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Blessing the Animals in Assisi on the Feast Day of Sant’Antonio Abate

The Piatto di Sant'Antonio Abate is a winter festival near Assisi that features a parade of horses and a blessing of animals.

Mother’s Day

Celebrated on the second Sunday in May, Mother's Day in Italy was first celebrated in the city of Assisi on 12 May 1957 2nd Sunday in May. ...

The 20 Regions of Italy

Italy is made up of 20 regions, each with its own history, flavors, customs, and local dialects. Some regions, like Tuscany and Sicily, are ...

Searching for Italy: All the Places Stanley Tucci Went in Season 2

In Season 2 of Searching for Italy, Stanley Tucci visits Veneto, Piedmont, Umbria, London, Calabria, Sardinia, Puglia, and Liguria.

The Duomo: In Italy, There’s More Than Just One

Florence isn't the only city in Italy with a duomo.

Umbria Travel Guide

Umbria calls itself the "Green Heart of Italy." It's a perfect name for this central, landlocked region of picturesque, medieval hill towns, rolling ...

Vatican City Travel Guide

If you are visiting Rome, you cannot afford to miss Vatican City, the world's smallest country and home to the Pope. Here you will find the most ...

Hiking, Biking, and Walking Across Italy: How to Explore the Cammini d’Italia

Italy currently recognizes 44 official pathways known as the Cammini d'Italia. Learn about the many historic routes that you can hike, bike, and walk.

Where I’ve Been: Interactive Map of Italy

I haven't been everywhere in Italy. But I have traveled extensively throughout the country, both as a guidebook writer and as a resident. I have ...

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy

Italy boasts 59 World Heritage sites and holds the record for the most UNESCO heritage sites in the world.

Italian Cities

Before you plan your trip to Italy, take a moment to learn more about Italy's cities and regions. Italy's Largest Cities and Map The top 5 ...

October in Italy: Weather, Holidays & Festivals

October (Ottobre) is one of the best months to be in Italy. October is one of the months of Italy's shoulder season, which means that there are ...

May in Italy: Weather, Holidays & Festivals

It's May, which means that the calendar is full of food and flower festivals, new museum exhibits, and outdoor concerts. What is the ...

July in Italy: Weather, Holidays & Festivals

July is the time for music, and there are tons of festivals throughout Italy this month to keep all kinds of music lovers happy. Some of the best ...

August in Italy: Weather, Holidays & Festivals

In August, as Italians close shop and head to the beach or mountains, the tourist tide rolls in to cities like Rome, Milan, and Florence. There are ...

March in Italy: Weather, Holidays & Festivals

Even though Easter can fall as early as March 22, March is typically the season of Lent. But this is Italy, so the austerity of the Lenten season is ...

January in Italy: Weather, Holidays & Festivals

Italians celebrate the Christmas season through January 6, the Epiphany. So January begins with much fanfare, including New Years Day and Epiphany ...

3 Tips to Help You Plan Your Puglia Summer Accommodations

Planning a summer trip to Puglia? These three tips will help you avoid a hotel disaster.

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