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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...
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...

Magic Emilia: castles, gastronomy and folklore

Did you know that the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna comprises two historical areas respectively called Emilia and Romagna? In today’s post, we will explore the western and northeastern portion, Emilia, which comprises the provinces of Piacenza, Parma, Reggio...

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...

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...

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...