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Steve’s Italy Travel Tips: Christmas in Italy (Video)
Published on Thursday, November 30, 2017 by I’m Steve Perillo of Perillo Tours. I'm thrilled to host a video series called Steve's Travel Tips to share all the insider Italy travel tips I have learned over a lifetime of travel to Italy. In this video,  I'm talking about Christmas in Italy, traveling to Italy for Christmas, Italian holiday traditions and more. If you want to get into the Italian Christmas ...
Umbria Is Home to The World’s Largest Christmas Tree
Published on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 by Gubbio, in the region of Umbria, is home to the world's largest Christmas tree. The tree of lights is 650 meters (or 2,130 feet) tall and takes 1,900 man hours to assemble on the side of Gubbio's Mount Ignacio. It was named the world's largest Christmas tree in 1991 by the Guinness Book of World Records. The tree tradition started in 1981 and in 2011, Pope Benedic...
The Italy Mix: Christmas Edition
Published on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 by The Italy Mix is a weekly post about the most interesting Italy and Italy travel news and human interest stories around the Web. Here are our top picks for this week: Traditional Christmas Dishes: Each Italian region has a favorite Christmas food, from seafood to soups to pasta. Tour the regions and learn about Christmas foods. (The Huffington Post) Buy Olive Oi...
Italian Christmas Dessert Recipe: Struffoli
Published on Saturday, December 13, 2014 by Looking for a sweet and easy treat for your holiday table? Do as southern Italians do (this dessert is particularly popular in Naples, Campania and Calabria) and make struffoli! These are marble-sized dough balls drizzled with honey and sprinkles (diavulilli in Italian). For the Dough: 3 cups flour 1 tablespoon sugar 4 large eggs 1 tablespoon unsalted butter ...
A Christmas Tour and Christmas Miracle From Perillo Tours
Published on Thursday, September 4, 2014 by A Very Special Invitation to Spend Christmas in Italy... And Not Just for the $1000 Savings Per Couple Thanks to our faithful clients and travel agents, this has been a banner year to Italy! That’s why our hotel partners in Venice, Florence and Rome are asking, “What about this coming Christmas 2014? Why isn’t our Marco Polo Tour on December 18 to 27 sold out...
The Italy Mix: Christmas in Rome, Historic Italian Processions
Published on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 by The Italy Mix is a post about the most interesting Italy and Italy travel news and human interest stories around the Web each week. Here are our top picks for this week: Guide to Christmas in Rome: The ultimate guide to Christmas and New Year's in the Eternal City. (Revealed Rome) Italian Processions Honored by UNESCO: Ceremonies in Viterbo (Lazio), Sassari (Sa...
Italy Travel Photos: Christmas in Milan
Published on Friday, December 6, 2013 by Milan is stunning during the Christmas season. Check out these photos of Milan's Duomo and holiday lights. Photos by Italy Chronicles and  abnormalbeauty, flickr.com...
A Gold and Diamond Panettone to Celebrate Christmas
Published on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 by The most popular Christmas dessert in Italy is panettone, a tall cake made from flour, sugar, milk, eggs, fruit and raisins. You will see these for sale in every food shop in Italy throughout the holiday season. One type of panettone you won't find everywhere is a gold-and-diamond version commissioned by a Russian businessman. Pastry chef Dario Hartvig, owner of th...
The Christmas Season in Italy
Published on Monday, December 10, 2012 by Christmas – it’s the  most magical time of year – and is  even more magical when you spend it in Italy. Christmas – or natale in Italian – still retains a very traditional feel in Italy. It hasn’t been tainted by too much commercialism. Christmas markets spring up in piazzas. The holiday market in Rome’s Piazza Navona is one of the most noteworthy...
Christmas in Italy: The Tradition of Italian Nativity Scenes
Published on Sunday, November 20, 2011 by I'm just back from a few weeks in Italy where I saw the first signs of the holidays with Christmas trees in shop windows and a few presepi on display. A presepio is a creche or Nativity scene and  handmade versions by Italian artisans are an integral part of Italian Christmas celebrations.  If you will be in Italy during the holiday season, here are a few places to ...
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