CULTURES

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. 

 

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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 :-)

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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.
 

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Colorful Tuscany

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