On the occasion of the seventh centenary of the birth of Giovanni Boccaccio (Florence(?), June, 1313 – Certaldo, December, 1375), the great Italian writer and poet mentioned by Dan Brown in his Inferno, the Laurentian Library in Florence is organizing, from October 11, 2013, to January 11, 2014, an exhibition of manuscripts entitled “Boccaccio Autore e Copista” (Boccaccio: Author and Copyist).
A traditional Italian proverb goes as follows: “Christmas with your family, New Year’s Eve with whoever you want”.
In a city like Florence, you will have no difficulty choosing how and with whom to spend the longest evening of the year, given the many events promoted and organized in the city for New Year’s Eve 2014.
The Christmas atmosphere in Florence is very beautiful: long before the 25th of December, the whole city is decorated with lights of all shapes and colors; you can enjoy the smell of chestnuts roasting and the site of people walking hurriedly throughout the downtown streets with many packages
How much do you know about Thanksgiving?
Thanksgiving Day is celebrated in the United States on the fourth Thursday of November and in Canada on the second Monday of October.
Our friend Lisa took the tour of Halloween and wrote for us this nice post. Thank you Lisa! 🙂
And thank you Nathan for these gorgeous pictures! 😉
This month we are publishing only a few posts, and we apologize for that.
It’s August, and many of us are on vacation, because here in Italy people traditionally take their holidays in August, especially around the 15th, at the time of a public holiday named Ferragosto.