Festa della Madonna delle Grazie

On the 4th Sunday of September, the people of Carpanzano celebrate and honour the town’s patron saint, Madonna delle Grazie.  A mass is held in the Santuario della Madonna delle Grazie followed by a beautiful procession through the town.  This special day is also celebrated […]

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It’s never too late…

I know…I know…The Christmas season is over but you know how us Italians are…we like to take our time.  I posted here about the Immaculate Conception and in that post I talked about the Presepe Vivente.  This year, Carpanzano held their own Presepe Vivente which […]

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In Pictures: Carpanzano

Today ran away from me! I seriously don’t know where it went. Instead of the usual written post, I figure I will put up a few more pictures of my home away from home. I promise I will do better with the blogging in the […]

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I’m back…

I’ve learned the hard way that it is so incredibly easy to go to Italy…but leaving it is brutto! Not a single moment of the day goes by that I don’t think about Italy. I miss it so much. My trip was pretty much everything […]

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Arrivederci Toronto

The day is finally here. I can’t believe it. Tonight I am boarding a plane to Italy and before I know it I will be driving into my father’s little town, Carpanzano, surrounded by my family who I have missed so dearly over the years. […]

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August in Italy

If you are travelling to Italy in the month of August, it’s not uncommon to see many businesses closed.Most Italians take their vacation in August and as a result most of the country shuts down for pretty much the whole month. Ferragosto is a big […]

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