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  Mezzogiorno – FREE Mezzogiorno Information | Encyclopedia.com: Facts, Pictures, Information!
The Mezzogiorno comprises the modern Italian regions of Abruzzi, Campania, Molise, Puglia, Basilicata, Calabria, and the islands of Sicily and Sardinia.
The term Mezzogiorno, meaning midday in Italian, is a reference to the strength of the midday sun in S Italy.
The Mezzogiorno remained an underdeveloped area as the government in the last half of the 1800s and the first half of the 1900s focused on the prosperous north.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-Mezzogio.html   (1093 words)

 Fondazione Centro di Iniziativa Mezzogiorno Europa - ONLUS
L’idea dei fondatori era quella di mettere in rete informazioni, idee, competenze, esperienze, programmi e problemi del nuovo Mezzogiorno, impegnato nella sfida europea, in linea con le istanze del cosiddetto “euromeridionalismo”, e cioè di quella parte del pensiero meridionalista e riformista che non concepisce il futuro del Mezzogiorno se non all’interno della costruzione europea.
Napoli, e l'intero Mezzogiorno, saranno al centro di delicate e complesse scelte politiche nazionali, e potrà essere determinante il contributo dei Democratici campani.
Mezzogiorno Europa apre una discussione sul tema, a partire dalle dichiarazioni del Presidente della Repubblica Giorgio Napolitano e dell'On.
www.mezzogiornoeuropa.it   (916 words)

 Mezzogiorno - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The term Mezzogiorno ("mèzzo" /'mɛddzo/ and "giórno" /'dʒorno/) first came into use in the nineteenth century, a comparison with the French Midi.
Geographically the Mezzogiorno is the actual "boot" of the peninsula, containing the ankle (Abruzzo and Molise), the toe (Calabria), and the heel (the southern half of Apulia).
Separating the two is the Gulf of Taranto, named after the city of Taranto, which sits at the angle between heel and "sole".
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mezzogiorno   (1137 words)

Italians call the land south of Rome the "Mezzogiorno d’Italia," which simply means "the south," and since ancient times it has been at the crossroads of trade and commerce.
Historically, the Mezzogiorno was agricultural land, and today, it is rightly famous for the lemons, vineyards and olive groves dotting its countryside.
The people of the Mezzogiorno are ready to leave this period behind and join in the economic growth of other parts of Italy and elsewhere in Europe.
www.ita.doc.gov /exportamerica/NewsFromCommerce/nfc_Mezzogiorno.htm   (986 words)

 Mezzogiorno - WOI Encyclopedia Italia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Mezzogiorno or Southern Italy is the area of Italy south of Rome.
The word literally means "midday" or "noon" in Italian, and is applied in this manner because the Sun is directly above the southern horizon at this time of day (in the Northern Hemisphere).
Many natives of the Mezzogiorno have also relocated to large northern Italian cities such as Genoa, Milan and Turin.
www.wheelsofitaly.com /wiki/index.php/Mezzogiorno   (100 words)

 Italian Movies: Biography of Giovanna Mezzogiorno
Giovanna Mezzogiorno was born in Rome on November 9, 1974.
She is the daughter of actors Vittore Mezzogiorno and Cecilia Sacchi.
Giovanna Mezzogiorno made her theater debut at the famed Parisian theater Bouffes du Nord as Ofelia in Qui est là.
www.lifeinitaly.com /italian-movies/giovanna-mezzogiorno.asp   (484 words)

 A Splendid Portion of Italy « Mezzogiorno
Mezzogiorno is generally viewed as encompassing Basilicata, Campania, Calabria, Apulia, and Sicily, which lie in Italy’s south, as well as Molise and Abruzzo, which are geographically in central or south-central Italy.    Italians often refer to Southern Italy as Meridione or Mezzogiorno.
The term, which is a reference to Southern Italy’s hot midday sun, came into vogue after Italy’s unification, and was associated with Southern Italy’s poverty, illiteracy, and crime — stereotypes of the South that persist to this day.
During the 1950s the regional policy, the Cassa per il Mezzogiorno was set up to help raise the living standards in the South to those of the North.
mezzogiorno.wordpress.com   (500 words)

