One of the more important aspects of traveling to explore and be exposed to different peoples and their cultures.
Venice, Italy: Carnevale Angel
Il volo dell’Angelo
Each year, a different woman is selected to be the “angel”, who has the honor of dressing up in a lavish, beautiful costume, being strapped onto a harness, and then flying down across the Piazza San Marco over the heads of thousands of onlooking people.
Balls, concerts, and an overall party atmosphere are prevalent throughout the city.
Carnevale is a wild celebration full of masks, drinking, food, dancing, and much more.
The Spanish Lisp Myth
As the story goes there was once a king of Spain that was very loved and treasured by the people of Spain. The only problem was this king had a distinct lisp that forced him to speak with an accent to his Spanish. The Spanish people loved their king so much that they slowly began to talk with a lisp as well to make the king more comfortable as well as to show their appreciation of him. Most likely all untrue.
Actually, it is a throwback to the medieval Spanish pronunciation of the "th" from the Castilian region of Spain.... nothing more.
The Spanish Lisp continues to be an interesting myth and a fun legend :-)
Spain is a very diverse place separated by very distinctive regionalities, histories, and cultures.
Flag Fest in Tuscany
In Medieval times in Italy, a guild’s banner or flag was never allowed to touch the ground as it was considered a symbol of purity.
The tradition of acrobatic and classical flag-throwing lives on with both boys and girls participating in this skillful sport.