Francesca Mignosa

contributing writer

Vendemmia on Mount Etna: Tenute Mannino Di Plachi

October 2019
Tenute Mannino Di Plachi is located in Viagrande, a town surrounded by beautiful, green hills rich in lush vineyards in the Catania province of Sicily. The farm dates back to the 1800s with a long history of winemaking. Today, the modern facility...


Anthropologist Katia Ballacchino on the New Italians and Ancient Traditions Coexisting

September 2019
La Gazzetta Italiana ha intervistato l’antropologa Katia Ballacchino, che da alcuni anni studia il folklore celebrato dalle comunità locali dell'Italia centro-meridionale.L'antropologia è lo studio scientifico dell'uomo e del comportamento...


The Rise of Coaching in Italy with Sonja Caramagno

August 2019
La disciplina del “Coaching”, esportata dagli Stati Uniti, dove è nato negli anni ’60 ad opera di Timothy Gallwey, si è diffusa in Italia in tempi relativamente recenti. Le sue radici nascono nello sport, nelle neuroscienze, e nel business...


Meet the Author: Simona Lo Iacono

July 2019
Contributing writer Francesca V. Mignosa met with Italian best-selling author Simona Lo Iacono. In Francesca’s hometown of Augusta, Sicily, she and Simona chatted about "The Streghe of Lenzavacche," Simona’s best-selling novel, and her life as an...


Meet the Author: Janice Therese Mancuso

June 2019
Francesca Mignosa (FM): Your last name, Mancuso, is traditionally a Sicilian last name. Your father was originally from Trapani in Sicily and your maternal grandfather from the Napoli area. How did your Southern Italian origins influence your...


Patrizio Buanne: Ambassador of Italian and Neapolitan Song

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In 2008, Francesca Mignosa had the privilege of interviewing international multiplatinum recording artist, Neapolitan Pop Crooner, Patrizio Buanne. In the 10 plus years that followed, Patrizio has taken the world by storm with his seductive Julio...


Kochen wie in Neapel (Cooking as in Naples)

April 2019
Chefs Dario and Manuela Santangelo share their passion for Neapolitan cuisine and more in the heart of Europe. Francesca Mignosa (FM): How and where was your passion for cooking born?Dario Santangelo (DS): For me the theme of cooking and good food...


Cefalu, Sicily

April 2019
Cefalu è una pittoresca cittadina in provincia di Palermo, sulla costa settentrionale della Sicilia. Sorge su un promontorio roccioso, un vero e proprio gioiello della natura caratterizzato  da spiagge sabbiose, tanto sole e ottimo cibo: tutti...


I Love Ortigia

February 2019
There is a pearl, so rare and hidden, found in South Eastern Sicily. You hope it will never be spoiled by time and tourism, a sort of lifelong friend I must see every time I return to my home in Sicily. She never disappoints me, never lets me down,...


A Baroque, Cioccolata-filled Winter Escape in Modica, Sicily

January 2019
Modica, la città del cioccolato, è uno dei più pittoreschi siti della provincia di Ragusa e della Sicilia in generale. Tante sono le sue bellezze architettoniche che da alcuni anni l’UNESCO l’ha inserita nella lista dei beni tutelati come...


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