The roots of Gioviale & Partners

Carmelo and Teresa Gioviale

Getting our dearest ones inside us

...the roots of each of us...  belonging is not a random collection of people ... it is not a consent to an apparent aggregation ... belonging is having others within oneself ... and to have an authentic presence ... to live relationships in fullness ... to discover true events it is not sufficient, nor even necessary, to aggregate and meet ... how many people are alone even though they live in a herd ... how many solitudes in the cities are a crowd ... how many contacts stop at the skin ... 

... how many relationships drag on wearily ... the true belonging is "to have our own inside us" ... as flesh of our flesh ... thought of our thoughts ... part of our own life... and the roots of our family members and true friends must always be lived ...


Gratitude


... an extremely happy and serene childhood with magnificent parents ... father who after having been a socialist Councillor for Commerce and mother who had arrived from Sydney to visit Italy met father ... and grew up among the paternal grandparents and aunts ...

... uncle Totò godfather at the baptism ... there is also Giorgio Senior ... first cousin to whom I link Don Mario Tarallo revolutionary parish priest ... when until the age of six years old lived in Martone and then moved to Soverato ...

... and with several trips to Australia to visit his maternal grandparents ... the joy of the small town and the brilliance of a city like Sydney from which to learn the fire of the village and the majesty of an Opera House ... two wonderful sisters ... Marisa and MariaGrazia ...  ... Grandfather Vincenzo and Grandmother Marianna ... Aunt Catuzza ... Aunt Peppina ... all the litres of water of the oceans and the grains of sand are not enough to quantify the Love received by them and given to them ... 

... I strongly remember when tied to Dad's hand we went to Martone to say hello to President Cutrona and I did not move and almost did not breathe so strong was that sense of austerity ...

... the first grade in Martone with teacher Calvi and then continuing in Soverato at the primary schools with teacher Isabella Barbara and middle school, gymnasium and high school at the Salesians of Soverato ... the Latin and Greek of Don Mariani and philosophy with Don Carmelo Mandia but above all the afternoon lessons from Professor Antonio Ligato for Latin, Greek and Italian who had been able to make me love him so much the only slap he managed to give in his life was on my smart face and he always remembered it .... ... the professor of physical education Antonio Passafaro with the grim look like Lee Van Cleef but with the very Gandhi ways ...


Don Gnolfo

... and my greatest Salesian influencer was Don Giovanni Gnolfo who between his 76 and 80 years of age I had the opportunity to drink from his immense culture and with whom during many breaks I liked to sit and listen to him ... and also some afternoons I went to visit him ... he lived in a small room with lots of books ... He sympathized with the social right politic and he also gave me a book of Don Sturzo and another of Giorgio Almirante ... he told me about his travels to Israel and his life in Cairo ... of his friendship with Monsignor Roncalli before he became Pope John XXIII ... and when I was school-banned for three days for wearing ripped jeans and having my hair shaved (including earring) he told me and it remains carved as if on stone 
" ... always do whatever you feel like ... never be a revolutionary ... stay inside the system and change it from inside ... govern the hurry with soft steps and slowly ...".


President Eduard Shevarnadze


... with the passion for music as a DJ at the Salapadù with two masters like Pino Sestito ...the most technical and good dj ever who always reminded me to read the Espresso until the last page which contained 'La Bustina di Minerva' by Umbero Eco ... and like Mario Battaglia ... a man of style and owner of the Salapadù ... and woe if during the winter I did not show him that the university exams were going on without distractions ...


... every community has its legends ... and with gratitude also stands out the shining brilliance of two personalities who with their glamour and British posture have enriched me in giving life to the natural profusion of behavioural style and personal care ... Luciano Alcaro and Leandro Calderoni ... In the meantime when I first saw the insignia with the name 'Vaniglia' I was immediately impressed by the naming which went beyond the common banality ... a boutique of fashion ... profusely austere ... entering as a teenager I felt like I was in Sydney ... I still remember the blue jacket 'Touche' and the various pieces of 'Oaks by Ferrè' 

... both continue to give light as a torch in the dark to the name of Soverato in step with the times ... still #1 ... two London jewels in the Mediterranean sun ... source of inspiration ... and in their wake a thought for the skill and the smile of Master Goldsmith Lea Urzino ..  


