Well the blog is. I'm still working. Tears.
Last summer was my first in Italy and it blew my mind to see EVERYTHING shut down on August 15th which is Ferragosto.
Ferragosto is a Catholic holiday celebrating the Assumption of Mary. Before christianity it was the day the Roman Empire celebrated the gods, in particular Diana. The word Ferragosto is based on the Latin words for "Holidays of the Emperor Augustus." The month of August gets it name from the Emperor.
I hope everyone has a great vacation.
See you in September.