I know, just about everyone is doing a St. Patrick's Day-themed post this week, but I thought I'd do something a little different. As it happens, today is also the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy, which means many Italians are enjoying a day off. Some will have Friday off too, savoring a "ponte" or bridge holiday - joining a day off to a weekend for extra time away from work.
So, I thought I'd go with the flow and share
13 Random Facts About Italy
To put that in perspective, the state of Arizona covers 113, 998 square miles (approximately).
Cantata - Sung
Coda - Tail
Libretto- Little book
Tempo - Time
Adagio- At ease
Fortissimo- Very strong
Just to name a few!
1. Valle d'Aosta
2. Trentino-Alto Adige
3. Friuli-Venezia Giulia
And there you have them - 13 Random Facts About Italy!
Think of it as antidote to all the St. Patrick's Day celebration, if you like.
Not that there's anything wrong with St. Patrick's Day, mind.
In fact, I encourage you to pinch someone who isn't wearing green, today.
Like this guy!