Blessed Litha

The longest day of the year has arrived. Summer is finally here. This is a major holiday for pagan communities all over the world.

Have a Blessed and wonderful day!


Program 487: Scandinavian Solstice; Italy 2017

Release Date: 06-17-2017


Hear how the summer solstice is celebrated in Scandinavia, where the official start of summer is a big deal. Then listen in as Italian friends discuss the effects of their country’s high unemployment rate — and how Italians are meeting the challenge — before taking listener calls to share tips for a “dolce vita” vacation. And come along as we visit with some Tuscan craftsmen keeping traditions alive in their hill town home.


  • Pal Johansen, tour guide from Oslo
  • Nina Bernardo, Italy tour guide from Rome
  • Cecilia Bottai, Italian tour guide and vintner
  • Ann Long, Italy tour guide from Sorrento
  • Feature on Montepulciano, Italy from Cameron Hewitt 

Picture Credit Michael A. Michail