Traditions

Every year on April 21st, the streets of Rome come alive to celebrate the birthday of the Eternal City, which tradition says was founded on the 21st of April 753 BC by the first of its seven kings,  Romulus. According to the …

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 San Gennaro, the Bishop of Benevento, met a tragic end as a martyr in 305 AD, persecuted for his Christian beliefs. Yet, his legacy lives on, immortalized in the city’s most significant religious festival: the heart of this celebration …

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The Feast of the Immaculate Conception on December 8th holds a special place in Italy’s cultural and religious calendar because it marks the beginning of the Christmas season.  On this day, the Catholics celebrate the belief that the Virgin Mary …

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La Quintana di Ascoli Piceno is a historical reenactment event that takes place in the city of Ascoli Piceno, in the Marche region of Italy. The event is named after the Quintana, an ancient Roman equestrian game, and its first attestation dates to 1377. …

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The tradition of I dolci dei Morti or “Sweets of the Dead” in Sicily and other parts of Italy is observed during the festivities of All Saints’ Day and the commemoration of the deceased on November 1st and 2nd. These …

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The Advent period is a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas, as well as the return of Jesus at the second coming. The term “Advent” is derived from the Latin word adventus, meaning …

November in Italy is a dream come true for chocolate lovers, with various regions hosting delightful chocolate fairs. From the historic streets of Turin to the charming squares of Bari and Marostica, Italy’s passion for chocolate comes to life in these events. Let’s check them out …

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The Battaglia delle Arance, or the Battle of the Oranges, is a unique and lively tradition held annually in Ivrea, a town in Italy’s Piedmont region. This event is part of the town’s historical carnival and takes place over three …

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The Fiera di Sant’Orso in Aosta is a centuries-old tradition that celebrates the region’s rich craftsmanship and folklore. It is held annually on January 30th and 31st and is one of the most important events in the Aosta Valley’s calendar. The event traces …

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 Italy’s Salento region resonates with a rhythmic beat that brings a dance tradition to life: we are in the ancient area of the Grecìa Salentina, where a group of towns and villages, along with the Diego Carpitella Institute created, almost 30 …

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