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DICEMBRE 2019  Festa Italiana Boynton Beach That's Amore Pizzeria

UNICO Highland Beach Spirit of Giving

Mediterranean FEST Dec 16th - Gallery 22

Jupiter Italian Fest

Fall Fashion Fete Photos

Travel Blog with/ Christina Ricci

Ray Livosi Live Frank Sinatra Crooner

Lamborghini Prosecco How to Pair Panettone


Mondo Italiano Magazine Publisher Luxury Chamber Media Group Editor Jay Iaco Shapiro Travel Editor Christina Ricci Contributing Columnist Frank LoRe Jr. Contributing Columnist Edmondo Catania Non-Profit Director Kolleen Poirier Event Coordinator James Lorenzo

UNICO - Brian Piccolo Awards Night Madison Michelle Borselino, Ann Matarazzo, Madison & Lisa Marie Conte Brown

Miss Mondo Italiano - Flavia Salzano Scott 


Meet Lamborghini's Chief Technical Officer - Maurizio Reggiani

Maurizio Reggiani was born in San Martino Spino (Northeastern Italy) on the 8th of February 1959 After his studies in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Modena, Maurizio Reggiani began his career in the automotive sector at Maserati, where he was in charge of engine construction and assembly from 1982 to 1987.

From 1987 to 1995 he was in charge of Engine and Transmission at Bugatti, where he was responsible for the powertrain of the EB110. Maurizio Reggiani joined Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A. in 1998 as Project Leader for the Murciélago until 2001, when he became Responsible of the R&D Powertrain and Suspension Division.

Since July 2006 Maurizio Reggiani has been Chief Technical Officer at Lamborghini, where he is in charge of developing long term strategies, including body and chassis technologies, powertrain, suspension and electronics. He also supervises all the product-driven technologies on the 12-cylinder Aventador and 10-cylinder Huracán models.

From January 2011 the Research and Development has taken over also the direction of the Centro Stile Lamborghini and his pool of designers and since 2013 he also has the responsibility of Lamborghini Squadra Corse, the Motorsport division of Automobili Lamborghini that boasts the Lamborghini Super Trofeo and the GT3 Championships. He is also involved in several professional societies, such as SAE International (Society of Automotive Engineers) and ATA (Associazione Tecnica dell’Automobile).


December 2019 Car of the Month

Lamborghini Silhouette

Year of manufacture: 1976 – 1979 Engine: V 8 – 3-litre displacement Power: 250 HP Max. speed: 260 km/h Number of pieces: 55

With the Targa roof, the Silhouette - which is the evolution of the Urraco – proposed an alternative open version with the intention of winning over the difficult United States market. The engine, now perfected, which had four overhead camshafts in the 3-litre version, allowed a maximum speed of 260 km/h. And despite this, after two prototypes, only 53 Silhouettes were produced, the last one being used and tested as the Jalpa prototype.


UNICO - Highland Beach Chapter Charitable Endevours - Winter 2019 / 2020

Alaina St. John - Administrative Assistant with Spirit of Giving, Ralph Gengo President of UNICO Highland Beach Chapter & Lindy Harvey the Director of Spirit of Giving

The Highland Beach Chapter of UNICO National Made some needy children happy this year.

Back Row: President Ralph Gengo & Treasurer Cleve Guy Front Row: Lexi Thompson from Palm Beach Symphony, Liz Leung the Music Therapist, Brittany Angulo from St Mary's Children's Hospital & Ashley Bowman

The UNICO Highland Beach Chapter Music Therapy Program Supplies music and cheer to many Oncology Pediatric children,located at Saint Mary’s Children’s Hospital, Palm Beach Medical Center.Because the hospital now has a music therapy program in its second year, sponsored by UNICO Highland Beach chapter,they qualified for free ukuleles donated by the Palm Beach Symphony. Two great organizations coming together to help children in need.


