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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

3 Reasons to Visit Italy in the Fall and Winter

3 Reasons to Visit Italy in the Fall and Winter

Posted by Mira Todorova on January 30 2016

Don't get me wrong, Italy is a wonderful place to be in the summer. So wonderful that everyone in the world wants to visit then.

For a peaceful and relaxing vacation and more bang for your buck, consider an off-season travel time. Here are our top three reasons to go to Italy in the winter and mid to late fall:

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Topics: winter

Spas and Hot Springs: Relaxation Italian Style

Spas and Hot Springs: Relaxation Italian Style

Posted by Darya Camacci on January 18 2016

Thermal baths are one of the most popular tourist attractions in Italy, with a special place in Italy’s history and culture. Since the early Roman civilization, they have been enjoyed for their natural healing benefits as well as for socializing.

Today tourists and locals alike continue this ancient tradition for relaxation and leisure. Many of them are located in the stunning Italian countryside amid snow covered mountains and lush scenery, making them the perfect place to recharge one’s batteries.

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Topics: couples, winter, spas, romantic getaways

Skiing and Snowboarding in the Italian Alps

Skiing and Snowboarding in the Italian Alps

Posted by Darya Camacci on January 15 2016

Want to take a winter vacation that includes skiing or snowboarding?

A trip to the Italian Alps, also known as the Dolomites, is a great way to visit Italy and get some runs in too.

One of the largest ski regions in the world, the Dolomites mountain range in northeastern Italy are a popular destination in summer as well as winter. Vacationing in winter comes with its advantages: Less expensive flights and seeing the country's scenic beauty amplified by a coat of snow.

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Topics: Groups and Family Tours, Scenic Locations, alps, winter