Italian Traditions: the Three Days of the Blackbird

Blackbirds in winter

I Giorni della Merla, that is the three Days of the Blackbird. All those who traveled Italy, know that the last days of January are traditionally the coldest of the year. But who of you knows their story? Once upon a time, blackbirds were white Popular tales said that it all began with a quarrel between a white female Blackbird … Read More

Snow in Rome

Snowman in front of the Colosseum

Sometimes, snow happens Snow in Rome is very rare… but sometimes it happens, and the Eternal City looks immediately like in fairy tale. It was six years that Rome didn’t wake up under a heavy snowfall and a white, silent blanket of snow. These days, instead, a cold low-pressure area involves all Italy and today, February 26, the freezing Burian … Read More