Ferragosto Musts (If You’re Into Fun and Wine)

two mean pushing a botte up the hill in Montepulciano

Siena's Duomo Like many things in Italy, the history of today’s countrywide holiday reaches back not 200, but 2,000, years, named Ferragosto after the Latin Feriae Augusti, meaning “Augustus’ Rest.” Today its tradition has continued on every August 15th (conveniently also the Feast of the Assumption) as a national day of rest every...

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