News from Italy

How to travel to Italy post-COVID

Is travel to Italy safe? How do we safely travel to Italy post-COVID you may be wondering. What will going to the Colosseum look like? Do we stand in lines? How many people will be in close parameters? Many questions … Read More

What to do in quarantine for Italy lovers

For all of us Italy lovers out there stuck in our homes looking at the calendar wondering what to do in quarantine this post is for you! Maybe you’ve had to cancel your trip, or rearrange plans, maybe you’re wondering … Read More

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What is Italy’s Republic Day

The Festa della Repubblica celebrates the birth of the Republic of Italy. Celebrated annually on June 2nd, it commemorates the 1946 referendum that, following the Second World War and the fall of Fascism, ended the Italian monarchy and created the … Read More

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Saint Mark’s Day in Venice

The 25th of April is incredibly important for all Italians, it being the anniversary of the liberation of Italy from the Nazi occupation and the end of the Italian Civil War. It is also the feast day of St. Mark, … Read More

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April Fool’s Day in Italy: the “pesce d’aprile”

Around the world the first day of April is associated with pranks and foolishness, but how do the Italians celebrate? Typically, the Italians’ favourite prank involves attempting to stick small paper fish to each other’s backs unnoticed (hence the name … Read More

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Italy in Spring

There are many advantages to visiting Italy in spring. The sun is shining and the skies are clear, but the heat is not as intense as in the summer months. The high season for tourists has not yet begun, making … Read More

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What to do during Easter in Italy

Easter, or Pasqua, is an incredibly important holiday for Italians. Because of how important the holiday is to them, and it being a long weekend in Italy, Easter is an amazing time to experience the Italian culture. Parades and celebrations … Read More

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Frappe and Castagnole – Carnival in Italy

“Carnevale” (Carnival) is celebrated in Italy on the 40th day before Easter, so this year it will be celebrated on the 28th of February. Traditionally, Carnevale has been enjoyed as a last chance to indulge in all of life’s luxuries … Read More