 La Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno on the web
E' emerso durante un convegno di studi «Il Mezzogiorno d’Italia in età napoleonica» che si è svolto a Potenza.
Il governo del territorio e l’attenzione per il suolo sono due degli aspetti principali dell’attività amministrativa francese nel Mezzogiorno tra il 1806 e il 1815.
L’operazione amministrativa ottocentesca rappresentò, nel Mezzogiorno, una vera e propria svolta che “non ha goduto di una grande storiografia — ha aggiunto Russo — ma di forti critiche”, ma che ha permesso un’analisi profonda dell’assetto del territorio agricolo, con la registrazione di 400 tomoli di terra, pari al 25 per cento del totale dei terreni.
www.lagazzettadelmezzogiorno.it /GdM_dallabasilicata_NOTIZIA_PROV_01.asp?IDNotizia=177765&IDCategoria=1   (551 words)

One result has been a reduction in government resource flows to the South: fewer government jobs, fewer subsidies and a large cutback in government-funded construction projects which in some provinces were a principal source of economic activity.
Moreover, an expert on the Mezzogiorno, economist Alfredo Del Monte, has concluded that the administrative reform of the 1970s, which gave additional powers to regional governments led to increased corruption in nearly all of Italy (not just in the South) by increasing the margin for autonomous decision making by bureaucrats and politicians.
Bassolino and Orlando have the potential to play a role on the national political stage, and indeed, Bassolino was appointed Minister of Labor in the of new government of PDS leader Massimo D’Alema.
www.crvp.org /book/Series04/IV-2/chapter_iii.htm   (3766 words)

 Travel Videos - Mezzogiorno Videos in VHS and DVD
Mezzogiorno - Vesuvio's shadow: Roman ruins and a Swedish doctor' brings us to the magical island of Capri, playground of the rich and famous for more than 2000 years.
Mezzogiorno - Sicily: About Greeks, Romans and a Carthage general begins in the center of the island at Casale, near Piazza Armerina, where are located the best-preserved mosaics di...
Mezzogiorno -Sicily: Palermo, Palermo...' begins in Palermo, the largest city in Sicily, whose reputation is more connected with Mafia that with other events in history.
www.travelvideostore.com /index.php?cPath=849   (273 words)

 Giovanna Mezzogiorno Filmography
Mediterranean actress Giovanna Mezzogiorno grew up in Rome, then entered formal dramatic studies under the aegis of the legendary Peter Brook at his Paris-based International Center of Theatre Research.
Synopsis: Young married couple Giovanna (Giovanna Mezzogiorno) and Filippo (Filippo Nigro) have been married long enough to have become almost completely jaded by their lots in life, with most of their individual aspirations having been set aside some time ago.
Carlo (Stefano Accorsi) and Giulia (Giovanna Mezzogiorno) are a couple in their late twenties who realize they've crossed the final threshold into adulthood when Giulia discovers she's going to have a baby.
www.fandango.com /giovannamezzogiorno/filmography/p230643   (827 words)

 Giovanna Mezzogiorno News
News about Giovanna Mezzogiorno continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
The film, to be released domestically by New Line Cinema, is under the direction of Mike Newell, whose previous credits include " Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," "Pushing Tin," and "Four Weddings and a...
Giovanna Mezzogiorno, who starred in Italian foreign-language Oscar nominee "Don't Tell," will join Spanish actor Javier Bardem in "Love in the Time of Cholera," a project based on the novel by Nobel...
www.topix.net /who/giovanna-mezzogiorno   (523 words)

 SRM Studi e Ricerche per il Mezzogiorno - Focus Mezzogiorno
“Le regioni del Mezzogiorno – Focus on local economies”, is an interpretation of the situation of the local economies which includes the analysis of the principal economic, financial and production data available for Southern Italy, for the 8 regions belonging to it and for the Lazio region, included in the analysis due to geographic proximity.
The Focus is developed as a compact tool, which can be quickly consulted, intended for all those who operate in the region and who need to be constantly updated on the trends of local economy, drawing from it information useful for making their own choices in the various aspects of their business.
SRM - Studi e Ricerche per il Mezzogiorno non è responsabile ad alcun titolo dei contenuti dei siti linkati, pubblicati o recensiti.
www.srmezzogiorno.it /en/focus-mezzogiorno.html   (407 words)

