Italian Actors
Wednesday, August 27TH, 2014 by
In this section you will find some info about the most successful and beloved Italian actors. The list is not complete, if you have a favorite actor that is not listed here, leave a comment!   In the picture: Isabella Rossellini in a stamp from Benin. Ph. credit:
Italian Television in the 1960s
Thursday, September 29TH, 2011 by
At the beginning of the 1960s RAI introduced a new channel, RAI 2 (“due”), usually called "il secondo" or “the second one.” With the new channel the programs on offer doubled, even though both channels still didn’t broadcast twenty-four hours a day. The original channel was the home of the...
Italian Television
Thursday, September 29TH, 2011 by
  Italian Television Like in North America and other parts of the industrialized world television in Italy has been a cultural phenomenon since its inception. Since the beginning of broadcasting on January 3rd, 1954, television has been a fundamental part of the public and private lives of...
Pietro Taricone
Sunday, November 21TH, 2010 by
  Pietro Taricone and fiancee Kasia Smutniak   While Pietro Taricone didn't win the first edition of "Big Brother," he won Italian hearts the moment he stepped on screen.   The first edition of the Italian version of the "Big Brother"  hit the airwaves in 2000 and...
Daria Bignardi
Sunday, November 21TH, 2010 by
  Daria Bignardi (photo from Wikipedia)What strikes the most about Daria Bignardi are her versatility and her incredibly young looks, despite the fact that she has been on Italian television for over two decades. She was able to move from hosting the number one edition of Big Brother to become a...
Sabina Guzzanti
Wednesday, November 10TH, 2010 by
Sabina Guzzanti at Cannes for her movie DraquilaThe Guzzanti family has truly become a public affair within Italian society, as each member is somehow a public figure and is allowed to speak and appear pretty much at any condition they demand. Sabina is the daughter of Paolo, a prominent journalist...
Emilio Fede
Wednesday, November 03TH, 2010 by
Emilio Fede (Photo From ) The younger generations see Emilio Fede as an anchorman who is able to deviate from just telling the news. Nowadays, Fede is known more as a showman and comedian, than a journalist. The truth is, however, that Emilio Fede has a long history...
Beppe Grillo
Monday, November 01TH, 2010 by
Beppe Grillo on stageBeppe Grillo is one of the most recognized and probably most talented Italian stand up comedian. For almost 40 years he has entertained the Italian public through every media, and some of his most memorable performances  entered the history of Italian popular culture. Grillo...
Pippo Baudo
Tuesday, October 12TH, 2010 by
From Left: Baudo, Bongiorno, Corrado, Tortora Pippo Baudo is one of the best known figures on Italian television.   The Early Years Baudo was always interested in show business and as a boy tried his hand in theater. Pippo gained a small amount of fame as a piano player and singer while he was...
Simona Ventura: An Interview with an Italian TV Icon
Wednesday, September 22TH, 2010 by
Simona Ventura is an icon of Italian television who started out on Rai Uno's Domani Sposi with Giancarlo Magalli and translated her love of sport into a successful career as a correspondent during events like World Cup Italia '90 and the Barcelona Olympics. Ventura has participated in such popular...