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Anna Mary Plumb
She hopes to share her love for Italy through writing about it and visit the country one day.

Ferragosto: The Italian Summer Celebration

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Ferragosto: The Italian Summer Celebration

What makes August 15 so special for Italians? On this day falls the most important summer holiday for Italians, Ferragosto, that marks the beginning of a long period of holidays. People take a break from the toils of daily life and some even check into holiday resorts to celebrate. The Assumption of Mary, an important Catholic event, is also celebrated on this day. So how exactly did Ferragosto come to be? History behind Ferragosto Italians can thank the emperor Augustus, who introduced it way back in 18  BCE. In ancient Rome, many festivals were celebrated in August, all rejoicing the...

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How The Birth Of Rome Is Celebrated By Italians

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How The Birth Of Rome Is Celebrated By Italians

Rome, with its beautiful architecture and rich history enclosed in every street, draws nearly 10 million tourists each year. The Eternal City, as it is also known, celebrated its 2,773rd birthday this year. Rome was not built in a day, as the saying goes, but its origins can be traced back to 21 April 753 BC.  This article takes you through the story of how Rome was started, what events take place in present times to honor its founding, and also what food is found at those events.  Origin of Natale di Roma  It all started with a pair of twin...

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