Buona Festa! International Women’s Day

Mimosa, the flower and tree pictured, is the symbol of International Women’s Day or la Festa della Donna in Italy. It is currently blooming in warmer climates of the Italian peninsula. International Women’s Day is celebrated throughout the world. It recognizes the contributions of women to society, originating in the labor and suffrage movements of…

Meet The Ladies Of Girgenti

These ladies are a rare breed of goat that is distinguished by its spiral, tall horns and long hair. Called capra girgentana, this species is valuable for its milk that possesses an equal amount of fat to protein. The name girgentana recalls the old Sicilian name of the city of Agrigento, Girgenti. During the mid-twentieth…