THE MAKING OF “FRANCESCO”, MY BEST SELLING BOOK… GREAT EVENT IN TRANI-BARLETTA-BISCEGLIE FOR THE NEW UPDATED EDITION

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By VELAR Publishing – PRESS OFFICE

“A great team for a great work”: this video shows some images about the making of “Francesco” (“Francis”) the first illustrated and historical biography – written by journalist and author Roberto Alborghetti for Velar-Elledici Publishing – about Pope Francis. This work is the result of the wonderful participation of about 30 professionals to whom we want to dedicate this videoclip. Without them, without the precious collaboration of each of them, we could never accomplish and complete this important and best selling book. The work (in Italian language) was carried out in two versions: a single volume (380 pages) and a special edition in 3 volumes + slipcase, now published in a new and updated edition. All the volumes are in a great format (sizes: cms 23 x 29,5).
Over 800,000 lines of text, 21 chapters, 450 photographs, months and months of work and researches: these are the numbers that define the “first historical and illustrated biography” about Pope Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the 266 th Pope of history, the first to assume the name of Francis, the first South American Pope.
“Francis” helps us to know a “son of Italian immigrants” who became the leader of the Roman Catholic Church. The volumes – “the most-awaited event for Italian publishing industry” as media stated – dig deep into the historical records and documents starting from the news about the Pope’s family, reconstructing moments and facts concerning the emigration from Italy to Argentina, specifying dates, times and procedures.
The new updated edition, together with the new book by Roberto Alborghetti (title: “Nessuno resti indietro”) will be presented in a special event next Friday, February 26, 2016, in Barletta, for the whole country of Trani-Barletta-Bisceglie. It’s a new meeting in addition to the many who have been held around Italy (in the photo below: the audience at the book launch in Bitonto, Bari).

Bitonto Bari

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A cura di VELAR – Ufficio Comunicazione

“Una grande squadra per una grande opera”: il video mostra alcune immagini relative alla realizzazione di “Francesco” la prima biografia storica illustrata su Papa Francesco – scritta dal giornalista e scrittore Roberto Alborghetti per Velar-Elledici. Questa opera editoriale è il risultato della meravigliosa partecipazione di circa 30 professionisti a cui vogliamo dedicare questo videoclip. Senza di loro, senza la preziosa collaborazione di ciascuno di essi, non avremmo mai potuto realizzare e completare questa importante iniziativa. L’opera (in lingua italiana) è stata realizzata in due versioni: un unico volume (380 pagine) e una speciale edizione in 3 volumi + cofanetto ora pubblicati in una edizione nuova e aggiornata (dimensioni dei volumi: cm 23 x 29,5).
Oltre 800.000 righe di testo, 21 capitoli, 450 fotografie, mesi e mesi di lavoro e di ricerca: questi sono i numeri che definiscono la “prima biografia storica e illustrato” su Papa Jorge Mario Bergoglio, il 266 ° Papa della storia, il primo a assumere il nome di Francesco, il primo Papa sudamericano.
“Francesco” ci aiuta a conoscere un “figlio di immigrati italiani” diventato il capo della Chiesa cattolica romana. I volumi – “l’evento più atteso per l’industria dell’editoria italiana”, come i media hanno scritto – scavano in profondità nei documenti storici e documenti a partire dalle notizie sulla famiglia del Papa, ricostruendo momenti e fatti, specificando date, tempi e modalità, con rigorose ricostruzioni storiche.
La nuova edizione aggiornata, insieme con il nuovo libro di Roberto Alborghetti (titolo: “Nessuno Resti indietro”) saranno al centro di un evento speciale il prossimo Venerdì 26 febbraio 2016, a Barletta, per tutto il territorio diocesano di Trani-Barletta-Bisceglie. E’ un nuovo appuntamento che si aggiunge ai tanti che si sono tenuti in giro per l’Italia (nella foto qui sotto: il pubblico presente all’evento di Bitonto, Bari).

 

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FLORENCE: A SPECIAL NIGHT IN THE ANCIENT “PHARMACY” FOR THE PRESENTATION OF “FRANCESCO” BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

GUEST WRITER: STEFANO ALBERTI

PHOTOS: RENATO PIAZZINI, FIRENZE

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A great and special night in Florence (May 9, 2014) wheretook place the book presentation of “Francesco” by Roberto Alborghetti inside the historical rooms of the Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella in Florence (via della Scala 16). Together with the author during the event participated the director of weekly magazine Toscana Oggi Mr. Andrea Fagioli, the journalist and writer Riccardo Clementi, the journalists Carmelina Rotundo, Giuseppe Saponaro, Maurizio Martini, Daniel C. Meyer (from the staff of FUL magazine, Firenze Urban Lifestyle), Giuseppe Piani (researcher of the University of Florence). The artist Giuseppe Tocchetti exposed his work which is based on the book of Alborghetti. Benedetta and Eugenio Alphandery, the owners of the enchanting ancient “farmacy”, welcome the people and visitors.

