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Italy Off The Beaten Path: Acquapendente, Lazio
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Italy Off The Beaten Path: Acquapendente, Lazio

Italy off the Beaten Path: Acquapendente, Lazio

(Photo Credits: Maria Schena, Pugnaloni Festival in Acquapendente)

Acquapendente is a hidden gem in the heart of Italy filled with art, history and great people. It is situated in the region of Lazio that juts north surrounded by Tuscany and Umbria. The town of Acquapendente was settled by Etruscans in Roman times and first ...
Three Wild & Unique Festivals in Italy
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Three Wild & Unique Festivals in Italy

Only in Italy: Three Wild & Unique Festivals in Italy May - The Snake Festival of Cocullo – Cocullo, Abruzzo Festa di Serpari di San Domenico Snake Procession (Photo Credit: Ogla E Zanni via Foter.com) Wild & Unique Festivals in Italy #1 Nestled in the hills west of Sulmona in the Abruzzo region, Cocullo has a population of 250 on any given day.  That number swells to thousands every May ...
Three Places to Celebrate Carnival in Italy
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Three Places to Celebrate Carnival in Italy

Celebrate Carnival in Italy February is an exciting month to celebrate carnival in Italy. The dates of carnival usually fall in February but move each year, tied the weeks just before the religious period of Lent begins. There are parades, feasts and fun in every region; you just have to know where to look! Here are three ideas for incorporating some Carnevale festivities into your itinerary and check out ...
Best Christmas Markets in Europe
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Best Christmas Markets in Europe

CHRISTMAS MARKETS OF EUROPE Local markets and festivals provide glimpses into the heart of a place. You can’t attend Christmas markets in a foreign city or village without getting a sense of its culture, crafts and cuisine. There is an inescapable holiday spirit that pervades every nook and cranny; no “bah humbugs” allowed here! Christmas markets occur in many locations throughout Europe. If you plan to ...
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