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Carnival: the ten Italian traditional masks

Carnival: the ten Italian traditional masks

What could be better than a handful of confetti and a colorful mask to ward off the cold and darkness of winter? Carnival is one of the most loved festivals by young and old alike all over the world. Masks are the main characters and in Italy they have been…
February in Italy, the month of Carnival

February in Italy, the month of Carnival

February in Italy is definitely a synonym for Carnival. A feast with origins dating far back, today it represents a folklore event where tradition and fun come together. Masks, confetti, lights and colour invade every city of Italy, creating a truly unique festive atmosphere. History - The origins of Carnival…
The legend of La Befana | Epiphany in Italy

The legend of La Befana | Epiphany in Italy

Although the figure of Babbo Natale (Santa Claus), with his red suit and big white beard, is becoming more widespread here, traditionally the children of Italy anxiously await a visit from another figure, La Befana, hanging up their stockings on January 6, the Feast of Epiphany, rather than Christmas Eve.…
Weekend in Catania, 2 days itinerary

Weekend in Catania, 2 days itinerary

Catania, the city of Mount Etna, of the Baroque style, the Arancine’s homeland, hiding beauties such as the Cyclops’s Riviera and the wonderful Festival of Sant'Agata. Facing the Ionian Sea, the splendid Catania is the ideal destination for a culture, eno-gastronomy and sport weekend. Here's our two-day itinerary: First day…