... passing through the amazing atmosphere in the family supermarket which for many years was by far the most successful activity in the Soveratese area ... a superb team with Mirella, Maria, Caterina, Antonella and Cumpari Peppe as well as the street markets that Dad carried out in Bivongi, Soverato and Pazzano ...



... I remember with great emotion and honour when the family business was chosen to supply goods to the Hotel Institute for the lunch in honour of Pope Woytila who was visiting Calabria ...



… playing football with the number 10 and emulating technically Eraldo Pecci and Giuseppe Dossena and loving Giancarlo Antognoni ... in primary school we found ourselves to guest and take a photo with Sandro Mazzola (with his left hand on my shoulder) and Giacinto Facchetti ... in Formula 1 I was crazy for Nigel Mansell ... and for Mika Hakkinen who did that madness on Schumaker ... and organizing also the biggest end of year parties with an 'Enzo Gioviale DJ' ... which was a real brand of success under the aegis of a rising star like Piero Teti who has the technique and the magic of "where it touches it turns it into gold" ... very polite and a machine of incessant work ...



... ... and then I got the Salapadù and gave concrete form to a new way of making movida in the traditional summer of Soverato ... completely getting rid of the competition and also the first open-air video club for the 1990 World Cup ... refreshing my summers with a cocktail bar-pizzeria club with 23 employees, many of whom were foreigners ... but also as a music producer with Michele Amadori's first record ...



... also a good experience as a television editor in partnership with Mimmo Micò of "Europa TV" in Soverato which became the station that during a parliamentary election campaign I addressed in favour of Hon. Franco Piro and against Pino Soriero ... in favour of my idea of favouring Substance against Superfluous, History against Chronicle


and Franco Piro is certainly one of the most brilliant politicians in the history of the Italian Republic ... and I frequented him a lot ... he introduced me to Gianni De Michelis, Pierferdinando Casini, Enrico Ferri ... I can claim to be a friend of the Goddess Fortune ... Franco Piro is, among many other things, the one who fought the hardest for people with reduced functionality ...


... and being the grandson of a communist and son of a socialist it came naturally to me to be a proud friend also of that world of sensitive and smart people that was opposed as lgbt(qia+) ...

Franco Procopio on sculpture

 ... ... but I also had a beautiful record shop called "Tendenthia" and I was magnificently helped by Pino Procopio for the brand and in the furniture also the sculpture prepared by Franco Procopio and the shop crossed the provincial borders making itself known by customers even from Switzerland ... (thanks to the skill of Kety Ferraro, Sandra Ferraro and the magnificent Vincenzo Seminaroti whose sense of friendship is well lived in his total helpfulness) ... whose customers bought "12inch" vinyls that I captured going around in places like Belluno Rotterdam Milan ... a magic world ...

Tendenthia music shop
  • Gina Lollobrigida Gianni Calabretta and Enzo


... a world from the movies I have always lived ... and with the arrival of the law degree I switched off the lights of that movie ... really magic ... to venture into the professional world of lawyering also with two years of notary practice as well as legal ... one thing I was forgetting ... I received as a gift from Uncle Rara my mother's brother a strange object called "Sharp VHS player" ... in Italy nothing had arrived yet ... it gifted from Singapore and I had some videocassettes in English .... it was shocking ... to put a videocassette and see a movie ... the same thing ha

ppened later with the "CD player" ... always from Singapore ... these are things of life which have affected a lot in the growth ... always in support to the less advantaged ...


... and in Australia, in addition to Uncle Rara, also devoted herself to the growth of Aunt Marianne ... and the laughs my mum used to have with my grandmother, Aunt Marianne and Aunt Patriza ...... Aunt Marianne always very helpful and always smiling ... good in unison ... and Aunt Patriza who goes beyond the dinamicity in her unbeatability as organizer of every family event ... two aunts with a very big heart and always very loving ...


 ... I wanted to see always Soverato more developed and I wrote a small booklet entitled 'La Rinascita' (The Rebirth) and I sent it to Professor Romano Prodi (President of EU commission) of 'l'Ulivo' and he replied with a handwritten letter promising that he would come to Soverato and which he then did ...


