Easter in Italy – Special celebrations

Easter in Italy - Florence

Easter in Italy is one of the most important celebrations in Italy, second only to Christmas. For those of you who are not familiar with the Christian religion, Easter, Pasqua in Italian, is the day when Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. On Easter in Italy, practicing Christians usually go to Church and then celebrate with their family and/or friends. However, in some parts of Italy there are special celebrations on Easter, which are worth mentioning and seeing. For example, special celebrations take place in Florence and Sulmona. EASTER IN FLORENCE To explain why Easter is celebrated…

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Two special things to do in Italy

Two special things to do in Italy

I know! How can I possibly make only a short list if there are so many special things you can do in Italy, right? But let’s be real. Some of them are pretty popular. I mean, who on Earth goes to Rome for the first time and doesn’t visit the Colosseum? Or who goes to Pisa without visiting the famous tower? But my list is for people who want to see something different. 1. Parco Sigurtà The first of the special things to do in Italy is visiting Sigurtà Park. So, if you’re visiting Veneto, don’t forget to stop there.…

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Mud therapy in Italy

Mud therapy in Italy

When you hear the word terme – hot springs – or spa in Italy, you immediately think about relaxation. There are many hot springs and spas in Italy and some of them offer also mud therapy – fangoterapia. As you’ve probably already guessed, mud therapy is based on mud. The mud used is usually a combination of clay, thermal water and micro-organisms, and it’s particularly beneficial for people suffering from arthro-rheumatic inflammatory diseases. According to a study from the University of Padua the use of mud and thermal water relieves the pain caused by these diseases and improves mobility. These…

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How to say I love you in Italian

“How do you say I love you in Italian?” Apparently, this is one of the most googled questions. So, since Saint Valentine’s day is approaching, in today’s article, I’m going to answer this question. But before telling you how to say I love you in Italian, let’s see where the feast of Saint Valentine comes from. SAINT VALENTINE – ORIGINS Everyone knows that Saint Valentine is the patron saint of lovers but few know that he’s also the patron saint of epileptics and beekeepers. But who was St. Valentine? It seems that Saint Valentine was a 3rd century Roman priest.…

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The highest Italian huts to visit

Italian huts

Do you like the mountains? Then you should know that in Italy you can find many huts located 3000 meters above the sea level. So, let’s see three of the highest Italian huts you can visit.   CAPANNA MARGHERITA Capanna Margherita is the highest hut you can find in Italy – and in Europe. It’s located in Piedmont, on Monte Rosa, at an altitude of 4,554 meters. The construction of the hut was directed by The Italian Alpine Club in 1889 and dedicated to the queen of Italy Margherita of Savoy. The hut was pre-built in the valley and then…

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