• Interviews

    Luca Guadagnino - director

    As a child my parents left me free to explore anything that attracted me culturally. I remember falling in love with the work of American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. His work is elegant but rather provocative. There was a girl in my class having a birthday and I gave her the book. It turned into a scandal. My mother was called up to the school Principal and the school demanded that she reprimand her son. My mother said 'no, we will not punish Luca, in fact we are proud of him in appreciating the art of that great book.' My mother didn't actually care for Mapplethorpe at all but she was very respectful of cultural curiosity. I was allowed independence in taste and that gave me the confidence to become a director.

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    Serena Autieri - actress, singer, presenter

    Naples has a richness, a complex heritage and those that come from Naples have a tendency towards the arts. If you have a slight inclination for any sort of art, whether that be musical, theatrical or fine arts, Naples helps you, supports you and takes you there.

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  • Interviews

    L.G.R Italian handmade eyewear is now available for purchase on An Affair with Italy

    Italian sisters, fashion stylist Jessica and model Roberta Pecoraro wear L.G.R eyewear and share their love of Italian style.

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  • Interviews

    Giovanni Soldini - sailor

    I am no better than any other sailor. Sometimes you can win a race for many reasons... your boat is well prepared, you have good luck in the moment you have the right tactics for the right race. But I think what makes me different is the fact that I am an old style sailor. I started many years ago with no money, and I had to do everything by myself. I am always with my boat from the beginning... I like to fix everything, I know how to do all the tasks on deck. 360 degrees. Many sailors just walk on board with everything done for them. This is not me.

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  • Interviews

    Luca Zingaretti - actor, director

    Years in theatre is very important for any actor. This is really where the school begins. You work all day to resolve the problem of acting... how you have to move your hands, how you have to move your legs, how you have to tell your lines. There are a lot of questions to get to the answers. In theatre you learn to truly focus. You have to have the resolve to be so focused for one or two hours. The world around you doesn't exist.

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  • Interviews

    Tina Arena - singer-songwriter, actress and producer

    Being a mother in today's age is challenging, everybody tells you that you can do everything, but really I don't know who came up with that! I think we do the best we can but the expectation that you are a champion woman is absolute rubbish. Women go through their struggle and it is ok as long as you have a great network of communication around you... that support is imperative. If you see your mates and something is not right you talk to them, if you see that they are struggling do everything in your power to give them a helping hand. It's all about a sense of community.

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Travel

Pantelleria

the setting for my next escape

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Food & Wine

A 'Sardinian Summer' feast

Celebrating Summer with Giovanni Pilu and his team at stunning Pilu at Freshwater.

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Art & Design

A Bigger Splash

A film by Luca Guadagnino, an erotic drama infused with style and deception

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Fashion & Lifestyle

Victoria Hampshire wears L.G.R Italian handmade eyewear

Interior designer and founder of 'Capri-Positano' shares her love of Italian style

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Recipe of the Week

Wild Summer berries, goat's curd and meringues

from Giovanni Pilu's 'Summer Feast'

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Competition

Sicily Bag

Your chance to win a one-off Sicily Bag, handcrafted in Palermo.

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