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La Giostra della Quintana. What to do in June in Italy

The Giostra della Quintana is a historical event, which takes place in Foligno, which includes a knightly tournament and a historical re-enactment disguised. The event is characterized by 10 riders, representing as many Rioni (neighborhoods), who compete on two different occasions during the year: the carousel is held on the evening of the second or […]

The Cinque Terre: a UNESCO paradise in Italy

The Cinque Terre – on the Ligurian Riviera of Levante, in the province of La Spezia – are five villages, which rise between Punta Mesco and Munta Montenero: Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. These villages and the surrounding area entered the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1997. Set between the sea and […]

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Neapolitan Cornicello

The cornicello, in Neapolitan ‘or curniciello, also commonly called “lucky horn”, is a scaramantic and good luck object that boasts a very ancient history. In the city of Naples it has always been used, in particular, to defend oneself against, the evil eye and negative influences.   Its origins date back, to at least 3,500 […]

The Neapolitan pastiera

One of the most famous cakes in Naples The traditional Italian cuisine presents numerous recipes born in some regions that have seen a large diffusion also in other areas. One of these is the Neapolitan pastiera which is prepared according to tradition in the Easter period. Italian Traditions takes you to the discovery of this […]

Divorce Italian Style: the Pietro Germi movie

One of the masterpieces of Italian cinema Italian cinema is known all over the world for some of the films that have made history. One of these is the masterpiece directed by the famous Italian director Pietro Germi. Italian Traditions leads you to the discovery of this film, which has influenced Italian and international cinema. […]

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