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A cold invasion has hit Italy. Ruining for many, one of the nation’s typical annual picnic days. Which has me wondering if every nation has traditional picnic days. I really only know about t…

A cold invasion has hit Italy. Ruining for many, one of the nation’s typical annual picnic days. Which has me wondering if every nation has traditional picnic days. I really only know about t…

Our local coastline, known as Italy’s Trabocchi Coast, is quite unique because of the special fishing docks along its shores. So just imagine this scenario. A beautiful day, warm and sunny. A…

Our local coastline, known as Italy’s Trabocchi Coast, is quite unique because of the special fishing docks along its shores. So just imagine this scenario. A beautiful day, warm and sunny. A…

The April Fools’ Spaghetti Hoax [Video] – Mission Italia

The April Fools’ Spaghetti Hoax [Video] – Mission Italia

April Fools’ Day in Italy is called Pesce d’Aprile, or April Fool Fish. It literally translates as April’s Fish, and stems from a school children’s custom of sticking a pape…

April Fools’ Day in Italy is called Pesce d’Aprile, or April Fool Fish. It literally translates as April’s Fish, and stems from a school children’s custom of sticking a pape…

Largely an agricultural region, Abruzzo has some of Italy’s finest olive oils. And is also famous for its Montepulciano wine — one of the finest and most exported in the world! But did you kn…

Largely an agricultural region, Abruzzo has some of Italy’s finest olive oils. And is also famous for its Montepulciano wine — one of the finest and most exported in the world! But did you kn…

My husband’s hometown, in the middle of a national park, is one of Italy’s most interesting places. Interesting because it’s rarely ever visited. Interesting because it’s a …

My husband’s hometown, in the middle of a national park, is one of Italy’s most interesting places. Interesting because it’s rarely ever visited. Interesting because it’s a …

Happy Donald Duck Day from Italy! Yes, I know what you’re thinking — another one of those weird holidays! Sorry, they just seem to get the best of me! But Donald Duck Day actually commemorate…

Happy Donald Duck Day from Italy! Yes, I know what you’re thinking — another one of those weird holidays! Sorry, they just seem to get the best of me! But Donald Duck Day actually commemorate…

The season for Italy’s Medieval festivals is upon us. And it’s just like a fairy tale come alive! There’s a feeling of magic in the air! Knights, damsels, and court jesters. Feast…

The season for Italy’s Medieval festivals is upon us. And it’s just like a fairy tale come alive! There’s a feeling of magic in the air! Knights, damsels, and court jesters. Feast…

I’ll never forget the first time Zia Rosa (my father-in-law’s neighbor) invited us in. “Look, I even have a washing machine,” she said, proudly waving her work-worn hand tow…

I’ll never forget the first time Zia Rosa (my father-in-law’s neighbor) invited us in. “Look, I even have a washing machine,” she said, proudly waving her work-worn hand tow…

One by one they filed in, sitting around the smoky fire in the dark, dingy room. The entire village, it seemed, wanted a look at the Americans. While I in turn, through teary, smoke-filled eyes, ex…

One by one they filed in, sitting around the smoky fire in the dark, dingy room. The entire village, it seemed, wanted a look at the Americans. While I in turn, through teary, smoke-filled eyes, ex…

Early Sunday mornings during the Roman Octobers of the early 1900s, families piled into horse-drawn carts, off to the countryside feasts! Known for their typical October weather, warm and balmy (ev…

Early Sunday mornings during the Roman Octobers of the early 1900s, families piled into horse-drawn carts, off to the countryside feasts! Known for their typical October weather, warm and balmy (ev…

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 …

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 …