Candida Martinelli's Italophile Site

Main Page This family-friendly site celebrates Italian culture for the enjoyment of children and adults. Site-Overview



Site Overview








Books and Writers


Food and Drink

Italy of the Past

Italy Today

Paintings and Painters

Performing and Decorative Arts





Books and Writers


A Sicilian Romance by Mrs. Radcliffe

Altan and his cartoons

Bible Stories in English and Italian

Boccaccio and The Decameron

Breem, Wallace - Eagle in the Snow

Brownings - Italophile Poets

Children's Books/CDs

Chiti, Mercedes - Tuscan Poetess

Enchanted April by Elizabeth Von Arnim

Free E-Books - PDFs

Historical Novels set in Italy

Italian Literature, Books and Dante

Italian Bestselling Writers

Leon, Donna - Guido Brunetti Mysteries

Machiavelli, Political Scientist, Historian

Marco Polo's Travels

Marcus Aurelius's Meditations

Miconi, Jacqueline, Italian Celebrations

Mysteries set in Italy

Mysteries set in Ancient Rome

Non-fiction books about Italy

Petrarch - Petrarca, Sonnets to Laura


Poetess Mercedes Chiti

Proud, Linda - Tabernacle for the Sun

Ricordo di Venezia - Postcard Books

Ristori, Adelaide - 19th century actress

Romances set in Italy

Room With A View by E. M. Forster

Salvini, Tommaso - 19th century actor

Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola

Thrillers set in Italy

Von Arnim, Elizabeth

Wharton, Edith - Della Robbia Terracottas





Angels in Italian Art


Art Puzzles

Befana - La Befana

Books for Children (also CDs/Paper Dolls)

Child's Menu Page

Coloring Pages with Italy-related images

Costumes in Florence and paper dolls

Costumes for Carnival, Parties, Halloween


Paper Dolls - Free Renaissance Figures

Paper Dolls with Italian Clothes

Photos - desk chair touring


Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola

Stories in Italian Free On-Line


Sweets and Desserts



Food and Drink


Ancient - Medieval Italian Cookbooks

Anonymous Andalucian Cookbook - PDF

Aperitifs, Digestives, Liqueurs

Apicius - Cookery and Dining in Ancient Rome


Arabo-Sicula Cuisine


Chestnuts - Recipes


Food - History and Recipes

Food in Venice in 1860s and restaurants

Holiday Recipes - 10 Simple Recipes

Liqueur Recipes - Vov and Coffee

Meat, Fish

Olives and Olive Trees


Pizze, Focacce, Savory Pies

Quince - Mele Cotogne

Risotto, Minestre, Zuppe, Polenta

Rice Pudding, Fritters, Tart

Sweets and Desserts

Tips to Reduce Appetite and Feel Full on Less

Vegetables, Eggs


Zabaione - Men's Favorite Dessert



Italy of the Past


Anecdotes About Italy

Borbottoni - Old Florence


Gardens-Renaissance Gardens

Garden Inspirations - A book and myths


Hyphenated Italians

Language of Flowers and Foliage

Latin Phrases - Fun Phrases

Living in Ancient Rome

Marco Polo

Medici Family, a Concise History

Palaces and Villas of Sicily

Petrosino, Joe, NYCPD

Pompeii and Vesuvius

Renaissance Figures

Vespucci, Amerigo

Villa Garden Prints



Italy Today


Balcony Gardens

Calcio, soccer, football



Costumes: Renaissance, Roman, Cupids

Dating + mating


Gift ideas and Luxury Gift Ideas

Homes, gardens, decor


Italians as Europeans

La Befana - The Epiphany Witch


Living and Working in Italy

Perfumes and Soaps

Photos - desk chair touring

Political Humor

Porcelain (China)

Soaps and Perfumes


Residence Clubs

Today in Italy


Working in Italy



Paintings and Painters


Angels in Italian Art


Artists Lives

Art Prints - Free

Boldini, Giovanni - Portrait Painter


Decorating with Framed Prints of Italy

Illuminated Masterpieces

Nativity Art

Paintings and Prints of Florence

Paintings and Prints of Rome

Paintings and Prints of Venice

Rome Paintings

Villa Prints - Beautiful Italian Villa Estates



Performing and Decorative Arts


Alinari Brothers Photography

Bartoli, Cecilia, Italian Mezzo Soprano

Caruso, Enrico, opera tenor

Caruso's Account of 1906 SF Quake


Commedia dell'Arte - Theatre

Costumes for Carnival, Parties, Halloween

Della Robbia Terracottas - Edith Wharton

Fashion + beauty

Films recently released internationally

Gigli, Beniamino, opera tenor

Glass from Murano, Venice

Graphic Artists

Hill, Terence, biography

Hill, Terence, biografia

Hill, Terence, general

Home Decorating

Intarsia, inlaid wooden art, Marquetry

Italianate Furniture

LaPaglia, Anthony


Modern Designs for the Home

Murals - Wallpaper Murals and Stencils


Nuti, Francesco - Actor

Porcelain (China)

Ristori, Adelaide - 19th century actress

Salvini, Tommaso - 19th century actor

San Remo and Eurovision

Schiaparelli, Elsa, fashion designer

Stencils - Decorating

Taormina, Sicily

Tile Back Splashes for the Kitchen

Tetrazzini, Louisa, opera soprano


Theatre in Venice in 1860s

Wallpaper Decorating - Murals