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Pinocchio Park [Video]

The delightful tale of Pinocchio is an Italian children’s classic still much loved today. And not just in Italy, but the world round! But perhaps not everyone knows the story of Pinocchio…

Pinocchio was a little boy made by a lonely old wood carver, named Geppetto. That’s right, Geppetto made his own little boy! For you see, Pinocchio started out as a little wooden marionette. But there must have been some magic in that little house where they lived, because he turned into a real live boy!  Continue reading Pinocchio Park [Video]

Come Celebrate the Dark Ages! [Video]

Have you ever wondered what Medieval life was like, or wished you could live back then? Well you can — sort of! By attending one of Italy’s Medieval festivals, from April through October.  A special time to experience the Middle Ages at its best!

Italy abounds with Medieval towns, castles, and moats, making the perfect backdrop for its Medieval festivals. Replete with knights in sporting events, pageants, and lords and ladies dancing and feasting!  Continue reading Come Celebrate the Dark Ages! [Video]

Italy’s Carnival: A Venetian Tradition

Carnival starts today, which is a big celebration in our little town, with its historic tradition of a parade and a masked public street party. But no Italian carnival celebration more is famous than the one in Venice.

The word carnival literally means either farewell to meat or farewell to the flesh. The concept is, that mask firmly in place, a person is free to do whatever they want. And putting on the carnival mask, really is like leaving your own flesh behind, to take up another identity.  Continue reading Italy’s Carnival: A Venetian Tradition

Italy is for Nature Lovers

It’s a known fact that although Italy occupies only 0.05% of the earth and has only 0.83% of the world’s population, it has 70% of humanity’s artistic and cultural heritage sites. With its 50 sites, in fact, it tops the UNESCO World Heritage list. Followed by China with 47 sites and Spain with 44.

But Italy’s natural beauty, other than its beaches, often gets overlooked. Even though Italy’s unique biological and climatic conditions make our peninsula one the richest European nations for biodiversity. Italy, in fact, has:  Continue reading Italy is for Nature Lovers