Traditions

Life + Style
by editorial | Wed, 11/23/2022 - 17:45
On the fourth Thursday in November, Americans celebrate Thanksgiving. No, it’s not a “thing” in Italy, but for many US citizens who reside abroad — including…
Culture
by annalisa | Wed, 08/10/2022 - 09:56
Imagine it’s July 2, 2022, and you happen to be in Siena. Screams echo and tears well up in the eyes of people around you. Faces appear almost deformed by…
Culture
by amygulick | Wed, 08/10/2022 - 06:39
On August 10, Italians celebrate San Lorenzo (Saint Lawrence), patron saint of cooks, brewers and vintners, butchers, bakers, confectioners, restaurateurs and…
Culture
by alexa.ahern | Wed, 05/04/2022 - 11:33
Mystery shrouds the migration of the Walser people from the Valais region of Switzerland to the valleys of northern Piedmont and Aosta Valley in the 12th and…
Food + Wine
by editorial | Thu, 04/14/2022 - 06:33
Easter lunch in Italy is a celebration of the colors, scents and flavors of the new season, spring. While there are common dishes and ingredients, from north…
Life + Style
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 02/17/2022 - 03:48
Italy’s Viareggio Carnival is often described as the most irreverent of all Italian Carnival celebrations. This is due to the fact that its main peculiarity is…
Life + Style
by Silvia Donati | Wed, 01/26/2022 - 13:26
If you don’t enjoy cold weather, then you may want to avoid traveling to Italy the last three days of January: those are the (in)-famous ‘Giorni della Merla’,…
Culture
by Georgette Jupe | Mon, 01/03/2022 - 04:54
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…
Food + Wine
by Silvia Donati | Thu, 12/23/2021 - 04:06
When temperatures drop low, what’s better than a steaming hot drink to warm the body and spirit?! Here are nine drinks to enjoy in Italy in winter.  Table of…
Food + Wine
by Silvia Donati | Tue, 12/21/2021 - 03:16
Truffle hunting and extraction in Italy was inscribed onto UNESCO’s List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity on December 16, 2021. Described by…