What’s On in Italy: June

June is the month when Italy explodes with festivals, concerts, sagre, and more as summer gets underway. Starting it all off is Republic Day on June 2. Look for a military parade and a tricolore flyover of military jets in…

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Mille Miglia Vintage Car Race

The Mille Miglia, a vintage car race that makes a loop from Brescia to Rome each May, has been on my radar for almost a decade. This year, I finally got to see the spectacle as the cars paraded down…

Mimosas for sale for International Women's Day (La Festa delle Donne)

La Festa Delle Donne – International Women’s Day in Italy

Italy celebrates International Women’s Day – La Festa delle Donne – with mimosas and a free museum day.

She Wolf in the Capitoline Museums

Natale di Roma: Rome Celebrates Its Birthday

This post is about the birth of Rome, not about the birth of Christ. Both occasions use the word “Natale” in Italian. For posts about Christmas in Rome and Italy, click here. Most city foundation stories are pretty straightforward. But…