CASTAGNA – Word of the Week

CASTAGNA – Word of the Week Castagna, Word of the Week; Lesson in pills: Can you think of a better symbol for the Autumn season?  La Castagna (Chestnut) is the main protagonist of the numerous Fairs, Festivals that cheer up our Tuscan villages in October. With some of our students we went to  Festa d’Autunno…

MAGGIOLATA: Welcome Sweet May

( By Marì R. & CB) MAGGIOLATA: WELCOME SWEET MAY : May is a magnificent month, when Spring fully opens her “colorful”, “scented” arms and her arrival is heartily welcomed in many towns and cities all over Tuscany. I would like to take you today through an ancient Tuscan tradition.  We need to go back…

STELLA – WORD OF THE WEEK

STELLA- Star, Word of the Week , of course! Today , August 10th, in Italy we celebrate San Lorenzo and it’s  tranditionally  the night of the shooting stars: LA NOTTE DELLE STELLE CADENTI, è IL MOMENTO DI ESPRIMERE UN DESIDERIO! (time to make a wish) UNA STELLA, MOLTE STELLE, LA STELLA CADENTE is different from…