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

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

It's Friday 17th, which is considered an unlucky date in Italy. But that's not the only strange Italian superstition you'll need to be aware of.

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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