Today is "Pasquetta" aka Little Easter.
It is a huge deal here. I just got back from a run in the park. There was no traffic on Lungotevere, the main street along the Tiber. Confused tourists walk around Trastevere and Campo de Fiori. In the latter the farmers and their stands are gone but several of the restaurants are opened.
I haven't seen the center of Rome this quiet since right before Midnight Mass on Christmas eve.
I'm have to do some research on this day but I know it involves getting outside/nature and a lot of food.
Now this is a holiday I can fully support.
Buona Pasquetta tutti.
*Note. I wrote the above this morning. Now it's 6:30 p.m. and I just returned from LUNCH. haha I went to a friend of a friends house somewhere close to Rome but in the country. It was supposed to rain but turned out to be a gorgeous day out. Another friend gave me some flowers from their garden. I love living here.