Rome, 1 August 2023
Suspended somewhere between the extreme weather events of this summer and the desire to switch off and enjoy a long-awaited holiday, August is in a balance between excesses and uniformity, extravagance and tradition. Hence, the new issue of the La Freccia magazine also tells extreme stories and stories of refined balance: from sporting events to the limit of human resistance, such as the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc – a 170-kilometre race around Mont Blanc – to the elegance of a profession based on patience, tradition and attention: that of the Neapolitan men’s fashion artisans, brought together in the Mani di Napoli (Hands of Naples) association.
There are plenty of stories of ordinary people, along with those about stars in entertainment, culture and sport. Starting with the musical trio Il Volo, consisting of Gianluca Ginoble, Ignazio Boschetto and Piero Barone, performing at the Teatro Arcimboldi theatre in Milan on 2, 3, 4 and then 6, 8 and 9 September, with the show Tutti per uno and, to get there, Frecciarossa is the official train.
Among the interviewees there is also Alessandro Giuli, new director of the MAXXI museum in Rome, as well as Larissa Iapichino, Italian indoor long jump record holder, who is getting ready to wear the jersey of the national athletics team, of which Frecciarossa is a partner, at the World Championships in Budapest, from 19 to 27 August.
August is the month for holidays, the ideal period for creating your own trip and including the places recommended by the magazine too. Starting from Trentino, all the way to Basilicata, in search of Italian landscapes that bring foreign cities to mind, to enjoy exotic atmospheres without going beyond our borders. Or travelling along the Costa degli Etruschi, between Cecina, Baratti and Populonia, and the Tyrrhenian coast of Cosenza, to discover Santa Maria del Cedro, Diamante and Scalea, surrounded by legends and religious traditions linked to the citrus fruit that symbolises the area.
Then there are stories that can build a mosaic of humanity that is never predictable, like the Senza sbarre (No bars) project which offers prisoners a chance for redemption through the art of bread-making. In addition to photos of great impact, with transgressions and extreme rituals, like those dedicated to rock stars portrayed by Mark Allan, on display in Bologna, and Andrea Alborno's photo reports with a mystical aura, exhibited in Aosta, poised between sacred Hindu rites, traditional dances and social unease.
All this and more in the August edition of La Freccia, to browse through and read in digital format on FSNews, and in hard copy, which readers can take and carry away with them, on Trenitalia's Frecce, in the FRECCIALounge and FRECCIAClub. 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.