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Italian Carnival – 16 Not-To-Miss Carnevale Celebrations

Italy’s Carnival – also known as Carnevale, arrives in our part of Tuscany with a flurry. Every February, in our small Italian town, our kids eagerly peek into store windows to see if coriandoli (confetti) is being sold yet.  When the glorious day finally arrives, they rush in, purchase a bag each (after counting their …

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Black and white graphic with things that Italy is famous for, like cycling, the Colosseum, vespas, cheese, pasta, race cars, and more.

What is Italy Famous For? These 93 Foods, Cars, Artists, Landmarks, and More!

Updated on November 19, 2023 Ciao! When you think of Italian culture, you probably think of pizza, Italians using hand gestures and saying “mamma mia!,” and people riding Vespas past the Colosseum. All of those things do happen, but Italy is famous for so much more! Italy has produced or is home to some of …

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The curva fiorentina, or Italian fan section at the Fiorentina soccer match in Florence, Italy. Fans are holding up colored paper to make a silhouette of the Renaissance city.

How to See a Soccer Game in Italy (2024) – Buying Tickets, Going to the Stadium, + Tips from an Italian Soccer Agent

Updated on January 12, 2024 If you’re a soccer fan and you’re planning a visit to Italy, you may want to see a live soccer game in Italy.  After all, Italy has some of the world’s best teams and most passionate fans.  Attending an Italy soccer game gives you a glimpse into an important part …

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Santa Croce Christmas Market in Florence, Italy

2023/2024 Christmas Markets in Italy – Classics & Lesser-Known Gems

2023/2024 Italian Christmas markets with details, dates, and locations.  Last updated on November 20, 2023. If you’re visiting Italy in December during the Christmas holidays, you’re probably wondering where to see the best Italian Christmas markets.  While our Italian Christmas markets aren’t as elaborate and fairy-tale-like as some of the traditional Christmas markets in Austria …

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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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