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All about Italy

An Italian Fairy Tale: Azzurrina

Azzurrina: Based on the legend of “The Little Blue One,” who comes to life every 5 years during the summer solstice. There in her ancient castle near Rimini.  “Mamma, why can’t I go out to play?” […]

Italian Valentines: Love is in the Air

Wherever you go in Italy, it seems that is love in the air! Italy, with Venice and its gondola rides, and Verona with Romeo and Juliet’s fake houses, is known as one of the most […]

The Italian Carnival: A Venetian Tradition

Carnival starts today, which is a big celebration in our little town, with its historic tradition of a parade and a masked public street party. But no Italian carnival celebration more is famous than that of […]

Groundhog Day in Italy

Many people on Groundhog Day (February 2) wait for groundhogs to emerge from their holes. For according to Anglo-Saxon folklore, if the groundhog sees its shadow, we’re sure to have six more weeks of winter. And of […]

Wild Abruzzo: Our Region of Italy

Our main home is in the little known region of Abruzzo, once considered one region with that of Molise. It lies to the east of Lazio and Rome and north of Puglia, with the Adriatic […]

You Might Be Italian if…

Ever wondered if you might possibly have Italian roots somewhere in your family? Sometimes you can tell by your last name. But if you’re not sure, try this simple test to discover if you might […]

Italy’s Snail-Loving Village

Though often thought of as a French dish, Italians equally love their lumache! And our village is no exception! In our area of Abruzzo, it’s known as the snail-loving village! 

Italy’s Deep South

The memory of our first Italian train ride lingers with me to this day. We were on our way to Italy’s deep south! Today’s modern trains have dining cars, snack bars, and computer hookups.