Italian magazines

Chi Wedding Special: Chi launches the special edition dedicated to vip weddings

Since Friday 8 February will be available Chi Weddings Special, a collection number made by Chi, Italy’s most widely read people magazine edited by Alfonso Signorini. This much-anticipated special issue, now in its fourth edition, offers readers a look at the weddings of Italian and international celebrities weddings, as they romantically said “I do” during the last year.

In fact, 2018 was particularly rich in weddings of famous personalities; from the royal wedding of Harry and Meghan to the much-loved Chiara Ferragni and Fedez who celebrated their big day against the spectacular backdrop of the Sicilian town of Noto.

But also Eugenie of York and the wedding of the popular chef Carlo Cracco Rosa, and not forgetting Daniele Bossari, winner of the latest edition of GFVIP, with Filippa Lagerback, the actor Claudio Santamaria with Francesca Barra, Emanuela Folliero, Hugh Grant and many other celebrities including Vincent Cassel who pronounced “I do” with model Tina Kunakey.

Chi Weddings Special presents these and other weddings with splendid photographic coverage: a unique look, full of curiosities and details, that captures the most important moment in the life of couples loved and followed by the public.

The Weddings Special of Chi, which remains much-loved by the public, confirms itself as an indispensable tool for the organisation of weddings, with a wealth of advice on locations, gifts as well as clothes, menus and honeymoon destinations. By flicking through this special issue readers can dream and find inspiration for their own weddings with the atmosphere and details of those celebrated by VIPs.

Chi Weddings Special will be on newsstands from Friday 8 February in a bound edition of 132 pages at the price of €3.50. It will also be available in a digital version with the Chi app, available for iOs and Android.


Raffaele Leone appointed as new editor of Focus

Starting from the 21 February issue, Raffaele Leone will be the new editor of Focus, the Mondadori Group brand that is a point of reference in popular science and entertainment.

Leone will further enhance a successful formula that has made Focus Italy’s most widely-read magazine, thanks to an even broader range of content and a new look at current affairs, with a continuing scientific approach and a rigorous analysis of the facts.

Born in Catania, Leone, who is 58, began his career on the newspaper La Sicilia, before joining the editorial team of the Indipendente. In 1994 he moved to Il Giornale where he covered a number of roles, including news editor, bureau chief at the Rome office and then central managing editor. In 2006 he was appointed deputy editor of the magazine Grazia, before moving one year later to Panorama, firstly as deputy editor in 2007, executive deputy editor in 2009 and editor-in-chief in 2018.

At the same time Jacopo Loredan – that the Mondadori Group wishes to thank for the professionalism, passion and energy  with which he has led the magazine – will take on the role of event and brand development manager.

Following the success of the first edition of Focus Live, which took place last November in collaboration with the Leonardo da Vinci National Museum of Science and Technology, this year Focus will take its exclusive formula to other cities in Italy, with the aim of further developing the brand’s presence around the country.


Icon Design: Annalisa Rosso to be the new editor. Maria Cristina Didero editor-at-large

From January Annalisa Rosso will be the new editor of Icon Design, the upscale magazine of design, architecture and interiors of the Mondadori Group; at the same time Maria Cristina Didero will take on the role of di editor-at-large.

With this new team, Icon Design will cover the world of design in all its varied facets through stories about cutting edge personalities, objects, homes and projects.
A multi-disciplinary and international approach open to the broadest range of issues and aimed at an expanding target of readers and advertisers, who have rewarded a formula that has become a point of reference with excellent results in terms of advertising revenues.

Design journalist and independent curator, Annalisa Rosso has written for and overseen production for numerous national and international titles, including Casa Vogue Brasil, Living, Alla Carta, Wallpaper, Ideat, 032c, Architektur und Wohnen. She led the launch of the new Domusweb designed by Mark Porter in 2017 and has worked as a consultant for numerous brands in the sector.
She has been a guest lecturer at the Design Canberra Festival 2018, the University of Genoa, TEDx Talks, the Salone del Mobile.Milano Shanghai and the Triennale in Milan.
She curated the seventh edition of Operae, the independent design fair in Turin, and the personal exhibition of Valentina Cameranesi in Milan’s 5VIE district, during Miart and the Milano Design Week in 2018.