Eventi Italiani e Siciliani Florida Mediterranean Fest 2019 (Luxury Networking Event) December 16th, 2019 at Gallery 22 in Boca Raton in Royal Palm Place Shopping Plaza. $125 per person. Enjoy Gyorgy Lakatos Mediterranean Guitarist, Lamborghini Brand Champagne and mingling with affluent Mediterranean Philanthropists.. ffi: www.luxurychamber.com A Bronx Tale - The Musical January 7th at The Dreyfoos Concert Hall in the Kravis Center. West Palm Beach www.kravis.org President's & Philanthropists Cocktail Soiree February 17th 2020. A President's Day Party at Elite Health Center Miami. 6-9 pm. Italian Fest & Carnival February 1st 2020 at Venice Airport Festival Grounds Festa Italiana Ybor City (Florida's Largest Sicilian Festival) April 1st 2020 The Taste of Little Italy March 6-8th 2020 Port St. Lucie


Ferrari Club of America Miami-Dade Chapter Sat. Oct 12 at Noon - FCA LUNCH AT EXCLUSIVE LE SIRENUSE, FOUR SEASONS HOTEL, SURF CLUB, SURFSIDE. Join us at the glamorous and chic restaurant Le Sirenuse at Noon for an exclusive lunch at the historic, world-class Surf Club on the beach in Surfside. Symbolic of Italy’s new dolce vita, elegant, intimate Amalfi Coast hotel, Le Sirenuse crosses the Atlantic to moor in the gloriously restored ballroom and loggia of 1930s society icon, The Surf Club. Le Sirenuse Restaurant & Champagne Bar at The Surf Club Miami is located on the Four Season Hotel and delivers all the Mediterranean magic, genuine southern Italian cuisine, and high service standards that generations of guests have learned to associate with the celebrated Italian hospitality legend. Maximum 14 people. Individual checks. Complimentary reserved self-parking for our Ferraris, courtesy of FCA Miami-Dade. The valet will instruct where to park. A private VIP tour of the Four Seasons after lunch. Four Seasons Hotel at The Surf Club, 9011 Collins Ave, Surfside, FL 33154.

Sunday. Nov 3, 2019, FISHER ISLAND BRUNCH at PALAZZO DELLA LUNA. Join us for an intimate brunch and astrophysics lecture sponsored by Palazzo Della Luna on Fisher Island. Dr. Fiorella Terenzi, Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Florida International University and FCA Miami Dade Chapter President will lead a talk entitled “Amazing Moon: inspiring science, art and timeless architecture” following brunch in the brand new $20 million Sam Robin-designed residence in Palazzo Del Sol, the sister property to Palazzo Della Luna. Enjoy complimentary brunch overlooking South Beach, Government Cut and the Atlantic Ocean from this one-of-a-kind residence and walk away with perhaps a better understanding of the secrets the universe holds for us. Max 40 people. Must RSVP for security clearance and transportation instructions. RSVP:

Sunday. Nov 10, 2019, DEERING BAY ANNUAL CAR SHOW AT DEERING BAY YACHT & COUNTRY CLUB.  Deering Bay Annual Car Show at Deering Bay Yacht & Country Club, Coral Gables 10 am - 2 pm at the "Hidden Gem" of Coral Gables.  You will be delighted by a protected wildlife paradise, beautiful scenery and waterways.  All FCA members will receive a "Day at the Bay" VIP invitation to spend a day at the club and enjoy all amenities along with live music, food, beverages, raffles and more. $20 per person plus an unwrapped toy to donate to Coral Gables First Responders.  Maximum of 10 Ferraris RSVP: Daniella Tosta: d.tosta@dbycc.com


10 COMMANDMENTS OF ITALIAN CUISINE 1 - YOU SHALL NOT SIP CAPPUCCINO DURING A MEAL! Coffee and cappuccino are the pride of Italy in the world; but if the first is usually consumed at the end of the meal, the second, more substantial, is sipped at breakfast, usually accompanied by some pastry. You can ask for a cappuccino at the end of a meal, just know that most Italians don’t.

2 - RISOTTO AND PASTA ARE NOT A SIDE DISH The organization of courses in the Italian dining is unique and requires pasta and – most of the time – risotto to be served by themselves (apart from specific recipes such as Ossobuco milanese-style). The presentation of pasta as a side dish to others is widespread in several countries, but in Italy is seen almost as a sacrilege.

3 - YOU SHALL NOT ADD OIL TO PASTA WATER! Oil should not be added to pasta cooking water! Pasta dressing (and oil too) must be added only after you have drained it from its cooking water. Find out how to cook pasta like an Italian here.

