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Laura e Silvia Squizzato

 

Laura and Silvia Squizzato, italian twin sisters, are both professional journalists, television presenters and  actresses. They have always worked in television and for the last five seasons they have been part of Michele Guardi's big family (Michele Guardì is a famous tv director), presenting live from the squares of Italian towns for Mezzogiorno in Famiglia, the Rai 2 programme presented by Amadeus. Since some years they have been making inroads in the cinema, first in Gianni Di Gregorio's film Gianni e Le Donne, and most recently with an enjoyable cameo in Fausto Brizzi's Com'è Bello Far L'Amore.
They started working in Rai (the Italian national television)  more than nine years ago, presenting a programme on Rai 2 about the sea - Vivere Il Mare, which focused on the charm of Italian seaside resorts in the off season: angry seas, fisherman and their nets, fish markets and local restaurants that cook fish fresh from the sea. The most vivid memories from this experience are the many feasts the  beautiful team we worked with and a sea like none we had ever seen before. For two years we then presented Aprirai, shown on the three Rai channels at the weekend. On this transmission Laura and Silvia interviewed presenters, actors and journalists (such as Pippo Baudo, Flavio Insinna and Fiorello to name just a few) from the Rai headquarters in Viale Mazzini and we gave a glimpse behind the scenes of some of the better and lesser-known Rai programmes. In those two years they met absolutely everybody, from managers to famous faces, and each time they asked the million dollar question: which one is Silvia and which one is Laura?
Their first experience with Guardì was Insieme sul Due. On that programme, every morning from Monday to Friday, they presented a feature on strange and unusual stories, alternated with a feature in which experts would respond to viewers questions on health, surgery and legal topics. Michele Guardi - from whom one can and must learn much each day - was astounded by just how much they were in sync while interviewing the various guests, and he noted how together we were able to do naturally what it takes other pairs of presenters two years to achieve.
Before starting on Rai they worked on the newsroom staff of the news broadcasts on Telelombardia and they worked with various local and national daily and weekly papers. There they cut their teeth running up and down the streets of Milan and Lombardy. Their television debut came nearly seventeen years ago - when we had still yet to graduate - on the local Brescia channel Teletutto with the sports programme Zona Goal.
They studied Classical Literature at the University Cattolica in Brescia, but they never considered becoming teachers. Their dream, television, is their job now!
They speak French, English.


 
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