Italian magazines

A Weekend of Wellbeing by Starbene in Milan

Two days of free medical check ups, showcooking, talks, beauty and fitness in collaboration with the Gruppo Ospedaliero San Donato

Starbene, the Mondadori Brand that is a point of reference in the world of health and wellbeing, is organising for the first time a free two-day event entirely dedicated to prevention, healthy eating, beauty and fitness in order to celebrate with its audience forty years of authoritativeness and competence.

A Weekend of Wellbeing, on 21 and 22 October at the Microsoft House in Viale Pasubio in Milan, with a full programme of events run in conjunction with outstanding collaborators: not just the usual team of experts that Starbene depends on, but also doctors from the Gruppo Ospedaliero San Donato – the patron of the event -, Virgin Active personal trainers, chefs from the Sale&Pepe cooking school and beauty experts from important companies in the cosmetics sector.

“The mission of Starbene is to consider health as a question of lifestyle. A way of ensuring that a balanced diet, appropriate physical exercise and an awareness of one’s body becomes a question of habit. What could be better than a weekend of wellbeing to promote this philosophy? During the two days at Microsoft House we will offer participants the wellness kit that everyone needs,” said the editor ofStarbene, Annalisa Monfreda.

The programme is organised in four macro areas, with events taking place from 10 am to 7 pm.

  • free medical check ups: on the Starbene website, you can book your free appointment with a doctor from the Gruppo Ospedaliero San Donato – Italy’s leading hospital group with 18 hospitals, in Lombardy and Emilia Romagna – including specialists in gastroenterology, nutrition, gynaecology, cardiology, as well as senology, urology, dermatology, ophthalmology, ENT, pulmonology, dentistry and aesthetic surgery;
  • showcooking: nutritionists from both Starbene and the Gruppo Ospedaliero San Donato, together with chefs from the Sale&Pepe cooking school  will focus their attention of the right diet, health food and food intolerances;
  • talk shows: conferences conducted by experts from the Starbene team and dedicated to the importance of prevention and healthy lifestyles, with the presence of  guests such as the two Italian volleyball champions Alessia Orro and Alessia Gennari, both players of the Unet E-Work Busto Arsizio (planned for Sunday 22, at 11.30 am);
  • fitness: demonstrations and free lessons of cross cardio, booty barre and strength Vinyasa yoga, in collaboration with Virgin Active.

Plus, a beauty corner,  overseen by Biopoint consultants and visage&make up artist Bionike, who will offer analysis and advice on hair structure and make up for sensitive skin.

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Il Mio Papa: an edition for the Philippines for the world’s leading weekly dedicated to Pope Francis



Il Mio Papa, the world’s leading weekly entirely dedicated to Pope Francis is to be published also in the Philippines thanks to an agreement with the publishing group Indochine Media Philippines.

This new international edition of the Mondadori Group magazine – that joins recent launches in Spain and Portugal – will be a monthly and will maintain the vibrant and colourful design, with a rich selection of high impact photographs characteristic of the Il mio Papa, edited in Italy by Aldo Vitali.

“We are incredibly excited that Il mio Papa is making a long journey of over 10,00 km to the Philippines,” declared Aldo Vitali. “It is the latest country where the magazine dedicated to the Holy Father will be distributed on newsstands. The Philippine edition is particularly lively and colourful, in line with the Italian edition that every week recounts the words and actions of the Pope in an accessible way and with exclusive photographs. A magazine that is close to people, just like Pope Francis himself, who reads and appreciates it and who, when he visited the Philippines was celebrated by millions of people. Our warmest best wishes go to the editor and the editorial team of the Philippines edition.”

“There can be absolutely no doubt that the people of the Philippines love Lolo Kiko, Grandpa Francis,” said the editor Tata Mapa. “In fact, the Philippines is the world’s fifth largest Christian country, as well as being one of the two Asian countries with a Catholic majority. Just like Pope Francis himself, the magazine will be amusing, friendly, informative and full of suggestions and advice; and we hope that by reading Il Mio Papa, readers will see things in a more positive light.”

My Pope Philippines will be available from more than 4,000 outlets around the country, in all the country’s bookshops, newsstands and supermarkets. In addition to the printed version, social profiles are already available on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and the web site will be online soon

The new magazine will have a total print run in the first month of 50,000 copies, supported by a communication campaign across a range of media: TV, outdoor, POS and banners. The launch price of the monthly at newsstands is PHP 85.


