Summer is officially here! On June 21st we experienced the Summer Solstice, where the sun moved to its furthest point north of the equator and we enjoyed the longest day of the year. However, I don’t think any of us here even noticed! With about 5 days leading up to the 21st hovering at a balmy 93 degrees, we got the message. Which was apparently to get our tank tops, light dresses, linen, and mesh (whatever you got!) out of the closet cause summer ain’t messin’ around. Luckily for us, it rained again (never thought I’d say that!) and the heat wave was temporarily broken. On San Giovanni day the late afternoon thunder storms gave way to an amazing double rainbow and perfect fluffy clouds to frame the festivities and fireworks. Then yesterday’s on-and-off-again showers made way to this breathtaking sunset that (with the hundreds of tourists and locals stopping to photograph it) seemed like the perfect opening to what promises to be a wonderful summer. So until the fall equinox, gelato wishes and granita dreams to all!