A STORY IN COLOR
It is always difficult to encase Italy in the pages of this magazine. It is difficult because each edition involves choosing between the hundreds of stories that should be told. To help us in this tough selection, here’s a virtual tour to discover the most authentic Italy, which starts with the colors of its flag: green, white, red. Two are represented in this issue by one of the regions that has always been a jewel of Italian heritage, but which only recently seems to have been the subject of major and well deserved attention: Calabria, a place that actually expresses a kaleidoscope of experiences. Among other things, we tell you about the symbolic color of the nature there, that brilliant green that covers the vast mountain area of the Sila in summer, a destination particularly appreciated for its woods and mixed forests of conifers and deciduous trees, towards darker and more intense nuances in the vegetation that cloaks Aspromonte. To this tangible and inestimable heritage of beauty and nature, we wanted to bring in another symbolic color of Calabria, successful at every meal: that red of its peperoncino that strikes the palate, found in many typical preparations, most notably the salumi spread ’nduja, among the many reasons for the good reputation of this region. So as not to get too disorientated in this lively world, however, we need a bit of light. White, like that of the big screen before the start of a big feature film. We also tell you about the secrets of the Italian masters who bring movie dreams to life, from clothes to jewelry, hats and wigs, all the stage props for cinema, television and theater. And this is just the beginning of the story...
Co-editor & Vice President Paolo Del Panta
Editor in Chief Franco Del Panta