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What better place to celebrate Christmas than in the Eternal City where it all began. Whether you’re keen to embrace the religious side of Christmas or simply want to see the Italian way of life, ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, April 2012
Italy loves Easter, or Pasqua in local terms. Aside from the deeply religious observation at the many Papal Masses held in Rome , and the explosive tradition of fireworks in Florence ,
While most travelers head for Italy
during the summer to take advantage of the nice weather, there’s
something to be said for spending Christmas in Italy. Any place is
especially fun to visit ...
It’s that time of the year – a frenzy of gift buying for family and friends and if you’re in Italy it just gives you more of an excuse to shop in the world’s top style destination. Not surprisingly ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, December 2011
More so than Christmas trees, the Christmas decoration of choice in Italy is the nativity scene or presepe. They’re set up on December 8th, the Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception, in churches, ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, January 2012
January 17th is the feast day of Saint Anthony, the patron saint of animals, lost articles, the poor and many other people and things beside. Although born in Portugal, not Italy, the early 13th ...
So much time is spent extolling the virtues of Italy‘s beautiful beaches, rolling hills, and Roman ruins that it might be easy to forget it’s an incredibly mountainous country. And what do mountains ...
Italy may be at its tourism peak in the summer, but the country is open for business year-round. No, you aren’t likely to be lying on the beach or frolicking in the Tuscan hills when it’s cold ...
Written by Jessica, USA, February 2013
Most of us are familiar with Venice’s Carnival – the elaborate costumes, the decorated masks, and the extravagant parties – but did you know there’s a carnival in nearby Verona every year, too? ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, February 2012
Life and theater, all in a mask. This is the theme of the 2012 Venice Carnival and what better stage setting could you find for acting out your daily life than Venice. Carnival marks the beginning ...
Christmas is one of the bigger holidays on the Italian calendar, and one of the most popular spots to be at Christmas is in Vatican City .
Even if you’re not Catholic, being in St. Peter’s Square ...
Outdoor Christmas markets are a common element to many parts of Europe
during the holiday season. They’re especially typical of Germanic
countries, but their popularity has made other countries ...
While each town in Tuscany
will get into the Christmas spirit to some degree, shopping aficionados
will want to make sure to visit the cities and towns that include good
Christmas markets in ...
Written by Jessica, USA, December 2012
The Amalfi Coast ,
unlike most beach-centric destinations, probably isn’t on top of most
lists for Christmas vacations. This isn’t a tropical climate we’re
talking about, so the weather over the ...
Since Rome is basically the place from where Christianity was consolidated and spread, it’s no surprise that its makes a big deal out of Christmas–as it should; the Eternal city’s monuments and ...
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