Testimonials

A front row of Italian testimonials, selected from outstanding artists and exponents from the world of showbusiness and culture, to create an advertising campaign captured by the photographer Pierpaolo Ferrari.
Taking centre stage are the singer Emma, actresses Ambra Angiolini and Valeria Solarino, the writer Luca Bianchini, chef Davide Oldani and cinema director Giovanni Veronesi who will produce a short film dedicated to the project.

Luca Bianchini

Luca Bianchini was born in Turin on February 11, 1970.

Through Mondadori he published “Instant love” (2003), “Ti seguo ogni notte” (2004), the biography of Eros Ramazzotti, “Eros - Lo giuro” (2005), “Se domani farà bel tempo” (2007), “Siamo solo amici” (2011) and “Dimmi che credi al destino” (2015).

In 2013, the Puglia-based novels “Io che amo solo te” and “La cena di Natale di Io che amo solo te” conquered both the best selling lists and the heart of readers. From these novels two highly successfully movies were produced in 2015 and 2016 respectively. For years, he hosted the radioshow “Colazione da Tiffany” on Radio2 and he has an ongoing cooperation with "la Repubblica" and "Vanity Fair".

Luca Bianchini

Luca Bianchini was born in Turin on February 11, 1970.

Through Mondadori he published “Instant love” (2003), “Ti seguo ogni notte” (2004), the biography of Eros Ramazzotti, “Eros - Lo giuro” (2005), “Se domani farà bel tempo” (2007), “Siamo solo amici” (2011) and “Dimmi che credi al destino” (2015).

In 2013, the Puglia-based novels “Io che amo solo te” and “La cena di Natale di Io che amo solo te” conquered both the best selling lists and the heart of readers. From these novels two highly successfully movies were produced in 2015 and 2016 respectively. For years, he hosted the radioshow “Colazione da Tiffany” on Radio2 and he has an ongoing cooperation with "la Repubblica" and "Vanity Fair".

Davide Oldani

Davide Oldani, creator of the pop cuisine – high quality and affordable – opened his restaurant, the D’O, in 2003. After a year of activity, the most authoritative food guides listed him among the best chefs of Italian cuisine.

In December 2008 he was awarded the Ambrogino d’oro award by the Municipal District of Milan and in November 2013 he was invited to Harvard to speak about his entrepreneurial experience. He was appointed EXPO 2015 Ambassador and in the same year he was invited as a speaker to the World Business Forum of Milan.

In 2016, he opened a restaurant in Manila, one in Singapore and he opened a new D'O, an evolution of the previous restaurant, to create a "bigger" cuisine that can take on other cuisines in our country and more. In the summer of the same year, he was nominated by CONI Food & Sport Ambassador and he was invited as chef to Casa Italiana on occasion of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Davide Oldani

Davide Oldani, creator of the pop cuisine – high quality and affordable – opened his restaurant, the D’O, in 2003. After a year of activity, the most authoritative food guides listed him among the best chefs of Italian cuisine.

In December 2008 he was awarded the Ambrogino d’oro award by the Municipal District of Milan and in November 2013 he was invited to Harvard to speak about his entrepreneurial experience. He was appointed EXPO 2015 Ambassador and in the same year he was invited as a speaker to the World Business Forum of Milan.

In 2016, he opened a restaurant in Manila, one in Singapore and he opened a new D'O, an evolution of the previous restaurant, to create a "bigger" cuisine that can take on other cuisines in our country and more. In the summer of the same year, he was nominated by CONI Food & Sport Ambassador and he was invited as chef to Casa Italiana on occasion of the Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Valeria Solarino

Valeria Solarino was born in Venezuela from Italian parents. After her university studies, she began her professional acting career at the Teatro Stabile in Turin.

After a few theatre performances, she began a prestigious movie career that in 2005 led her to win the Biraghi Award as best emerging actress and in 2007 the Pasinetti Award as best actress, both awarded at the Venice International Film Festival. In 2008, her interpretation of "Viola di mare" led her to be nominated at the Silver Ribbon Awards and she won the award for best actress at the NICE film Festival. On the same year, she was nominated at the David of Donatello as best protagonist actress in "Signorina".

In 2016 she began the theatre tour "Una giornata particolare" inspired from Ettore Scola's movie masterpiece and she interpreted the second and third chapters of the trilogy "Smetto quando voglio".

Valeria Solarino

Valeria Solarino was born in Venezuela from Italian parents. After her university studies, she began her professional acting career at the Teatro Stabile in Turin.

After a few theatre performances, she began a prestigious movie career that in 2005 led her to win the Biraghi Award as best emerging actress and in 2007 the Pasinetti Award as best actress, both awarded at the Venice International Film Festival. In 2008, her interpretation of "Viola di mare" led her to be nominated at the Silver Ribbon Awards and she won the award for best actress at the NICE film Festival. On the same year, she was nominated at the David of Donatello as best protagonist actress in "Signorina".

