Archive for the ‘Southern Italy’ Category

Christmas in Southern Italy

Posted by: Mignon Potenza on February 25, 2012 | 0 comments

Christmas is celebrated with fervour in the South of Italy. Of course Christmas is made for Italians - with big family get togethers, lots of food, lots of wine and celebrations, it’s exactly what the Italians are famous for. Plus, the percentage of Italians who consider themselves Roman Catholic is approximately 88% of the population.  This means that many Italians are deeply spiritual, so Christmas is one of the most important times of the calendar year. However, it’s not just the 25th that is celebrated like in many countries, but many dates throughout December such as the 8th - the day of Immaculate Conception and December 13th - St. Lucy’s day.

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Wines to Find – Etna

Posted by: Mignon Potenza on September 29, 2011 | 0 comments

As the weather gets cooler, it's time to start thinking about curling up with some delicious reds.  Discover something new and delicious with Etna DOC.  It's all about terroir!

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Life Italian – The Passeggiata

Posted by: Mignon Potenza on September 2, 2011 | 0 comments

As the summer winds down (sad face), enjoy some evenings taking an Italian-style passeggiata.

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Best of Italy on the Web Round Up, August 14-28

Posted by: Mignon Potenza on September 2, 2011 | 0 comments

 

We'll be doing a bi-weekly round up of the best of Italy on the web, focusing on our beloved southern Italy, of course!  Stay tuned to the blog to keep up with this easy way to get your Italy news.

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In Season in Italy Now: Prickly Pears

Posted by: Mignon Potenza on September 28, 2011 | 0 comments

Prickly pear sounds dangerous - and it is!  It's not easy to peel this fruit that grows wild all over southern Italy, including Sicily and Sardinia.

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City Spotlight – Palermo

Posted by: Mignon Potenza on July 24, 2011 | 0 comments

If you’re looking for a food-filled getaway in a unique Italian city, head to Palermo!  Sometimes it feels like you’re not even in Italy anymore – the whole city pulses with Arab and Spanish history and culture, mixed in with modern day Italian life and most importantly, amazingly delicious food.

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Southern Italy – I Trulli

Posted by: Mignon Potenza on July 2, 2011 | 0 comments

Looking for a vacation escape into another time, a chance to stay in a home built using prehistoric techniques?  Look no further than southern Puglia’s trulli, ancient whitewashed homes made from stone drywall without mortar.  Since they are built by hand, no two trulli are alike!

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City Spotlight – Matera, Basilicata

Posted by: Mignon Potenza on August 8, 2011 | 1 comment

Matera has got to be one of the strangest and most fascinating cities I’ve ever been to in Italy.  Located smack dab in the middle of everything in the region of Basilicata, it is easy to get to from either coast of the south by car.  As soon as you start driving up to this town you realize you’re not in your average hilltop Italian village.  Everything is stark white, from the mountain the town is perched on to the houses.

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Life Italian – Getting Around in Southern Italy

Posted by: Mignon Potenza on August 8, 2011 | 0 comments

Whether you’re staying in southern Italy short term or looking to make an investment in a property that you can return to forever, it’s important to know how to travel around the region.  One of the best things about living or just vacationing in Italy is the opportunity to travel from your base city to see everything the country has to offer.

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