Ready for Autunno?

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Crackly leaves underfoot. Whiffs of wood smoke wafting on the air. Pumpkins and apples. Chestnuts roasting. There’s a cozy feeling to Autumn, isn’t there? And these are just a few of the things you can expect to find in an Italian autumn. And maybe you’ll even be lucky enough to catch some grape harvesting or olive picking. Two special events of an Italian autumn! Learn more about olive harvest with my post Autumn in ItalyRead More »

Happy Ferragosto!

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What better way to wind up our blogging holiday than with a Ferragosto post, right?  But in care you’re asking, “Ferragosto? What in the world is it?” Well, it literally means August holidays. And it’s the day (on August 15) that officially celebrates the summer work vacation. Which traditionally started out as one week, but in modern times it’s evolved into having the entire month off work! Read More »