Rome has been written about so many times that we’ve all seen variations on the cliché phrase “Rome wasn’t built in a day.” It got me thinking — how long did it take to build Rome, anyhow?Read More »Rome Wasn’t Built In a Day. So How Long Did It Take?
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It’s May, which means that the calendar is full of food and flower festivals, new museum exhibits, and outdoor concerts.Read More »May in Italy: Holidays, Festivals, and Other Events
Glorious June begins straight away with a celebration. Republic Day (Festa della Repubblica) takes place on 2 June with patriotic parades, particularly in Rome. Then summer truly gets underway.Read More »June in Italy: Holidays, Festivals, and Other Events
September (Settembre) is when you will find food festivals (sagre) dedicated to the flavors of autumn: porcini mushrooms, cinghiale, and more. A number of cities also celebrate their medieval traditions during September. September 19, the feast day of San Gennaro, is a local holiday in Naples.Read More »September in Italy: Holidays, Festivals, and Other Events
With spring in full swing, April starts to gets busy with outdoor events, parades, and festivals. Easter usually falls during this month and Liberation Day, on the 25th, is a national holiday.Read More »April in Italy: Holidays, Festivals, and Other Events
Agnone, a small mountain town in the Molise region, is the kind of town you would miss if you were not looking for it.Read More »Of Bells and Believers in Agnone, Molise
Italians celebrate the Christmas season through January 6, the Epiphany. So January begins with much fanfare, including New Years Day and Epiphany events as well as the start of the winter sales season.Read More »January in Italy: Holidays, Festivals, and Other Events