WATCH Bare Feet™ in ITALY
with host Mickela Mallozzi
An Exclusive Web Series Premiere!
Love Food? Love Travel? Love Italy? Then you’re going to ADORE the T+E Exclusive Web Series Premiere BARE FEET™ in ITALY with host Mickela Mallozzi! Watch as Mickela takes us through her sweet, sleepy hometown of Minturno, cooks traditional dishes with Nonna and learns its local dances and food customs in preparation for the annual Wheat Festival! You won’t want to miss this!
It’s October and that means we’re celebrating Harvest Festival Celebrations around the world as part of this month’s GLOBAL FEAST Spotlight here at TravelandEscape.ca !
As a special treat, we’re bringing you the Exclusive Canadian WEB SERIES Premiere BACK TO THE MOTHER COUNTRY featuring Bare Feet™ host, Mickela Mallozzi as she heads to her hometown of Minturno, Italy. Follow her all month long right here at TravelandEscape.ca/BareFeetItaly as we head to the small, sleepy, Southern Italian beach town where her parents immigrated from over 40 years ago, to celebrate the annual Sagra delle Regne (Wheat Festival).
Watch as she reconnects with her roots while rehearsing with the local troupe, I Giullari, to perform with the renowned group in the festival’s closing ceremonies!
It’s all right here this month on TravelandEscape.ca!
EPISODE 1 – Back to the Mother Country
Mickela arrives in Minturno, Italy, meeting her Nonna Pina along with other locals who give her a culinary and medieval history of the town.
EPISODE 3 – Countdown to the Big Day
Mickela attends the celebrations leading up to the feast, followed by a music lesson and her fist dance rehearsal with I Giullari!
EPISODE 4 – Family Time Before the Feast
Mickela gets a boat ride along the coast of Gaeta, shops at the open market for fresh food, and cooks with Nonna Pina for a family dinner.
EPISODE 5 And We Dance!
The big day has arrived, and Mickela is dressed as a traditional Pacchiana, ready for a full day of La Sagra Delle Regne celebrations!
WHAT IS Sagra Delle Regne: Born at the end of the 13th century, the Sagra Delle Regne is an evolution from pagan rituals to Catholic tradition by dedicating the fruits of the harvest to the Madonna Delle Grazie (the Madonna of the Graces). Every second Sunday in July, Minturno continues this tradition with hosting other folkloric groups from countries all over the world, showcasing the beauties of home and abroad while giving thanks for the bountiful harvest of the coming year. The tradition continues with the carri (the wheat carts) carrying beautifully ornate murals made of wheat that are presented to the Franciscan friars of the Church of San Francesco in the town’s Piazza di Portanova. Every year, the celebration ends with the “incendio del Castello Baronale” or the lighting of the Baron Castle with fireworks.