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N 24 B 2.7K C 50 E Dec 26, 2017 F Dec 28, 2017
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"...My Friends,
how can I send You many best greetings all over the world?
This is the special edition of the famous "Penettone"
created for the city of Milan (Italy);
on the box there is the icon of Milan,
the famous and precious Cathedral....
this is my special gift for YOU
wishing YOU a Magic Happy New Year,
Love, Peace, Harmony, Serenity and Joy and MAGIC...

╰❅☆❅╮✵╰❅☆❅╮✵╰❅☆❅╮✵╰❅☆❅╮✵╰❅☆❅╮

My Dear Friends,
"Good Bye" to the Old Year
Welcome New Year ...
I wish YOU
the best last days of the old year
and for the New Year
Everything wonderful you wish
and may your dreams come true...
I wish you, Family and Friends
I wish You and your Family and Friends
Peace, Love, Joy, Serenity, good health, success, prosperity,
and everything You wish for today
and for all your life...

Your Italian Friend
Elisabetta

✵╰❅☆❅╮✵ MAGIC HAPPY NEW YEAR..... ✵╰❅☆❅╮✵

♪ ℳℰ℘ ♪ ♪ ℳℰ℘ ♪ ♪ ℳℰ℘ ♪ ♪ ℳℰ℘ ♪ FOR A MUSIC I SUGGEST YOU:

Oh Happy Day - Happy New Year
www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsFNQO28l5U

ABBA - happy new year-
www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjD3_wRosFg

Diana Krall - Love is where you are
www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLEJAyYor9E


♪ ℳℰ℘ ♪ ♪ ℳℰ℘ ♪ ♪ ℳℰ℘ ♪ ♪ ℳℰ℘ ♪


EACH COMPOSITION IS REALIZED BY MYSELF IN MY HOME WITH MY OWN OBJECTS

I wish YOU all Magic....

*******❅☆❅*****ABOUT THE HISTORY*****❅☆❅*********
Panettone
is an Italian type of sweet bread loaf originally from Milan (in Milanese dialect of the Lombard language it is called paneton, pronounced [paneˈtuŋ] or [paneˈtũː]), usually prepared and enjoyed for Christmas and New Year in Western, Southern and Southeastern Europe as well as in South America, the Horn of Africa, and to a lesser extent in former French, Spanish and Portuguese colonies.

It has a cupola shape, which extends from a cylindrical base and is usually about 12–15 cm high for a panettone weighing 1 kg. Other bases may be used, such as an octagon, or a frustum with a star section shape more common to pandoro. It is made during a long process that involves curing the dough, which is acidic, similar to sourdough. The proofing process alone takes several days, giving the cake its distinctive fluffy characteristics. It contains candied orange, citron, and lemon zest, as well as raisins, which are added dry and not soaked. Many other variations are available such as plain or with chocolate. It is served in wedge shapes, vertically cut, accompanied with sweet hot beverages or a sweet wine, such as Asti or Moscato d'Asti. In some regions of Italy, it is served with crema di mascarpone, a cream made from mascarpone, eggs, sometimes dried or candied fruits, and typically a sweet liqueur such as amaretto; if mascarpone cheese is unavailable, zabaione is sometimes used as a substitute.

Efforts are under way to obtain Protected Designation of Origin and Denominazione di origine controllata status for this product, but, as of late 2008, this had not occurred.[5] Italian Agriculture Minister Paolo De Castro was looking at ways to protect genuine Italian cakes from growing competition in South America and whether action could be taken at the World Trade Organization.
FOR MORE INFORMATIONS:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panettone

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N 25 B 2.3K C 52 E Dec 26, 2017 F Dec 27, 2017
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"...My Friends,
how can I send You many kisses all over the world?
This is the special edition of the famous "Baci Perugina"
created for the city of Milan (Italy),
in fact on the traditional box there is the icon of Milan,
the famous and precious Cathedral....
this is my special gift for YOU
wishing YOU a Magic Happy New Year,
Love, Peace, Harmony, Serenity and Joy and MAGIC...