Letter from Romano Prodi


... remembering however with that every Sunday ... until I was 15 years old ... it was customary to go from Soverato to Martone to visit my grandparents and as soon as I arrived ... after greeting the relatives I've immediately ran to sit in the shop of the shoemaker Mastro Peppe ... who told me many stories of his life and his anti-fascism ... grandfather of that Morris Iemma who would later become Prime Minister in Australia of South Wales and working with people like Bush and Putin and I was guest of Morris Iemma in Sydney who hosted me in Parliament letting me have lunch in the buvette together with his other colleagues ... 


... in the family we have always spoken about the gratitude towards the magnificent people of Soverato ...
... the enormous admiration for a gentleman of other ages like Giovanni Sirianni, charming for his humanity full of the scent of Magna Graecia ...

... ... and without writing any words I have for Mrs. Vincenza Procopio and Mrs. Teresa Triggiano the strongest emotional feeling that there can be ...


I like to get lost in bookshops and I love pop-art even if the light of Caravaggio makes you sigh the phrase 'Ohh my God' ...  and philosophy with wine next to it with the lovely friendship of a dear philosopher, dedicated to the respect and support of the weak, Turi Caminiti, who gives joy and shine to people like Socrates and Marx ... 



among the many beautiful friendships I keep in particular with deep and inherent custody the one with Domenico Aspro, Checco Mantello, Camillo Viscomi, Piero Teti ... many many friends ... Nayla Nassar ... ... and sincerely I have towards Saverio Cappuccino a strong memory and that advice he used to give me ... 


... and I add the multitude of days ... months and months... spent with Tommaso Bevacqua, the communication chief of the Nobel Prize winner Carlo Rubbia during the direction of CERN in Geneva ... 


... and Tommaso demanded that I read and report also on Georges Gurdjieff and Dostoevskij ... well ... so many loaded moments before the departure towards the professional road studded by the lights of the great thickness and level of which I refresh myself in the daily action ...

Belgrade's dearest friends

... beautiful was also the gift to my sister Marisa to have her picture taken with her idol Franco Battiato ...

... and when I had the chance to bow down to greet and speak for less than twenty eternal minutes with Rita Levi di Montalcini I felt the warmth of the light of God ... in the same way as all the times I was with my grandmother Marianna ...

... as well as the thanks to the university professor with whom I did my thesis and thanks to her I had the immense luck to visit Cardinal Agostino Casaroli with whom I've stayed about three-million-six-hundred-thousand-milliseconds giving prestige to the concept of a new life. with whom I did my thesis and thanks to her I had the immense fortune to visit Cardinal Agostino Casaroli with whom I stayed about three million six hundred thousand milliseconds giving prestige to the concept of listening because it goes beyond fortune itself to be with a man of such magnitude and to be able to ask questions about the process of preparation for the collapse of the Berlin Wall ... Professor Simonetta D'Anna almost did not speak ... and I can still hear the voice from the pleasant bass which at the calm rhythm gave you word after word which entered you as if it were the last glass of water ... savouring every single vowel and consonant ...


... and then the love for the cinema ... the many films seen and seen again ... always being careful with the industrial effort and never getting up before I had finished reading all the names listed in the credits ...
... the favourite director is Guy Ritche and the name Rock'n Rolla was given to the restaurant which many remember as the most beautiful ever made in Calabria in homage to that refinement which Guy Ritche puts and stands out in each of his films ... 'Waterworld' is among the favourite films as well as 'The Name of the Rose', "Black Cat White Cat", "Life is Beautiful", "Underground" and all "Toy Story" ...


...

 when I was a child my mother made me listen and study to Jesus Christ Superstar and Cat Stevens ...

I still have the long-lasting playing of Renato Zero (is included "IL CARROZZONE" which my cousin Mariella gave me as a present on a Sunday in Martonee ... the saint of the heart is Saint George who kills the dragon and saves the maiden ...

... and knowing almost everything of music and of the most disparate genres which I follow and follow ... the Barber of Seville is powerful and the Requiem of Verdi is full bodied ...

... I say that when I want to concentrate in the deep world of writing I enjoy myself composing listening to the Spanish versions of Eros Ramazzotti ... I think and write living fully the innate of my soul ... concentrated strongly on acts and contracts ... strategy and tactics ... lucid on the rules ... leaving aside the superfluous to grasp the essence and feeling however the incessant warmth of my daughters and of the persons really dear to me ... feeling also the gaze which comes to me from the sky ...

