Pasqua Con Chi Vuoi – An Italian Easter Proverb

This popular Italian proverb means, “Christmas with your family, Easter with whomever you want.” I imagine Holy Week is full of festivities all over Italy! Please share in the comments any special experiences you’ve had during Eastertime in Italy. Looking for more Pasqua-related proverbs? I suggest L’Italo-Americano. For Italian Easter traditions, visit Becoming Italian Word by Word (this…

Palazzo Life

This Italian proverb translates literally to “in his house, each is king”, and is similar to the English saying “king of the castle.” I stumbled upon this little gatto at Florence’s Boboli Gardens a few years back, and immediately thought that he might be the luckiest cat in the world, living under the Florentine sunshine in the…

When one door closes…

  Chiusa una porta si apre un portone When one door closes a bigger one opens — Italian Proverb Above snapshots of doors from Rome, Florence and Puglia.  Daughter and I in front of Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta in Monteriggioni (love this church!) If you love taking pictures of doors as much as I…

Buona Pasqua – Happy Easter

This popular Italian proverb means, “Christmas with your family, Easter with whomever you want.” I imagine Holy Week is full of festivities all over Italy! Please share in the comments any special experiences you’ve had during Eastertime in Italy. Looking for more Pasqua-related proverbs? I suggest L’Italo-Americano. For Italian Easter traditions, visit Becoming Italian Word by Word (this…

Just Roaming in Rome

This Italian proverb is similar to you can’t judge a book by its cover meaning, things are not always as they seem. Photo by Prayers and Piazzas in Rome.