Christmas in Italy: 5 More Reasons to Celebrate!
Holidays & Traditions

Christmas in Italy: 5 More Reasons to Celebrate!

Street Market Image Credit Here in America we have twenty-four shopping days in December until Christmas, but in Italy, the holiday season starts a bit earlier, lasts a bit longer and is sprinkled with more official celebrations. In fact, there are five holidays other than Christmas and New Year’s which are part of Italy’s stagione natalizia … Continue reading

La Befana is Coming to Town
Holidays & Traditions

La Befana is Coming to Town

While Italian children believe in Babbo Natale (Santa Claus), they also have La Befana, an old witch-looking woman who rides a broom and delivers presents on the night before Epiphany, (Epiphania) which is celebrated January 6. This marks the final day of the stagione natale, the Christmas season. There are different accounts for the woman who inspired this legend, … Continue reading