Digital School: the 3rd edition of the Donna Moderna, CasaFacile and Sale&Pepe training school

Content and social media management, cultivating business ideas, online language and writing techniques

in Milan, from 14 October, in the classrooms of Piano C and the Mondadori Megastore in Piazza Duomo

Digital School, the training initiative launched by Donna ModernaCasaFacile and Sale&Pepe – based on the experience of three brand leaders in the women’s, interiors and food sectors – opens its doors in Milan to the 3rd expanded training  offer with a range of new classroom-based courses.

For those who wish to acquire and develop their digital skills and become autonomous in the online development of a brand, from the creation of an editorial plan to an SEO strategy, there is the course in Content and social media management, now in its third year. A 42-hour, two-level course – the basic level course starts on 14 October and the advanced course from 27 January – with classroom lesson by editors and digital professionals of the Mondadori Group’s three brands, tutoring in class, case history studies and a concluding workshop.
For freelancers and those looking to develop their own business there are three new One-day courses: a day dedicated to self-empowerment and strategies for self promotion (25 November), the second focuses on How to cultivate business ideas and take the first steps in starting your own business (2 December); followed by a third course dedicated to the ABC of VAT, how it works and the latest regulations.
Lessons will be held in Milan at Piano C, the social innovation laboratory the brings together women and work; a space in Milan for the realisation of digital and other projects, aimed at reducing female unemployment in Italy.

This year’s Digital School training offer will be further enhanced by a new course in Online language and writing techniques, which will be held at the Mondadori Megastore in Piazza Duomo, in Milan. The basic rules of journalistic writing and tricks to make sure you are read on the web will be the main features of this 3-day course run by the editorial team of Donna Moderna: how to write and be read in the digital era (30 October), recognising fake news and selecting sources (6 November) and social networks as information ad communication tools (13 December).

Digital School also has e-learning options, with 19 courses and study paths, such as: Starting a blog, e-commerce, Photography for blogs and social media, Digital PR, Engagement Strategy. The online course offer includes courses on Creative Writing, for those who want to learn the techniques for writing a novel or short stories, with the support of established writers such as Michela Murgia, Grazia Verasani and Alessandra Appiani.

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The new, Italy’s leading site for women is now online

A renovated and reinforced vertical offer covering beauty, news and food, with innovative native and branded content solutions

The Donna Moderna web site, a point of reference for Italian women, has re-launched with a new look and feel to offer users a more immediate and intuitive experience that works across all devices.

The new Donnamoderna.comwhich has been designed with mobile first interface, taking it even closer to users’ needs and strengthening its position as Italy’s leading site for women (Source: Audiweb View). Constantly up to speed with the latest digital trends, it allows users to easily identify and access content of interest and to share it on social media.

The new site has been conceived to offer users the most appropriate and useful content at different times of the day and on any device; a video carousel and high-impact visuals making the user experience even more engaging.

The Donna Moderna site also intercepts the “vertical” interests of women, with a special focus on beauty, news and food.

The new features include a section dedicated to beauty secrets with tips on how to use the make-up and adopt the hairstyles of stars, as well as advice and suggestions about new products that are a must in the beauty case of every women and the trends on show at the latest fashion shows.

The news channel, with content produced by the Donna Moderna editorial team become multimedia long-form features that explain, in a clear and detailed way, both current affairs and issues concerning the world of women. Over 50 contributors help to make this channel even more varied and interesting.

The food section on offers users unique recipes that will surprise and are suitable for the family, friends and  even big occasions. Among many convenient functions for digital enthusiasts is the possibility of sending shopping list directly using WhatsApp and thousands of video-recipes that are easy to follow, also on a smartphone or tablet while in the kitchen.

Then there is also a wealth of video content produced by the magazine’s editorial team, with infographics on both news items and health, made with the support of authoritative expert contributors, as well as viral videos and tutorials for make-up and hair styling, to be at your best in no time.

Great attention is also given to social channels with a dedicated editorial team producing quality native content with a rich range of educational and news, as well as online badges, gifs and live contributions from experts.

To mark the re-launch, Mediamond has renewed its native and branded content offer with formats and solutions to meet the needs of clients and adapted to all channels, including social media.

The partners of the new are DIOR for the beauty channel and LAVAZZA for the food channel.


Donna ModernaItaly’s leading publishing network for women, is an ecosystem that through the magazine, web and social channels, embraces an overall audience of 10 million net contacts, between readers and users, with a circulation of 230,000 copies (Source: Audipress 2017) and 7.9 million unique users (Source: Audiweb View May2017), 517,000 followers on Twitter and 628,000 fans on Facebook.

