Traditions

Life + Style
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 09/08/2020 - 00:00
Venice held its annual Regata Storica on Sunday, September 6, drawing hundreds of people despite Covid restrictions. The Historical Regatta of Venice is the…
Food + Wine
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 02/20/2020 - 00:00
Every Italian region, and often even towns within the same region, have a different traditional Carnival sweet, and Florence is no different. In the Tuscan…
Culture
by Anonymous (not verified) | Fri, 01/03/2020 - 23:01
According to Italian traditions, Befana is an old woman who gives presents throughout the country on the night of January 5, also known as the Epiphany Eve. By…
Life + Style
by Myra Robinson | Tue, 08/27/2019 - 04:58
Italians are extraordinarily good at entertaining themselves. In summer they organise things to avoid the worst of the blisteringly hot weather. Walk around…
Culture
by Myra Robinson | Tue, 07/09/2019 - 04:13
When you think about it, Italians must find our Anglo-Saxon style of rowing bizarre, sitting down and travelling backwards. Perhaps theirs is more logical, as…
Culture
by elisascarton | Tue, 04/09/2019 - 05:06
Even if you’re not religious, Easter in Italy’s smallest towns is a chance to see century-old traditions that continue to bring together their communities like…
Culture
by Georgette Jupe | Tue, 04/09/2019 - 01:54
Arriving faster than you can say ‘mamma mia’ is the upcoming Palm Sunday or La Domenica delle Palme as it is called in Italian. This day is when the Christian…
Culture
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 02/28/2019 - 12:32
The Venice Carnival is currently in full swing, and its highlight sure are the incredible costumes and masks. Even today, the centuries-old tradition of the…
Food + Wine
by Silvia Donati | Mon, 12/24/2018 - 05:50
The first time I heard about the ‘Feast of the Seven Fishes’ was on my first Christmas in the United States. I had just moved to California and my American…
Culture
by John Bensalhia | Mon, 12/17/2018 - 10:40
Meat-Free Christmas Eve The average Christmas Day meal is enough to fill your belly for a good few days. Turkey. Meats. Vegetables. Potatoes. Italians have the…