4 - KETCHUP ON PASTA: PLEASE, DON’T This is one of the combinations that most shocks Italians; although ketchup may have some similarities to tomato sauce, pouring ketchup over pasta in the “Bel Paese” is considered a real gourmet crime. Keep ketchup for your french fries or hot dogs, please!

5 - SPAGHETTI BOLOGNESE? NO WAY, IT’S TAGLIATELLE! While probably being the world’s most popular Italian recipe, you will not find any restaurant in Bologna to eat it. That’s because the original Italian recipe is “Tagliatelle Bolognese” (not spaghetti). Although this may seem a minor detail, in real Italian cuisine the pairing of the right kind of pasta with the right sauce is considered almost sacred.

6 - CHICKEN PASTA: NOT IN ITALY Speaking with American friends, one of the most frequent requests is the advice for a typical Italian recipe for pasta with chicken. It’s always rather embarrassing to point out that in Italy there are no hot dishes featuring pasta and chicken.

7 - “CAESAR SALAD” This salad, which bears the name of its supposed creator, Caesar Cardini, is a part of the long list of recipes devised by chefs of Italian origin, but in fact is almost unknown in Italy.

8 - THE RED AND WHITE CHECKERED TABLECLOTH IS ONLY A STEREOTYPE! For some strange reason, these tablecloths are universally associated with our food and with the stereotype of the "spaghetti-eater", and abroad almost all the restaurants that want to play typical Italian use them. Probably, tourists who come to visit Italy remain somewhat disappointed when they discover that the checkered tablecloths are almost never used (only restaurants for tourists do!)

9 - “FETTUCCINE ALFREDO” ARE POPULAR ONLY OVERSEAS This is perhaps the most curious in this top ten. The fettuccine Alfredo is both the most famous “Italian” food in the United States and the least known dish in Italy. These noodles, seasoned with butter and Parmigiano Reggiano, are in fact actually been invented in the “Bel Paese”, specifically by Alfredo Di Lelio, the owner of a restaurant in Rome, but in Italy have never been imposed as a traditional dish. Overseas, however, have become increasingly popular and in time became a symbol of the good life in Rome. For this reason legions of American tourists coming to Italy hoping to enjoy the fettuccine Alfredo at every restaurant on the peninsula remain very disappointed.

10 - YOU SHALL RESPECT TRADITION AND WHAT ITALIAN MAMMA SAYS. She knows from her mamma, who knew from her mamma who knew from her mamma and so on. It's been tried and tested. And what a mother teaches at her daughter while they are cooking? That love is the center of all. We must share Italian food with your loved ones. It is what life, love and family are all about.


IL VOLO Announce New Album "10 Years" & A World Tour!! The new album, 10 Years – The Best of, offers all the best of Il Volo's repertoire, from "O Sole Mio" to "My Way" to "Grande Amore." The track list is comprised both by songs recorded in the studio and by new live recordings such as the June show in Matera, Italy which was filmed and will be broadcast later this year. Il Volo: Ten Years will make its premiere on PBS stations nationwide beginning November 30. Check your local listings for airdates & times.

In celebration of the 10-year anniversary, the group has also embarked on a world tour, which kicked off this past May in Japan, continues in Latin America beginning October 3, and arrives in North America on January 28. The 23-date North American tour will include stops at iconic venues like Radio City Music Hall, Chicago Theatre and Microsoft Theater. 

See them here in Florida: Orlando 2.20.2020 - Ft. Lauderdale 2.22.2020 - Tampa 2.24.2020


From Jersey to Florida's Shore - Mari Jo Sanzari Lends a Helping Hand Mari Jo Sanzari is a global and luxury real estate specialist with Keller Williams Luxury International, part of the largest real estate brokerage firm in the world. She began Sanzari Global Properties, which operates under Keller Williams- Palm Beaches. She has mastered the luxury waterfront, international and golf real estate sector, the negotiation of contracts, the relocation of out of state/country clients, the promotion of best practices, and the management of optimal P&L performance. She has also gone thorugh the rigorous training of becoming certified with the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing and is in the process of becoming part of the Million Dollar Guild. All within the two and a half years she has been in Palm Beach county, Florida. Mari Jo learned early on that one of the most important things you need to do in order to succeed in this business is to listen to your clients.  It is easy enough to say, however Mari Jo follows

