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Ferragosto: Differences between Italy and United States

Chiuso per ferie

When I was a little child, August was my absolute favorite month. The world seemed to slow down, to the point of grinding to a standstill. My hometown of Rome becomes a ghostly desert of stores closed for vacation and tourists roaming helplessly through narrow streets to find a “nasone,” the typical water fountains one can find in the Italian capital. No locals can be found, especially on Ferragosto, August 15, which marks the holiday celebrating the Assumption of Mary. There is even a funny Italian movie I recommend, called “Pranzo di Ferragosto” (Mid-Summer Lunch), which deals with some of ...

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Photos from 94th St. Anthony’s Feast in Boston’s North End

St. Anthony of Padua feast and procession in the North End of Boston.

Pictures taken by Nicola Orichuia on Sunday, August 25, 2013 — St. Anthony’s Feast in the North End.

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Don’t Be Afraid to Visit Italy in August

Crowded summer beach in Italy (photo by Roberto Ferrari)

I’ve been talking to people who are deciding at the last minute to visit Italy this summer. For a number of reasons (like the school schedule), their schedules only allow them to visit Italy in August.

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