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The Immaculate Conception: Origins and Traditions in Italy

Do you know the Italian Immaculate Conception tradition? As you probably know, the 8th December is an important Italian national holiday: it is the celebration of the Immacolata Concezione (Immaculate Conception). It was stated as a Catholic dogma in 1854 by Pope Pio XI. In this day people celebrate the conception of the Virgin Mary […]

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Back to the past: the Christmas Market in Bolzano

If you want to live the enchanting Christmas atmosphere in Italy, you can’t miss the traditional Christmas Market in Bolzano! This amazing Christmas market opens from the 26th November to the 6th January in Piazza Walther, which is amazingly decorated with a very big Christmas tree and a Nativity Scene. The first market opened 25 […]

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Where Santo Stefano Comes From

Do you know what Santo Stefano is in Italy? You probably know that after the big Christmas celebration, on the 26th December in Italy people have another important holiday: Santo Stefano. It is a Christian festivity dedicated to the first martyr, Stefano, who preach the word of God and converted many people to Christianity. For […]

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Top 5 Italian New Year Traditions

It’s time to discover some amazing New Year traditions! The New Year deserves a big celebration and Italians generally do it properly, with lovely New Year traditions. It starts on the 31st December with the New Year’s Eve and goes on the day after with a wonderful lunch and many ancient traditions that make it […]

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A Romantic Italian Christmas: Discover Lago di Como

Italy over Christmas offers a magic atmosphere and Lago di Como is one of the best places to go! Lago di Como is situated in the region called Lombardia, not far from the Alps. Third biggest lake in Italy, it is also one of the deepest in Europe with its 410 metres depth. Probably you […]

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Discover Some Italian Easter Vocabulary

Have you found some Easter vocabulary during your Italian language course? Easter is one of the main topics in these days, so you might have already studied some related words in your Italian language course. However, there is a nice Easter vocabulary to discover: so many typical Easter traditions, customs and food to learn! In Italy […]

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Best Online Events To Celebrate Easter 2021 In Italy

Ready for Easter 2021 in Italy? Easter 2021 in Italy will be different from the traditional celebration: due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the country will be in lockdown and gatherings will be prohibited. Therefore for the second year people will stay at home and find a nice way to spend their holidays. The good news […]

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San Giuseppe: Let’s Celebrate Father’s Day In Italy

Are you going to celebrate San Giuseppe this year? On the 19th March in Italy people celebrate San Giuseppe (Saint Joseph), who was the Virgin Mary’s spouse. This festivity is very ancient: apparently it was firstly celebrated around 1030 A.D. In many Catholic countries, that day is also father’s day (festa del papà). Italy is […]

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Tigella: A Traditional Italian Food

Do you like tigella as much as we do? If you have ever been to Emilia Romagna, in the North of Italy, you must have tried the famous tigella. The tigella is a small, round type of bread (10-12cm diameter, 1cm thickness) which comes from the area between Modena and Bologna. If you travel in that […]

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What To Do For Carnival 2020 In Italy

Ready to celebrate Carnival 2020 in Italy? Carnival 2020 in Italy offers amazing events to enjoy the atmosphere and discover lovely traditions. Apart from the most famous events, there are loads of traditional celebrations around Italy to discover this year! Let’s see some lovely celebrations for 2020! Milano. The Carnevale Ambrosiano dei Ragazzi in Milan […]