in a lot for this issue, and often enjoyed moments of sharing ideas, tastes, words, and evenings out. The route we went down was to try to recount people’s life experiences, with a subtle underlying thread from the world of fashion. We don’t necessarily mean the “what am I going to wear tomorrow morning?” type of fashion. For example, the cover story, tells of a woman who started off as a model, […]

27 Aug 2013


THE MUSIC THAT TURNS AROUND by Editor in chief Cristina Crisci From being self-taught to having his compositions performed on the world’s premiere stages? That would be Salvatore Sciarrino. Compose the soundtrack for an Oscar winning film? That is what Michael Nyman did. Hang out with iconic rock stars and become the guru of Pop Art? Yes, that is Andy Warhol. Invade the Summer nights of the historic center of Città di Castello with DJs? That is the mission of […]

04 Feb 2013

Michele Bendini – The True Nature of Cooking

Michele Bendini is a local veterinarian with star qualities, a charismatic nature, crystal clear eyes and a vivid smile. And like a dream come true this local boy has gotten his big break in the form of an appearance on MasterChef Italia, the Sky Television talent show that has taken the country by storm. His profession is pets, but his passion is in the kitchen. The Mag: Tell us about these last frenetic months   Michele Bendini : «We shot the […]

10 Oct 2012

Grease is the Word! by Bernice Farrell

Anne-Marie can be very persuasive. ‘Just come and see what we’ve done so far’ she cajoled. And that’s why, rather reluctantly, I drove one March morning to La Scuola Media in Cortona to meet Patrizia, who teaches English there. She’d had an idea how to make her class of 13 year olds more confident about speaking English. They would do a play, in English, and put it on for their parents.  They had decided to do ‘Grease’, a full-blown American musical! They’d […]