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Friday, March 29, 2013

Buona Pasqua - Happy Easter - 2013

In celebration of  Easter I would like to wish all my family, friends and followers an enjoyable and peaceful time. We will not be with our daughters but we will be thinking of them, one daughter on holiday in India, the other in Salisbury.  Good news, though is that my husband is at last home from hospital, yesterday just in time for Easter. We may not be in Italy as we had hoped to be for Easter but at least we are together again. It has been a long three months as apart from a gap of two weeks he was in hospital the entire time. We came to spend some time in Wales last winter, which is where my sister and brother-in-law live. The plan was to work on the renovation of a little town house we have purchased in the beautiful town of Tywyn on the Welsh coast and the edge of the Snowdonia National Park. Those of you that follow lindyloumacsworldinphotos will have seen photographs. It is a beautiful place to for my husband to spend his convalescence until he is fit enough for us to return to Italy for the next chapter in our life adventure.

To each and everyone of you reading this post. 

                                               BUONA PASQUA

The video of  Easter images is set to  Povia singing 'Vorrei avere il becco' which translates literally as 'I wish I had the beak'  the original version can be found on YouTube.  Link to YouTube Video of Povia performing this song.

                        Easter Greetings set to Music -  Auguri di Buona Pasqua.

                                                  Uploaded by  on Feb 15, 2008

For those of you that have not been reading News From Italy for very long, I have posted about Easter in previous years, including some beautiful music and videos. I am including links to some of my previous posts, with a brief explanation of the information you will find if you visit them.

Giovedi Santo - Maundy Thursday
On this morning this the Pope carries out a mass known as 'Mass of the Chrism', in St Peter's Basilica. The chrism is a mixture of balsam and olive oil that is used in some of the sacraments after it has been blessed.  I am not a member of the Roman Catholic Church but of the Church of England, but this post I hope does explain a little of what happens in the few days prior to Easter Sunday in the Roman Catholic church

Venerdi Santo - Good Friday
Good Friday is not a Bank Holiday here in Italy as it is very much considered a day of mourning. The Roman Catholic Church treats Good Friday as a fast day, normally in the one main meal only fish is eaten.
This post also includes a video showing one of the many Venerdi Santo Processions that take place in the evening.  We have witnessed a number now in various towns and I find they are very emotional occasions.

Sunday Song - Easter Sunday - Domenica di Pasqua
Amedeo Minghi, an Italian singer songwriter with his beautiful rendition of ‘Gerusalemme’  'Jerusalem' a piece commissioned by the Vatican on the occasion of the 'Jubilee 2000'.

Buona Pasqua - Happy Easter 
Last year I posted a general update of the Easter festivities saying that our thoughts were with all our family, friends both real and virtual where ever they were in the world for a Buona Pasqua – Happy Easter.

Enjoy your Easter Break may it be peaceful and happy.

NB: Those of you that have been following News From Italy for more than a year may recognise material in this post from last year. Forgive me but the internet connection in the beach house we are renting while my husband's convalescing is dreadful much worse than an connection we have ever had in Italy! This means posting is not easy, slow connections are just not made for blogging.


  1. Buona Pasqua anche a te!
    Un abbraccio

  2. Buona Pasqua anche a te e tudo de bom pra teu marido.Que fique bem bom! Felicidades aos dois! beijos,chica, aqui no Sul do Brasil.

  3. Wishing you and David a very happy and peaceful Easter, my friend. I am so happy that David is finally out of hospital and back with you again. That three months must have seemed so long! I hope that he is now on the right track and on the road back to full recovery. I suspect it might take a little while. What we want now is some warm sunshine, so that he can get out in the air. No fun being out in the very bitterly cold winds we have down here today;

  4. So very happy to hear that your husband is out of the hospital – such good news! Wishing you and your family a beautiful Easter and David a swift recovery so you may return to Italy soon. All the very best, Georgianna

  5. Buongiorno, Lindy! I wasn't aware of the fact that you were not in Italy. When are you going back? I miss all your lovely posts!

    We have bought our beautiful town house in Italy and are hoping to be there in May. We will still have our house in England, as I am intending to spend some time here, before and after Christmas.

    BUONA PASQUA a te, con affetto.



  6. Buona Pasqua Linda! I'm so happy for you that your husband is home from the hospital. Have a wonderful Easter weekend.

  7. Have a great Easter, Linda! And I hope your Husband has a quick recovery and will be feeling better soon.

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  9. Buona Pasqua!!! I hope your husband recuperates well and that you may be able to return to Italy soon. Thank you for sharing about your house. Show us photos of the house all decorated inside. I bet it will be beautiful when all is done. We finally had some warm days here in South Dakota e it is melting most of the snow. We're tired of Winter. Wishing you a happy Easter!

  10. Feliz Pascoa. Lindy Lou.
    Wonderful Easter news that David is now home. Now its up up all the way.
    Italy soon will be on your travel list.
    Wishing you both a blessed Easter tide..

  11. Good news to hear that your husband is out of hospital. Have a Happy Easter and may you be able to travel back to your house in Italy soon.

  12. Absolutely delighted to hear that David is now out of hospital and back with you. I am sure that will speed his recovery no end. What a wonderful easter gift. Enjoy the easter weekend and best wishes to David and you. xxx

  13. Wishing you and your family a Happy Easter. I'm glad the two of you are together and I'm sending prayers for a healthy recovery.

  14. Buongiorno to you all! My name is Romina Arena and you might or might not be familiar with my name www.rominaarena.com and www.morriconeuncovered.com .I love this blog and I wanted to wish you all a wonderful and serene FELICE PASQUA like we say in Italy and elt you know that my new book WHERE DID THEY FLM THAT? ITALY is now available for preorder on amazon.com if you love Italy and the amazing movies shot there you are going to love this book. I hope to find you all on my facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/hearofm/154154917982356#!/romina.arena
    ciao a tutti and VIVA L'ITALIA!~

  15. Wales seems to me a fine place to recuperate after surgery. I hope you get some sunshine there, and some warm weather, so that you can enjoy being outdoors as your husband recovers.

  16. So pleased to learn that your husband is now out of hospital and recuperating in Wales. I am sure that you both had a lovely Easter, just being together would be all you would want.

  17. Linda, So glad your husband is back. What a dreadful worry for you that he was in hospital for such a very long time.
    Hope it is warmer in Wales than it is here, and that you can both go back to Italy soon.
    (Belated thanks for your comment on my blog.)

  18. I know only too well what a slow connection is like, one day they may get their act together here but heaven knows when. For all that, a slow connection is better than no connection and I have to keep reminding myself of that!

    So glad that the two of you are together again, it is hard being apart as I only know too well. It will be good to hear that you are both back in Italy now. Keep well and take care Diane

  19. Hope you had a lovely Easter. Glad to hear your husband is out of hospital. Sending you both healing thoughts.

  20. Hi and sorry I didn't get over to wish you a happy Easter. Going through a very difficult time at the moment. I did know your husband was home, from fb and I am so pleased for you both. Love from Sicily. xx


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