MJ - Mari Jo Sanzari

through, distinguishing the needs and wants of each individual client. Understanding the clients must haves is the way she is able to find the home of their dreams at an amazing price; on the opposite side, making sure that they are able to sell their home at an exemplary price

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point and get to where they need to be when they need to be there. As a highly driven negotiator, Mari Jo does not stop until she gets the best deal for her client. Her network of global connections, vendors, contractors and fellow teammates, helps ensure that! Her hard drive and "time of the essence" mentality leaves no stone unturned, especially in a market such as the one we are presently in. There is no margin for error and she instills that mentality in her team. Mari Jo's abilities and high energy creates a tremendous amount of satisfaction among clients, which in turn brings a huge referral and repeat business network for her. Sanzari Global Properties offers nothing but unlimited sophistication, wealth of knowledge and unprecedented first class service to clients!


Where can I play Bocce Ball in South Florida? Palm Beach County Bocce Courts

Jupiter: George Carlin Park

Royal Palm Beach: Crestwood, Camellia & Veterans Parks.

Wellington: Aquatics Complex

Boynton Beach: Meadows Park, Boynton Lakes & Jaycee Park

Regulation size of bocce ball courts is 13' by 91' but with space so limited in South Florida

Lake Worth: Bryant & John Prince Memorial Parks

we do find many courts with much smaller dimensions. Backyard bocce ball courts are almost always smaller perhaps 6' by 64' feet

Delray Beach: Gov Lawton Chiles Park

and of course courts inside restaurants such as Louie Bossi Ristorante are much smaller and

Boca Raton: Louie Bossi's Italian Ristorante

meant mostly as a novelty and to enjoy a friendly game with family and friends just after that after dinner shot of sambuca. Those on

Broward County Bocce Courts

the larger courts tend to drink red wine but that is not always the case as there are some bocce

Fort Lauderdale: Louie Bossi's Italian Ristorante

ball players who do not drink at all. If you're looking for a really nice court in South Florida

Hallandale Beach: Golden Isles Tennis & Bocce Ball Courts

you will want to consider the court in La Piazza in Ironside Miami which was designed by businessman Ofer Mizrahi. The local Italian organizations especially Sons of

Miami-Dade County Bocce Courts

Italy are involved in charitable construction of local courts especially in Catholic schools and

Miami - Dante Fascell Park, Bocce Ristorante & Ironside Plaza

they are a great source to go to for Bocce Ball related events and even local places to play bocce ball. There is also a meetup group

Marathon Key Community Park

called Free Range Bocce Ball, they have many members but they do not play on a court rather

Big Pine Key Community Park

an open space. Baci - Bocce!!


Bella Venice known to Italians as Venezia

Gondolas, Canals, the iconic St Mark’s Square and Basilica, the romantic ambiance on waterside piazza's and of course delicious food… that's what I think of when I think of Venice, Italy. Venice is the capital of the Veneto region of Italy. It is in a group of 118 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by over 400 bridges. The Venetian Islands are located in the shallow Venetian Lagoon, an enclosed bay that lies between the mouths of the Po and the Piave river. Much of Venezia’s wealth is derived from salt production, which Venetians perfected by evaporating seawater from the lagoons surrounding the city. Salt was such a valuable commodity that it was used to pay armies for their service, this is where the word “salary” came from, which we all still use today. A dish not to miss, in Venenzia, is Branzino Intrecciato, Mediterranean Sea Bass braided with rosemary and baked in white wine. So rich in flavor you won't forget it just like this amazing city! Each area and corner of Bella Italy has its own charm and style! Italy holds an absolute lifetime of dreams waiting to happen along with world history and personal history for all Italians! Contact me to craft your Italy dream vacation!

christina@estreemedescapes.com or 949-697-4580.

Ciao Christina


Profile for Luxury Chamber Media Group

Italian and Sicilian Events in Florida 2020 - Festivals by UNICO, Sons of Italy, NIAF and Ybor City  

lorida Mediterranean Fest 2019 (Luxury Networking Event) December 16th, 2019 at Gallery 22 in Boca Raton in Royal Palm Place Shopping Plaz...

Italian and Sicilian Events in Florida 2020 - Festivals by UNICO, Sons of Italy, NIAF and Ybor City  

lorida Mediterranean Fest 2019 (Luxury Networking Event) December 16th, 2019 at Gallery 22 in Boca Raton in Royal Palm Place Shopping Plaz...