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The ritual of snakes in Cocullo


May 15th, 2015

One of the most popular traditional feasts of Abruzzo, well-known also abroad, is undoubtedly the Feast of San Domenico in Cocullo, a small mountain village in the province of L’Aquila. The peculiar part of this feast is that the statue of San Domenico is covered with real snakes caught by locals called “serpari” (snake charmers).... 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