Musica, musica, musica

I love listening to Italian music.  And now with the
increased popularity of Italian music on the American
music scene – Il Divo, Il Volo, Josh Groban and Andrea
Boccelli, perhaps you will too.

I have listed below my favorites.  Keep in mind that I hate
rap and most everything the young people like these
days.  Most of these artists can be purchased on
Amazon.com and perhaps you can even listen to some
tracks before purchasing.  Also, here is a website about
Italian music with links to artists, etc.
http://italian.about.com/od/music/Music.htm

Claudio Baglioni (my first love)
Eros Ramazzotti
Adriano Celentano
Biagio Antonacci
Patrizio Buanne
Vittorio Grigolo
Ricardo Cocciante
Antonello Venditti
Amedeo Minghi
Alex Baroni
Al Bano
Umberto Tozzi
Michelle Zarrillo
Marco Mazini
Mario Frangoulis
Pino Daniele
Gianni Morandi
Marietta Nava
Laura Pausini
Giorgia
Zucchero (has a great duet cd)
Il Volo
MY FAVORITE ITALIAN MOVIES


This list is limited to the ones that I have watched and loved.  There are many
more out there.

The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance

La Vita E’ Bella -  Life is Beautiful

Cinema Paradiso

Stealing Beauty

Il Postino

Bread & Tulips

Ciao Professore

The Star Maker

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (not really Italian, but gives insight to Italy “durante
la guerra”)

Any films you can find with Toto’

L'ultimo Baccio

The Last Victory (about Siena neighborhoods during the Palio)  available thru
Netflix
SUGGESTED READING:

I
taly: Instructions for Use by Nan McElroy

Just Enough Italian by D.L. Ellis

Knopf Tour Book of Florence

A Thousand Days in Tuscany by Marlena de Blasi

A Thousand Days in Venice by Marlena de Blasi

The Passion of Artemisia by Susan Vreeland

History of the Italian People by Giuliano Procacci

Summer’s Lease by John Mortimer

The Sixteen Pleasures by Robert Hellenga

Bella Tuscany & Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes

Too Much Tuscan Sun by Dario Castagno and Robert Rodi

Ciao America by Beppe Severgnini

Cold Tuscan Stone by David Wagner
MUSIC
MOVIES
and
READING