Maria Cristina Didero is an independent curator, author and freelance journalist. She has worked with national and international institutions and a number of titles, including VogueDomus and Icon Design.
Her most recent projects include the exhibition SuperDesign in New York about radical Italian design; one-man show of Erez Nevi Pana entitled Vegan Design – Or The Art of Reduction for the Milan Design Week 2018; Fun House, an anthology dedicated to the Snarkitecture  collective, at the National Building Museum in Washington D.C.. During the latest edition of the Design Week in Prague, OKOLO has dedicated and curated an exhibition of her texts, graphically visualised.







Donna Moderna Negev Adenture: five runners have been selected to run 80 km in the Israeli desert

The stage is set for the Donna Moderna Negev Adventure, the project developed by Donna Moderna, the Mondadori Group brand leader in the women’s segment, along with Israel’s National Tourist Board and aimed at women who want to exceed their limits in running.

Donna Moderna has selected five runners, from more than 320 candidates, who at the end of October will fly to Israel to take part in an exciting 80 km run and discover the desert Negev Desret and some of the country’s wonders, along with the magazine’s editor Annalisa Monfreda and some of the journalistic team.
The runners chosen are: Elisa Adorni, Arianna Bianchini, Eleonora Suizzo, Francesca Valassi and Federica Verdoya.

“We aim to encourage women to exceed their limits and I am very happy to be able to test myself in this adventure and to discover the beautiful country that will host us,” commented the editor of Donna Moderna Annalisa Monfreda.

The run is in four stages, drawn up by Gianni Maccagni, race director at AdvTime, along with Federico Bertone, trail running instructor: from the north to the south of the Negev, a desert unspoiled for almost two million years and characterised by a very particular terrain of craters and erosion, with valleys and canyons that appear as if from nowhere.
The run will be interspersed with moment for relaxation and the discovery of some of the country’s tourist and cultural highlights.

“The desert will be an extraordinary and unexpected discovery for our runners; amazing, moving and fascinating them, and, above all, leaving a unforgettable memory of the colours of the landscape that will last a lifetime. We are extremely proud to have collaborated in this highly original project which, in addition to the splendour of the nature of the desert, will also highlight the multiplicity of women’s skills and how Israel is an exceptional place where everyone can take advantage of the many opportunities to realise themselves and their dreams,” declared Avital Kotzer Adari, director of Israel’s National Tourist Board.

The initiative, which was launched in June, has involved both beginners and experienced runners with a training programme promoted by Donna Moderna and based on targets  assisted and advised by motivational coach Max Monaco, trail running instructor Federico Bertone and Lucia Rossi, a pharmacist and nutritionist.
Moreover, the meetings organised around the country – the “Corri con noi” events, put together with the support of Adverteam – involved a total of 1,800 participants in three Italian cities who were able to train in groups under the guidance of qualified trainers.
The ambassadors of the project were Daniel Fontana, triathlon Olympic champion, and the marathon runners Luisa Balsamo and Anna Incerti.

Max Monaco and Federico Bertone will also be protagonists, along with the editor of, Donna Moderna Annalisa Monfreda and the director of Israel’s National Tourist Board Avital Kotzer Adari, of a talk show that will be held every evening at 6.30 pm at the Mondadori Megastore in Piazza Duomo in Milan.

The press, web and social media campaign has been run by Hunbranded.

The projects main partner is the Israeli National Tourist Board, that will allows us to discover the beauty of the Negev Desert and some of the country’s most fascinating locations.
Others partners include Nilit, the Israeli company that has patented the fibre Nylon 6.6 Sensil® Innergy and BV Sport, the French brand of technical sportswear made in Sensil® Innergy.
Gruppo Sodalis with the  brands Beauty&Personal
Care BioNikeBiopoint and Lycia.
Equilibra, a world leader in natural supplements.

Grazia, the world’s only italian fashion magazine, is 80

  • The Mondadori Group brand is published on 5 continents with 20 international editions, 17 million readers and 35 million unique users
  • This evening a celebratory evening will take place with Italian and world famous celebrities, including Pixie Lott, Ireland Basinger Baldwin, Patty Pravo and Eleonora Abbagnato.
    And in the role of exceptional “godmother”, the top model Nadège. A special prize will go to Alessandro Gassman for an outstanding career
    of more than 30 years.
  • On the occasion of its 80th anniversary, Grazia has produced a special collectors’ edition called Celebrating – Made in Grazia, in recognition of Italian beauty and talent.


Grazia, the Mondadori Group weekly that is a reference point in fashion and an authentic voice in current affairs, is celebrating its 80th anniversary by maintaining all of the passion and urgency  it started with.