The book “Francesco”, published by Italian Velar-Elledici, talks about the life of Pope Francis. It is the first historical and illustrated biography on the argentine Pope and also the result of unpublished researches and statements useful to know how a “son of emigrants” is became the pastor of the universal Church. Starting from the information about his original family – retracing the childhood and the adolescence years of the young Jorge Mario – until his religious vocation and cultural education, included the pastoral years in Argentina, the work of Alborghetti accompanied the reader to discover the personality, the responsibility and the mission of the future Pope. The monumental work was also published in a special version of 2 volumes. It shows and contains 340 images as a result of an extraordinary research through archives, spots and places in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A great team of 20 people collaborated, in different levels, with the author. Roberto Alborghetti gave personally the book to Pope Francis during a private encounter in Casa S.Marta in Rome.   

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FLORENCE: IN THE MEDIEVAL “PHARMACY” OF S.MARIA NOVELLA (XIV CENTURY) A SPECIAL EVENT FOR MY BOOK ON POPE FRANCIS LIFE

 

© Photos: ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI / OFFICINA PROFUMO-FARMACEUTICA S.M.NOVELLA, FLORENCE

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Guest Writer: Press Office Velar-Elledici Editions

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On Friday the 9th of May, 2014 at 9:00 p.m. takes place the book presentation of “Francesco” by Roberto Alborghetti inside the historical rooms of the Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella in Florence, via della Scala 16. The book talks about the life of Pope Francis. It is the first historical and illustrated biography on the argentine Pope and also the result of unpublished researches and statements useful to know how a “son of emigrants” is became the pastor of the universal Church.

FRANCESCO, copertina ristampaStarting from the information about his original family – retracing the childhood and the adolescence years of the young Jorge Mario – until his religious vocation and cultural education, included the pastoral years in Argentina, the work of Alborghetti accompanied the reader to discover the personality, the responsibility and the mission of the future Pope.

Together with the author during the event participate also the journalist Carmelina Rotundo, the director of Toscana Oggi Mr. Andrea Fagioli, the journalist and writer Riccardo Clementi, the journalist Giuseppe Saponaro, the director of Over the Sky, Mr. Maurizio Martini, and Giuseppe Piani, d.e.i.s.t.a.f.’s researcher of the University of Florence. Moreover the master Giuseppe Tocchetti exposes his opera which is based on the book of Alborghetti.

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The enchanting and capturing Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica of Santa Maria Novella is part of Florence history. During the thirteenth century, thanks to a growing economic development, Florence attracted crowds of outcasts in search of work, finding asylum in the city centre; they camped in villages where they were miserable and unhealthy.

They dedicated themselves to support their new mendicant orders. The Franciscans settled east of the city, where they settled in the area of the shops of the dyers and tanners, polluting water and air and where the church of Santa Croce was built, completed during 1800s. The Dominicans settled in the city walls to the north-west: first at the church of San Pancrazio, then in that of Santa Maria delle Vigne, which, in the middle of the fourteenth century, was rebuilt and named the Santa Maria Novella. The Carmelites settled in the south, in a booming area, where workers lived in poor carders and Battilana: Santa Maria del Carmine was consecrated in 1422.

In 2012 Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella celebrated 400 years of uninterrupted business, in the name of tradition and innovation. Raw materials of the highest quality are still used and the apothecary fathers’ artisanal procedures are still followed, yet the company avails itself of modern technology and state of the art equipment Eugenio Alphandery, general manager and co-owner of Officina comments on this:

Given my passion for both antique and modern cars, I could compare this company to a convertible from the 1930’s with hand hammered bodywork crafted by an artisan and a powerful, modern motor, perfect brakes and suspension, all exhalting the car’s beauty and the pleasure of driving it.”

For the occasion major restoration has been undertaken at the historic shop on Via della Scala to restore the ancient pharmacy to its original appearance. This restoration project represents a milestone in Officina’s long history.

Production is now carried out on Liberty style premises on Via Reginaldo Giuliani, in the north of Florence about 3 km from the head office on Via della Scala. All the products are made here with equipment that has been specially designed and custom-built for each specific purpose. Each product has a peculiar story, for example the Cologne and Pot pourri, two of the company’s distinguishing products.

http://www.smnovella.it/