Traditions

Culture
by Francesca Maggi | Wed, 11/25/2020 - 00:11
This Thanksgiving, I bring my annual tradition of posting one of my earliest entries on celebrating this very American tradition as an expat...Today, or more…
Culture
by Myra Robinson | Mon, 11/09/2020 - 10:17
For many – if not most – people, the date 11th November means Armistice Day, the anniversary of the signing of the peace treaty at the end of the First World…
Life + Style
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 10/20/2020 - 06:22
If you’ve ever walked the Sassi di Matera at night, you know how enchanting they are. Yet, at the same time, they can also be eerie; the dark ravines,…
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…