August 15th is a major national holiday in Italy – but what is it for? Beach trips? What is Ferragosto, really? The History of Ferragosto This is the day when the Catholic church celebrates the Blessed Virgin Mary’s ascent to heaven after her life on Earth (much in the way the Feast of the Ascension […]
Everyone, ev-er-y-one, is on vacation. Almost everything is closed for ferie. Trying to get a reservation for tonight was a challenge. The near empty streets are pretty awesome, though. I love turning the corner and spotting a landmark like Santa Maria Maggiore. Buon Ferragosto!