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La Befana : the nice witch of the Epiphany in Italy

and as expected by children as St. Nicholas or Santa Claus at home! 2- What is the history of the Befana? According to the story that children in Italy are told today, the Magi on their way to Bethlehem to give gifts to the baby Jesus asked an old woman for directions. They offered her to fol ...

22
Dec
2022

The commedia dell'arte: origins and characters

What is commedia dell'arte? The commedia dell'arte is a genre of popular theater that appeared in Italy around 1550. This theatrical genre is characterized by stereotypical characters and slapstick situations. With the exception of love roles, all actors wear masks. The Italian expression 'comme ...

23
Feb
2011

Alassio in Italy: 3 good reasons to choose this destination

1- To enjoy the sandy beaches If the Seaside resort of Alassio is so well known and appreciated in Italy, it is because it has one of the longest sandy beaches in Liguria. This south-facing Beach is over 3 km long. This is often the reason why tourists go there and it is usually where the tour o ...

15
June
2022

Autumn in Tuscany: 5 things to do on site.

Strolling through the vineyards. The first thing to do to appreciate the beauty of autumn in Tuscany is to visit the Tuscan vineyard. This region of Italy is the production area of the famous Chianti. To explore the vineyard once the harvest is over, you can, for example, take the route of Via Rom ...

27
Sep
2023

Tour de France 2024: 5 things to know about this unique edition

1- The Tour de France will start from Florence in Italy. For several years now, it has not been uncommon for the Tour de France to venture beyond the borders of France. After starting from Germany, Belgium, or Spain last year, the riders will set off from Tuscany! It is the first time in the histor ...

26
June
2024

What are the different Christmas traditions in Europe?

any, this day is a holiday and the Sternsinger bless the houses. These are children in disguise who go from house to house and sing. Christmas in Italy In Italy, Christmas traditions vary from region to region. In some regions, it is Santa Claus, 'Babo Natale' or the Little Jesus, 'Gesu Bambino' ...

03
Dec
2009

What to do in Milan?

Presentation Milan Capital of Lombardy and economic capital of Italy. Milan is often criticized for being a large metropolis, quite different from cities such as Rome, Palermo or Florence. However, the city is full of assets and charm. European capital of fashion, city of gastronomy etc. It will t ...

06
Mar
2013

Piran: An Undiscovered Destination in Slovenia

s modest (only 47 km) and mainly consists of cliffs plunging into the Adriatic, with one exception... It is along this coast, nestled between nearby Italy and Croatia, that you find Piran, one of the most picturesque villages in Europe. With its old town and narrow streets, Piran (in Slovene) or P ...

30
Sep
2015

The Routo : a GR to walk in the footsteps of the shepherds

- Arles - Aix-en-Provence - the plateau of Valensole known for its lavender - Digne-les-Bains - Barcelonnette - Cuneo in Italy. This long-distance hiking itinerary has 33 stages in all, 24 of which are in France and 9 in Italy up to Borgo San Dalmazzo. It is a hikin ...

08
June
2022

The most beautiful trips in Europe

sturias, Cantabria and Galicia. For the finest palates, the Basque Country. As the Spanish poets used to say, Spain is a piece of Heaven on Earth. Italy Between green hills and stones that tell the story of a glorious past, Italy attracts the traveler with a unique charm that we will not find in ...

03
Dec
2022

Paris Book Fair: the Paris book fair at Porte de Versailles

vents, but also on children's literature and comics. Moreover, this event is dedicated each year to a different theme: Germany (1989), India (1990), Italy (1991), Spain (1992), the United States (1996), Japan (1997), Brazil (1998), Quebec (1999), Portugal (2000), Germany (2001), Italy (2002), Dutch ...

22
Mar
2007

Disney: 100 years of magic and anecdotes

k. Walt Disney himself provided the English voice for Mickey Mouse until 1947. By 1930, Mickey had become an international star known as Topolino in Italy and Miki Kuchi in Japan. The first Mickey newspaper appeared in Italy in 1932. Mickey cartoons, including characters like Donald Duck, Goofy, Mi ...

31
July
2007

Turin: 3 good reasons to choose this destination

d'Arte Contemporanea and the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. The Castello di Rivoli Museo is one of the most famous contemporary art museums in Italy. It is a beautiful castle that houses an amazing art collection. The contemporary works are displayed in the castle's halls, creating a stu ...

15
Feb
2022

Gran Paradiso National Park celebrates its 100th anniversary

A territory of mountains The Grand Paradiso National Park is located in Italy between the Aosta Valley and Piedmont. It covers about 70,000 hectares, in a mountain territory ranging from 800 m to 4061 m altitude at the summit of Gran Paradiso. This jewel box of preserved nature is not far from t ...

02
June
2022

Christmas travel: where to see the most beautiful Christmas trees in the world?

s trees in the world as it dominates the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon and proudly displays over 3 million lights! 5- The Christmas tree of Gubbio in Italy Maybe you've never heard of the medieval town of Gubbio in northern Italy... Yet it can boast one of the 5 most beautiful Christmas trees in the ...

20
Dec
2022

What to do for Valentine's Day: 5 ideas for unusual getaways in Europe

more memorable when you can admire it in an exceptional site. The last of our 5 unusual getaway ideas in Europe suggests you head to Lake Maggiore in Italy. This lake located on the border between Italy and Switzerland is home to three fabulous islands, the Borromean Islands. If you want to ex ...

03
Feb
2023

Travel to Tuscany: 5 good reasons to visit Pratovecchio Stia

covered with forests and dotted with churches. Casentino refers to the high valley of the Arno, one of the four valleys of the province of Arezzo in Italy. This part of Tuscany will charm you with its varied landscapes where large forests alternate with mountainous areas and deep valleys. 2- To go ...

30
Aug
2023

International Coffee Day: 5 ways to drink coffee around the world

yer of fresh cream or sometimes a splash of milk. As a general rule, your cup will be served with a glass of water, a tradition that France borrowed from Italy. For Italians, the water is used to cleanse the palate before drinking their espresso in order to better appreciate the coffee's flavors. B ...

29
Sep
2023

The series Blanca is returning on M6.

Genoa. Even though the heroine lives in darkness, the viewer is treated to a visual feast as she wears bright colors and resides in Genoa in the north of Italy, a port known for its red and yellow facades. 5- For the suspense. After a Season 1 where the suspense steadily builds (but I won't say mo ...

09
Feb
2024

What to Do in Ljubljana: 5 Must-See Attractions in the Slovenian Capital

Visit the historic center of Ljubljana. Due to its geographical location, between Western Europe and the Balkans, Slovenia borders Italy, Austria, Hungary, and Croatia. The Slovenian capital, which has preserved an intact historical center despite the vicissitudes of its history, reflects various i ...

15
Feb
2024