Avv Enzo Gioviale and Avv Giuseppe Costarella

Enzo Gioviale Lawyer


... with two years of legal apprenticeship and two years of notary apprenticeship attending also the Guido Capozzi School of Naples ... and upon gaining the title of lawyer ... 

... I warmly remember the sincere good wishes of the prestigious and always wise lawyer Mr Giuseppe Costarella ...


 ...  decided to dedicate myself to international law specifically corporate, financial and commodity law ... the countries chosen were from the beginning Serbia, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Georgia, Armenia and Ukraine ...


 ... countries with fabulous cultures whose people are in some ways very similar in their customs and habits ...


... I know of each of them ... deeply ... the way of thinking ... the culinary characteristics ... the music culinary characteristics ... music ... folk songs and dances ... art ... industry and commerce ... nature ... Christianity ... I have learned a great deal ...


... a professional story that began with "Gioviale & Partners", a law firm in the manner of the parameters dictated by the "Circle Magic" in London ... led by Lawyer Graziella Gioviale ... absolutely marked on the mastery of the laws and implementing regulations ...


... and a demonstrated genius of approach in improving the most advanced practice ... the legal basis brought forward is in the wake of drawing solutions concerning issues of depth also governmental and selecting only private players of proven historical strength ...... for obligations dictated by the legislation of Privacy we linger on stating that we have been have been legal advisors of companies whose value falls within the top ten positions of strength of their State of origin ...


... but I still have the opportunity to be gratified by a friendship of very old date with Vincenzo Cerra who I consider the greatest professional for preparation ... for culture and education ... culture and education ... the result of the intense professional life is condensed in the fact that like in Italy ... I feel alive the warmth of the real friendships I have in Sofia ... Nicosia ... Tbilisi ... Yerevan ... Kiev and Belgrade which are to all effects places where I feel the scent of home ...

Antonio Illiano Antonio Di Pietro Enzo Gioviale
Enzo Gioviale and Giovanni Amoruso

Politics


... Politics has always been a passion ... inherited from the family ... and the experiences I had have forged a wide vision towards the world in which I live ... I joined the Italian Popular Party with Martinazzoli as secretary ... 


... I devoured the speeches and the interviews with Riccardo Misasi ... Oscar Luigi Scalfaro ... De Mita ... Craxi ... and Francesco Cossiga ... 


 ... I still keep the membership card of the Italian Communist Party of my grandfather while my father as a socialist fascinated me with his stories of how they organized themselves to win the municipal elections in Martone beating Don Franco Calvi who from Podesta continued as Mayor until 1964 beaten by a list of young socialists ... I really liked the "Christian Democrats" because compared to the small parties it was a magnum sea with many Christian souls ... I often walked with Senator Angelo Donato and also with the Honorable Guido Mantella ...


... and between the ages of 14 and 22 I always bought the Espresso and reread ... "The Art of War" by Sun-Tzi ... the De Bellum of Von Clausewitz ... Don Sturzo .... Rosmini ... but above all "The Principles of Becoming" of Aristotle ... passing by the Prince of Macchiavelli ... and a lot of Oriana Fallaci with her interviews to History and to Power ... fascinated by Nixon and not at all by Kennedy ... by Kennedy ... very much by Kissinger ... Fidel Castro but not Che Guevara ... the speeches of Golda Meir ... the action of Sirimavo Bandaranaike ... passionate about the dynamics of the Balkans ... Tito and Todor Tzhivkov ...


... I supported, with strong passion and 'house-to-house', the Honourable Piero Amato ... a gentleman of great socialist fervour ... 

... great master of strategy and political tactics was Rocco Pompeo Imperitura for whose calmness ... vision ... action of thought and its implications is to be placed in the same way as a Cardinal Richelieu ...


... I also remember meeting the Honourable Ayala who received me in his parliamentary office in 1996 and presented me with ideas for Italy and Calabria ... and I was struck by the Honourable Massimo D'Alema in 1999 whom I approached after one of his speeches ... a powerful and calamitous aura ...

... and the joy was when my Confirmation Fellow ... the legend Giovanni Amoruso ... on an occasion in Rome introduced me to the Honourable Antonio Maccanico ... a spectacular and very friendly person with a fatherly smile ... we spoke for no more than ten minutes and in telling him that I loved international law very much he told me 'in your eyes I see a healthy charge and determination' ...

