Folk tradition

Palio del Golfo in La Spezia: let the race begin

The thirteen historic villages facing the so-called Gulf of Poets – from Tellaro to Porto Venere – face off at sea every year: the...

The Cavalcata Sarda: Sardinia’s traditions parade through Sassari

Yesterday in Sassari, the 69th edition of the Cavalcata Sarda began! It’s an important 4-day folk festival that will fill the capital of Northern...

The streets of Salerno light up with Artists’ Lights

The twelfth edition of “Luci d’Artista” (“Artists’ Lights”) was inaugurated last November in Salerno; until next January 21st, 2018 the winter evenings and nights...

Candles for Saint Dominic and the dream of the world’s light

From July 30th to August 5th, 2017, the traditional Luminaria di San Domenico – a celebration dedicated to Saint Dominic – will be held...

The Palio of the Donkeys in Torrita di Siena

The Palio of the Donkeys (Palio dei Somari) in Torrita di Siena will be held next Sunday, March 19th 2017. Inaugurated in 1966 to...

Symbols of the past and of the present in the carnival of Satriano

The Sunday prior to Mardi Gras, the streets of Satriano di Lucania (Potenza) fill with walking trees, bears on two feet and pale women...

The real Venice of the Historical Regatta

Every year, on the first Sunday in September, the Grand Canal in Venice fills with colorful boats. They look strange to anyone who is...

The Machine of Saint Rose, a tower of light in Viterbo

Next September 3rd, according to a centuries-old annual tradition, the Machine of Saint Rose (or “Macchina di Santa Rosa”) will parade down the streets...

The Palio dell’Argentario, where the winds race

Next year, the Palio Marinaro dell’Argentario will be eighty years... “young”! Indeed the event can celebrate eight decades of almost uninterrupted editions since 1937. Next...

Calcio fiorentino, a noble and ancient sport

Calcio fiorentino is not a sport for the nice and gentle. It derives from “harpastum”: fighting over a rag ball, which was the training...

Italy’s many palios: horse racing, jousting and Medieval traditions

In Italy, spring and summer are the seasons of palios and everything that revolves around the fun, folk events that put “comuni” and medieval...

The Torciata in Pitigliano: the fire of tradition in a beautiful medieval town

Pitigliano is a small town in the province of Grosseto, known as “Little Jerusalem” (you can read more about it in a previous article)....

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The Great War Museum: history at high altitude

Author: Barbara PalladinoTranslation by Michelle NebioloOn the top of the Marmolada, at 3,000 meters of altitude, you’ll find the Marmolada Great War...

Palazzo Giordano Apostoli: neo-gothic inspiration

Palazzo Giordano Apostoli is located in Sassari’s central Piazza d’Italia. It was built by will of Giuseppe Giordano Apostoli in 1877, in...

Move To The Top takes you to the roof of the Dolomites

Author: Barbara PalladinoTranslation by Michelle Nebiolo On 4 July 2020, the cableway to Malga Ciapèla will re-open. Its short,...

Tenute La Montina, the realm of Franciacorta

Author: Barbara PalladinoTranslation by Michelle NebioloTenute La Montina is located in Monticelli Brusati (BS), in the north-east of Franciacorta, next to an ample...