Date: October 8th - not only one of the day of Autumn season (read until the end, you will find a nice surprise ;) )
This day was a landmark for many different event, such as:
314 – Constantine I defeats Roman Emperor Licinius, who loses his European territories
1862 – American Civil War: The Confederate invasion of Kentucky is halted at the Battle of Perryville
1956 – The New York Yankees's Don Larsen pitches the only perfect game in a World Series.
1967 – Guerrilla leader Che Guevara and his men are captured in Bolivia.
1970 – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn wins the Nobel Prize in literature.
1982 – After its London premiere, Cats opens on Broadway and runs for nearly 18 years before closing on September 10, 2000.
319 BC - Pyrrhus of Epirus (d. 272 BC)
1834 - Walter Kittredge, American violinist and composer (d. 1905)
1895 – Juan Péron, Argentinian general and politician, 29th President of Argentina (d. 1974)
1957 – Antonio Cabrini, Italian footballer and manager
1958 – Ursula von der Leyen, Belgian-German physician and politician, Defense Minister of Germany
1970 – Matt Damon, American actor, producer, and screenwriter
1997 - Bella Thorne, American actress
Holidays and observances
Earliest day on which Columbus Day can fall, while October 14 is the latest; observed on the second Monday of October (United States); and its related observance (see also October 12)
Discoverer's Day (Hawaii)
Ok , ok we learn a lot, but, what's the relation about today news?
-> Today, October 8th, 2021 is the day of release of live tour album "Madame X" by Madonna.
Ok, we are not kidding, all the facts are real, taken from a genuine source, but we would like to be a little bit nice, today.
Everybody knows about Madonna's Italian root: her father's family is coming from Pacentro, cose to city of Sulmona, in Abruzzo region, in the center of Italy, as her family name [Ciccone] demonstrates. Sulmona is famous for the best "confetti", sugar coated almond used for marriage, but a good treat in every moment
Bur there're a lot of connection among Italy and Madonna, the singer.
One of her first video - dated back 1984, at the time of MTV channel - was shot in Venice, and we are talking about the super famous "Like a Virgin" song, together with a real lion, walking and riding a gondola round and about the whole town. Punta della Dogana was the place where a live lion was walking with her, exactly as the symbol of the city, and then you can use a boat or a gondola to pass in the same canals and under the same bridges as she did.
In 1987, her first world tour called "Who's that girl" had its last part of European leg in cities of Florence and Turin, as demonstrated in the authorized video of the tour called "Ciao Italia - live from Italy", and for Italian people the statement "Siete Caldi? Bene, anch'io" with the accent posed posed on wrong syllabe became part of Italian culture.
She walked in the most beautiful street of Florence, having shopping like her in Ponte Vecchio, or jogging in Lungarni, sleeping at Villa La Massa in the Florentin countryside.
And inTurin? You can lodge at "Principi di Piemonte" hotel and visit Egyptian Museum as she did.
3 years later, it was 1990, it was the time for "Blond Ambition Tour", with famous pink cone bra by Jean Paul Gaultier designer and a speech about freedom against Vatican and Pope, in Rome.
During the years, many times she came in Italy in many different TV programme, such as "Sanremo" (Italian singer competition since 1950), "Carramba!" hold by Italian entertainer recently passed away Raffaella Carrà, "Che tempo che fa" in 2015.
Skipping some years, a discrete span of time, we can walk along Montenapoleone in Milan for some shopping at Dolce&Gabbana as in 2001, and then we arrive at 2008, when she took a rest after Rome venue of her "Sticky and Sweet tour" and she visited Trastevere district, basilica of Santa Croce in Gerusalemme, Hotel StRegis and La Terrazza restaurant at Hotel Eden.
In 2016, 2017 and 2021 Madonna decided to celebrate her birthday week in Salento area, exactly in Savelletri di Fasano in Puglia region, as well as city of Lecce, a dinner in Alberobello tiny village, and visited Cerrate Abbey. one of the best place in Italy for olive oil, blue sea, Altamura's bread.
You have a lot of good reason to visit Italy, in Madonna's footsteps, as usual, we are here to help you in your dreamy Madonna Italian tour.
In the while, enjoy vision of "Madame X" live tour on streaming (MTV channel for Europe, Paramount for USA).
Alessandra, in Rome