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...Read More
17 May 2021 – updates Italy reopens for tourists this summer.Travellers arriving from European and Schengen zone countries, Israel, UK and US, on testing negative, are not required to quarantine in Italy.Tourists are obliged to take a coronavirus test before departure and on arrival, regardless of their vaccination status. From the 17th of May most...Read More
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).Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
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