carnival

North vs South: Italy’s Carnivals off the beaten track

North vs South: Italy’s Carnivals off the beaten track

If you are suffering from the February “blues” – i.e. you live somewhere with long winters and you have had enough of hibernating inside from the cold and dreary outdoors – it is time for a colorful and energizing break. And Italy offers just that with its thrilling...

Treasure trove of Italian summer events

If you are planning a summer trip to Italy, whether it is for leisure or business purposes, there are a number of cool regional celebrations that you cannot miss all across the boot. Witnessing these traditional events will allow you to taste, experience and...

How to… make a mask, Venetian style!

Masks are the symbol of the beautiful city of Venice, and their handcraftsmanship is deeply rooted in local history. Even wearing them is part of the tradition, especially when the time for the world-famous Carnival arrives! But in the past, masks were used on many...