Claudia Bettiol

About Claudia Bettiol

Founder and president of Energitismo. We promote beauty in technology, life and society

Queen of Sgurgola Donuts: traditional dishes

Every dish has its own history that is intrigueing and Sgurgola Donuts are known as the Queen for their particular shape that resembles a crown.

In the tradition the donuts were made at Easter, with white flour, also marking the arrival of spring. They were like a pagan omen in which the Resurrection of Christ

By |September 21st, 2016|Special Food & Wine|0 Comments

Sgurgola, Sculca, Sgorga, Scruta … but always Bellatrix!

There are many stories about the meaning of Sgurgola and the Sgurgolano spirit, but the most beautiful is the one linked to its coat of arms with Bellatrix!

The Sgurgolani are called ‘scoppettieri’ by people from neighbouring towns. They are people of indomitable character who in the nineteenth century had even created their own ‘small

By |September 14th, 2016|Lifestyle|0 Comments

Sensual Goblets in Murano glass by Massimiliano Caldarone

Images of sensual women nestle within the soft curves of glass that forms almost ‘cages’ in which the female figure is enhanced but becomes unreachable. This is the Massimiliano Caldarone universe and the line of sensual goblets that he launched at the former Church of Santa Chiara Murano  as the glass centre on Murano.

Massimiliano is

Mario Benedetto Robazza and his Marble Horse in Rocca Priora

The story of the prancing horse of Rocca Priora in the Castelli Romani coincides with the history of its sculptor, Mario Benedetto Robazza, a great living artists. Mario, a man whose life has been filled with action that is more interesting than a James Bond film.

For those who pass daily along the Via Anagnina,

By |September 8th, 2016|Meet specials people, blog by Claudia Bettiol|0 Comments

Festival of Grapes in Sgurgola, the best of Ciociaria

Did you know that grapes of Sgurgola were among the delicacies of Munich? Can you imagine the German buyers fighting over baskets of grapes from Sgurgola?

This was Sgurgola before the intoxication by mass industries and multinationals: a fertile area that thanks to the railway station was exporting its products around the world. And its

By |September 6th, 2016|Special Food & Wine|0 Comments

Legends of Australians in Film

For Italians Gallipoli is a beautiful seaside resort in Puglia, but for the Australians it is a peninsula in Turkey, a symbol and an even deeper wound from a century ago, and the foundation of the ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) tradition.

Perhaps for this reason, the ninth exhibition of Australian Cinema opened

By |September 3rd, 2016|Special Australia|0 Comments

An Unforgettable Icecream

What is an unforgettable icecream? I would say that with my long experience of ‘chronic addiction to ice cream’ the answer is a holistic experience.

Eating an ice cream is an experience that can give you a moment of joy. When we go to a bar rather than a supermarket to buy an ice cream,

By |August 7th, 2016|Special Food & Wine|0 Comments

Quirino Briganti: a ‘glocal’with Lepini Mountains in his blood

I do not remember hearing Quirino Briganti speak about Monti Lepini (Lepini Mountains) in high school but I’m sure this ongoing connection between caring for the local community and being open to the global was already born those years ago.

I lost sight of Quirino for a while and I found him again when he

A Paliano Osteria in the castle alley

From a friendship an inn in was founded in Paliano. A Paliano osteria, just round the corner from the old gate, which immediately became a meeting place due to the magic of the place, the warmth of the welcome and the quality of food they offer. lt is “Osteria un Quato all’Uva”.

The place of

By |August 3rd, 2016|Special Food & Wine|0 Comments

Wine and music: Chalices in the village in Gavignano

A medieval village and its fine people, a tasting of selected local wines, jazz music, samplings of local products, folk music, breathtaking scenery, streets and white stone buildings that reflect the moon. All this on the night of Chalices in the Village in Gavignano.

Faced with such excellence, the only question that comes to mind is

By |July 25th, 2016|Special Food & Wine|0 Comments

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