Good Friday in Italy – The Procession of the Mysteries

The Procession of the Mysteries tells the story of Easter through sculpture… La Processione dei Misteri is a Passion procession that has been held in Trapani, Sicily, every Good Friday since 1612, making it the oldest continual religious procession in Europe. It is, in effect, a 20-part story told through sculpture and depicting the events […]

Things to do – Italian Events in April

There are some important dates in Italy this month, with Easter Sunday falling on the 26th, Liberation Day on the 25th, Rome’s birthday on the 21st, as well as St George’s Day, St Mark’s Day, and not-to-be-missed Fermignano Frog Palio… Easter Sunday 16 April Nationwide Many Italians head out of town for family picnics on […]

Top Picks – Easter Treats

Not just for Easter, the humble egg provides nourishment and inspiration in equal measure – but this is not a chocolate-free zone Eggs-travaganza!   The Antico Castello Milk Chocolate Easter Egg is made of delicious thick milk chocolate and inside each egg is a small toy or gift! Visit Something Italian and if you buy one get the second […]

Scoppio del Carro – Florence

For centuries the positive outcome of the “dove’s flight” from the central nave of the Duomo with the subsequent explosion of the fireworks mounted on the cart outside in the piazza, was a good omen for the farmers and the sign of plentiful harvests. Legend has it that Pazzino de’ Pazzi, a Florentine from a […]