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How Translating One Poem Led To A Profitable Spin-off

How Translating One Poem Led To A Profitable Spin-off Until I stumbled into this little side gig of translating Italian poetry, my idea of poetry didn’t go much further than, “Roses are red…” etc., etc. Occasionally, I read and reread … Continue reading

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St. Francis of Assisi

St. Francis of Assisi You don’t have to be a Christian or even religious to appreciate the life of St. Francis of Assisi. He cherished all of nature and creatures large and small. I mean, how can you not love … Continue reading

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EXPO 2015 Milano Poetry Translations

 Da Ischia L’Arte Here’s some fun news: The Italian poetry anthology “Da Ischia L’Arte,” written by Bruno Mancini and Roberta Panizza, in which several of my translations appeared, was featured at EXPO Milano 2015, where over 20 million visitors attended! … Continue reading

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Castello Ducale di Faicchio

  Castello Ducale Di Faicchio   The Ducal Castle of Faicchio was built in the XIV century and renewed in the following centuries.  It sits in Piazza Roma in the heart of Faicchio, province of Benevento.  It was once the … Continue reading

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BURANO

  BURANO The Original art 11”x14” acrylic on wrapped canvas is available for purchase on my art website http://www.pamelaallegretto-franz.com Quality giclee prints from greeting card size to poster size are available at http://pamela-allegretto.fineartamerica.com The fishing village of Burano stands on … Continue reading

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AMALFI COAST

AMALFI COAST          The diverse villages along the Amalfi Coast have been compared to a constellation, if this is the case, then the town of Amalfi is unquestionably the brightest star.  The Amalfitani like to boast: “The sun, … Continue reading

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SICILIAN CIARAMELLA

    Sicilian Ciaramella  The Sicilian Ciaramella is similar to the Scottish Bagpipe, however, the Sicilian instrument, made out of pigskin, is lustier in tone. Quality giclee prints from greeting card size to poster size are available on my finartamerica … Continue reading

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PIETRASANTA in TUSCANY

PIETRASANTA in TUSCANY Pietrasanta – the village of Pietrasanta sits high in the coastal hills of Tuscany.  It’s beach town, Marina di Pietrasanta is a favorite summer seaside resort for winter-weary weary Florentines and Pisans. Giclee prints from greeting card … Continue reading

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Venetian Gondolier

VENETIAN GONDOLIER Fiction writers glean ideas for character descriptions by various means.  If you’re a writer who enjoys sitting in a public location and scribbling notes on passersby, my recommendation for the primo spot to garner a wealth of character … Continue reading

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Lake Como / Lago di Como / Painting In Italy

  PAINTING IN ITALY / LAGO DI COMO Lake Como (Larius, as it was known to the Romans) has been called “the looking glass of Venus,” and Virgil pronounced it “our greatest lake.” Not to be out quoted, Stendhal characterized … Continue reading

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TUSCAN GOLD – 2

TUSCAN GOLD – 2 This painting is not mean to capture reality, I leave that to photographers.   This painting is about the color and mood of the day: golden.  What is a golden mood?  To me it’s the tranquility and … Continue reading

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PAINTING IN ITALY – TUSCANY – TROMP L’OEIL WINDOW VIEW

TUSCAN VIEW is another painting in my tromp l’oeil “Views To Go” collection.  The paintings in this collection are all acrylic on wrapped canvas, with the border and sides painted in wood tones to add to the illusion. The original painting … Continue reading

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PAINTING IN TUSCANY – SIENA

PAINTING IN TUSCANY – SIENA   The walled city of Siena lies on three sienna-colored hills in the center of Tuscany.  Planted solidly back in the Middle Ages, this show place of Italian Gothic preserves its original character perhaps more … Continue reading

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Sicilian View – Trompe L’Oeil Painting

SICILIAN VIEW – Trompe L’Oeil Painting – “Views to Go” I started my “Views To Go” collection while living in Hawaii. My art studio was a portion of a converted garage with one small window. I played with the idea … Continue reading

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Veduta di Vesuvio – Bay of Naples

PAINTING IN ITALY / BAY OF NAPLES / MOUNT VESUVIUS   The Neapolitan “soul” is guaranteed to squeeze your heart into submission. “Goethe wrote: “Naples is Paradise.  Everyone lives in a state of intoxicated self-forgetfulness, myself included.” No painting excursion … Continue reading

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