Italians and Swedes Celebrate Santa Lucia

Santa Lucia is a holiday in many parts of the world including some towns in Italy, particularly in the Veneto and two towns in Lombardy, Crema and Cremona. The latter is a very famous city for its liutai or lute makers as well. Many don't read Italian, I know, but here is an interesting explanation... Continue Reading →

Italian Indigenous Varieties: La Festa della Repubblica & “UNA”

Today is the "Festa della Repubblica" or Italy's national holiday celebrating the creation of the Italian republic. This year is a special anniversary year, it is the 150th anniversary of the republic's birth. All year long, the 150th anniversary has been celebrated in a variety of ways. In fact, Eataly owner and entrepreneur Oscar Farinetti... Continue Reading →

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