Ferragosto, the Ultimate Italian Picnic Day, Comes to Piccino


The exterior of Piccino at movie o’clock. Photo © tablehopper.com.

You gotta love a culture that has a holiday set aside for picnicking. The great Italian summer holiday Ferragosto already happened on August 15th, when Italians were busy packing up their picnic baskets and heading to the beaches and the mountains to feast with their loved ones. You can make like an Italian and head to ~PICCINO~, where they’ll be celebrating on Sunday August 25th with a party. Starting at 1pm, you’ll be able to check out a mini farmers’ market with goods from Mariquita and Tenbrink farms. You’ll also find a menu of picnic-friendly items, like composed salads of the tomato and pasta variety, salami sandwiches, fresh fruit, and pastries. They’ll be pouring a special wine fresca cocktail as well, and at 8:30pm catch a screening of What About Bob projected on the barn doors. Be sure to bring a blanket, because this city definitely doesn’t have Italy’s summer weather.