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My darling Abruzzo


March 26th, 2015

Traditions in Abruzzo and how the passing of time has affected them. My mum’s love affair with Abruzzo. “Traditional festivals haven’t changed much with the passing of the years, with the exception of the simplest carousels and the children happy with just one balloon in their hands. I remember a traditional mask (la pupa) that... View Article

A teenager in a small town


January 28th, 2015

For the Modern Lifestyle section another story of real life, this time my cousin Daniele tells us about his lifestyle as a teenager living in a small town. “Hi, my name is Daniele, I am 18 and I am studying for a diploma in surveying. I live in Santa Teresa di Spoltore (2 hours east... View Article

Traditional Italian sugar almonds for celebrations


November 2nd, 2014

I got married in Mauritius in October this year and at dinner on the wedding day my dad proudly showed up with a confection of Pelino confetti (sugar almonds), the well known candies from Abruzzo, the region where my family and I come from. I love him for taking care of me, always reminding me... View Article