╰❅☆❅╮✵╰❅☆❅╮✵╰❅☆❅╮✵╰❅☆❅╮✵╰❅☆❅╮

My Dear Friends,
"Good Bye" to the Old Year
Welcome New Year ...
I wish YOU
the best last days of the old year
and for the New Year
Everything wonderful you wish
and may your dreams come true...
I wish you, Family and Friends
I wish You and your Family and Friends
Peace, Love, Joy, Serenity, good health, success, prosperity,
and everything You wish for today
and for all your life...

Your Italian Friend
Elisabetta

✵╰❅☆❅╮✵ MAGIC HAPPY NEW YEAR..... ✵╰❅☆❅╮✵

♪ ℳℰ℘ ♪ ♪ ℳℰ℘ ♪ ♪ ℳℰ℘ ♪ ♪ ℳℰ℘ ♪ FOR A MUSIC I SUGGEST YOU:

Oh Happy Day - Happy New Year
www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsFNQO28l5U

ABBA - happy new year-
www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjD3_wRosFg

Diana Krall - Love is where you are
www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLEJAyYor9E


♪ ℳℰ℘ ♪ ♪ ℳℰ℘ ♪ ♪ ℳℰ℘ ♪ ♪ ℳℰ℘ ♪


EACH COMPOSITION IS REALIZED BY MYSELF IN MY HOME WITH MY OWN OBJECTS

I wish YOU all Magic....

*******❅☆❅*****ABOUT THE HISTORY*****❅☆❅*********
THE ROMANTIC STORY
Once upon a time, a young chocolatier named Luisa Spagnoli fell in love with Giovanni Buitoni, a founder of the Perugina chocolate company, and he with her. The only cloud in the match made in chocolate heaven? Luisa's husband was the other founder.
According to sweet legend, Luisa wrapped romantic notes around the chocolates that she sent to Giovanni for his inspection. Inspired by their secret love, she began to make her bite-sized chocolates as delectable as her messages: silky, dark-chocolate exterior enveloping gianduja, a whipped chocolate filling blended with finely-chopped hazelnuts, and all finished with a whole hazelnut crown.

Nearly 100 years later, Perugina continues the tradition of Luisa's Baci (Italian for "kisses"), love notes and all, in addition to an extensive selection of other high-quality chocolate confections. The company remains located just outside of Perugia, a hilltop town in central Italy, where the two star-cross'd lovers first met.
For more informations:
www.nestle.com/aboutus/history/nestle-company-history/lui...
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they are made with the eye, heart and head.”
[Henry Cartier Bresson]

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N 59 B 8.4K C 111 E Dec 20, 2017 F Dec 21, 2017
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...IMAGINE TO BE HERE....
the most important Italian Gothic Cathedral for YOU
FOR A MAGIC MERRY CHRISTMAS...
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Milan Cathedral
is the cathedral church of Milan, Italy. Dedicated to St Mary of the Nativity (Santa Maria Nascente), it is the seat of the Archbishop of Milan, currently Cardinal Angelo Scola. The Gothic cathedral took nearly six centuries to complete. It is the largest church in Italy (the larger St. Peter's Basilica is in the State of Vatican City) and the fifth largest in the world.

Milan's layout, with streets either radiating from the Duomo or circling it, reveals that the Duomo occupies what was the most central site in Roman Mediolanum, that of the public basilica facing the forum. The first cathedral, the "new basilica" (basilica nova) dedicated to St Thecla, was completed by 355. It seems to share, on a slightly smaller scale, the plan of the contemporaneous church recently rediscovered beneath Tower Hill in London. An adjoining basilica was erected in 836. The old octagonal baptistery, the Battistero Paleocristiano, dates to 335 and still can be visited under the Milan Cathedral. When a fire damaged the cathedral and basilica in 1075, they were rebuilt as the Duomo.

