From Italy with love: Italian gift ideas

From Italy with love Italian gift ideas

Christmas is approaching fast. Have you already bought all the gifts for your family and friends? No? Then here are a few Italian gift ideas among which you can choose. FOOD Italy produces tons and tons of good food. However, for people living abroad it’s sometimes difficult to find authentic Italian food in shops or stores – by the way, do you know how to recognize fake Italian food? Anyway, thanks to online shops part of this problem can be solved. Let’s see some typical Italian food you can buy online without worries. Panettone: is a traditional Italian cake that…

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Traditional Italian sweets for Christmas

Traditional Italian sweets for Christmas - Panettone

Christmas is the time of the year where families join together, where hope is stronger than ever, where people bring out the best in themselves. Every country has its own traditions for Christmas – I talked about some Italian Christmas traditions in the last week’s post. In Italy, for example, it’s typical to eat some traditional Italian sweets during the Christmas holidays. I’m talking about pandoro and panettone – if you haven’t tasted them yet, do it, they’re delicious. So, today I’m going to talk about the history of these two famous Italian sweets: pandoro and panettone. PANETTONE The most…

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Italian Christmas traditions

Italian Christmas traditions

I’m a bit late, I know, Christmas has passed. However I believe it’s always a good time to learn some Italian Christmas traditions and some Italian Christmas vocabulary. So, here we are. As you might know, Christmas is one of the most important feast days in Italy, since it’s strictly connected to Christianity. For those of you who don’t know, Christmas, Natale in Italian, is the day Christians commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ. So, let’s see some of the most common Italian Christmas traditions and some Italian Christmas vocabulary. ITALIAN CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS AND VOCABULARY In Italy decorations start to…

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Italian Christmas markets: Five cities to visit

Five Italian cities to visit to see Italian Christmas markets

Italy is one of the most visited countries in the world. But if you want to sprinkle your Italian holiday with a little bit of magic, then you should definitely visit Italiy during Christmas. In fact, not only can you still visit all the Italian places full of history, and avoid the majority of the tourists – who usually prefer to visit Italy during Spring or Summer – but you can also feel a different atmosphere, since during Christmas many cities host both Italian Christmas markets and several Christmas celebrations. So, in this article, I’m going to suggest five cities…

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