Art has been an enormous part of artist Michelangelo Pistoletto’s life since his birth in 1933. He was born in Biella, Italy which is located in the region of Piemonte. He grew up under fascism during the war and was therefore made to believe in Mussolini. As a result of the chaos that surrounded him, church, and God brought a sense of hope upon Pistoletto. This hope and optimism helped inspire his works.
Folklore is an important element of Italian culture and there are many stories that are passed from one generation to the next. One of these is the mysterious tale of ‘The Cock’s Stone’.
Steve Schirripa is best known for his role in the TV series, ‘The Sopranos’, in which he played Bobby Baccalieri. In addition to a career in acting, he is also the producer and host of ‘Karma’s A B*tch!’ and ‘Nothing Personal’. Both are TV series broadcast on Investigation Discovery. However, he has now gone in a completely different direction with his career by entering an industry unrelated to media or the television. He has launched his own range of pasta sauces.
From Columbus finding the New World to today, Italians have immigrated to the United States. However, there was an era that saw a particularly large influx of Italians in the United States and this is now referred to as The Great Arrival.
Wolves play a huge part in the folklore of Italy with many tales featuring these creatures being passed down the generations. One such folklore tale is the ‘Wolf of Gubbio’, the wolf that terrorized the city of Gubbio in Umbria.