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IL GIORNO DEI MORTI

Translated, this means "The Day Of The Dead." It's also called "All Souls' Day." It's the day that the Italians go to the cemeteries to pray over their lost ones. It occurs every year on November 2nd. November 2nd happens to be my birthday. Since 1995, with a few exceptions, I have celebrated being alive in Rome and intend to do it for a long time. What brought this to my attention is an article by Fodor'sTravel It doesn't cover Italy, but it's interesting. www.fodors.com/news/photos/14-death-festivals-around-the-world By the way, next year I'm hoping to have a bash in Rome. Like to join me?

HAPPY COLUMBUS DAY

One of the regrets during my 15 years of living in Rome, is never having visited Genoa, the birthplace of Christopher Columbus. What reminded me of that was the Columbus Day celebration in New York. However, I did go to the little town of Genzano known for their Flower Festivals. It's called the Infiorata di Genzano, held every year since 1773. The first one that my wife and I went to was in 1992 to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Columbus' discovery of America. Hence the connection with this blog. Check out my blog... www.normanross-travel.com/single-post/2018/02/20/A-Street-of-500000-Flowers I have gone back to Genzano many times with friends and clients, as witness these pictures. Wh

I AM NOT A SIZE 50!

I DON'T LOOK LIKE A SIZE 50, DO I? *********************************** I'll never forget when I bought my first sports jacket in Rome. The sales person said that I was a size 50!

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Norman Ross

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