Construction begins
In 1386, Archbishop Antonio da Saluzzo began construction of the cathedral. Start of the construction coincided with the ascension to power in Milan of the archbishop's cousin Gian Galeazzo Visconti, and was meant as a reward to the noble and working classes, who had suffered under his tyrannical Visconti predecessor Barnabò. Before actual work began, three main buildings were demolished: the palace of the Archbishop, the Ordinari Palace and the Baptistry of St. Stephen at the Spring, while the old church of Sta. Maria Maggiore was exploited as a stone quarry. Enthusiasm for the immense new building soon spread among the population, and the shrewd Gian Galeazzo, together with his cousin the archbishop, collected large donations for the work-in-progress. The construction program was strictly regulated under the "Fabbrica del Duomo", which had 300 employees led by first chief engineer Simone da Orsenigo. Orsenigo initially planned to build the cathedral from brick in Lombard Gothic style.

Visconti had ambitions to follow the newest trends in European architecture. In 1389, a French chief engineer, Nicolas de Bonaventure, was appointed, adding to the church its Rayonnant Gothic, a French style not typical for Italy. He decided that the brick structure should be panelled with marble. Galeazzo gave the Fabbrica del Duomo exclusive use of the marble from the Candoglia quarry and exempted it from taxes. Ten years later another French architect, Jean Mignot, was called from Paris to judge and improve upon the work done, as the masons needed new technical aid to lift stones to an unprecedented height. Mignot declared all the work done up till then as in pericolo di ruina ("peril of ruin"), as it had been done sine scienzia ("without science"). In the following years Mignot's forecasts proved untrue, but they spurred Galeazzo's engineers to improve their instruments and techniques. Work proceeded quickly, and at the death of Gian Galeazzo in 1402, almost half the cathedral was complete. Construction, however, stalled almost totally until 1480, for lack of money and ideas: the most notable works of this period were the tombs of Marco Carelli and Pope Martin V (1424) and the windows of the apse (1470s), of which those extant portray St. John the Evangelist, by Cristoforo de' Mottis, and Saint Eligius and San John of Damascus, both by Niccolò da Varallo. In 1452, under Francesco Sforza, the nave and the aisles were completed up to the sixth bay.
Giovanni Antonio Amadeo on the "Amadeo's Little Spire".
In 1500 to 1510, under Ludovico Sforza, the octagonal cupola was completed, and decorated in the interior with four series of 15 statues each, portraying saints, prophets, sibyls and other characters of the Bible. The exterior long remained without any decoration, except for the Guglietto dell'Amadeo ("Amadeo's Little Spire"), constructed 1507-1510. This is a Renaissance masterwork which nevertheless harmonized well with the general Gothic appearance of the church.

During the subsequent Spanish domination, the new church proved usable, even though the interior remained largely unfinished, and some bays of the nave and the transepts were still missing. In 1552 Giacomo Antegnati was commissioned to build a large organ for the north side of the choir, and Giuseppe Meda provided four of the sixteen pales which were to decorate the altar area (the program was completed by Federico Borromeo). In 1562, Marco d' Agrate's St. Bartholomew and the famous Trivulzio candelabrum (12th century) were added.
The plan consists of a nave with four side-aisles, crossed by a transept and then followed by choir and apse. The height of the nave is about 45 meters, the highest Gothic vaults of a complete church (less than the 48 meters of Beauvais Cathedral, which was never completed).

The roof is open to tourists (for a fee), which allows many a close-up view of some spectacular sculpture that would otherwise be unappreciated. The roof of the cathedral is renowned for the forest of openwork pinnacles and spires, set upon delicate flying buttresses.

