Category Archives: Allgemein

Su Nuraxi di Barumini

Sardinia’s prehistory left a great variety of marks on the entire island, all of which you absolutely need to explore. It goes back many thousands of years and can be experienced today quite wonderfully in time lapse. Numerous monuments and … Continue reading

Mount Etna: Europe´s tallest volcano

So stunning yet so terrifying: Hardly any other Italian tourist attraction lets extremes collide quite as spectacularly as Mount Etna. Europe’s tallest volcano is located on the island of Sicily and still spits fire quite regularly. Still – or maybe … Continue reading

Festa di Santa Lucia in Syracuse on December 13th

Back in the day, the people longed for light on the shortest day of the year. They prayed to Saint Lucy, Lucia of Syracuse (Lucia roughly translates to “the lucent one”), dedicated processions and festivities to her. Nowadays, Lucia festivals … Continue reading

Try out this delicious Pandoro recipe!

Panettone aside, the Italians enjoy another delicious cake that simply must be part of all Christmas festivities. The Pandoro originally comes from Verona and was supposedly first baked in the 18th century. While historians assume that it is based on … Continue reading

Recipe for the perfect Panettone

By now, you’ve become a real Italian kitchen expert, have heard a lot about the many different regional delicacies for the various festivities. Are you already familiar with the great Christmas desserts? When it comes to tempting holiday treats, you … Continue reading

Festa della Madonna della Salute in Venice

Throughout its illustrious history, Venice was afflicted by several devastating plague epidemics leaving its marks on the public, the landscape and even the city panorama. Various churches and memorial sites commemorate the countless plague victims as do two very special … Continue reading

Giorno dell’Unità Nazionale e delle Forze Armate on 4 Nov.

Signing the Armistice of Villa Giusti on 3 November 1918 ended World War I for Italy. The following year, a public holiday was introduced on November 4th to commemorate this monumental event as well as all fallen soldiers: Giorno dell’Unità … Continue reading

Festa di San Franesco d´Assisi

The small town of Assisi near Perugia in Umbria is all about its most famous son around October 4th. Francis of Assisi is one of the most important saints of the Roman Catholic Church, serves as Italy’s patron saint, and, … Continue reading

Ferragosto on August 15th

August is commonly seen as the holiday season of the Italian public. During this time, natives from north to south surge to predominantly cooler areas spending their holidays preferably on the beach or in the mountains. The cities appear almost … Continue reading

La Festa del Redentore in Venice

The world was struck by numerous plague epidemics from the Bronze Age to the late 19th century costing the lives of millions of people. Venice wasn’t spared either. The longest plague epidemic hitting the trading town lasted from 1575 to … Continue reading