Donna Moderna launches its ‘Dyslexia Project’ on 4 October

An initiative by the Mondadori Group brand that, using the web, the magazine and a talk show, will spread information about the issue of dyslexia as “another way of being intelligent”

The project has been organised in collaboration with Lancôme


Donna Moderna, the Mondadori Group magazine edited by Annalisa Monfreda, – which has a long track record of engagement with social issues– is launching its ‘Dyslexia Project’ (‘Progetto Dislessia’).

The project begins with a talk show on  Wednesday 4 October at the Mondadori Megastore in Piazza Duomo in Milan that will inform the public and clarify some of the false ideas and prejudices that surround this issue. The talk show – that will be available live on the Donna Moderna Facebook page – will feature the magazine’s editor, together with the actor Francesco Riva, the radio and TV presenter Andrea Delogu, journalist and mother Francesca Magni, primary school teacher Antonella Meiani, the neuro-psychiatrist Cristiano Termine and Ulrika Wiskstrom, Brand General Manager of Lancôme, sponsor of the initiative.

“The diagnosis of dyslexia is becoming more common and our readers, mothers of dyslexic children, have to face the incapacity of schools and society to manage this feature of the human brain, which leads to children learning differently,” said the editor of the magazine. “The aim of Donna Moderna is to make it clear that dyslexia, and other specific learning disabilities, are simply another way of being intelligent. Early diagnosis, through signals that some children show from the age of two, can make it easier to bring them up to be confident and serene,” Annalisa Monfreda concluded.

The Talk Show will take place during Dyslexia Week, promoted by AID (the Italian Dyslexia Association, and will begin an awareness building project, organised in collaboration with Lancôme, that, with its initiative “Write Her Future”, supports the mission of AID to help children to overcome difficulties at school.

Donna Moderna will also develop the initiative with a longform essay on the web, which will be online on Wednesday, 4 October ( that will also be published in the magazine in the form of a special dossier. This specially produced feature – with photos by Gabriele Galimberti – tells the stories of both famous and unknown characters who have “come out” as dyslexics and invites readers and users (aged 12 to 74) to do likewise by sending a video of their experience to the editorial team.The longform essay is divided into three sections related to three realities that revolve around the world of dyslexia: the science (in which doctors and experts explain what dyslexia is), the family (in the word of dyslexics, as well as the experience of parents, family members and friends) and school (also involving teachers who explain how they relate to and handle classes).

The Lancôme project is part of a larger programme that every year encourages and promotes the happiness of all women. Every woman can acquire independence and freedom and be the author of her own story, but only if she has, from childhood, the right tools to help her develop. In October, for Lancôme the Month of Happiness, the company will contribute, with a donation to AID, to the organisation of important training sessions for teachers and parents, with the aim of raising awareness and facilitating the recognition of dyslexia.

Donna Moderna, part of the Mediamond advertising portfolio, is Italy’s leading editorial network for women, an ecosystem that through its magazine,  web and social channels, embraces a total audience of 10 million net contacts, between readers and users (Source: Company data based on Audipress 2017.1 and Audiweb May2017), that is able to extend and develop its reach with initiatives like this around the country (4 million monthly readers, a circulation of 230,000 copies.  7.9 million unique users -Audipress 2017.1,ADS Jan-Dec 2016;  Audiweb View May 2017 – and 516,000 followers on Twitter and 627,000 fans on Facebook).

Donna Moderna is the media partner of the Women’s Fiction Festival

The programme features encounters with editors and the protagonists of women’s fiction, moderated by the editor, Annalisa Monfreda, and journalists of the Mondadori Group magazine

Donna Moderna, the Mondadori Group magazine edited by Annalisa Monfreda, will be the media partner of the Women’s Fiction Festival, to be held in Matera from 28 to 30 September. Now in its 13th edition, the programme of the WFF feature encounters with authors, laboratories in schools, readings, shows and various other activities for the promotion of books and reading.

In this context Donna Moderna will organise a series of encounters in which the weekly magazine’s  editor and journalists will talk with writers, editors and agents, in other words, protagonists from the world of literature and journalism.

Donna Moderna has always been attentive to its readers and their tastes in books. We know that they love reading and sharing their passions and exchanging ideas and suggestions about novels. This is why we wanted to be involved as the of the Women’s Fiction Festival. And we will also be present to meet with authors and readers and present our competition La tua vita in un libro (Your life in a book) to which many aspiring writers have already responded,” said the editor of Donna Moderna, Annalisa Monfreda.

In fact, Donna Moderna has given its readers the opportunity to become writers and see their work published by the Mondadori publishing house in an initiative aimed at women who want to write about their personal experience.