First published in Italy in 1938, today Grazia  is the only 100% Italian fashion magazine sold across the world, from France and Great Britain, and from Mexico to China and Australia.

The title has accompanied generations of women thanks to a unique formula that combines fashion, current affairs and news; as well as investigations and background profiles, on issues of greatest interest, along with con exclusive features, a visionary style supported by great photographers and interviews with world-famous personalities, thanks to a continuous ongoing dialogue with leading protagonists around the world and a special relationship with celebrities, top models and designers.

Strong points that have enabled the iconic brand to evolve into a multi-channel system that is appreciated by the most dynamic and sophisticated readers and digital communities as the ideal interpreter of Made in Italy.

Today Grazia, which is published in 5 continents with 20 editions, reaches a total of more than 17 million readers with monthly sales of over 10 million copies, 35 million unique users every month and 13 million followers on social media, confirming its position as one of the preferred advertising vehicles for upscale fashion and cosmetics companies.


This evening an event will take place in Milan to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Grazia, the culmination of a series of special initiatives, organised during the year by the Italian magazine edited by Silvia Grilli with the hashtag #Graziayoungsince1938, to celebrate the history of the iconic brand of the Mondadori Group.

The event, which is being held at the prestigious Rotonda della Besana, will begin with cocktails before proceeding with an exclusive show inspired by the values that have made Grazia a distinctive brand that continues to evolve: Made in Italy, internationalism, creativity, elegance and sustainability.

Joining Ernesto Mauri, Chief Executive Officer of Mondadori Group, Silvia Grilli, editor of the magazine and Carla Vanni, director of the Grazia International Network, will be a range of Italian a world-famous international guests including: Pixie Lott,  Ireland Basinger Baldwin, daughter of Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin, Patty Pravo, Eleonora Abbagnato, the soprano Carly Paoli, Victoria Cabello, Filippa Lagerback, Alessia Marcuzzi and journalist Mia Ceran.


The exceptional “godmother” of the event will be Nadège, one of the most famous top models of the golden age of fashion and one of that small group of “super models” that revolutionised the fashion system, transforming themselves from mannequins into women with strong personalities able to enchant entire generations.

The actor Alessandro Gassman will receive a special prize for an outstanding career of over 30 years and social commitment, both in Italy and abroad, a manifestation of the values of excellence and responsibility that have always inspired Grazia’s journalistic mission. The special musical guest is Ofenbach, the French duo that has achieved world renown with their music with the hits Be Mine (three Platinum Discs in Italy) and Italy’s most played track on the radio in 2017, Katchi (Platinum Disc) and Party, and the new single Paradise.

The event has the support of the City of Milan Milano and the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, and coincides with the opening of the Milan Fashion Week.

During the evening it will also be possible to admire Terzo Paradiso by Michelangelo Pistoletto, a work which, on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of Grazia, was created by the artist using only recovered copies of the magazine to underline an eco-sustainable promise and reaffirm the role of the printed page in contemporary society: to inform and stimulate thought.

The installation will remain open to visitors of the historic site of the Rotonda della Besana during the whole of the Milan Fashion Week, which ends on 21 September.


Grazia also wanted to recognise Italian beauty and talent with a special issue Celebrating – Made in Grazia, a coffee table book featuring pages with interviews, stories and extraordinary images dedicated to the biggest Italian talents and international culture and genius as seen by important authors from our country.

The most famous models shot by celebrated photographers, such as Bianca Balti photographed by Gia Coppola, stories about the lives and work of our designers, the men and women of cinema, stars from the worlds of music, dance, sport, architecture, art, design and literature. Personalities form a whole range of areas, together to tell some unexpected tales in conversation such as those between Mika and Pierpaolo Piccioli, Diego Della Valle and Pierfrancesco Favino, Miuccia Prada and Alice Rohrwacher, or protraits of Roberto Bolle and Donatella Versace by writers such Marco Missiroli and Teresa Ciabatti.

The special collectors’ issue also an overview of Grazia covers form yesterday and today, by leading Italian artists such as Marcello Maloberti, Mimmo Paladino, Paola Pivi and Nico Vascellari.

Celebrating – Made in Grazia, in Italian and English,  is on sale from 18 September on newsstands and selected bookstores in major international cities.


The celebrations for the 80th anniversary of Grazia will continue on Tuesday 18 September with the Grazia Global Conference 2018.

