Ferragosto time and the Madonna Bianca

15 Aug , 2015  


This is a special time in Italy: it’s Ferragosto. The 15th of August is originally a religious festivity, honoring the Virgin Lady, but not many know that, because it coincides with the hottest days of the year and the time when traditionally most people take their time off for vacations. Also in La Spezia, you […]


Festivals in Italy

La Festa del mare, the sea festival this week in Levanto

22 Jul , 2015  

   This week in Levanto, a beautiful village in the Cinque Terre area of La Spezia, nestled in a valley filled with olive and pine trees and overlooking the sea. The center of the celebration of the first day is the Oratory of San Giacomo,  established before 1409 and located on the hill with a beautiful […]