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Italy’s Liberation Day: How Italians Celebrate the 25th April

What’s the Liberation Day celebrated in Italy on the 25th April? The 25th April is an important date in Italy: it is the Liberation Day, which means the Anniversary of the Liberation, an Italian public holiday celebrated all over the country to commemorate the end of the nazi occupation of Italy on the 25th April […]

How to Celebrate Pasquetta in Italy

How to Celebrate Pasquetta in Italy

Have you ever heard about that lovely Italian tradition called Pasquetta? Pasquetta is the day after Easter (Pasqua) and it is celebrated all around Italy: in the Catholic tradition, Monday after Easter an Angel announced the resurrection of Jesus Christ and for this reason that day is also called “Lunedì dell’Angelo“. Pasquetta was introduced as […]

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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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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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Carnevale Di Venezia : A Feast For The Eyes

Heading to Italy to celebrate the Carnevale di Venezia? The Carnevale di Venezia is a very ancient tradition: the first evidence is dated back to the 11th century, whilst it is mentioned in the first official document in 1296 A.D. The Doge and the Venetian oligarchies encouraged the Carnival celebrations to allow the lower classes […]

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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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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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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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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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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 […]