The second phase of the competition – details of which will be announced during the WFF – will see the 10 selected candidates put to the test on the web site where they will have – in a collaboration between the editorial staff of Donna Moderna and Mondadori Libri – a special section where they can publish drafts and interact with the public, reply top questions and provide greater detail about their stories. The jury will decide on a winner by December 2017, taking account of the pertinence to the theme proposed, the creativity and originality of the work, as well as the work done during the talent on line phase.
Programme of events organised and moderated by Donna Moderna at the Women’s Fiction Festival:

Thursday 28 September (at 7 pm Area 8) Annalisa Monfreda introduces Teresa Ciabatti, author of ”La più amata”, published by Mondadori, and talk about the this latest success by the author that talks about her family and the events of an entire era, An honest “autofiction” born of the need to come to terms with a brusquely interrupted happy childhood.

It will also be possible to follow this event live on the magazine’s Facebook page.

This will be followed at 7.45 pm by La tua vita in un libro (Your life in a book). Advice for writers: a round table discussion with Annalisa Monfreda, Isabella Fava, journalist of Donna Moderna and Edoardo Brugnatelli, fiction editor at Mondadori.

Friday 29 September (at 6 pm at the Museo Archeologico Nazionale Domenico Ridola). Isabella Fava presents Anna Giurovick Dato, author of “La figlia femmina”, published by Fazi and Antonella Lattanzi, author of “Una storia nera”, published by Mondadori.

Saturday 30 September (ore 12.00 at the Museo Archeologico Nazionale Domenico Ridola) Annalisa Monfreda talks with Lorenzo Marone, author of “Magari domani resto”, published by Feltrinelli and Federico Baccomo, author of “Anna sta mentendo”, published by Giunti.

In conclusion, on Saturday (at 7 pm at the Museo Archeologico Nazionale Domenico Ridola) Isabella Fava will talk about “L’arrivo di Saturno”, published by Bompiani, with the author Loredana Lipperini.

Donna Moderna, Italy’s leading editorial network for women, is an authentic ecosystem that with its magazine,  web and social channels, embraces an overall audience of 10 million net contacts among readers and users (source: Audipress 2017 and Audiweb May2017), that is also able to expand further thanks to initiatives of this kind around the country (4 million readers per month, a circulation of 230,000,  7.9 million unique users – Audiweb View May 2017 – and 515,000 followers on Twitter and 617,000 fans on Facebook).

Interni at Cersaie 2017 in Bologna

The interiors and contemporary design magazine will participate at the second edition of Cafè della stampa with an event entitled “Collisioni Creative - dove nasce l’ispirazione?” (Creative Collisions –
where does inspiration come from?), a conversation betwen Massimo Iosa Ghini, Cesare Picco and Giampiero Mughini


INTERNI will take part in the second edition of Café della stampa organised in the context of Cersaie 2017 in Bologna (25-29 September), the international trade fair for ceramics for architecture and bathrooms. For the occasion, the interiors and contemporary design magazine, edited by Gilda Bojardi, has organised an extraordinary event to look at the world of creativity.

Collisioni Creative – dove nasce l’ispirazione? (Creative Collisions – where does inspiration come from?),  will be the title of a conversation featuring the architect Massimo Iosa Ghini and the musician Cesare Picco. From quite different worlds, these two personalities will talk about the stages in their path towards inspiration, for example, the source of the urgency for creation. As well as the encounters, both real and virtual, that have stimulated or provoked them, in an attempt to explain to the public the interior aspects and personal dynamics have driven, and continue to drive, their art. The dialogue between Massimo Iosa Ghini and Cesare Picco will be completed with a live performance of design and a musical contribution. The moderator and guide in this “journey to the source” will be the journalist Giampiero Mughini.

Collisioni Creative – dove nasce l’ispirazione? will take place on Tuesday 26 September from 12pm at the Café della stampa (Galleria Dell’Architettura – Gall. 21-22).

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Interni and the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in London to the London Design Festival with a lecture by Cino Zucchi

The Cino Zucchi architect's lecture, titled “The Campsite Shower Theory - In Praise Of Just-Out-Of-Time Architecture", will be held on tuesday, september 19, at the Italian Cultural Institute in London

The countdown has begun for the London Design Festival, which runs in the British capital from 16 to 24 September 2017. Once again this year INTERNI will be present, together with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in London, with an important event: a lecture by the architect Cino Zucchi entitled The Campsite Shower Theory – In Praise Of Just-Out-Of-Time Architecture.

