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  • Life & People
    Maria Rita Latto(October 28, 2017)
    In all the Italian regions in the days between October 31st and the day of Saint Martin (November 11th) is custom to celebrate the juxtaposition of life and death with numerous traditions
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    Rosanna Di Michele(January 22, 2015)
    The last day of Carnival this year is on February 15. Carnival is synonymous of fried treats in Italy. Here is a recipe for Castagnole, small soft balls sprinkled with powdered sugar. The word castagna means chestnut, and these fritters resemble a chestnut in size and shape. This is the first of 3 i-Italy recipes for Carnival . Stay tuned for the next one, next week
  • The camera of Italian artist/filmmaker Michelangelo Frammartino captures the men of the village of Satriano, in Basilicata, who each year participated in a ritual where they covered themselves with ivy until they were totally unrecognizable and became one with nature.
  • Just a few decades ago Halloween in Italy was merely the name of an American holiday, a sort of Carnevale. Little by little Halloween’s popularity has grown, probably due to the influence of American movies ... But in all the Italian regions in the days between October 31st and the day of Saint Martin (November 11th) there has been – from time immemorial – the folkloristic custom to celebrate the juxtaposition of life and death with numerous traditions