41: Let’s Party It’s Carnevale!

Ciao a tutti! Today let’s look at one of my most favorite times of the year in Italy, Carnival! Carnival or carnevale  is a winter festival, taking place in the weeks before Easter. Traditionally, Carnevale starts about a month before the Lenten season. Lent is the 40...

39: La Befana – the gift giving witch in Italy

January 6th is the Epiphany, which is a Christian feast day that celebrates the revelation of God incarnate as Jesus Christ. If you’ve ever heard of the three wise men visiting Jesus, you already know something about this holiday. The night before the Epiphany –...

21: All the things you never knew about the Roman Colosseum

If you’ve been to (or dreamed of) Rome, you’ve probably heard of a little old building called the Colosseum. It is of course not little at all, but it is very old. 1950 years old to be exact and still going strong. While the version we see today has been deteriorated...