A working conference at the Palazzo Mondadori, the Group’s headquarters, that will bring together the director of the Grazia International Network Carla Vanni and the managers and partners of the 20 editions of the magazine from around the world (Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Holland, the UK, Serbia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Russia, the United Arab Emirates, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, India, China, Korea, Morocco and Australia).

The meeting will feature special testimony from Rosita, Angela, Luca and Francesco Missoni; Robert Triefus, Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer,  Brand and Customer Engagement  of Gucci and Brunello Cucinelli, chairman and chief executive of the brand of the same name, and will also offer an opportunity to discuss trends and future scenarios for fashion in the digital age, with speeches by Carla Buzasi, Managing Director of WGSN and Giuliano Noci, professor of Strategy and Marketing and Pro-rector of the Chinese Territorial Hub of the Politecnico di Milano.

Interni at London Design Festival with “Design and destiny. A reflection on contemporary Italian design and architecture”

Interni and the Istituto Italiano di cultura in London present a cycle of 5 events with leading protagonists from the world of design

The first event, featuring Martino Gamper and Johanna Agerman Ross, will take place on Tuesday 18 September at 7.15 pm at L’Istituto Italiano di Cultura in London

Everything is ready for the London Design Festival, which will take place in the British capital from 15 to 23 September 2018. For the third year in a row, INTERNI, along with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in London, will be present for the launch of an important event: A Reflection on Contemporary Italian Design and Architecture (Progetto e destino. Una riflessione su design e architettura oggi in Italia). Five events featuring some of the most representative exponents of Italian design. The series of events, which will continue until  January 2019, aims to focus on the role that Italian creativity can play at the international level.

“When you don’t design”, is the title of the first conversation with Martino Gamper, designer and Johanna Agerman Ross, design and architecture curator at the V&A Museum, who will discuss the value of contemporary Italian design: its languages, aspirations and ideals. The recovery of a relationship with crafts and the tension with the industrial and technological activities of the discipline, the relationship with both the past and the future and the aesthetic and social value of the object in the century of global culture, but, above all, the sense of Italian identity in the world of contemporary design.

The event will be opened by Marco Delogu, director of the Istituto di Cultura Italiana, and Roberto Luongo, director of the Italian Trade Agency.

The event, which is open to the public, will take place on Tuesday 18 September at 7.15 pm, at the headquarters of L’Istituto Italiano di Cultura in 39 Belgrave Square, London SW1X 8NX, which will be transformed for the occasion into a unique stage. The subsequent two events will take place at the IIC on Thursday 18 October at 6.15 pm with Piero Lissoni, on Lissoni Associati, in conversation with Deyan Sudjic, and Monday 26 November at 7 pm with Alfonso Femia, Atelier(s) Alfonso Femia, in conversation with Matteo Vercelloni.

With thanks for collaboration to: Ristorante Granaio, Baglioni Hotels, CitizenM Hotels.

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Interni presents “House in Motion”

With this edition, Interni’s much-awaited exhibition event celebrates its 20th anniversary

Interni confirms its leadership in the professional living segment and in the communication of the design system:
• advertising revenues up by 8.5%
• a system of publications that distributes over 652,000 copies

HOUSE IN MOTION” is the title of the much anticipated exhibition-event conceived by the monthly magazine INTERNI, and that with this edition celebrates its first 20 years (1998-2018).
With the patronage of the City of Milan, “HOUSE IN MOTION” will run during the FuoriSalone, from 16 to 28 April, the courts of the University of Milan, at the Orto Botanico in Brera and at the Audi City Lab in Corso Venezia 11 (formerly the Seminario Arcivescovile), where INTERNI has extended the reach of its urban animation initiatives.

The Mondadori Group magazine edited by Gilda Bojardi has called on leading protagonists from the world of Italian design and designers and architects of international standing to examine the theme of the “House in Motion”, in collaboration with companies, multinationals, start-ups and institutions. The result is an extraordinary collection of over 32 exhibits, from installations (18) and design islands (14), to micro-architecture and macro-objects, all site-specific, that combine to create a mosaic of forward-looking styles and visions.

The designs interpret issues related to living and mobility which, increasingly intersect and contaminate each other to generate new lifestyles. The home becomes a place that responds to the needs of those who inhabit it and adapts to their evolution; at the same time, places of transition, stopovers and work, such as means of transport,  adopt the friendly and informal spirit of homes, in which technology has an increasingly decisive. It is an exchange that generates new behavioural models and unseen design solutions.

