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Italian Digestif – Your Guide to Italy’s After Dinner Drinks

Updated on January 12, 2024 What is an Italian Digestif? Fancy a little after-dinner drink? In Italy, that’s a digestivo – literally something to help you digest after a heavy meal. The Italian digestif is not a cocktail but a ‘short’ drink with a mid-high alcohol content served in a small glass, often neat but …

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Detailed presepe in the Monreale cathedral in Palermo, Italy.

Presepe – The Italian Nativity Scene (+ Where to See Them)

Updated on November 19, 2023 What is a Presepe? A presepe (plural presepi and sometimes also called a presepio) is an Italian nativity scene.   An Italian presepe often tells the whole story from the angel’s announcement to the shepherds, through the birth of Christ and the arrival of the three wise men. Unlike typical Christmas …

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Mimosa tree against a blue sky.

La Festa della Donna – How Italy Celebrates on March 8th

Updated on November 7, 2023 Italy’s Festa della Donna – International Women’s Day “Ogni volta che una donna lotta per se stessa, lotta per tutte le donne.” (“Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women.”) -Maya Angelou If you’re anywhere in Italy on …

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Valentine’s Day In Italy – How We Celebrate In The Land Of Love

Updated on November 7, 2023 Valentine’s Day in Italy, the land of love. It must be a day full of Hallmark cards, kids exchanging Valentines, and buying gifts for everyone you love, right? Nope – In Italy, Valentine’s Day is celebrated, but it’s by no means a national holiday, and it’s not celebrated in the …

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Turkey on the lawn in front of the Colosseum in Rome

Italian Thanksgiving Traditions – Celebrating La Festa Del Ringraziamento

Americans have Thanksgiving traditions. But are there any Italian Thanksgiving traditions? Do Italians Celebrate Thanksgiving? Not exactly. Italians do not have a national holiday that celebrates American Thanksgiving.  However, you will find plenty of Italians toasting the holiday with their expat friends and family at a home or restaurant.  Italians do love a celebration! Are …

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