The biggest Christmas tree in the world

The Christmas tree from the town of Gubbio in the province of Perugia in the Umbria region is the largest Christmas tree in the world. It is a unique light installation that dominates Gubbio from the hill of Ingino. The more than 250 green light...

The Christmas Witch – La Befana

In Italy, children are often given presents during the Christmas season. It starts with St. Nicholas on 5 and 6 December, on Christmas Day, 25...

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Christmas holidays in Naples

During Christmas holidays Naples offers a suggestive atmosphere that makes this celebration unique and magical. Below are listed some reasons why you should visit Naples during Christmas.

Christmas in Italy

Just like in any other part of the world, Christmas trees and gift-giving aren’t lacking in the Italian Christmas. However, these elements mingle with some old traditions that have often a religious meaning. Also, Italian Christmas celebrations begin earlier than December 24 and finish later than December 25. You may be surprised to find out that, especially in some regions, the Christmas spirit begins on December 8 – the day of the Immaculate Conception – and lasts up to January 6 – the Epiphany.

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Christmas in Milan

In Milan the lights are ready to be turned on and in many parts of the city preparations are...

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Venice and its lagoon

Venice and its lagoon

Venice is a city without equal, rich in history, art and culture, where you can admire breathtaking scenery. There is no tourist in the world who does not know her by reputation and does not want to spend at least one day of his life there. Venice, known as the "Serenissima", in the past quickly became one of the most important cities in Europe thanks to its strategic location, representing a key hub within the trade between East and West. Venice, counted among the most beautiful cities in the world, stands on a lagoon made up of more than 100 islands, some more famous and popular, others more solitary but equally full of charm, most of which were originally a small independent community, with a square for public meetings and one or two...

Barumini – the Nuraghi

Barumini – the Nuraghi

The nuragic complex of Barumini is located in the province of Medio Campidano and is the symbol of Sardinia of the great stone monuments: a suggestive and mysterious place to visit. The site includes the best preserved specimen of all Sardinian nuraghi: the village of Barumini which, due to its peculiarity, has been included in the World Heritage List by UNESCO.

The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle

The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle

The Gardens of Trauttmansdorff Castle, which were officially inaugurated in 2001, are one of the most famous sights of Merano (Merano) and are one of the most popular destinations in South Tyrol. The Gardens inspire with their special variety and harmony: on an area of 12 hectares in the form of a natural amphitheatre, over 80 botanical zones with native plants from all parts of the world can be admired.

UNESCO World Heritage Italy

50 x Weltkulturerbe & 5 x Weltnaturerbe

Zum UNESCO Welterbe in Italien gehören rund 55 UNESCO-Welterbestätten, davon 50 Stätten des Weltkulturerbes und fünf Stätten des Weltnaturerbes.

Fünf dieser UNESCO Welterbestätten sind grenzüberschreitend oder transnational. Als erste Welterbestätte wurden im fernen Jahr 1979 die Felsbilder im Valcamonica in die Welterbeliste aufgenommen, es folgten das historische Zentrum von Rom, die Kirche Santa Maria della Grazia von Mailand, das historische Zentrum von Mailand, die Stadt Venedig und viele mehr. Als bislang letzte Welterbestätte wurden 2019 die Hügel des Prosecco zwischen Conegliano und Valdobbiadene eingetragen.

 

UNESCO World Heritage Italy

The Prosecco Hills

The Prosecco Hills

The Prosecco hills - between Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, in the province of Treviso, in the north-east of Italy - are an extraordinary land, where a wine of international prestige is produced: a white wine exported all over the world with more...

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Barumini – the Nuraghi

Barumini – the Nuraghi

The nuragic complex of Barumini is located in the province of Medio Campidano and is the symbol of Sardinia of the great stone monuments: a suggestive and mysterious place to visit. The site includes the best preserved specimen of all Sardinian nuraghi: the village of Barumini which, due to its peculiarity, has been included in the World Heritage List by UNESCO.

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Sightseeings Italy

The beautiful island of Capri

The beautiful island of Capri

If you are planning to visit the beautiful island of Capri, near the city of Naples, in the region of Campania, you have come to the right place. It is one of the most popular islands for those visiting the archipelago of Campania. In fact, Capri, along with Ischia and Procida, is a true symbolic treasure for Neapolitans, but also for all Italians. If you are looking for something unique, for a magical experience that lasts a day or several days, Capri is the place to be!Marvel at the natural rock arch of Capri, one of the most beautiful natural wonders in Italy. This 12-metre wide and 20-metre high rock formation has a curious arch shape and seems to frame the Sorrento Peninsula opposite. How about taking a nice photo? Click! Let's find...

Barumini – the Nuraghi

Barumini – the Nuraghi

The nuragic complex of Barumini is located in the province of Medio Campidano and is the symbol of Sardinia of the great stone monuments: a suggestive and mysterious place to visit. The site includes the best preserved specimen of all Sardinian nuraghi: the village of Barumini which, due to its peculiarity, has been included in the World Heritage List by UNESCO.

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Carnival, Easter and Christmas in Italy

Christmas in Italy

Christmas in Italy

Just like in any other part of the world, Christmas trees and gift-giving aren’t lacking in the Italian Christmas. However, these elements mingle with some old traditions that have often a religious meaning. Also, Italian Christmas celebrations begin earlier than December 24 and finish later than December 25. You may be surprised to find out that, especially in some regions, the Christmas spirit begins on December 8 – the day of the Immaculate Conception – and lasts up to January 6 – the Epiphany.

The Easter week in Sicily

The Easter week in Sicily

Between the sacred and the profane, between processions and representations, Sicily is certainly one of the most popular destinations for tourists when it comes to Easter celebrations. Full of folkloristic events that follow one another during Holy Week, the region’s calendars are full of surprises in both small and large Sicilian cities.

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Christmas in Italy

Christmas in Italy

Just like in any other part of the world, Christmas trees and gift-giving aren’t lacking in the Italian Christmas. However, these elements mingle with some old traditions that have often a religious meaning. Also, Italian Christmas celebrations begin earlier than December 24 and finish later than December 25. You may be surprised to find out that, especially in some regions, the Christmas spirit begins on December 8 – the day of the Immaculate Conception – and lasts up to January 6 – the Epiphany.

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La Befana

Die italienische Weihnachtshexe

In Italien werden die Kinder in der Weihnachtszeit öfters beschenkt. Es beginnt mit dem heiligen Nikolaus am 05. und 06. Dezember, am Weihnachtstag dem 25. Dezember bringt Babbo Natale (Weihnachtsmann) oder das Bambino Gesù (Jesukind) die Geschenke und am 06. Januar kommt die Befana und beschenkt die Kinder in Erinnerung an die drei heiligen Könige mit Süßigkeiten, Geschenken und süßer Kohle.

 

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