Thursday, April 05, 2007

Macerata Monday: Getting ready for Pasqua

Late again on this Macerata Monday, since the REAL Monday of this week was spent up north visiting with dear Piccola Corrie and browsing the unexpectedly charming city of Brescia, mostly to see the Mondrian Exhibit at Museo Santa Giulia (if you have time, go. You still have one more weekend), but also to take in a surprisingly sunny day wandering the historic centre. More on that soon--I wish it had been a longer weekend, but we packed in as much as we could, meaning a day in Verona to meet up with Corrie (who was among the lucky ones to attend VinItaly--hopefully she'll blog about that soon...!), a late night train to Brescia and the next day there, and then a trip back to Parma, where I got to meet some of Corrie's classmates at a Slow Food U brunch, as well as squeeze in a morning jog on top of an ancient fortress right off a shady boulevard. Ahh, to be a runner in Parma!

But more about that later--here I give you Macerata Monday's Easter wishes, as this week is Holy Week, as well as spring break! Buona Pasqua to all! Many chocolate eggs and little surprises for everyone. Have a wonderful Easter.

Easter ciambelle at a bread shop in Macerata

I've never tried these, but they are everywhere in Macerata, cramming into bread shop windows and pasticcierie everywhere in this town! Are they in other parts of Italy too? I didn't notice them in Brescia or Verona or Parma, but perhaps they exist elsewhere. Honestly, they look a little cardboard-y to me, but maybe they are good. I'll stick with my Colomba for now, though...!


At 5:04 PM, Blogger Annika said...

here's an idea for you: How about re-naming Macerata Monday to something less time focused, like simply Macerata Day? ;)

At 6:02 PM, Blogger Stelle In Italia said...

annika, that WOULD make sense, wouldn't it :)?

At 12:03 AM, Anonymous Ivonne said...

Buona Pasqua! Wish I could have one of those ciambelle!

At 8:39 PM, Blogger Cynthia Rae said...

What the heck???? I thought you were going to call me when you headed up this way so we could get together! What happened?

Wishing you both a Happy Easter (I know, I am a day late). Hope to see you guys soon.

At 3:04 PM, Blogger Susan in Italy said...

Happy belated Easter! Here in Milan, Colomba is king, so I haven't seen any big white ciambelloni around these parts.


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