Italy for Easter: Pasqua con chi vuoi

There’s a saying in Italy: Natale con i tuoi, Pasqua con chi vuoi!

Which in English basically means: Christmas with your family, Easter with whomever you want!

One of the great things about living in the center of the Catholic universe is a four-day Easter weekend.  And with no family obligations, we skipped town and hopped on a train out of Termini:

We left early and got to observe spring in Lazio through the fog and blur of the train window.

And ultimately, stepped off the train in Siena. Up the tower to stare at the houses and churches that looked like toys from so high up.

But then it was back to Rome, which is truly beautiful this time of year:

*My computer is broken 🙁 so apologies for phone-only pictures.

8 thoughts on “Italy for Easter: Pasqua con chi vuoi

  1. Amy says:

    Absolutely gorgeous photos. We are planning a return trip to Rome I believe in November if all goes well. I´m hoping it won´t be too cold then. From your photos I see a trip in the spring is also on my list of must experience things 🙂 I adore Rome and am looking forward to coming back! 🙂 Hope you´ve had a great Easter!

  2. neekoh says:

    They DO look like toys! Awesome photos; I’m not complaining at all that you’ve used your iPhone for these. What happened to your computer though?!

    Miss yoooooou!


  3. Peven says:

    You could easily became a member of italian tourism department. I’m serious you are the best spot for our country, maybe this is kind of paradox since you are foreigner, but whatever, the important thing is to make promotion so thank you!

    greeting from La Romagna

  4. kim says:

    Hi! I just found your blog, thru another blog, thru another blog….. Anyway, I’m glad I did. It’s my dream to someday get to Italy, especially Rome, and your blog, filled with wonderful photos and stories, is such fun to go thru. Plus, I like how you sprinkle bits and pieces of italian words here and there. I’m trying, emphasis on trying, to teach myself Italian, and it’s great fun to see words I recognize and to learn new ones. I’ll be back often. I just wanted to say hi!

  5. LindyLouMac in Italy says:

    I have heard this expression locally as well but despite that the locals still seem to spend Easter Sunday with family and then Pasquetta with friends. Marta was certainly buzzing with the first big influx of tourists of the season. I imagine Siena was busy as well, but not Roma as traditionally everyone heads out of the city!

  6. Kathy says:

    I also just have found your website…….Love it, thanks for sharing.

    I was wondered if you have ever gone to a area called Nemi, Velleteri…….I was in Italy this summer and we travelled through this area and we stopped at a lovely spot, with the most delicious tarts…It was a little store/bakery called Ivo’s it was right near a hotel called Villa Aretmis, if you get to go and you happen to stop at the bakery, get the little creme tarts with strawberries,,, yummm……maybe ask them for the recipe, i would love it..:)

    Keep posting all of your photos…

  7. cathi says:

    Gorgeous photos. We were in Rome last summer and absolutely loved it. We had the best time, ate our way thru Rome and I have to say that everyone was very friendly!

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