Massimo Iosa Ghini, with Italcer Group, has translated these ideas into a linear and open house  of ceramic panels, set in the beautiful Cortile della Farmacia, equipped with special software that transforms it into a space for social interaction and sharing (Home Co-Thinking). The Peter Pichler Architecture studio, meanwhile, has given form to an almost spacy structure made entirely of wood (Future Space) in the centre of the Cortile d’Onore, a sort of six-pointed star of organic and dynamic form. Lorenzo Damiani along with Ikea Italia Retail has designed a ‘transportable’ house, with mysterious interiors to be explored, which demonstrates the ability of the Swedish company to accompany change (Searching for Infinity). Diego Grandi, celebrates the 80th anniversary of the magazine Grazia, an international point of reference in the world of fashion, with an installation inspired by the succession of arches along the portico of Largo Richini, that will host activities and events, an open, fun and emotional space, with free entry and liked to the outside, that reflects the spirit of the magazine (Infinity Hub, a wandering place).

Among the most significant international participants is the British studio Stanton Williams Architects that with Focchi Group presents ‘Baldacchino’, a luminous pavilion in metal and plexiglass pavilion which becomes a space for a dance performance, and, from Turkey, Tabanlioglu Architects that with Nurus are proposing housEmotion an archetypal structure with vibrating borders that represents the place of origin; from which we leave in pursuit of new experiences.

Among other things, designs will be on show by Dario Curatolo with Regione Puglia, Aba-Paolo Belardi and Daniela Gerini with Regione Umbria, Davide Rampello with Jiuquitang Co., Lissoni Associati with Elisabetta Illy and Stefano Guindani, Filippo Taidelli with Universal Selecta and Casalgrande Padana, Labics with Elica, Alexander Bellman with Samsung Electronics Italia and 14 other design islands.

“INTERNI HOUSE IN MOTION” also has two co-producers: Audi, the premium brand of the Volkswagen Group, and Eni Gas e Luce, a new company of  Eni SpA for the retail sale of gas, electricity and energy solutions. Each of the main sponsors are presenting a high-impact installation, designed by internationally renowned architects and in dedicated locations: Mad Architects with Audi at the Audi City Lab, the former Seminario Arcivescovile in Corso Venezia 11, while Eni gas e luce with students from the SOS-School of Sustainability and Mario Cucinella Architects at the Orto Botanico in Brera.

Ma Yangsong from the Mad Architects Studio has designed for Audi an evocative ring of light (Fifth Ring) that hangs over and animates the courtyard of the palace in Corso Venezia 11, a mix of fog and reflections, a metaphor for the conjunction of innovation and the future, represented by on of the car manufacturer’s most surprising prototypes.

SOS-School of Sustainability and Mario Cucinella Architects meanwhile, brings the intangible beauty of energy behind the nature of the Orto Botanico in Brera, transforming the area into a smart city in which history lives alongside the most advanced urban models. Seven hundred small, well-lit and smart living units are the protagonists of an interactive space.


The music of R101, the official radio of “HOUSE IN MOTION”, will animate the evening of Friday 20 April with the music show R101 DUAL DIGITAL DJ SET featuring Aggness and Gerry Pulci while on Sunday 22, at the end of the first week of the exhibition and the FuoriSalone, an exclusive concert by the jazz pianist Danilo Rea.

The INTERNI system

In April the INTERNI integrated communication system is multiplied by six, underlining its role as the main source of information for the world of design. In fact, thanks to 4 print publications (INTERNI, INTERNI Panorama, the free press INTERNI King Size and the Guida FuoriSalone), a big event (“INTERNI HOUSE IN MOTION”) and INTERNI online (web site, app and social), the system offers tools that make it possible to be up to date in real time about trends, what’s new and previews related to the design world, making it an authentic vademecum for everyone who wants to find out about and find their way around an event that is unique in the world, the FuoriSalone.

The INTERNI system in numbers

With an appointment that gives to Milan a unique and exceptional level of visibility, the INTERNI system confirms its absolute leadership in the professional living segment with an 8.5% rise in advertising  revenues, as well as in the communication of the design system, transforming itself from a sector-based publication to a mass media platform. The brand’s strength derives from the figures that the entire INTERNI ecosystem can boast on this occasion: 55,000 copies of INTERNI, 200,000 copies of INTERNI/Panorama, 120,000 copies of INTERNI King Size, 250,000 copies of the Guida FuoriSalone, a total print run over 625,000 copies, with more than 4,000,000 readers and around 1,200 pages.

