Category: Italian peculiarities


February 16, 2009 0
Carnival in Venice

At the moment Italy and many other European countries are celebrating the Carnival season. This is a very old, popular tradition celebrated by dressing up in costumes and masks. It’s celebrated every year before the beginning of Lent (Lent is the period of 40 days before Easter in the Christian calendar when people do penance or fast to remember the 40 days spent by Jesus in the desert), and usually it occurs between the end of January and middle of February. The most important days are on “Fat Thursday” and “Fat Tuesday”, but every town has its own traditions and in many places there are also celebrations on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The distinctive element is that in this period all jokes are permitted and you have to dress up in costume.

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Valentine’s Day – history and traditions

February 12, 2009 2
Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and many people think that it is just a commercial festival, hyped by  the media and shops, just about giving them more business. So we have done some of our usual research to discover the history and traditions of this celebration of Love…
In Italy there are many traditions for this special day.

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Italian Artisan Manufacturers: choosing them for Style and Fine Workmanship

February 11, 2009 0
Italian Artisan Manufacturers

Women, who care about their elegance and gorgeous style, always look towards Italian artisan manufacturers as undisputed promoters of high quality and refined workmanship. It is not difficult to tell the enormous difference between a genuine Italian product and an item that just claims to be made in Italy! Genuine Italian products are steeped in tradition that is passed on from one generation to the other and this quality absolutely can’t be acquired by others through just a few years of training and experience in the sector. Tradition and Italian craftsmanship belong to the DNA of a person and can’t be obtained in any other way!

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