All Souls’ Day is a commemoration to which we Italian are very devoted to. As a child I found quite depressing the visit to the cemetery that had to take place every year on the 2nd November. Most of the times I could barely remember the stories of all those far far relatives that passed..
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Do you remember when we enjoyed the FAI events in Spring? Well, it’s time to visit some new hidden treasures, with their autumn counterparts: le giornate FAI di Autunno (Autumn FAI days). For those who lack long lasting memory, FAI (Fondo Ambiente Italiano) is the Italian equivalent of the British National Trust. Every year, on..
When I was a child, I remembered going with my grandpa to fill the bottles of glass he carefully stored in his cellar. It was a joy to drink that fresh water, especially in Summer, coming from the small drinking fountains. There were many around my area, but he knew exactly the best ones from..
June 24th has many traditions all around the world. It is maybe because the Saint celebrated on this day has quite a history, San Giovanni, or St. John the Baptist, or maybe because summer has officially just begun. However, we, in Le Marche, have nothing to envy to “Saint John’s fires” abroad. Our celebration is..
How far can a village of 5000 inhabitants be engaged in a religious manifestation? A lot, if the religious ceremony we are talking about is the Feast of Corpus Christi (on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday), whose celebration usually takes place on the following Sunday. And the village is Cupramontana. In this little village in..