In the sixteenth century the Donini, a bourgeois family of merchants, settled in Umbria to start a business destined to become one of the most flourishing of the time: the processing and trade of fine textile and silk.
Francesco was born in Assisi in 1182 by Pietro di Bernardone, a French cloth trader. It is the scion of a wealthy family, cheerful and fun loving, but not superficial and cynical. Deep down, he is a restless young man eager [...]
The Christmas tree, holly, Christmas stump, star, decorations, postcards, mistletoe, typical foods and the exchange of gifts. This last Nordic tradition seems to date back to the festivities of the Yul, the winter solstice.
Roman patrician in the 2nd century d.C., bishop at the age of 21, martyr and patron saint of lovers: who was Saint Valentine? Why is it celebrated on February 14th in a celebration dedicated to love?Tradition has it that [...]