... of all the Presidents of the Republic my favourites are Oscar Luigi Scalfaro and Sergio Mattarella but with every new appointment I have always asked the Quirinale to receive the official image and to have it as a sign of respect for my State and in my law office there have always been the pictures with the photos of all our Presidents ...

Gina Lollobrigida - Gianni Calabretta Enzo Gioviale

... at the municipal elections in Soverato I did not vote for 'Pedalando Volare' which was the most beautiful reforming action I have directly experienced ... as disruptive as Wagner's Ride of the Valkyries ... no one in Calabria like Gianni Calabretta and Claudio Rombolà, who are the ones I have objectively admired for their ability to graft into the regulatory context the hothouse of ideas that the bureaucracy was jamming ... they transformed Soverato into a national point of reference on change, anticipating the future for issues such as the environment, territory, legality, tourism and culture ...


... Gina Lollobrigida run for European Parliament ... 

... I've ran at the provincial elections with the 'Democratici di Prodi' obtaining the highest number of personal votes of the centre left in the constituency and I still say a thousand thanks to the many soveratesi and to the powerful team of the secretariat ... the smallest was the smart and already prepared in marketing Daniele Rondinelli ... Paolo Vitale a unicum in planning ... Francesco Pascolo concentrated on the political programme ... Pasqualito Nocita on the territory with campers and above all Domenico Greco who carried out with extreme precision and acute aptitude the role of 'data collector' ... gathering and transforming into a political product the psychological and sociological instances of every single voter ...

Enzo Gioviale Joseph kokkinos

Joseph Kokkinos


... is a fantastic man ... his brilliance ... his sense of innate protection towards family and friends ... his human availability and sharp reasoning ... the kindness of protocol and humanity towards people ... the ever-living memory towards his parents ... the tradition as a constant guide in every daily passage ... ... is the flag of Cyprus ... family person ...

 ... and cuddles me like his little brother ...




The Lighthouse of mine


... lighthouses dominate the sea from places of poignant and inaccessible beauty ... towering over the waters ... soaring and mighty ... like old fairytale castles ... inspiring in the boundless marine horizon ... and every lighthouse goes far beyond the mere role of aiding sailors ... with their light that illuminates the darkness and leads sailors to salvation every lighthouse represents the inner light that illuminates the darkest recesses of our soul ...



Filippo Alampi


... calm ... constructive ... dreamer ... honest made person ... a man with powerful human qualities ... thoughtful and patient ... prepared beyond comparison in law and industry technique he taught me a lot how a captain can be a visionary in everyday life ... "anger and emotionality are strategically counterproductive so one must always remain calm and objective".


Andrei Andreev


... if the lighthouse makes light for everybody and unites everybody strengthening them in the determination to reach free and happy shores I have the pleasure to summarize my great friend of the great Bulgaria ... a magnificent man ... international ... the Form and the Substance ... brilliant ... the Amicitia in flesh and blood ... having had to study the De Amicitia of Cicero I remember the words of Don Mariani that friendship is nothing so suitable to human nature and so conforming to both good and bad luck who observes a true friend, observes the image of himself ... in Andrei Andreev I breathe and touch that friendship does not come from the eloquence or intelligence one possesses, but it comes only from the heart ... and with Andrei Andreev I practiced that to be happy is to possess the fortune of friends ... the care of public and private affairs ... the sharing of one's own and collective goods ... harmony of desires and ideas ... the friendship that shows loyalty ... honesty ... impartiality ... generosity ... without any greed and impudence but with virtue ... firmness and humanitas ... indelible teachings ... a true businessman with a crystalline heart ...



Rezo Egadze


... for many navigators the lighthouse is a set of emotions, a signal to orient themselves both during the day and at night ... and even today among GPS and electronic signalling we are tied to the light of the lighthouses of which every good sailor knows the meaning and the differences ... every lighthouse has a soul ... the light ... the shade ... the nature and its position ... and the strong friendship with Rezo Egadze is for me well surrounded by many teachings and by the depth of his experience as a statesman in the Republic of Georgia ...


Giancarlo Montini


... it is in his sensitivity ... in his high level of knowledge ... in his essence that makes him a cultural and charismatic point of reference ... a beacon that emanates the warmth of the human soul and the character of concreteness ... the readiness to synthesise ... a glance beyond tomorrow and the freshness of a thought that is always attentive to today and anticipates the future ... in his speech there is always a lesson ...


