Here’s why Italians eat lentils on New Year’s Eve

Here’s why Italians eat lentils on New Year’s Eve

Toasting the arrival of New Year with champagne is nice, sure. But have you tried lentils instead?

Why you shouldn’t suck prawn heads during an Italian Christmas feast

Why you shouldn’t suck prawn heads during an Italian Christmas feast

‘Bad omen’: Dismay in Italy as blood of Naples saint fails to liquefy

‘Bad omen’: Dismay in Italy as blood of Naples saint fails to liquefy

IN PHOTOS: Magical nativity scene lights up Italy’s Cinque Terre coast

IN PHOTOS: Magical nativity scene lights up Italy’s Cinque Terre coast

The food and drink you need for an Italian Christmas feast

The food and drink you need for an Italian Christmas feast

Italy’s fascinating All Souls’ Day traditions

Italy’s fascinating All Souls’ Day traditions

Why Italy thinks its coffee should get Unesco heritage status

Why Italy thinks its coffee should get Unesco heritage status

IN PHOTOS: Italy’s annual chimney sweep festival

IN PHOTOS: Italy’s annual chimney sweep festival

Weekend Wanderlust: Chiavenna, where hospitality is a way of life

Weekend Wanderlust: Chiavenna, where hospitality is a way of life

Iconic Perugina chocolate ‘kisses’ turn pink for limited edition

Iconic Perugina chocolate ‘kisses’ turn pink for limited edition

IN PICTURES: Italy’s annual snake festival

IN PICTURES: Italy’s annual snake festival

IN PICTURES: ‘Flight of the angel’ launches Venice carnival

IN PICTURES: ‘Flight of the angel’ launches Venice carnival

IN PICTURES: Venice’s iconic Carnival kicks off in style

IN PICTURES: Venice’s iconic Carnival kicks off in style

Here’s how to do the Italian cheek kiss

Here’s how to do the Italian cheek kiss

IN PICTURES: The Siena Palio, Italy’s historic horse race

IN PICTURES: The Siena Palio, Italy’s historic horse race

IN PICTURES: Easter celebrations and festivals across Italy

IN PICTURES: Easter celebrations and festivals across Italy

‘The beauty, music and people of Salento keep me coming back for more’

‘The beauty, music and people of Salento keep me coming back for more’

Six unmistakable signs that spring has arrived in Italy

Six unmistakable signs that spring has arrived in Italy

Ivrea Orange Battle: Annual food fight gets underway in Italy

Ivrea Orange Battle: Annual food fight gets underway in Italy

IN PICTURES: ‘Flying angel’ kicks off Venice Carnival

IN PICTURES: ‘Flying angel’ kicks off Venice Carnival

Venice Carnival celebrates ‘beauty, the sea, and vanity’

Venice Carnival celebrates ‘beauty, the sea, and vanity’

The godfather: Church fumes in Sicily as mobster’s son gets offer he can’t refuse

The godfather: Church fumes in Sicily as mobster’s son gets offer he can’t refuse

Nine quirky Christmas nativity scenes you can see in Italy

Nine quirky Christmas nativity scenes you can see in Italy

IN PICTURES: Hundreds gather for historic Siena palio

IN PICTURES: Hundreds gather for historic Siena palio

Church weddings ‘likely to be extinct in Italy in 17 years’

Church weddings ‘likely to be extinct in Italy in 17 years’

Five things you should know about Italy’s Republic Day

Five things you should know about Italy’s Republic Day

Dancing devils and egg olympics: Nine of Italy’s most curious Easter festivals

Dancing devils and egg olympics: Nine of Italy’s most curious Easter festivals

Red pants, smashed plates and bingo: Six reasons Italian New Year is awesome
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Red pants, smashed plates and bingo: Six reasons Italian New Year is awesome

What makes an Italian Christmas?

What makes an Italian Christmas?

Unlucky Friday 17th – and other Italian superstitions to beware of

Unlucky Friday 17th – and other Italian superstitions to beware of

Don’t be put off by their names – these Italian foods are actually delicious

Don’t be put off by their names – these Italian foods are actually delicious

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Ten delightfully irrational Italian superstitions