Ferragosto and when time stopped

Today is Ferragosto, it originates from Feriae Augusti, the festival of Emperor Augustus. When we lived in the eternal city, in Rome 20 yrs ago, life shut down this time of year, completely. For two weeks, time stopped, not that it ever really seemed to exist beyond Rome. Such as it was in the eternal city. And I am not alone in this opinion.

Once upon a time it felt like that in Italy.

Now, today, here up north on Lake Garda, time flies same way it does everywhere. Especially during the holiday, in a blink of an eye it’ll be September…

foto, May, 2022

Published by baileyalexander

An American living in Piemonte. Sailed across the Atlantic aboard our 43 Nauticat in 2002 and spent over a decade living in Rome, Paris, Prague, Malta, Venice and Bucharest before settling in Piemonte, Italia.

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