10th Annual Sagra della Castagna

We’ve been having a warm Fall so far, which is great because Carpanzano is having its annual Sagra della Castagna on October 18, 2014.  The festival, now in its 10th year, will feature food stands with plenty of homemade dolci (sweets) made with castagne and […]

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5th Edition of the Motoraduno in Carpanzano, CS

The roaring echo of motorcycles zipping through the narrow streets of Carpanzano is not out of the ordinary, especially in the spring and summer months.  However, today the sounds of motorcycles were more predominant as Carpanzano hosted its 5th edition of the Motoraduno organized by […]

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Lost and Found

Earlier this week I was fortunate enough to participate in something very beautiful.  I was part of a series of events that led to reuniting a family lost after part of the family immigrated to America in the early 1900s.  It is moments like this […]

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The Great Escape

It doesn’t seem to matter where you are in the world when you live and work in a city, big or small, it’s not very hard to get sucked into the daily grind and hustle. I work long days and by the end of the […]

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Motoraduno ~ Carpanzano (CS)

Here in Italy, it seems everyone owns and drives “una moto” (motorcycle).  There is a very big motorcycle culture here.  However, don’t expect the majority of motorcyclists to be heavy built, salt and pepper bearded, bandana wearing men with cut-off denim vests over heavy metal […]

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Presepe Vivente in Carpanzano, CS

Christmas may be behind us, but many towns and villages in Italy are still showcasing their living nativity scenes, or presepi viventi.  It is not uncommon to find these special presentations running for several days between Christmas Day (December 25) and the Epiphany (January 6). […]

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