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CHEERS In Italian – How We Say It, When To Say It, + Toasting Rules

Cheers in Italian – How we say ‘cheers’ in Italy, when we say it, and Italian toasting rules Let’s celebrate! In English we ‘toast’ or ‘raise our glasses’ (and later clink them gently together). This custom may come from the rite of drinking to the gods and to the dead in ancient Rome and Greece …

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Christmas Trees in Italy – The 10 Best Places to See Them (+ Map)

If you’ll be in Italy over the Christmas holidays, you’ll probably want to check out some of Italy’s most beautiful Christmas trees.  You’ll find Christmas trees displayed both privately (in Italian homes), and publicly (in piazzas of city centers and small villages).  Read on for our favorite places to see Christmas trees in Italy, from …

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Monster sculpture at the Sacro Bosco in Bomarzo, Italy.

Halloween in Italy – How and Where We Celebrate (Kids & Adults)

While Halloween in Italy does exist, it’s not as widely celebrated as in North America, or with as much fanfare or commercialism. There are, however, some surprising crossovers between ancient Italian traditions and more modern Anglo-Saxon ones.  Whether you’re visiting Italy in October and want to celebrate the holiday, or you’re just curious about Halloween …

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Pumpkins are a part of Halloween celebrations in Italy.

13 Family-Friendly Pumpkin Patches in Italy (2022) – Map, Dates, and Details!

Our up-to-date list of 2022 pumpkin patches in Italy. Fall is here, and it’s time to take your kids to find some zucche! Are you visiting Italy during October and want to pick out and carve pumpkins with your kids like you do back home? Or maybe you’re an ex-pat missing your Halloween traditions and …

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Merry Christmas in Italian (Buon Natale) – Pronunciation, Variations, & Traditions

Christmas is one of our most important holidays here in Italy. December 25th is il giorno di Natale, and to celebrate, we come together with our families and sit for hours around the table eating delicious food prepared with love. The jolly atmosphere of Christmas makes Italians nicer than ever! You can easily find people …

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