The cathedral's five broad naves, divided by 40 pillars, are reflected in the hierarchic openings of the façade. Even the transepts have aisles. The nave columns are 24.5 metres (80 ft) high, and the apsidal windows are 20.7 x 8.5 metres (68 x 28 feet). The huge building is of brick construction, faced with marble from the quarries which Gian Galeazzo Visconti donated in perpetuity to the cathedral chapter. Its maintenance and repairs are very complicated.
FORE MORE INFORMATIONS:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milan_Cathedral

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N 34 B 4.6K C 54 E Dec 20, 2017 F Dec 21, 2017
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.... IMAGINE TO BE HERE....
ENJOYING THIS MAGIC ARCHITECTURE....
ENJOYING THE MOST DELICIOUS REAL "PANETTONE"
(the famous Christmas Cake in Milan)
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Since 1824 Pasticceria Marchesi’s products are still made the old-fashion way: by hand, using the simplest, freshest ingredients possible.
Pasticceria Marchesi, one of Milan’s most iconic cafes, was founded almost 200 years ago in the same location in which it continues to operate today, the tale of this landmark venue is one of the tradition triumphing over trend. It is a story of classicism guided by the beguiling hand of creativity.

for more informations:
www.pasticceriamarchesi.it/index.html


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The Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
is one of the world's oldest shopping malls. Housed within a four-story double arcade in central Milan, the Galleria is named after Victor Emmanuel II, the first king of the Kingdom of Italy. It was designed in 1861 and built by Giuseppe Mengoni between 1865 and 1877.
The structure consists of two glass-vaulted arcades intersecting in an octagon covering the street connecting Piazza del Duomo to Piazza della Scala. The street is covered by an arching glass and cast iron roof, a popular design for 19th-century arcades, such as the Burlington Arcade in London, which was the prototype for larger glazed shopping arcades, beginning with the Saint-Hubert Gallery in Brussels (opened in 1847), the Passazh in St Petersburg (opened in 1848), the Galleria Umberto I in Naples (opened in 1890) and the Budapest Galleria.
The central octagonal space is topped with a glass dome. The Milanese Galleria was larger in scale than its predecessors and was an important step in the evolution of the modern glazed and enclosed shopping mall, of which it was the direct progenitor. It has inspired the use of the term galleria for many other shopping arcades and malls.

On the ground of the central octagonal, there are four mosaics portraying the coat of arms of the three capitals of the Kingdom of Italy (Turin, Florence and Rome) plus Milan's. Tradition says that if a person spins around three times with a heel on the testicles of the bull from Turin coat of arms this will bring good luck. This practice causes damage to the mosaic: a hole developed on the place of the bull's genitals.

The Galleria connects two of Milan's most famous landmarks: The Duomo and the Teatro Alla Scala, but the Galleria is a landmark in its own right.
The Galleria is often nicknamed il salotto di Milano (Milan's drawing room), due to its numerous shops and importance as a common Milanese meeting and dining place.

As of 2013, the arcade principally contains luxury retailers selling haute couture, jewelry, books and paintings, as well as restaurants, cafés, and bars. The Galleria is famous for being home to some of the oldest shops and restaurants in Milan, such as Biffi Caffè (founded in 1867 by Paolo Biffi, pastry chef to the monarch), the Savini restaurant and the Art Nouveau classic Camparino in Galleria.


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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galleria_Vittorio_Emanuele_II

FOR THE PLACE:
wikimapia.org/#lang=it&lat=45.465673&lon=9.189849...

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wikimapia.org/#lang=it&lat=45.465673&lon=9.189849...
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“It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera…

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[Henry Cartier Bresson]

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N 34 B 1.2K C 49 E Dec 20, 2017 F Dec 21, 2017
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inside the famous Galleria Vittorio Emanuele...
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BELIEVE IN PEACE AND LOVE...
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LOVE, JOY, HAPPINESS, PROSPERITY
FOR ALL OF YOU
FROM THE VERY DEEP OF MY HEART
IN THIS NIGHT AND FOREVER.
MAY YOUR DREAMS BECOME REALITY.
YOUR FRIEND
Elisabetta


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“It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera…

they are made with the eye, heart and head.”

[Henry Cartier Bresson]

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Please don't use any of my images on websites, blogs or other media without my explicit written permission.

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