Using the ironic metaphor of the “campsite shower”, Cino Zucchi, one of Italy’s leading proponents in the field of architecture and urban design, in conversation with Robert Mull, Professor of the University of Brighton, will focus on a crucial point that separates architecture and urban environments from easy to eliminate technical objects: the obligatory delay between needs and the response, and the capacity of buildings and cities to change over time by taking on roles and functions other than those for which they were conceived.

The event will be opened by the Italian Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Pasquale Terracciano, followed by Gilda Bojardi, the editor of INTERNI, the Interiors and Contemporary Design magazine published by the Mondadori Group, and Marco Delogu, director of the Istituto Italiano di Cultura.

The event, which is open to the public, will take place at 7 pm on Tuesday 19 September at

the headquarters of the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in 39 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X 8NX).

The event will be followed by an Italian-style aperitive.

The event has been organised in collaboration with: Baglioni Hotels, Kartell and Marchesi Frescobaldi.

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Spy: over 300,000 copies sold for each of the first three issues

On newsstands from Friday 14 July at €1 with a cover story on the reignited love story between Paola Barale and Raz Degan

Huge success for Spy, the Mondadori Group weekly that focuses on the Italian star system, that made its first appearance on newsstands on 23 June.

On the strength of a distinctive identity and positioning, compared with what’s available on the market, and thanks to a tantalising and biting style that remains always conscious of the importance of editorial quality, Spy is aimed at a broad and interested target that has rewarded the formula from the beginning. In fact, each of the first three weekly issues has sold over 300,000 copies. Excellent results have also been recorded on the advertising front, with over 150 pages for the first three issues and the presence of all product sectors.

Spy, based on an idea by Alfonso Signorini, is edited by Massimo Borgnis. Each week Spy digs deep inside the life of celebrities, in line with its claim claim to be “The magazine that minds other people’s business”, and revealing unusual but always current stories and focusing on the personalities of the moment that enthuse the Italian public. The next issue, on newsstands from Friday 14 July, with a cover price of €1, will feature revelations about the reignited love story between Paola Barale and Raz Degan, unpublished behind the scenes coverage of the Isoardi-Salvini betrayal and the new man who has bewitched Maria De Filippi.

“Sicilian Mood”: this summer Interni is dedicating an entire issue to design an architecture in Sicily

On the cover a drawing done specially by Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana

The presentation will take place on 3 August in the Botanical Gardens of Radicepura di Giarre (CT) during the Radicepura Mediterranean Garden Festival

Interni, the interiors and  contemporary design magazine edited by Gilda Bojardi, is dedicating its July-august issue to Sicily: a monographic issue focusing on the design and architecture of the island, with a cover drawing created especially by the fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, for whom Sicily has long been an important source of inspiration.

Entitled “Sicilian Mood”, the new issue of Interni is a tour of discovery of the varied excellences of the island, including architecture (from homes to resorts, including work by Marco Merendi, Carlo Pintacuda, Corrado Papa, Gordon Guillaumier), art (Carla Accardi), food, design, graphic design  (Cinzia Ferrara, Atelier 790, Go Marketing and Comunicazione), local and pop design crafts, and companies (Nero Sicilia, Made a mano, Orange Fiber, Edizioni Precarie, Lithea).

210 pages offering a series of reflections on the creativity,  talent, ideas, new projects and transformation of the productive system in Sicily, with a closer look at some of the many designers who have established themselves outside the confines of the island (from Giovanni Levanti and Francesco Librizzi, to Vittorio Venezia and Gaetano di Gregorio) as well as at the training, design and challenges of an area that still has enormous potential to be discovered (Accademia Abadir, MADE Program).

“A trip to Sicily: part two. After eight years, a second summer (July-August) issue of Interni , entirely dedicated to the island and its stratified resources, the source of endless stimulations for the culture of design. The 2009 issue focused on Palermo and the city’s New Deal, as well as on the south-east coast. This year the focus is on the eastern Iblea ‘region’, with its rugged landscapes, ranging from the green Mediterranean scrub and the warm gold of its rocks in which Goethe recognised the characteristics of grace in towns such as Noto, Ragusa, Modica, and the pre-oasis of Vendicari: an area with the highest concentration of UNESCO sites in the world, part of humanity’s heritage for its architectural and artistic treasures and its landscape,” commented the editor of Interni, Gilda Bojardi.

“Sicilian Mood” will be presented on 3 August, at 6 pm,  18.30 in the Botanical Gardens of Radicepura di Giarre (CT), as part of the Radicepura Mediterranean Garden Festival, Italy’s leading garden and landscape design event which runs until 21 October, and features leading international landscape designers and six young designers, linked to six international universities, selected by competition.