Life and People
In Italia oggi si festeggia Ferragosto. È d’obbligo, si fa per dire, andare al mare o fuori città per una gita fuori porta o scegliere un weekend alla scoperta di una nuova città. Insomma è un giorno d’estate di festa, ma come nasce?
Name: Jackie Lina Alexander Nickname: Jaxs Occupation: Bartender/studying to be a paralegal Age: 22 Generation: Second Mom’s side from: Fano, Pesaro and Urbino, Le Marche Raised in: Toronto Speaks: English
Name: Kristine Centis Jorge Nickname: Krissy, Kris Occupation: Masters student in notarial law Age: 27 Generation: Third Dad’s side from: Figueira da Foz, Portugal Mom’s side from: Guglionesi, Campobasso, Molise and Villaorba, Udine, Friuli-Venezia Raised in: Montreal and Laval Speaks: English, French, Italian and Portuguese
Nickname: Emilio (Estevez) Occupation: DJ, Producer, Artist Age: 25Generation: Second Nonni on dad’s side from: Gallina, Reggio CalabriaMom from: San Pietro Infine, Caserta Speaks: English, French & ItalianRaised in: St-Leonard
Ottawa-born Maria Saracino spends her days staring at small faces. That is, the faces of her unique polymer clay figurines that look so human you almost want to touch them to see if they’ll move.
Bread, it is a symbol of abundance, fertility and eternal life. As such, it is highly revered in many cultures and is often the gastronomical centerpiece of many a celebration. Bread has long played an important role in religious ceremonies and holidays; it is often baked in symbolic shapes and includes special ingredients.
Beneath the streets of Rome is another world. If you explored beneath the roads of the Aventine Hill, you would find yourself in a vast Roman quarry. Venture underground in other parts of the city and you’ll discover Roman houses, temples, sewers and rivers - some of the city’s best-kept secrets.