Further proof can also be seen on the territory: in fact, an important street advertising campaign is foreseen for “HOUSE IN MOTION” that includes banners in 15 locations in the centre of Milan, 1,000 flags for around 500 events, 10 shuttle bus retros, as well as totems, decorated newsstands, floor-graphics, station domination (Rho and Cadorna), windows and led walls (Megastore Mondadori in Piazza del Duomo and the Rizzoli Store in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele).

To find your way around the increasingly rich panorama of appointments planned for the Milan Design Week, a must-have is the Guida FuoriSalone® – which is also available as a free app for iPad, iPhone and Android devices (tablets and smartphones) – which provides a reasoned summary of over 400 events and a day by day list of appointments involving the companies, designers and architects participating in the FuoriSalone, and the Guida Zee Milano (available only in the digital version) with a selection of new itineraries and fashionable locations around the city: from design to shopping, and from department stores to restaurants and hotels.

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Donne come noi: on stage with Tosca at the teatro Franco Parenti in Milan

The show inspired by the book “Donne come noi” written by Donna Moderna and published by Sperling&Kupfer

Donne come noi is the name of the show produced by Donna Moderna, in collaboration with the Teatro Franco Parenti, that will open in Milano on 17 April 2018 before going on to tour Italy.

Based on the book of the same name, written by 34 journalists on the editorial team of the magazine, and published by Sperling & Kupfer. Donne come noi is a collection of 100 stories of contemporary Italian women who on the strength of their tenacity, competence and courage have achieved something important.

They include: Fabiola Gianotti director general of CERN, Pinin Brambilla Barcilon restorer of the Last Supper, Elena Cattaneo pharmacologist, biologist and life senator, well know for her research in stem cells and Huntington’s disease, Chiara Vigo weaver and the world’s last great expert of fine linen, Paola Zukar the lady of rap and manager of artists such as Fabri Fibra and Marracash, Roberta Buzzolani Chief Prosecutor of Sciacca, Francesca Bosco one of Italy’s best-known criminologists, Bebe Vio fencer and paralympic champion, Sofia Goggia one of the world’s leading skiers and winner of the downhil gold medal at the recent Winter Olympic Games.

The show by Giulia Minoli and Emanuela Giordano, brings to the stage 5 actors who interpret some of the protagonists of the book, accompanied by piano, cello and accordion. The leading part is played by actor and singer Tosca with Giovanna Famulari, Maria Chiara Augenti, Eleonora De Luca, Rita Ferraro and Fabia Salvucci who together will tell the stories of women who have changed ytheir lives and those of others, that are a hope for the future, who can be taken as models and examples.

Donne come noi is a project dedicated to female empowerment. Empowerment means giving both power and responsibility to someone. In this case it means encouraging women to think big. Donna Moderna, the Mondadori Group weekly edited by Annalisa Monfreda, wants to achieve this with an inspiring book, a show that is meaningful and moving and with training courses that develop concrete skills.
Teamwork, time management, career reconfiguration, thinking outside the box, learning to tell your story: these are just some of the skills that the training course, offered for free in many Italian towns and cities, aims to develop.
The objective of the training course is to provide participants with the so-called soft skills, that today count so much in the selection of candidates. The team of trainers will be supported by a number of professionals from companies who will bring their knowledge and experience.

L’Oréal Paris is supporting Donna Moderna in this project, just as it is always on the side of women, in terms of beauty but also in terms of self-esteem, as is expressed by the company’s famous claim “Because I’m worth it”. L’Oréal supports women by encouraging them to see themselves as “unlimited” with regard to realising their potential.
L’Oréal Paris offers the show and the training courses for free to Italian women so that everyone can learn to believe in their own worth.

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Panorama d’Italia focuses on the excellence of big cities

A new editorial team with Nicola Porro and Oscar Giannino

Starting from Florence on 11 April and ending in Rome at the end of September, by way of Reggio Emilia, Piacenza, Bergamo, Naples, Palermo
And in June in the US for “This is Italy”

Panorama d’Italia, now in its fifth year, presents a completely new edition following the record achieved in 2017. The live & media experience of Panorama, that looks at and talks about Italy in streets and squares around the country through initiatives and events open to the public, returns with its celebration of the protagonists of the best of Italian business, economy, culture, science and food and wine, in 6 stages, running between April and September. The Mondadori Group’s newsmagazine, edited by Raffaele Leone, will cover the country, from north to south, involving examples of local excellence and prestigious guests, moderated by some of the magazine’s leading journalists and contributors. For four days each of the cities on the tour will host a rich calendar of event in the most lively and representative locations and in close contact with the protagonists.

