Giannella Maruzzelli

Lucia Esther Maruzzelli (left) and Valentina Giannella (right) are journalists with 15 years of experience working in Italian magazines and newspapers. They currently live in Hong Kong, where they have co-founded the editorial agency Mindthegap (mindthegaphk.com). Together, they cover stories from the Asia-Pacific region freelancing for national media back home and they write about Italy, and Italians, for Post Magazine, South China Morning Post.
Giannella Maruzzelli
Lucia Esther Maruzzelli (left) and Valentina Giannella (right) are journalists with 15 years of experience working in Italian magazines and newspapers. They currently live in Hong Kong, where they have co-founded the editorial agency Mindthegap (mindthegaphk.com). Together, they cover stories from the Asia-Pacific region freelancing for national media back home and they write about Italy, and Italians, for Post Magazine, South China Morning Post.

Latest from Giannella Maruzzelli

When Turkey was open, modern and women wore bikinis: filmmaker recalls the 1960s

Turkish-Italian film director Ferzan Özpetek recalls the modern, open Turkey of the 1960s he grew up in, and talks about getting to know some of Italy’s most famous filmmakers, from Bernardo Bertolucci to Elio Petri.

17 Nov 2018 - 5:07PM

Turkish-Italian film director Ferzan Özpetek recalls the modern, open Turkey of the 1960s he grew up in, and talks about getting to know some of Italy’s most famous filmmakers, from Bernardo Bertolucci to Elio Petri.

When Turkey was open, modern and women wore bikinis: filmmaker recalls the 1960s
Finding the Mona Lisa’s background on a road trip into the heart of Italian culture

Heading inland from Rimini on the Adriatic coastline, La Marecchiese is a showcase of Italian flair and fare nestled in the Emilia-Romagna region, recently voted the Best Destination in Europe by Lonely Planet

15 Sep 2018 - 3:02PM

Heading inland from Rimini on the Adriatic coastline, La Marecchiese is a showcase of Italian flair and fare nestled in the Emilia-Romagna region, recently voted the Best Destination in Europe by Lonely Planet

Finding the Mona Lisa’s background on a road trip into the heart of Italian culture
Italian architect on the rise of China and why details annoy him

Massimiliano Fuksas, the 74-year-old founder of Studio Fuksas, whose designs include Terminal 3 of the Shenzhen Baoan International Airport and the Cultural Centre in Beijing, says, at heart, he is still a six-year-old child with a paint brush

22 Feb 2018 - 12:30PM

Massimiliano Fuksas, the 74-year-old founder of Studio Fuksas, whose designs include Terminal 3 of the Shenzhen Baoan International Airport and the Cultural Centre in Beijing, says, at heart, he is still a six-year-old child with a paint brush

Italian architect on the rise of China and why details annoy him
At 93, Italian artist Gianfranco Baruchello is still going strong

In Hong Kong for an exhibition featuring his art alongside that of his friend Marcel Duchamp, Baruchello talks about growing up under fascism, hitting the big time in the art world and why, in his 90s, he still works an eight-hour day

20 Jul 2018 - 2:55PM

In Hong Kong for an exhibition featuring his art alongside that of his friend Marcel Duchamp, Baruchello talks about growing up under fascism, hitting the big time in the art world and why, in his 90s, he still works an eight-hour day

At 93, Italian artist Gianfranco Baruchello is still going strong
When Hong Kong chef Umberto Bombana served Madonna the wrong dish

Luckily the singer didn’t mind being served northern Italian version of a dish, not southern one she wanted, recalls chef whose Italian restaurant, 8½ Otto e Mezzo in Central, is the only one outside Italy to have three Michelin stars

2 Feb 2017 - 4:22PM

Luckily the singer didn’t mind being served northern Italian version of a dish, not southern one she wanted, recalls chef whose Italian restaurant, 8½ Otto e Mezzo in Central, is the only one outside Italy to have three Michelin stars

When Hong Kong chef Umberto Bombana served Madonna the wrong dish
Hong Kong: love at first sight for Maria Sole Tognazzi

Filmmaker daughter of famous actor parents Ugo Tognazzi and Franca Bettoja ‘completely blown away by Hong Kong’s beautiful tapestry of new and old, concrete and greenery, high and low’

28 Oct 2016 - 2:51PM

Filmmaker daughter of famous actor parents Ugo Tognazzi and Franca Bettoja ‘completely blown away by Hong Kong’s beautiful tapestry of new and old, concrete and greenery, high and low’

Hong Kong: love at first sight for Maria Sole Tognazzi