For most Americans the Easter holidays are over after Easter dinner, but for Italians, there’s one more day: Pasquetta. This name literally means “Little Easter” in Italian, and while they were with family on Sunday, Easter Monday is when young Italians go out with their friends. Despite yesterday’s inclement weather (Italy’s March is like the northeastern US April), the restaurants were full of friends laughing and eating. While some Umbra students were away taking advantage of the long weekend, others were celebrating Pasquetta all’italiana with their Italian friends. Another group took advantage of a local chocolate maker, Augusta Perusia, and had a hanndmade chocolate egg, along with traditional Easter cake. Yum! Buona Pasquetta!!!!
(Above) Augusta Perusia’s handmade masterpiece. (Below) Sara Garnitz and her “torta di Pasqua.” Pictures courtesy Kelly Hoffmaster.