My first christmas in Italy and what a celebration! In fact, two days of it. Christmas eve (vigilia di Natale) with my dear friend Emi and her wonderful family, including i nonni. Christmas day (il giorno di Natale) with my other special friends Rosa and Roberto and their families. After a few days of pre-christmas frenzied activity—the Italians […]Continue Reading
Italians love celebrations and Ferragosto on 15 August, is a national holiday which has its origins in the year 18BC in the time of the emperor Augustus.
Happy holiday and Buon Ferragosto!
The words Italy and style are synonymous. Just think the Vespa, Ferrari and Versace. And if Italian style and grace is what you’re after, look no further than Sophia Loren. The Italian philosophy which emphasises beauty, style and grace is called ‘la bella figura’ or ‘the beautiful figure’. But, it’s also about behaving well or Il Galateo.Continue Reading