Massimo Cimatti


... my bond with Massimo is reduced to just a few words ... to his presenting himself to the world with a smile that comes out even from the light in his eyes ... he is a beacon that always reminds us that if we put methods of engagement, promotional skills, structures in first place, one runs the risk of doing only propaganda ... the 'aiming low' is spontaneous in those who delude themselves of doing the minimum ... a law of society which always tries to aim at the discount, at the reduced effort ... and Massimo lives with an authentic Christianity ... aiming at the top, at totality ... and in business these are qualities which only a few know how to instil ...

Vincenzo Cerra



... 'the special Being par excellence' which reminds me of the song by Franco Battiato ... who knows how to take care of his friend ... giving 'silence and patience' ... the conduction for 'the ways which lead to the essence' ... giving 'the laws of the world' ... with that mysterious push which leads us to approach someone and decide to travel the path of life together ... a heart as big as the world ... never tired and always available ... us others in the first place and himself always after ... the pleasure of embracing him and of wanting to have him always by our side ... he is so special to me that I would find reductive the entire Treccani encyclopedia ... he is infinitely the Friend of Life and for Eternity ...


Special Friends

Paolo Moniaci

 

... purity and crystallinity ... determination and dedication ... education first of all ... the track as future ... without pretence ... saying the right thing at the right time ... but also keeping silent the wrong thing when one is tempted to say it ... listening is always superior to speaking ... letting us also teach things already known ... a golden person ... as intelligent as out of the chorus of the current existence ... is the creation of an extremely wonderful mother, grandmother Maria and aunts Nora and Eleonora ... infinitly amazing ...



Carlo Mancari

... is the architect for the best advice and also the Architect by profession ... accurate and always of his word ... careful of human form of punctuation but always intent on the care of friendship ... I appreciate his gentlemanly behaviour in the manner of an Earl in the English tradition ... he is the designer of Rock'n Rolla which according to many was the most beautiful club ever made ... he knows how to navigate on a boundless sea with a small boat and the spontaneous need to know with the call of truth always in humility ... but also with courage, research, and testimony ...




Guido Princi


... excellent in mathematics ... and in the linguistic construction of an agreement ... communist in its true meaning and fervent Catholic ... he narrated to me every beautiful and precious memory of his life ... of any age ... his father's oven ... the devotion for his mother ... the reciprocal disponibility of his sister and brother ... fighter and cultured ... so many stories among which that of the fat priest with a rope in his hand who led his donkey ... and questing after questing the poor little donkey felt more and more the weight of the many things he was carrying ... it was also hot ... and the same monk in the climb that led to the Monastery also felt fatigue and so much sultriness that he decided to put his hat on the donkey ... and as soon as he put it down ... immediately the donkey collapsed on the ground and the monk said "

 ... My God ... Mamma Mia ... for such a light hat you fell ... "

proving that every fable has its moral and I my Aesop ... with Guido I spent fantastic magical moments ... of very high and apex professioanle profile ... I never remember a no from him, but always a hard work with a lot of will and determination ... he introduced me to a dear friend of his family ... His Excellency Monsignor Carmelo Hilary Franco right-hand man of Cardinal Paul Marcinkus ... a beautiful and enthusiastic meeting ... with Guido we did more than one hundred thousand kilometers of car together ... and inside the car his stories, besides fascinating me, are still that vital lymph I feed on in my daily life ...



Avvocato Enzo Gioviale e Avvocato Francesco Battaglia

 

Elio Fazio

 ... it helps me a lot Harry Potter ... and Albus Dumbledore who says ... 'Our choices, Harry, show what we really are, much more than our abilities' and if 'dark and difficult times await us ... we always choose what is right from what is easy ... Elio is special for always being true ... with great values ... the values that we live in the mountains ... at the top ... realism ... clarity ... concreteness ... respect ...



