East of Constantinople, West of Shanghai

August the 15th – Ferragosto


51IfSECDQ2L._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_I should be writing.
I should be outlining a new story for a possible publisher.
I should be designing a landing page for my stories of The Corsair.
I should be taking care of the vegetation overgrowing my front gate.

But today is August the 15th, Ferragosto, and the country is empty and silent, so I’ll be sitting here and reading, and recharging my batteries.

Author: Davide Mana

Paleontologist. By day, researcher, teacher and ecological statistics guru. By night, pulp fantasy author-publisher, translator and blogger. In the spare time, Orientalist Anonymous, guerilla cook.

3 thoughts on “August the 15th – Ferragosto

  1. So what’s Ferragosto??


    • It’s an Italian bank holyday, falling on the day in which Catholics celebrate the Virgin Mary’s ascension to Heaven. It is the most important summer festivity – the nation grinds to a full stop and everybody goes out to have barbecues and picnics or to visit art spots.
      On the Ferragosto week, Italy is basically dead – offices closed, shops closed… one has to stockpile provisions and resign oneself to total idleness.

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