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Christmas traditions in Italy

Christmas traditions in Italy Christmas in Italy is truly magical time . Each town has it’s own tradition to enjoy and explore during the season. From Christmas decorations, Christmas markets, La Befana, live nativities, papal message, to zampognari and much more. Have a look at some of these traditions in different parts of Italy in […]

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Albero di sfoglia salato

Albero di sfoglia salato Here’s a creative appetizer with just a few ingredients.  It’s simple to prepare and makes a festive presentation. Ingredients 2 pastry sheets pesto sauce 1 egg cherry tomatoes See the video below for assembly. Video from youtube Italy is a dream that keeps returning for the rest of your life- Anna […]

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Christmastime in Florence

Christmastime in Florence Christmastime in Florence is certainly a magical time in Florence.  The city is filled with Christmas decorations, light shows and cheer.  Here is a video a made to share the beautiful atmosphere of Florence during Christmastime.  Sights in this video include Piazza del Duomo, Piazza Santa Croce, Piazza della Repubblica, Ponte Vecchio, […]

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Nutella Pastry Christmas Tree

Nutella Pastry Christmas Tree Nutella Pastry Christmas Tree Ingredients 1 (500g) packet ready to roll puff pastry -OR- 2 sheets of ready rolled puff pastry 4-5 Tbs Nutella hazelnut spread [at room temperature] 1 egg [lightly beaten] 2 Tbs Icing Sugar Here’s the video to see how it is put together.  It makes a great […]

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Italian holiday traditions

Italian holiday traditions Italian holiday traditions are celebrated all over the world.   Some are commonly known while others may be unfamiliar to some.  Here is a video explaining traditions on Christmas, New Years’ and Epiphany.  Also, some Italian words are taught in this video too! Video from youtube Italy is a dream that keeps […]

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Ferrero Roche Pyramid

Ferrero Roche Pyramid This Ferrero Roche Pyramid makes a great presentation at any time of year.  During the Christmas season, add some red bows for an even more festive feel. Video from youtube  Italy is a dream that keeps returning for the rest of your life – Anna Akhmatova    

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Tu scendi dalle stelle

Tu scendi dalle stelle Tu scendi dalle stelle is a popular Italian Christmas song.  Here it is, song in Italian with English translations.  Enjoy! Video from youtube Italy is a dream that keeps returning for the rest of your life – Anna Akhmatova

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The Italian Christmas Song

The Italian Christmas Song The Italian Christmas Song (Waltz) by the American Legacy Jazz band is a musical experiment created by songwriter Ernest Michael Olivarez. A motley crew of culturally diverse musicians representing four distinct generations of music (ages 25-79) imparted their talents to help realize this vision of creating a group of original “American Jazz” […]

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Christmas vocabulary in Italian

Christmas vocabulary in Italian Learn how to wish others Merry Christmas as well as other words in Italian such as Santa Claus, reindeer, presents, snowman, snowflake and more!   Video from youtube Italy is a dream that keeps returning for the rest of your life – Anna Akhmatova

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Italian Christmas Trifle Cake

Italian Christmas Trifle Cake Italian Christmas Trifle Cake is an easy dessert. Here are the ingredients and directions: Ingredients: 650g panettone or pandoro (Italian cake) 2 eggs 75g caster sugar 500g mascarpone cheese 250ml double cream 1 tbsp vanilla extract 150ml Tia Maria 75g shelled pistachios, chopped 2 tbsp pomegranate seeds Method: 1. Cut the […]

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