The Fiera di San Giuseppe is one of the oldest and most traditional fairs in Cosenza. Get the most out of the fair with this guide!
Today is International Women’s Day, or as it’s known here in Italy, Festa della Donne. Before moving to Italy, I wasn’t too familiar with this day and it seemed to be celebrated mainly in Europe. But, it’s believed that its origins are actually rooted in America. […]
“Le Chiacchiere” are a traditional Italian sweet, made during the period of Carnival. Everyone is talking about these twisty treats commonly eaten in abundance on the days before Lent and in particular on Martedi Grasso (Shrove Tuesday), oh wait, that’s today! Don’t worry, it’s not […]
There is no denying that when chocolate is involved, people will come out! And that is just what happened this past weekend in Cosenza. The annual Festa del Ciccolato (Chocolate Festival) on the pedestrian area in the heart of the city was jam packed with […]
The temperature has definitely taken a dip but on the weekend of the 18th of October we had some great weather, better than most nights we’d had all summer, which was perfect for a sagra! The piazza was overflowing with people and the 10th Annual […]
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 […]
“Le Chiacchiere” are a traditional Italian sweet, made during the period of Carnival. I’ve also heard people call them “Bugie”. It is a simple recipe involving a flour dough which is rolled out and cut into strips and twisted. They are then fried and excessively […]