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Folklore Fall Festivals in Italy

Folklore Fall Festivals in Italy

Fall is the season of colors: earthy shades alternate with lively foliage colors, and the vibrant patterns are evident both in the natural landscape and in the seasonal produce. In Italy, fall is one of the best seasons to celebrate the Sense of Sight for another...
Chillies in Calabria

Chillies in Calabria

Our ears pricked up when we heard about a festival held each September in the town of Diamante, Calabria. One of our favourite things to do when experiencing the delights of Italy is to sample local festivals, cultural events and of course FOOD! Chilli producers from...
Italian chocolate: a gourmet itinerary

Italian chocolate: a gourmet itinerary

Chocolate is a top-gift contender for any special occasion. Italian chocolate, in particular, is a favorite for many – and for obvious reasons: ancient tradition, artisanal creations and selected ingredients distinguish the genuine flavors of Italy’s cocoa products....

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...

Liguria: explore the land of the Festival of Italian Music

Just last week, the beautiful region of Liguria hosted the Sanremo Music Festival, a tradition that has been celebrated every year since 1951. We thought it would be fun to retrace the history of this famous Italian event, and to tell you a bit more about the narrow...

Spectacular folklore festivals in Umbria

Umbria is a region where art, food, wine and history are protagonists. Its artists excelled particularly at painting, for example Renaissance painter Pinturicchio. Delicious food includes strangozzi pasta with local black truffle from Norcia, while the red Montefalco...

Palio Marinaro: Monte Argentario’s sea tradition

Monte Argentario is a beautiful peninsula in Southern Tuscany, in the area known as Maremma. It features a rugged coastline alternating cliffs and sandy bays, a dense Mediterranean vegetation inside and outside its protected nature reserves, and charming fishing...

Folklore Festivals in Apulia

The list of traditional festivals in Apulia, Italy’s heel, is never ending. Nonetheless, we have selected 10 among the most interesting folklore festivals. (PS: Stay tuned for the top 10 Apulia Foodie Festivals, coming soon on the blog)… Enjoy! Carnevale di...