 In Praise of Il Mezzogiorno - Italy’s Extraordinary South
Il Mezzogiorno – ‘the midday’ – is how Italians often refer to the peninsula’s regions south of Rome.
Officially, Sicily cannot be classified as part of Italy’s south – it is an island, of course, and its proud people regard themselves as distinct from the rest of the peninsula.
But the character of the Mezzogiorno is shared by the rugged landscapes of Sicily, and to some extent by its inhabitants, too.
www.inntravel.co.uk /destinations/italy_south.htm   (678 words)

 Amazon.com: Mezzogiorno Sulle Alpi: Music: Alice   (Site not responding. Last check: )
"Mezzogiorno.." is arguably the pivotal release in Alice's discography.
Also, "Mezzogiorno.." marked an increasing expansion into electronics, expressed in colorful synth sounds, occasional drum loops, and subdued ambient passages.
Lyrically and musically, Alice and the band are at their best, making this album an accessible but arty affair not dissimilar to Roxy Music's last two albums and to Bryan Ferry's solo output.
www.amazon.com /Mezzogiorno-Sulle-Alpi-Alice/dp/B0000084O1   (567 words)

 Vittorio Mezzogiorno
In his 20 year film and TV acting career, Mezzogiorno achieved greater fame in Europe than in the states.
He was also in the American TV miniseries "Mussolini: The Decline and Fall of Il Duce" (1985) and appeared in European films by notable directors including Francesco Rosi and Werner Herzog.
Mezzogiorno was acclaimed for his performances in "I Tre fratelli/Three Brothers" (1980) and Jean-Jacques Beineix's gorgeous but unsuccessful "The Moon in the Gutter" (1983)....
www.hollywood.com /celebs/detail/id/198031   (528 words)

 Amazon.com: Facing Windows: DVD: Giovanna Mezzogiorno,Massimo Girotti,Raoul Bova,Filippo Nigro,Serra Yilmaz,Maria ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Her character is a married Mom in an ordinary apartment, whose life is affected by two things: her fascination with the handsome man who lives across the courtyard, and the sudden arrival in her home of an elderly amnesiac (played by the late Massimo Girotti)--a well-dressed man found walking on the street, dazed and lost.
Giovanna Mezzogiorno is superb as the same-named character -- she has that rare presence that fills up the screen and spills over.
The film is beautifully cut, and the acting, particularly by the fascinating Giovanna Mezzogiorno who plays the young mother of two whose name is also Giovanna, is first rate.
www.amazon.com /Facing-Windows-Giovanna-Mezzogiorno/dp/B0002XNSYU   (2532 words)

 SSRN-Planning Agreements in the Mezzogiorno: A Principal-Agent Analysis by Massimo Florio, Irene Valsecchi
In this paper we analyse the so-called planning contracts which are adopted for the Italian Mezzogiorno from the point of view of the theory of incentives.
We refer to a model by Laffont and Tirole (1993) in order to show that under conditions which may be relevant for the Italian experience, firms will enjoy rents that imply allocative inefficiency because of an excess of investment.
Florio, Massimo and Valsecchi, Irene, "Planning Agreements in the Mezzogiorno: A Principal-Agent Analysis" (November 1998).
papers.ssrn.com /sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=626688   (341 words)

 Interview: Giovanna Mezzogiorno
Giovanna Mezzogiorno takes that challenge on masterfully in Love in the Time of Cholera as Fermina Daza, a strong-willed woman who is loved by two men, but will only accept each of them on her own terms.
A major star in Italy, Mezzogiorno makes her big U.S. debut here, acting against such established actors as Javier Bardem, John Leguizamo and Benjamin Bratt.
Mezzogiorno’s head also makes a debut of its own—on another woman’s body, during a love scene that takes place 50 years after Florentino first falls in love with Fermina.
www.cinemablend.com /new/Interview-Giovanna-Mezzogiorno-6674.html   (1509 words)