Staring in Florence (11-14 April) and continuing to Bergamo (9-12 May), Reggio Emilia and Piacenza (23-26 May), Naples (13-16 June), Palermo (12-15 September), Roma (26-29 September). To which should be added, in June, This is Italy, a special stage in New York (28 June-2 July) that last year saw an exciting 3 days of event and workshops dedicated to Italian companies and excellence that have managed to take root in the United States.

“We’re back! Not just for a new tour around Italy, as in the past four years, but with initiatives, new faces and the benefits of accumulated experience,” declared Panorama editor Raffaele Leone. “Talking about Italy in Panorama and then having the opportunity to meet it in the various towns and cites gives us a great sense of satisfaction and lots of ideas. The magazine thus becomes an event, and opportunity for exchange and direct contact with the country. Our aim has been to enhance our relationship with people  and we have achieved this, and we don’t want to stop,” Leone added.

An authentic consecration of a tried and tested formula that includes talk shows, debates with leading figures from national politics, conferences and entertainment: in the last four years more than 20 million people have been reached by the tour, with over 500,000 taking direct part in the events in 45 towns and cities, with more than 1600 guests and speakers (including government ministers, Regional Presidents and mayors), and almost 1000 events free and open to the public. This year the format will be expanded to include a new editorial team to cover a complete range of themes and issues of current interest:: alongside the editor Raffaele Leone and the editorial director of the tour Sergio Luciano, will be Nicola Porro, protagonist of talk shows on territorial growth and development; Oscar Giannino, who will oversee meetings with businesses on the economy and innovation; Vittorio Sgarbi, the unrivalled animator of lessons about art and the discovery of Italian treasures; the editor of Focus Jacopo Loredan who will moderate meetings looking at science and technology; Marco Ventura for encounters with local and national politics; Roberto Giacobbo literally “leading” city bike tours; the editor of Icon Michele Lupi who will run the meetings with leading figures from the world of fashion and Made in Italy; Fiammetta Fadda will talk to some of the best chefs in Italy, the editor of Ciak Piera Detassis will meet with stars from the cinema, Gianni Poglio with stars from the world of music and Antonio Carnevale with writers and authors.

A Panorama d’Italia info-point will be manned continuously in the heart of each city for the duration of the event and in other areas a number of institutional and entertainment events will be organised. Key figures from the local and national economy will discuss together examples of territorial excellence and development prospects, in collaboration with local Chambers of Commerce and universities. At each city on the tour, the Mondadori Group company Inthera will conduct research on the territory of each location to understand opinions and the level of satisfaction of local citizens. And, during the talk show “Presidente mi spieghi” (President Please Explain), the regional governor will respond live to questions from citizens.

Once again the tour will also feature the meetings organised by Focus and dedicated to the environment, in collaboration with the Italian Research Council and Air Force, and to astronomy with Umberto Guidoni who will take everyone on a “Journey into Space” with scientists and astronauts from the European Space Agency (ESA).

Also this year a central focus will be on young people, training and employment, including the return of  the project for children 100 libri per 1 scuola” (100 books for 1 school), that rewards the city’s high schools and best students, based on a competitve essay on their favourite book. In fact, thanks to the support of Mondadori Books, Panorama has been able to donate over 8,000 during previous tours to the winning schools. Moreover, also the 2018 edition of Panorama d’Italia will offer the possibility for high-school students, undergraduates and recent graduates to take part in round table discussions and individual orientation meetings organised in collaboration with HRCommunity Academy Italia, with the heads of human resources from leading companies in the area.

Finally, and also with the aim of promoting local business excellence, Panorama and IBM will take up a new challenge: to offer concrete answers to local entrepreneurs and companies who wish to raise a particular business problem. This is IBM Cloud Garage, an initiative that, in the space of two weeks, aims to find solutions which are presented at a specially dedicated event.

Panorama d’Italia on TV
Once again this year, the Mondadori weekly’s live & media event will also appear officially on the Mediaset TV channels. The late slot on Rete 4 will see the return of “Grand Tour d’Italia”, a programme that will provide coverage of and details about each stage of the tour.

