A few years ago we got to visit a church in Pozzuoli, where the apostle Paul landed! They even have a sign at the port indicating the spot where he disembarked, and we couldn’t help but wonder what it was like back then and how he felt.
Happy Donald Duck Day from Italy! Yes, I know what you’re thinking – another one of those weird holidays. 🙄 Sorry, they just seem to get the best of me! But this one actually commemorates something. His Italian début in The Wise Little Hen on June 9, 1934!
The delightful tale of Pinocchio is an Italian children’s classic still much loved today. And not just in Italy, but the world round! But just in case you still don’t know the story of Pinocchio let me tell you…
Lords and ladies dancing and knights in shining armor! Italia abounds with Medieval towns and castle – the perfect backdrop for the many annual Medieval festivals. Come one, come all, the banquets are ready and waiting!
Our Towns is really our Tale of Two Houses. Ah, the complex fascination of expat life (challenging, frustrating, but so blessed)! In fact, new acquaintances often ask, “So where are you from?” Our response? “Um, have you got an easier question?”
As a child, I remember my father pouring over the Daily News, our area’s newspaper. Every evening, as ours wasn’t a morning edition, he’d sit in his easy chair, newspaper in hand. Slippers on his feet.
National anthems stir many thoughts and feelings. Inciting anything from healthy love of country to overly aggressive patriotism. For music has an extraordinary ability to ignite hearts and passions. And Song of the Italians, Italy’s national anthem, is no exception.
Colledimezzo is another of Italy’s villages that seems like a trip to the past. Nestled in midst of Abruzzo’s mountains, this tiny but quaint and picturesque village is well worth a visit! Which is just what we did with some friends last summer, during a break between lockdowns.
The air is warming, trees are blooming, and flowers are popping out. Springtime comes early here, and that early arrival is one of the things I love most about Italy. The balmy temperatures, the flowers, and the joy of new life.