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Rimini Mayor officially welcomes guests for Ferragosto

Friday, August 14th, 2009

On Friday morning Rimini’s mayor, Alberto Ravaioli, kicked off the celebrations for Italy’s biggest summer holiday weekend, Ferragosto, by publishing an official welcome note to the thousands of holidaymakers who have arrived in the Adriatic Riviera’s capital. “Dear friends, happy Ferragosto and welcome to Rimini. There’s no more beautiful or enjoyable place in the world to […]

Ferragosto – an Italian Holiday

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Ferragosto, the 15th of August, is one of Italy’s most important and most cherished holidays. It has its origins in antiquity, and has changed and evolved over the centuries, but as Gianni Di Gregorio’s wonderful film Pranzo di Ferragosto illustrated so powerfully, the Italian who finds him/herself working or away from family on this summer […]