Italian Traditions on New Year’s Eve
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Italian Traditions on New Year’s Eve

The New Year has always been a transition from the old to the new, almost a new inner beginning, where good intentions reign. This highly anticipated party is characterized by magic and superstition, rooted in local customs and traditions. Many of these Italian traditions are ...

Abruzzo, Italy
Abruzzo  Events  Winter  
Italian Christmas Desserts: Specialties from Abruzzo
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Italian Christmas Desserts: Specialties from Abruzzo

It's not Christmas in Italy without the famous pandoro and panettone desserts, but in Abruzzo, the real stars of Christmas are the sfogliatelle, caggionetti and bocconotti. All three of them are filled with grape jam and coated with powdered sugar.  Sfogliatelle not just Neapolitan Sfogliatelle, although commonly associated with Naples, are a ...

Teramo, TE, Abruzzo
Ambrosiano Carnival in Milan
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Ambrosiano Carnival in Milan

If you missed the Carnival celebrations in Italy this year, you're in luck because Carnival in Milan has yet to begin! When all the others are coming to a close, Ambrosiano is just getting started. Let's find out the details. Why It Begins Later Why is it ...

Milan, MI, Lombardy
Carnival Traditions in Aosta: Coumba Freida
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Carnival Traditions in Aosta: Coumba Freida

In Italy's Aosta Valley, bordering Switzerland and France, very special Carnival festivities take place every year. The area of the Great Saint Bernard Valley (Valle di Gran San Bernardo) and the Valpelline are known as the Coumba Freida which literally means 'cold valley'. Let's find out more ...

Saint-Rhémy-en-Bosses, AO, Aosta Valley