This March in Joyce's Little Black Book
This month in Joyce's Little Black Book (our newly renamed and redesigned newsletter), we celebrate Easter - one of the most beloved holidays in Italy.
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This month in Joyce's Little Black Book (our newly renamed and redesigned newsletter), we celebrate Easter - one of the most beloved holidays in Italy - and Pasquetta, or Easter Monday, when the whole country takes a relaxing day in the country or a nearby park to feast on spring produce.
And if you're lucky enough to be in Rome for the biggest Good Friday procession and the new pope's first Easter blessing from the , check out some of the out-of-the-ordinary things to do in Rome that I uncovered during my recent visit.
Here's what else you missed:
- Feature Article: Via Aurelia
Returning to the Via Aurelia, the focus of our first Roman road feature, we explore those spots off the path that are worth a detour. The Via Aurelia, in particular, offers several excellent opportunities to explore Italy's rich Jewish history (you can read more about it here on the blog).
- Traveler Tip: Planning a Trip to Italy
To my fellow Americans, I have to say beware! The early-planning Europeans are swiping all of our favorite hotel rooms. Don't plan too late and find "there's no room at the inn."
- Things We Love: Cantinetta di Verrazzano
Our new section celebrates the things in Italy I can't help by return to time and time again. A bite of a beloved biscotto. Another pair of handmade earrings though I have them in too many colors to count already. A view from a window that one could never tire of in a lifetime.
- News This Month: Fendi Fixes the Trevi Foundation
Following in the footsteps of Diesel and Tods, Fendi steps up to shoulder the costs of the Trevi's much-needed restorations.
- March Recipe: Borage Ravioli
Though they're hard to find in the U.S., this foraged green makes excellent spring ravioli. Replace with spinach, chard, or your own local greens.