Francesco "Ciccio" Battaglia

... is one of the first friends as soon as we arrived in Soverato ... outstanding lawyer ... in him I recognise after so many years of friendship the now rare quality of knowing how to live the present in respect of the genuine rules that the southern tradition incessantly brings back to keep them always warm ... when a people no longer has a vital sense of its past, ... the youth of peoples is a rich old age ... memory has a 'vital' and creative force ... the future of a people is not so much in a mass of young people who are vibrant but lacking in values, of knowledge, of cultural heritage, but in an old age rich in that admirable patrimony which our fathers and ancestors produced and guarded ... memory is 'the treasure chest of science' because we can never start from zero ... we are dwarfs on the shoulders of giants ... and only for this reason we see further than them ... and the biblical appeal par excellence is: "Listen! ... Remember!" the past is like a spring which feeds the river of the present and pushes us towards the future and my dearest friend Francesco has a delicacy and goodness of his own fruit of love towards the past with eyes always turned towards the daily strengthening of friendship ...



Gianni Bruzzese ed Enzo Gioviale

Gianni Bruzzese


... Italy is among the nations where the term 'genius' represents it for the depth of its creativity and for the fact that some Italians over the centuries continue to give the world so many factual emotions.
Without any arrogance and well knowing what I am writing ... I would like to say that in Gianni lives the Leonardo Da Vinci ... he has the talent of simplicity which ultimates sophistication ... in Gianni the details make perfection and perfection is not a detail ... but in Gianni I have the pride of a friendship which starts from our youth and is always compact and solid ... always compact and solid ... he is the best brother one could wish for ... the best son a parent could wish for ... and the best model of husband everybody would like for a daughter ... he is special for me and he is incomparable in everything ... the only aspect on which I notice a defect is that he devours sweets and snubs salty food ...

Avvocato Enzo Gioviale e Dottore Antonio Macrì

Tonino Macri

... a friend who demonstrates in time every day the innate grace of who opens the door of his house to you at any hour of any day ... the availability ... his 'search' for every solution with depth ... 'in Tonino you can be safe' ... a very competent and efficient Chartered Accountant ... the right advice before every departure and the rest at the landing of a navigation ... in Tonino you have never tasted indifference ... inertia ... but always research ... and as in Plato's Socrates 'a life without research does not deserve to be lived' ... always with a smile and never gloomy ... a fountain to which we can say thanks for the fresh water which always gushes out in the edges of the daily desert of a planet where Friendship is the most precious good ... and Doctor Macrì is simply one of its icons ...

Aram Gheorghian

... true friends see your mistakes and warn you ... false friends see your mistakes and point them out to others ... and there is a phrase to remind us: "It takes your enemy and your friend together to strike you in the heart: the first to slander you ... the second to tell you so" ... many elements are intertwined in the relationship of friendship ... sincerity but also delicacy ... truth but also affection ... confidence but also respect ... this is why it is easy to have companions ... allies ... sympathizers ... supporters ... but it is difficult to have friends in the full sense of the term ... and Aram is a friend in the full sense of the term ... in him there is the beauty of Armenia ... with its history and its Christianity ... a person rich in humanity and intelligence ... when you are lucky enough to meet such a presence in life, it is pleasant to cultivate it, to care for it, to protect it because ... like all authentic realities ... it is delicate ... it is the Bible that reminds us that having a friend is like owning a treasure: "For a faithful friend there is no price, there is no weight for his value" ... friendship is, in fact, a precious fabric of familiarity ... affinity ... intimacy ... fellowship ... affection ... sympathy ... esteem ... goodwill ... peace ... confidence ... seriousness ...

The Butterfly of Happiness



... happiness is like a butterfly ...

... if we chase it, we never manage to catch it ... but if we take it easy, it can also land on us ...

... catching a butterfly is a very arduous undertaking ... we frantically chase it ... we set out to surprise it ... we organise ourselves to obtain it at every turn, and inexorably it escapes us, even when it seemed we had caught it ...

... yet it is not impossible to conquer it ...

... but when we have relied on simple and sincere affection, here the butterfly of happiness rests on us ...


... and my butterfly rests on me in thinking of all my dearest familiars and friends ...




Avvocata Graziella Gioviale

Lawyer Graziella Gioviale


...  Subjective challenge ... is a very talented lawyer ... she leads the Gioviale & Partners firm with technical mastery ... meticulous ... prepared ... language with clear and technically inescapable ... good at centring the wedge ... dedicated to finding the solution ... and always finds it ... a pleasure to pose a question ... she listens to you and she always concentrates on giving you the right environment to outline the problem which she then solves ... she never stops ... but beyond the lawyering for which there is a divine sign I want to dwell on the human qualities ... always smiling ... a human masterpiece of which I am beyond proud ...