Panorama d’Italia online
The main events will also be available live on, as well as the channel and on Facebook. Over the last years some 900 hours of events have been broadcast in  live streaming, in addition to real-time updates. Also this year, users will be able to find an area with recordings of the events on the tour’s dedicated web site, that also guarantees a free three-month subscription to the digital edition of Panorama.

Impressions and experiences of the events of Panorama d’Italia can be shared on the leading social networks using the hashtag #panoramaditalia. The Twitter account @panoramaditalia will offer real-time comment on all of the most significant moments involving the protagonists of the meetings.

The partners
Panorama d’Italia can count on the support of high level partners that share a commitment to enhancing the value of Italian territorial excellence. They include: ab medica, ACEA, Autostrade per l’Italia, Cobat, Enel, Grimaldi Lines, IBM, Intesa San Paolo, Lottomatica, McDonald’s, Menarini, Università Telematica Pegaso. Our charity partnership with Lega del Filo d’oro will also be present on every stage of the tour and, in addition, stage by stage media partnerships will be activated with the leading local newspapers, TV and radio stations. Panorama d’Italia is produced in collaboration with Fluendo srl for executive production and logistics; the enrolment platform is managed by The Rocks, while digital strategy is developed and curated by FpS Media.

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Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni: The Telegatti are back. And soon the book about the prize

The award ceremony will take place in Milan in mid October

"Il Telegatto. Storia del premio più amato dalle star" published by Sorrisi is available in bookshops from this week

The Telegatti are back. The award ceremony will take place in Milan in mid October. Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni, the Mondadori Group magazine that is a point of reference for the world of entertainment, made the announcement today during the presentation of a book, published by Sorrisi, entitled Il Telegatto. Storia del premio più amato dalle star (Telegatto, the prize most loved by stars), that took place as part of Tempo di Libri, the international book fair in Milan.

The presentation, which featured Michelle Hunziker, Pippo Baudo and Gerry Scotti, along with Rosanna Mani, editor of the book, and Aldo Vitali, the editor of Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni, was the occasion to share with the public anecdotes and curiosities form the past of a prize that has been much sought after by the stars of television.

“We are delighted and very excited to be bringing the Telegatti back after ten years,” declared Aldo Vitali, the editor of Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni. “Our readers wanted it, the stars wanted it and so we can finally reveal that the much-loved event will be back this autumn in Milan with a host of big names. Many things in TV have changed in the last ten years, in our habits and in the audience, which is now much expanded thanks to the web and social media. Naturally, the 25th edition of the Telegatti will also take account of this. Over the coming months we will reveal more details about the prize and we invite all our fans to follow us in the forthcoming preparations.”

First launched in 1971, the Telegatti have been an essential part of the history of Italian entertainment. It main characteristic has always been that it is a prize awarded by a public jury, made up of readers of Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni, Italy’s most widely-read weekly. And it is precisely this uniqueness that distinguishes the Telegatti from all of the other prizes, that are awarded by professionals and experts, and which have made it one of the most sought after prizes by artists from television, music and the cinema.

But while we excitedly await the award ceremony of the Telegatti, Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni has published a book entitled Il Telegatto. Storia del premio più amato delle star, edited by Rosanna Mani. A book of 280 pages full of photographs featuring the most popular personalities and many of the most significant moments in the history of entertainment. From the multi-award winning Mike Bongiorno, Pippo Baudo and Corrado, to the unforgettable Michael Jackson and Luciano Pavarotti and former President of the Italian Republic such as Sandro Pertini. From Hollywood stars of the calibre of Paul Newman, Robert De Niro and Sean Connery, as well as national idols like Fiorello and Vasco Rossi, Laura Pausini and Raffaella Carrà, Gerry Scotti, Roberto Baggio and Valentino Rossi, all of whom proudly have one of the prestigious Italian Made in Italy statues in their home.

The book has been edited by Rosanna Mani, who has been with Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni since 1968 and was the weekly’s co-editor for twenty-five years, as well as being the real prime mover behind the Telegatti and the producer of the shows  La notte dei Telegatti and Vota la Voce. The introduction is by Antonio Dipollina and the book is written by Daniele Soragni.

Il Telegatto. Storia del premio più amato dalle star is available in bookshops from this week at the price of € 29.

For the Telegatti 2018 Tv Sorrisi e Canzoni will work with the Armando Testa agency, that will run the communications campaign and crossmedia operations, and Radio 105, the official radio station for the event. The charity partner for the event is Lega del Filo d’Oro, the association that provides assistance and rehabilitation to people with sensory impairments.