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  • Dining in & out: From Eataly Magazine
    EATALY MAGAZINE(December 30, 2016)
    In Italian folklore, La Befana is a witch who brings good children treats on the morning of the Epiphany, January 6. But if you were bad, look out – you may wake up to a lump of coal.
  • Rome New Years Eve
    Tips on how to invite money and fortune, on how to keep the evil spirits at bay and welcome the good, ones, what to wear, what to eat and do. Italians respect traditions not only because they work but also because they are cost effective.
  • Sicilian Lentil, Vegetable, and Pasta Soup
    Every country has its favorite customs to celebrate the New Year,including Italy. Insome places, old clothes, cracked dishes and even broken furnitureare tossed out the window at the stroke of twelve to symbolize clearing out the the old year and making way for the new. Anyone in Naples or Rome on New Year’s Eve should keep their eyes open to avoid bits of flying crockery or old socks.
  • Giovanni Fattori, Macchiaiolo
    For better and sometimes for worse, 2016 had its memorable moments. Given the importance of the arts in Italy, among the events of the year listed below are also major art exhibitions and performances of grand opera.
  • There is nothing wrong, of course, in following the Fathers’ prescriptions in favor of a republican (as opposed to democratic) form of government. But in this case the electors should not be constrained by their pledge when they meet. They should behave as free agents, independent thinkers, and deliberative representatives, not as mere delegates of their parties or even of their voters.Interestingly, in these very days a petition that has collected 5 million signatures is being circulated to this effect on the Internet.
  • Dining in & out: From Eataly Magazine
    EATALY MAGAZINE(December 14, 2016)
    The scent of roasting meat is always a sign that it’s a holiday in Italy. When sliced, this pork roast makes a particularly picturesque and delicious centerpiece to any meal, thanks to the colorful prune-grappa stuffing in the center.
  • Dining in & out: From Eataly Magazine
    EATALY MAGAZINE(December 12, 2016)
    This holiday season, add sparkle to your festivities with a glass of Prosecco DOC, Italy’s effervescent vino that will make you forget all about France’s Champagne.
  • Italian PM Matteo Renzi resigns following referendum defeat
    Within hours of losing the constitutional referendum Dec. 4, Matteo Renzi submitted his resignation as Premier, one of the few in Italian postwar history whose government lasted over 1,000 days. The huge turnout and the massive 60% vote against the referendum caught pundits by surprise.
  • Selling everything from local food specialties to woven items to decorations and candles, we put together a selection of some of our favorite markets in all of Italy to get in the holiday spirit.

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