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The end of January marks the beginning of Carnevale in Italy. Carnevale (also known as Carnival) is steeped in tradition. The tradition began in ancient Greece and Rome with celebrations to the God Bacchus (Greek) or Saturn (Roman).
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As you may have noticed in the last post on Christmas traditions in Italy, where Christmas is reserved for family, New Years Eve is planned for partying with friends. Friends will come together and plan a night out either on the town or head off to a large house in the countryside to have a...
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Christmas in Rome is a magical event. Festive lights begin to be put up starting in November. Little by little all of Rome turns into a light show. The season is officially kick started on December 8th the Day of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, not only are lights seen in every corner of ancient...
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Where to go shopping in Rome? Shopping on vacation is always a must, from souvenirs to items you’ll treasure for a lifetime, bringing home a memory of your trip is essential. Especially, when you come to a European capital as renowned as the eternal city. Whether you are looking for gourmet pasta to take home,...
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aperitivo
When it comes to traditions, Italy is a strong competitor for world’s most traditional culture.  Among the passing down of cooking techniques and a love of life also comes the tradition of Aperitivo. Now, you might be asking yourself, what in the world is Aperitivo? Some describe it as a pre-dinner social event accompanied by...
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favorite places in rome
So, you’ve planned a few days in Rome and want an authentic experience. What do you do? Some would suggest going to the Colosseum, the Pantheon, and of course the Trevi Fountain. While these are all essential highlights in Rome, you’ll find yourself surrounded by tourists with Nikon cameras and sun hats constantly asking for...
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