 Brand Lighting - Fine Art - Mezzogiorno
Italians have known Southern Italy as IL Mezzogiorno since ancient times.
The villas of the Mezzogiorno, with their porticos, terraces, balconies and loggias, have the feeling of indoor/outdoor living space.
Fine Art Lamps Lamp's Mezzogiorno collection was created with this lifestyle design in mind: light, bright, airy, uplifting - deeply imbued with the past yet refreshingly unrestrained.
www.brandlighting.com /fine_art_mezzogiorno.html   (191 words)

 SSRN-The ICT Revolution: Opportunities and Risks for the Mezzogiorno by Dino Pinelli, Elena Bellini, Gianmarco Ottaviano
At the beginning of the 1990s the advent of the Internet brought a new surge of debate: it was argued that the Internet would free the economy from the constraints of geography (Cairncross, 1997), bringing about a more even economic landscape.
On the other hand, there is evidence that the parallel shift towards more knowledge- and skill-intensive activities might counterbalance this dispersion effect.
Pinelli, Dino, Bellini, Elena and Ottaviano, Gianmarco I.P., "The ICT Revolution: Opportunities and Risks for the Mezzogiorno" (September 2003).
papers.ssrn.com /sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=464848   (434 words)

 Darkest Italy: The Nation and Stereotypes of the Mezzogiorno, 1860-1900 - John Dickie - Microsoft Reader eBook
Stereotypical representations of the Mezzogiorno are a persistent feature of Italian culture at all levels.
In Darkest Italy, John Dickie analyzes these stereotypes in the post-Unification period, when the Mezzogiorno was widely seen as barbaric, violent or irrational, an "Africa" on the European continent.

At the same time, this is the moment when the Mezzogiorno became a metaphor for the state of the country as a whole, the index of Italy's modernity.

www.ebookmall.com /ebook/107873-ebook.htm   (864 words)

The Cafe Mezzogiorno never had a web site when it was in operation.
These photos were taken by Joe Gattuso when he was one of the customer-volunteers from 2002 to 2004.
The Cafe Mezzogiorno was located at 631 King Street in Old Town Alexandria Virginia.
www.mezzogiorno.us   (145 words)

 Hope in the Mezzogiorno - TIME
Richer Mezzogiornisti lived four and five in a room; the poor inhabited caves, for in many villages there had been no new building for a century.
It went to Italy's Cassa per Il Mezzogiorno (Southern Development Fund), the special government agency set up in 1950 to push a twelve-year, $2 billion southern revival program.
Hampered by petty politics, minor graft and insufficient funds ($180 million yearly), the Cassa has moved slowly for the size of the job, but results are already apparent.
www.time.com /time/magazine/article/0,9171,861554,00.html?promoid=googlep   (509 words)

 Hal Higdon: ITALIAN ODYSSEY: Running Around the Mezzogiorno
We flew through New York and London to Naples in the area that Italians call the Mezzogiorno, not an entirely complimentary name.
(Mezzogiorno means the middle of the day, siesta time.) Arriving in Positano, we checked into a small motel on the Amalfi Drive owned by Lou's relatives.
HAL HIGDON is a Senior Writer for Runner's World, and co-author with his wife of "FALCONARA: A Family Odyssey," available from Roadrunner Press for $16.50 (includes postage and handling) at runner@adsnet.com.
www.halhigdon.com /OntheRoad/odyssey/index.html   (2490 words)

 Mezzogiorno - New York, NY, 10012-3647 - Citysearch
The sidewalk tables which wrap around this see-and-be-seen Soho corner fill quickly during warm weather.
The place has a sense of family and it was a delight to find out it was run by a tight-knit family who have passion for their establishment and menu.
I highly recommend Mezzogiorno for the tasty food, the excellent service, and especially, the outdoor seating.
newyork.citysearch.com /profile/7109128/new_york_ny/mezzogiorno.html   (458 words)

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