In 2016 she began the theatre tour "Una giornata particolare" inspired from Ettore Scola's movie masterpiece and she interpreted the second and third chapters of the trilogy "Smetto quando voglio".

Ambra Angiolini

Ambra Angiolini was born on April 22,1977 in Rome.

After acting in several television dramas and in the main Italian theatres, in 2006 Ambra Angiolini had her cinema debut with the "Saturno contro" by Ferzan Ozpetek, for which she won the David of Donatello and Silver Ribbon awards for Best Supporting Actress, the golden Ciak award for new talent actress and the foreign press Golden globe as the best actress debut. She then acted in other movies, among which "Bianco e nero" (2008), "Immaturi" (2011), "Viva l’Italia" (2012) and "La scelta" (2015).

Currently, she splits her time between the movie set of “Terapia di coppia per amanti” and the television studios where she is a judge on the evening show “Amici”. Upcoming releases include the movie “La Verità, Vi Spiego, sull’Amore”, while for the small screen she will be on the television movie “Il fulgore di Dony” directed by Pupi Avati.

Ambra Angiolini

Ambra Angiolini was born on April 22,1977 in Rome.

After acting in several television dramas and in the main Italian theatres, in 2006 Ambra Angiolini had her cinema debut with the "Saturno contro" by Ferzan Ozpetek, for which she won the David of Donatello and Silver Ribbon awards for Best Supporting Actress, the golden Ciak award for new talent actress and the foreign press Golden globe as the best actress debut. She then acted in other movies, among which "Bianco e nero" (2008), "Immaturi" (2011), "Viva l’Italia" (2012) and "La scelta" (2015).

Currently, she splits her time between the movie set of “Terapia di coppia per amanti” and the television studios where she is a judge on the evening show “Amici”. Upcoming releases include the movie “La Verità, Vi Spiego, sull’Amore”, while for the small screen she will be on the television movie “Il fulgore di Dony” directed by Pupi Avati.

Emma

Emma was born in Florence on May 25, 1984. She lived her early childhood in Sesto Fiorentino and later she moved with her family to Apulia, birthplace of her parents. She soon discovered her passion for music and when she was only 9 years old she began to play in squares and venues with her father's band.

After having been an active musician in the Salento area, in 2010 she won the ninth edition of the talent show "Amici" hosted by Maria De Filippi, and in 2012 she won the 62nd edition of the Sanremo Festival with the song "Non è l’inferno" becoming quickly not only one of the most loved singers in Italy but also one of the most versatile and eclectic Italian artists.

Unstoppable from an artistic stand point as well as a social stand point, she is always involved in social activities as testimonial, supporting important causes as a spokesperson for various associations through the themes in her songs.

Emma

Emma was born in Florence on May 25, 1984. She lived her early childhood in Sesto Fiorentino and later she moved with her family to Apulia, birthplace of her parents. She soon discovered her passion for music and when she was only 9 years old she began to play in squares and venues with her father's band.

After having been an active musician in the Salento area, in 2010 she won the ninth edition of the talent show "Amici" hosted by Maria De Filippi, and in 2012 she won the 62nd edition of the Sanremo Festival with the song "Non è l’inferno" becoming quickly not only one of the most loved singers in Italy but also one of the most versatile and eclectic Italian artists.

Unstoppable from an artistic stand point as well as a social stand point, she is always involved in social activities as testimonial, supporting important causes as a spokesperson for various associations through the themes in her songs.

Giovanni Veronesi

Giovanni Veronesi is an Italian screenwriter, movie director and actor. He's part of a group of young people who in the '90s led to the success of the so-called "Tuscany cinema".

He began working for the film industry in the '80s as screenwriter and director, writing also the script for "Per amore solo per amore" which won the Davido of Donatello award in 1994. An year later, he began a cooperation with Leonardo Pieraccioni, which continued uninterrupted on all the other movies of the Florence-based director. In the meantime, he continued his director career dedicated to romantic movies, obtaining great success with his "Che ne sarà di noi”, “Manuale d'amore” and “Manuale d'amore 2 - Capitoli successivi”.

Since June 30, 2014, he has been hosting on Radio 2 the show "Non è un paese per giovani”, from which is last movie, to be released on March 23, 2017, took the name.

Giovanni Veronesi

Giovanni Veronesi is an Italian screenwriter, movie director and actor. He's part of a group of young people who in the '90s led to the success of the so-called "Tuscany cinema".

He began working for the film industry in the '80s as screenwriter and director, writing also the script for "Per amore solo per amore" which won the Davido of Donatello award in 1994. An year later, he began a cooperation with Leonardo Pieraccioni, which continued uninterrupted on all the other movies of the Florence-based director. In the meantime, he continued his director career dedicated to romantic movies, obtaining great success with his "Che ne sarà di noi”, “Manuale d'amore” and “Manuale d'amore 2 - Capitoli successivi”.

Since June 30, 2014, he has been hosting on Radio 2 the show "Non è un paese per giovani”, from which is last movie, to be released on March 23, 2017, took the name.