As the fates would have it (or, more specifically, graduate school), I have missed Easter in Italy the past two years, and this year I am spending Easter with family in the States. I am looking forward to experiencing one of Italy’s most important holidays next year! This week I have been reading about and enjoying Easter in Italy vicariously through the wonderful blogs and articles I have found online. Bloggers and writers around the world have been sharing stories, photos and memories of Pasqua in Italy. Here is a selection of some of my favorites:
Karen from South of Rome has been enjoying a beautiful Pasqua in sunny Sicily. Don’t miss her photographs and description of the Cristo alla Colonna procession in Mineo, Sicily and her beautiful photographs of Pasqua in Taormina, Sicily. Many thanks to Karen for sharing her stories and photographs. What an amazingly beautiful place to spend Easter! Speaking of beautiful places, Lola from Aglio, Olio & Peperoncino is enjoying beautiful Easter holiday in Sorrento, just around the corner from my neck of the woods. Seeing those photographs of the lemons and wisteria certainly makes me miss home terribly!
And don’t forget the pastiera . . . I could just dig right into them! Over at Bell’Avventura you can read all about the traditional pastiera for Pasqua. If you aren’t hungry yet, head over to Italy Magazine to read about Pranzo di Pasqua, or the traditional Easter lunch.
Every city has its own processions and traditions for the holiday, but over at WhyGo Italy you can read about what you might find if you happen to be in Italy for Pasqua. Michelle at Bleeding Espresso has a great post about Celebrating Easter in Southern Italy that is not to be missed. Thanks for the fun videos, Michelle! Check out Michelle’s article about Easter Holy Week in Italy at Italy Magazine, too. Lola from Aglio, Olio & Peperoncino has a excellent post on Traditional Easter Week Processions, which certainly explained a lot to me. Thanks Lola! Over at Becoming Italian Word by Word, you can brush up your Pasqua vocabulary and impress your Italian amici.
Finally, back on the Amalfi Coast, don’t miss Massimo Capodanno’s photographic documentation of Venerdi Santo in Positano over at Positano MY LIFE. Stunning images as always! It looks like Spring has finally arrived on the Amalfi Coast, and I can’t wait to get back and see it for myself. Best wishes for a beautiful Easter holiday with family and friends!