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Why Italians Love Celebrating Christmas

Why Italians Love Celebrating Christmas

Posted by Mira Todorova on November 27 2016

It’s not just the seven fishes.

The Christmas season in Italy shares similarities with its counterpart in America. We both decorate our houses and streets with lights and wreaths. Many attend Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve. We both have gift exchanges with family, and the day after Christmas is spent with all the leftovers. In regions of northern Italy, more and more evergreen trees are being brought into homes to be decorated by families.

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Topics: Insider, italian culture, winter, italian food

4 Famous Italian Foods Harvested Only in the Fall

4 Famous Italian Foods Harvested Only in the Fall

Posted by Darya Camacci on September 11 2016

Autumn may not be the most popular time to visit Italy, but is, in fact, one of the best times to come, especially if you are a lover of Italian cuisine and culture.

The cities may be a little emptier, the lines at famous museums a little shorter, and the beaches more quiet.

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Topics: italian culture, italian food, fall

Venetian Villas Offer Glimpse into Lives of Nobility

Venetian Villas Offer Glimpse into Lives of Nobility

Posted by Darya Camacci on September 9 2016

When you have taken in tiny Venice, take a guided cruise on the Brenta River and see dozens of fabulous villas and lavish gardens of the former Venetian elite. This area, for good reason, is known as the Brenta Riviera.

The Brenta Canal was built when engineers diverted the Brenta River's course and created a canal with locks. Back in the day, barges were pulled by horses for well-heeled visitors.

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Topics: architecture, art, northern Italy, Venice

Top 10 Safety And Security Tips For Traveling In Italy

Top 10 Safety And Security Tips For Traveling In Italy

Posted by Mira Todorova on September 4 2016

Traveling to Italy is a safe experience but unless you have been there before, it's going to mean you're in unfamiliar territory. So it pays to know a few safety and security tips for traveling in Italy that will make your trip trouble free and enjoyable.

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Topics: Insider, travel

Venice: A City of Love and Romance

Venice: A City of Love and Romance

Posted by Darya Camacci on September 2 2016

Venice is a city that oozes love and charm and is often considered the most romantic city in Europe

With Renaissance-inspired architecture, summer sunsets, public squares, narrow canals and gondola rides - it’s a city you’re bound to fall in love with.

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Topics: couples, romantic getaways, northern Italy, Venice

10 Timely Tips for the Way We Travel Today

10 Timely Tips for the Way We Travel Today

Posted by Mira Todorova on August 28 2016

Let’s face it, travel can be tricky.

Numerous details need to be taken care of and many things can go wrong if you’re not paying attention. That’s why we’ve assembled some helpful tips, some of which are time-tested ideas. The others are new solutions to old challenges that'll help you simplify your trip and free you up to just enjoy yourself.

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Topics: Insider, flying, travel

10 Of The Weirdest And Most Interesting Superstitions In Italy

10 Of The Weirdest And Most Interesting Superstitions In Italy

Posted by Darya Camacci on August 26 2016

Superstitions are those things that every country seems to have but what do you know about Italian superstitions?

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Topics: italian culture, history

15 Interesting And Weird Facts About The Renaissance

15 Interesting And Weird Facts About The Renaissance

Posted by Megan DeAngelo on August 21 2016

The Renaissance is one of the most important cultural movements in human history. Its effects and influence were far reaching, spreading throughout all of Europe and later influencing many areas of culture and society that led to the modern era we know today.

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Topics: Insider, italian culture, art, history

Seafood: An Italian Essential

Seafood: An Italian Essential

Posted by Mira Todorova on August 19 2016

Eating fresh seafood is a part of life in Italy.

Italy has hundreds of fishing ports and numerous fishing villages. With its vast coastline and an economy dependent on fishing, Italy has the second largest number of people working in the industry, after Spain. Although European Union policies have required sustainable fishing practices, and certain types of fishing are either restricted or outlawed entirely, it is possible to enjoy many varieties of fresh seafood there.

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Topics: italian culture, italian food

Prosciutto di Parma: Why is it so Special?

Prosciutto di Parma: Why is it so Special?

Posted by Darya Camacci on August 14 2016

One thing is for certain—Italians know how to eat well. From creamy cheeses to homemade pastas to high-quality meats, there is no lack of delicious food throughout Italy. One particularly delicious Italian staple is prosciutto di Parma, possibly the most well-known type of Italian ham that has been dry-cured. Whether you are experiencing Italy first-hand or trying to recreate an indulgent Italian meal, prosciutto di Parma is an essential ingredient.

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Topics: italian food, northern Italy