Holidays - Festivals

Italian Events Celebrating the Celtic Halloween Tradition
Saturday, October 18TH, 2014 by Anna De Filippo
If it all started as an unusual night to have fun, today Halloween has become more and more popular and an increasing number of Italian people are celebrating it from the north to the south of the country. Although Halloween was born as a pagan celebration, with Celtic origins, to honor the dead in...
Halloween in Italy
Saturday, October 18TH, 2014 by
    Halloween in Italy: zombies in the streets of Rome   Halloween in Italy: is it just an excuse for kids to spray shaving foam on strangers' cars, and for adults to dress up and party, or is there more to it?   These days, many have the feeling that...
Palio dei Mussi in Terrossa
Monday, July 28TH, 2014 by
In Terrossa, a small village in the province of Verona, since immemorial time every 4th week-end of July takes place a festival to celebrate and pay homage to what was once the main assistant to the farmer, the donkey.         When the donkey was replaced by tractors at the beginning of the 70s,...
Traditional events in Italy
Wednesday, June 25TH, 2014 by
Traditional Events in Italy's Many Cities   Italy is a country with a long history of traditions and cultural events. Depending on which time of the year you decide to visit and where you are staying, you may have the luck to participate to one of the numerous feasts the country offers. If...
Saturday, May 10TH, 2014 by
  The Festival of Calendimaggio     Calendimaggio: May 8-10 2014   The origins of the festival of Calendimaggio which takes place in Assisi, are to be found among the ancient customs of many different peoples, but especially in the Roman celebrations known as the "Fasti di...
Holidays in Italy
Wednesday, March 12TH, 2014 by
  Many of the most popular Italian holidays are shared with all the western world, think of Christmas or New Year's Eve. Others have been imported, like Halloween. Others yet are typically Italian, like our national holidays or the Epiphany.   Let's review some of the most cherished...
The vocabulary of Italian Carnevale
Tuesday, February 18TH, 2014 by Anna De Filippo
The Vocabulary of Italian Carnevale Carnevale's celebrations are hugely popular in Italy and some cities and town are known all over the world for the creativity and beauty of their parades. Those of Venice, Viareggio and Cento  are probably the most famous in the country and are known...
Italian food for Carnival
Tuesday, February 04TH, 2014 by Anna De Filippo
  In Italy, Carnival is considered a good time to celebrate, have fun and, obviously, eating well. To this day, several typical recipes are linked to and served during Carnival time. Frappe Known all over the Italian territory, they have acquired several names according to the regional area...
Carnevale in Italia
Monday, January 20TH, 2014 by
New Year's in Italy
Thursday, December 26TH, 2013 by
New Year's in Italy On the night of Saint Sylvester (San Silvestro), December 31st, a worldwide party crosses countries and time zones. In general Italians celebrate like most others in the world often gathering to watch fireworks or setting off some of their own. Yet, if you celebrate New...