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What is Il Giorno dei Morti (All Souls’ Day), and why is it important in Italy?
Guest Writer! / Holidays & Traditions

What is Il Giorno dei Morti (All Souls’ Day), and why is it important in Italy?

A Guest Post by Rachel Vermiglio Smith All around the world, the end of October and early November is a time to celebrate the enduring connection between the dead and the living. In the U.S., we celebrate Halloween on October 31 every year, and while it may seem so, this isn’t just a randomly selected … Continue reading

Ghosts of Florence and Other Spooky Spots in Italy
Art, History & Culture

Ghosts of Florence and Other Spooky Spots in Italy

Although I have thankfully never encountered a ghost during my late-night/early-morning wanderings, in a country as old as Italy they are bound to be there, lurking in shadowed vicoli (alleys), peering down from finestre (windows), nascosto in piena vista (hiding in plain sight). Such is the case for these popular spots for visitors to Florence…perhaps you’ve “haunted” some … Continue reading