My dear readers, as promised, here is our next appointment…
Tomorrow, August 15, is Ferragosto and unless you live or have lived in Italy I’m sure you’re wondering what that means.
Well, the word “Ferragosto” comes from latin Feriae Augusti, that is “Holydays of Augustus” because on the year 18 BC Augustus created this holyday to officialize another existing celebrations of the end of labour in the fields.
Today not many Italians work the fileds, but everybody loves Ferragosto and all those who stayed home before head in packs to the beach that day to enjoy the climax of summer relaxation.
Talking about relaxation: if you are visiting Italy during Ferragosto expect to see many stores closed! Try to not think too much about it and join la Dolce Vita of Ferragosto instead.