Amore senza (con) fine, the new co-production of the Italian-speaking Radio and Television Community broadcast on Radio San Marino
A six-stage radio journey about love and passion for culture. Amore senza (con) fine, the new co-production of the Italian-speaking Radio and TV Community, tells the stories of historical figures, the world of culture and society, in an original format of Radio San Marino that combines Italian music and voices from the territories of the Community . The first two episodes will be broadcast on Saturday 23 April at 19.30 and Sunday 24 at 10.50. The following four events will be broadcast on Saturday 30 April at 7.30 pm and Sunday 1 May at 12.30 and, in the same time slots, on Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 May. The entire co-production will be available in podcast in the section of the site dedicated to the initiatives of the Italian-speaking Radio and Television Community, www.sanmarinortv.sm/radio/san-marino-podcast/comunita-radiotelevisiva-italofona-c209. In the first episode, From San Marino to Rimini: a land of freedom, an interview will be offered to His Excellency Paolo Rondelli, Director General of the Cultural Institutes of the Republic of San Marino. To the microphones of Radio San Marino, the Most Excellent Captain Regent reports on his personal relationship with culture and illustrates the role of the institution he directs. The testimony was collected on February 25, before the election to the Supreme Magistracy. The contribution of the Italian-speaking Swiss Radio and Television (RSI) recalls the figure of the educator and pedagogist Margherita Zöbeli, founder of the Italian Swiss Educational Center in Rimini, with an interview with a CEIS operator, Sonia Rossi. In the second episode, From Merano to Florence: the beauty of historical places, Rai Alto Adige interviews the historian Rosanna Pruccoli, who talks about the bond between the young bourgeois Anna and Giovanni d’Asburgo-Lorena, a love story that lasted until her death of the archduke, who moved to South Tyrol near Merano in a castle still inhabited by his descendants. In the contribution of Radio Romania Internazionale we remember Queen Elena of Romania, who lived in Villa Sparta in Florence from 1932 to 1940 and from 1948 to 1981, with a testimony of Melania Cotoi, tour guide and president of the AlterNATIVA association, engaged in the promotion of Roman culture in Italy. In the third episode, From Rome to Vatican City: cinematic stories, we remember the actress Monica Vitti, who passed away on February 2, with an excerpt from the Rai Radio 3 archive program La Grande Radio. Vatican Radio tells the love story between the Swedish actress Ingrid Bergman and the Italian director Roberto Rossellini through the testimony of the couple’s son, Roberto “Robertino” Rossellini. In the fourth episode, From Cagliari to Athens: out of the ordinary voices, we go to the discovery of an exemplary love story for the environment, that of the Cagliari teacher Carola Farci, who tells of her travels in various European countries with the aim to clean the beaches of plastic and other types of waste. The researcher Alessandro Cau and the entrepreneur Davide Sanna are also interviewed in the contribution made by Rai Sardegna. Radio Atene met shortly before her death in 2013, the actress Rossella Falk, who remembers her friendship with one of the sublime voices of the twentieth century: the soprano Maria Callas. In the fifth episode, From Casarsa to Trieste: in the footsteps of intellectuals, Pier Paolo Pasolini is commemorated one hundred years after his birth, with a contribution that deals with the fundamental relationship of the intellectual with his mother, Susanna Maria Colussi. Flavia Leonarduzzi, director of the Pier Paolo Pasolini Study Center in Casarsa della Delizia and the scholar Marco Salvadori discuss it on the microphones of Rai Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Radio Capodistria, on the occasion of the centenary of the release of “Ulysses”, talks about the relationship between James Joyce and his wife Nora, collecting the testimonies of Riccardo Cepach, curator of the Svevo Museum and the Joyce Museum of Trieste and of professor Laura Pelaschiar, Professor of English Literature at the University of Trieste and director of the Trieste Joyce School. In the sixth episode, From New York to Buenos Aires: Italians Abroad, the last stage of the radio journey of the Italian-speaking Radio and Television Community, Radio ICN New York interviews Piero Armenti, an Italian entrepreneur and writer living in the “Big Apple”. RAE Argentina’s contribution recalls the love story between the writer Italo Calvino and his wife, the Argentine translator Esther Judith Singer. The Italian-speaking Radio and Television Community (CRI) – of which San Marino RTV is a founding member – is a non-profit association that has been promoting identity for over 35 years and enhancing the value of the Italian language, culture and Italian. The CRI works in a pragmatic way on various fronts, through the organization of training seminars for operators of Italian-speaking broadcasters, the promotion and coordination of co-productions, especially radio, international, participation in conferences and seminars on topics that, different title, concerns the Italian language.