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16th August celebrates Saint Rocco

Rocco of Montpellier, or de la Croix, known all over the world as Saint Roch, was a confessor whose death is commemorated on the 16th of August; he is specially invoked against the plague. He left all his goods to the poor to go on a pilgrimage.

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Peach

Peach is the ideal fruit for the summer. It is a cool, refreshing and low calorie fruit, so it is perfect for those who want to keep in line. It is the fruit of the peach tree, Prunus persica, coming from China, where it is considered a symbol of immortality.

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Summer and fruit

Italians often ask for a MACEDONIA dessert at the end of their meal at Restaurant. MACEDONIA is what you say "fruit salad". With its 80% - 90% of water, 5% - 18% of carbohydrates, 2% of fibres it's one of the most hearty food, rich with vitamines and mineral salts.

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April the1st

April Fools' Day or April Fool's Day or All Fools' Day, is celebrated every year on the first day of April as a day when people play practical jokes on each other, the so called "April fools".

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Will you have a coffee?

Please, will you have a ...

Caffè espresso = classical coffee - in small cup

Caffè in vetro = classical normal coffee - in small glass

Caffè ristretto = typical Italian very short "caffè espresso" - in small cup

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March 8th March

International Women's Day, originally called International Working Women's Day, is marked on March 8 every year. Its celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women's economic, political, and social achievements.

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Christmas in Abruzzo

The colors and lighs of Christmas take us back to the ancient traditional costumes. This is typical in all regions, but Abruzzo likes to keep alive certain rites. From the Gran Sasso and the Majella the pipers come down the mountain and perform traditional songs with the bagpipe.

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My assistance consists in ...

Clients like to be updated about the works' progress at their house when restoration works are requested. I offer this service too since I like taking pictures and I enjoy it a lot! I become your eyes at distance.

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ORA SOLARE is coming back ...

Between the night of Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th, October 2017 the standard time will return and you have to put your watch back an hour. This happens exactly at three o'clock a.m. and it will get two o'clock a.m. This time change will bring sleeping disorders to many people.

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4th October in Italy

St. Francis of Assisi, born Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone, but nicknamed Francesco - the Frenchman - by his father, (October 3, 1226) was an Italian Catholic friar and preacher. Francis' father was Pietro di Bernardone, a prosperous silk merchant.

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