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The race of the candles in Gubbio

gubbioThe city of Gubbio is very well known for its traditional race of the candles, which takes place every year on May 15th during the eve of the city’s patron saint, St. Ubaldo.

Bricklayers’ protector, he is a very important figure in the region, that is why people want to commemorate him by having a very specific ritual.

On that day, his statue, as well as the one of St. Anthony the Abbot, patron saint of both donkey breeders and peasants, and the one of St. George, patron saint of haberdashers’ protector, are put on 3 pedestals which should represent candles and people start the race.

Visiting Egypt: when to go

EgyptEgypt is definitely a great country to visit, but tourists have to keep in mind some facts before booking the ticket.

Even if travel agencies offer may offer some great deals, it is important to know that the weather can be a very serious problem according to which period of time you are going.

The country, in fact, has two seasons mainly: summer and spring.

A journey in Molise

moliseIf you don’t have so much time to visit the Molise region, here there are some quick suggestions about what to visit and what to see.

Let’s start with Isernia, the historic town where you can find some very ancient and prehistoric site, as well as spots that date back the early 13th Century.

The cemetery of the Old Castle in Menton

MentonEverybody knows Menton, the French city located on the Bay of Garavan which hosts the citrus groves celebration in February.

The place where rich people loved to go since the Victorian era because its climate, offers several interesting spots which have to be seen, in order not to sound a classic tourist too much.

One of them, for example, is the cemetery of the Old Castle, which you can visit for free. As the name suggests, in fact, it is a cemetery, so there is no fee to be paid.

The “tortelli cremaschi”: how to prepare them

Once you are in Milan area, you can not avoid to visit the hinterland, since it is really beautiful and it offers some great local products you are not able to find in other regions.

One of these products, for example, are the tortelli cremaschi, fresh pasta filled with amaretto, a sweet biscuit. They are delicious and they fill you completely.

Here there is the recipe, having ingredients for 6 people.

From English to Italian: what happens to the movies?-part 1

Since I work in the translation field, and my Bachelor thesis was on the translation of movie titles from English to Italian, I think I know a little bit of this subject. The point is that sometimes it really takes too much to buy the rights to show the movies in Italy.

That is ridiculous, and don’t try to convince me that the producers and all their teams need time for dubbing and subtitling. Guess what: I found on the internet Italian subs for movies that are not relased in my country yet. So?

I was in New York back in January 2012 and I saw several movie trailers while I went to the IMax theater to watch Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.