FS Italiane, 007 boards the October La Freccia

Daniel Craig as James Bond graces the FS magazine cover

The best of Italy at Expo 2020 Dubai. Festa del Cinema (Film Fest) in Rome and the Koons exhibition in Florence 


Rome, 30 September 2021

Secret Agent 007 climbs aboard the October La Freccia. Embellishing the cover is Daniel Craig, once more in the role of James Bond to star in No Time To Die, the 25th film in the saga, now showing on the main international screens for the entire month. Part of the film, which should have been released more than a year ago, was even shot in Italy. Some scenes were filmed in the Sapri station and on a Frecciarossa 1000 – the same train that will ideally welcome travellers aboard at the Expo 2020 Dubai, the Universal Exposition open from 1 October to 31 March 2022 in the United Arab Emirates.

Indeed, the excellence of the FS Group shall make a stop at the Italian Pavilion to share its vision of sustainable and integrated mobility in support of Italy’s economy and tourism and of the enhancement of its territories and its beauties.

Space is thus dedicated to the thousand variations of Italian know-how, with a mix of tradition and innovation. An account is given through the Regions present in Dubai which, with the help of the images shot by director Gabriele Salvatores, unravels like a green thread which stands out thanks to a special header inside the magazine. We begin by narrating the historic production of balsamic vinegar in Modena, the centuries-old tradition of the peperone crusco from the Lucania region and the technological wonders of Leonardo and Avio, as leading companies in the aerospace sector.

Then there are numerous travel offers for autumn: from the Faentina railway itinerary in Tuscany, amidst woodlands perched on crests and gastronomic proposals with traditional flavours, through to the discovery of the multicultural Prato. Savour weekends out of town in the villages of the hinterland to admire castles, gardens and rural villages, or even travel along the Oropa pathway in the Biella area, on a discovery of breath-taking views and spiritual visits. We continue with an unprecedented tour of Padua, which has become a World Heritage Site owing to its eight frescoed sites dating back to the 14th century. And then it is off to Bellagio, on Lake Como, to discover the rituals and traditions of freshwater fishing.

Pages are again dedicated to the seventh art, with an overview of the 16th edition of the Rome Film Fest, directed by Antonio Monda. And finally, there are the great autumn exhibitions, such as the monographic event dedicated to Jeff Koons in the spaces of Florence’s Palazzo Strozzi or the contemporary Quirinale project in Rome, with works by artists such as Lucio Fontana and Michelangelo Pistoletto.

This is without forgetting the interviews with actor and director Vincenzo Salemme, singer-songwriter Erica Mou, the starred chef Carlo Cracco as well as with Paolo Marchi – journalist and founder of the gastronomic convention Identità Golose. Finally comes a highly topical reading recommendation, even if the book was released in 2020, with “The Last White Sheet: The Hell and the Heart of Afghanistan” by Farhad Bitani, helping us understand what Afghanistan has been and what it will be in the hands of the Taliban.

The October La Freccia can be browsed and read in digital format, on FSnews, and on paper in the FRECCIALounge and FRECCIAClub, each copy cellophaned and personal, for readers to pick up and take away. The contents of FS Italiane’s monthly publication can also be read on the FSNews Telegram channel and the @fsnews_it and @LaFreccia_Mag Twitter profiles.