Category Archives: Italy

Grotte di Castellana Caves in Puglia

inside the caves of castellana

From the Alps to the pink beach of Sardinia, Italy is full of natural wonders. But when traveling outside of Bari, I was introduced to one in Puglia that I had never heard of: the grotte di Castellana. The cave system can be found near the town of Castellana and it is absolutely mesmerizing. The […]

Public Holidays in Italy

text public holidays in Italy overlaid on Venice Canal

Every year, Italy celebrates 12 official public holidays. These days of rest and celebration range from national days to religious holidays which are widely observed by a majority of the public.  During public holidays in Italy, institutions like schools and post offices will be closed. Most private businesses also close on these official national holidays […]

Scuola del Cuoio: Florence Leather School

leather school in florence with walls lined with bags

Florence is a city that is absolutely renowned for its leather tradition. If you are searching for a Made in Italy handbag or leather jacket to take home, Firenze is the place to get it. However, this fame for leather means that you will find shops peddling counterfeit or imported goods in every corner of […]

7 Great Christmas Traditions in Italy

christmas traditions in italy

Christmas is a wonderful time to be in Italy because of all the decorations and history. Santa has begun to make an appearance in recent years, but there are several unique Christmas traditions in Italy that stretch back centuries and are still celebrated today. Here are 7 Italian Christmas traditions that you can easily recreate […]