Ferragosto has been celebrated in Italy since 18 B.C.! Originally a holiday that allowed citizens a day rest after weeks of intense hard work harvesting crops, and conveniently named for Emperor Augustus to commemorate his victories in key battles.  In modern-day Italy, Ferragosto celebrations typically …


Calabria geographically forms the “toe” on the boot-shape of Italy.  It’s almost completely surrounded by water, with the Ionian Sea to the south of it, the Strait of Messina separating it from Sicily,  the Gulf of Taranto to the east, and the Tyrrhenian Sea to …

Sardinia: a continent on an island / La Sardegna: un continente sull’isola  

About 120 miles off the Italian mainland and in the center of the Mediterranean Sea lies Sardinia, an island known for its crystal clear waters and snow white sand.  Rocks on the island date back to the Paleozoic Era, almost five hundred million years ago! …


Blended into a tapenade, stirred into a martini or just straight from the jar…however you eat them, olives have created a fanbase worldwide. But did you know that fossil evidence indicates that the olive tree’s origins trace back to as long as 40 million years …


Summer is the top tourist season throughout Italy, and small wonder.  Sunbathing along the Mediterranean, warmer weather near the Alps, architectural and art-filled cities coming alive with the embrace of warm weather and fresh seasonal vegetables coming into their best flavor.   Many will argue that …

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