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Torta di Pasqua

Easter is a special day for most Italian Americans invoking deep memories of family, childhood and religious obserservance. When celebrating Easter...
"You, Me & Sicily!": The Feast of Saint Alfio in Trecastagni

"You, Me & Sicily!": The Feast of Saint Alfio in Trecastagni

Highlights of one of the most important festivals in Sicily by Alfred and Eszter on You, Me & Sicily at : www.evazmediagroup.com
Venice Carnival and The Eagle “flight”

Venice Carnival and The Eagle “flight”

As announced by the official website of teh Venice Carnival, the 2016 edition will have the show of the flight of the Eagle, “lo svolo dell’Aquila”...
Fugassa della Befana

Fugassa della Befana, the Epiphany's tradition with a special cake

It’s a special cake called the Fugassa of the Epiphany and reveals a particular ritual that involves all people around the table diners. Within the "...
Preparing the Nativity

Preparing The Nativity

Our Studentessa Matta kicks off the Holiday Season by preparing the "presepe", the Nativity. Here how she did it! I’m preparing the house for...
It’s Olive Harvest in Puglia: a time for celebration

It’s Olive Harvest in Puglia: a Time For Celebration

Ever since I started traveling to the Salento sub-region of Puglia I fell in love with…well, its olive trees. It’s hard to explain until you’ve...
Florence celebrates San Giovanni with fireworks and calcio storico

Florence celebrates San Giovanni with fireworks and calcio storico

June 24, Florence celebrates its patron saint, San Giovanni: the Festa di San Giovanni is marked with a traditional parade through the centre, a so-...
Rose Festival at the Pantheon

Rose Festival at the Pantheon on Pentecost day

The Pentecost's Sunday in Rome becomes very special: indeed, in the Pantheon, now considered a basilica called S. Maria ad martyres, after the Sunday...
Today the Alpini gathered in L'Aquila for the traditional annual reunion

The Alpini corps, example of rigor and dedication

The Alpini is a corp created as a special mountain infantry formation in 1872 by the Italian Ministry of War to work along the arc of the Italian...
All Ears in Puglia: The Tradition of Orecchiette

All Ears in Puglia: The Tradition of Orecchiette

Orecchiette, “little ears”, is a specialty pasta found in Puglia. Its name is derived from (yep, you guessed it) the fact that the shape resembles...