Traditions and Festivals

Customs and traditions in Italy

A Saint’s Day Tradition In Vico Del Gargano, Puglia

If you are a regular visitor to Italy you are likely to be familiar with the tradition of saints’ day festivals, particularly in the smaller towns. These are events that involve the whole community, often with feasting and fireworks, the centrepiece being the procession of a sacred image around the town. Vico del Gargano, on

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Celebrating The Feast Of The Annunciation In Florence

25 March is historically the start of the New Year in Florence. It is also the day on which the archangel Gabriel announced the incarnation to the Virgin Mary. The Feast of the Annunciation is one of the lesser known of Italy’s numerous religious festivals, hardly mentioned in the guidebooks. I’d been to something similar

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