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One of the main holidays in Italy is Easter. On Easter Sunday families come together to celebrate and enjoy a big Italian style lunch. Homemade Italian Easter lunch consists: appetisers such as cured meats and cheese with pizza bianca or a cheese “focaccia”, a classical first course (i primi) like lasagna, baked pasta or cannelloni...
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As of June 1, 2022, Italy dropped its remaining entry regulations, meaning people arriving in the bel paese are no longer required to show proof of vaccination. Those who are not vaccinated are also no longer required to quarantine on arrival. In addition, travellers are not required to show a negative test result or proof...
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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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