August is officially holiday season in Italy. Traditionally, city residents leave en masse for the beach and businesses across the country shutter for weeks. The break culminates on 15 August with Ferragosto, a major national holiday. If you are travelling to Italy during the festivities, there are plenty of events to get involved in. But it is als...

You are invited to the 5th Annual Ferragosto at the Enterprise Pavilion at Shaw Park in Clayton! Ferragosto is the largest Italian summer festival of the year where all are invited to taste and experience contemporary Italian cuisine and culture. We will serve plenty of food, from antipasto to salsiccia and traditional Italian luganighe. Wine, beer...

In Italy, this is the great summer festival. There is not a single household in which August 15th is not celebrated with good food and good wine. From ancient Roman tradition to the Catholic celebration The word Ferragosto comes from the ancient Feriae Augusti, a holiday that was celebrated in ancient Rome. The holiday was in honor of Emperor Augus...

Soon it will be that time of year again – Ferragosto, August 15th: one single holiday that justifies the shutting down of Italy for a whole month. Most families will be going on mandatory vacations of two to three weeks as firms, public and private offices, and even clinics will be closed, with reduced medical staff in hospitals. The whole country...

The Adriatic Riviera (the coastal area on the Adriatic Sea near Rimini) as we know it today, was born in the climate of well-being and euphoria that characterized Italy from the end of the Fifties through the beginning of the Sixties, when the middle class generated mass tourism and the summer holiday took on the meaning of “escape” from everyday l...

Celebrated on August 15, the so called Ferragosto may well be considered the height of the Italian summer: many Italians still take their summer vacation around this time, with the cities traditionally emptying and the beaches filling up (at least, until few years ago). Ferragosto, which today coincides with the Catholic feast of the Assumption of...

Sail away for a night in San Diego’s Little Italy to celebrate the largest themed Italian-American gala in the country, Ferragosto! Returning for its final year with the theme, “Pirates Invade Sicily,” Ferragosto will take place on Saturday, Aug. 17, from 6 p.m. to midnight, with a VIP reception starting at 5 p.m. in Little Italy’s Amici Park. Expe...

Once upon a time, there was Ferragosto desert. If you found yourself in any Italian city on August 15, you would have thought the apocalypse had come: deserted streets, store shutters down, factories closed, not a soul in sight. Ferragosto - a national holiday in Italy - was a day for gavettoni (water balloons) on the beach and for family grigliate...

Ciao, Amici! Italians are crazy about Ferragosto! They brave bumper to bumper traffic to go the the beach on vacation where they are supposed to enjoy nature and time away from ‘crowded’ cities while resting and relaxing…. While this is an excellent idea, reality often turns out to be quite different! In the meantime, the great Italian cities are w...

When: Sun, August 12, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM CDT - Where: Italian Cultural & Community Center, 1101 Milford St, Houston, TX 77006 Come celebrate Festa di Ferragosto with the ICCC with a screening of the 2017 comedy "L'ora Legale" by Ficarra and Picone! Bring your friends and a favorite bottle of wine. Pizza and soft drinks will be served. Doo...