Ciao! Ferragosto is an Italian tradition that everyone looks forward to. A holiday mood is in the air and everyone’s looking forward to prosecco and sumptuous food to dine on: salads, gelato, fresh seafood, grilled meats and lots of fresh fruits. Parties used to be a big thing for those who celebrate Ferragosto but nowadays, people look forward to delicious food, and a languorous day spent with family and friends.
Celebrated annually on the 15th of August, Ferragosto is thought of as the height of Italian summer. Not an exaggeration: all the locals leave the cities and spend the holiday relaxing on beaches — or on Italy’s famous lakes.
A bit of history: Ferragosto is a holiday that goes back to the times of the Roman emperor Augustus. It’s a national holiday that has strong roots in Italian culture. It is a period celebrating the time of rest after intense agricultural labor. Nowadays, the spirit of fun and relaxation is pretty much still alive and well in the hearts of locals and tourists who experience Ferragosto first hand.
Expect locals to board up all establishments as they all head up to the coast. If you’re heading to Italy or are in Italy during Ferragosto, it’s one of the best times to experience the local culture as everyone’s in a fun, relaxed mood. Enjoy the company of locals and make as many friends as you can!
CHIC CASUAL LOOKS TO TRY
Since Ferragosto is a time of celebration and relaxation, switch to casual chic looks that you can wear and forget about.
Wishing you all a fun and relaxing Ferragosto!