Hello to one and all, life has been a little crazy over here lately. Some days it’a hard to keep up.
Yipee…it’s summertime in Italy! Roman Summer, that is! Otherwise also known as Saint Martin’s Summer. A delight autumn warm spell that often goes through mid November!
Autumn in Italy! Grape harvest and wine making, olive gathering, and oil pressing. Ah, this is autumn in Italy! And right in our own garden, at that! Hubby harvests our olives — the time-honored way. Hand-picked, one-by-one. He probably wouldn’t want to try it with a hundred trees, but with our two it’s not tooContinue reading “Harvest Time in Italy”
Autumn in Italy is a delightful time of year! Warm, balmy, and often good beach weather through most of September. They’re known as Roman Octobers. Or sometimes Roman Summers, much like the Indian Summers we used to enjoy back in the USA.
Leaves crackling underfoot. Wood smoke wafting on the air. Squashes and apples. Chestnut 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. But best of all is the grape harvest and olive picking, two of Italy’s most specialContinue reading “The Italian Autumn: What to Expect”
I don’t know about you but I like odd holidays, like today’s Tooth Fairy Day, which is celebrated on both February 28 and August 22. Although here in Italy, we’d have to call it Tooth Topolino Day, in honor of Italy’s very own tooth mouse!
What better way to wind up the hottest part of summer than with a Ferragosto post, right? Yet I can hear you asking, “Ferragosto? What in the world is it?” Well, it literally means “August vacation or holiday” And it’s the day (on August 15) officially celebrating the summer vacation from work.
With tourist season upon us, wouldn’t you like to know a bit more about Rome the Eternal City? Just for when you’re lucky enough to find yourself over here in the boot?!! Well first off, Rome is known as the Eternal City and as Caput Mundi. A Latin word which means capital of the world.
Like Italy, all parts of the world have their share of endangered species. And Italy’s list is, in fact, growing. From snails to lizards to trees, new species join Italy’s endangered list all the time.