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Italian kitchen

Italian kitchen

Olive oil, mozzarella, pizza and pasta – there are thousands of other Italian specialties that are not only a treat for the palate in Italy. Food has a special meaning in Italy. It’s much more than just consuming nutritional values. Eating is part of Italian culture and is properly celebrated. Dinner is usually the most important meal of the day and consists of different courses. There are different starters, the so-called antipasti, two main courses and the dessert. As starters, for example, fried or filled rice balls (suppli / arancini), toasted bread with tomatoes (bruschetta), cooked and raw ham(Prosciutto) and shrimp cocktail (cocktail di gamberi) enough. With the main courses you can look forward to various pasta dishes, soups, fish and meat dishes. The minestrone is a clear soup with various other ingredients such as vegetables, rice, noodles or bacon. Risotto is a rice dish in different variations that is preferred in northern Italy. You probably know the various pasta dishes such as Penne All’Arrabbiata, Tagliatelle alle Boscaiola, Rigatoni al Forno from the menu of your favorite Italian and you can also enjoy them in the country of origin. Typical Italian desserts are ice cream (gelato),Tiramisu and Panna Cotta. It can only make your mouth water!

Activities in Italy

Activities in Italy

The diversity of Italy enables holidaymakers to do various things in the popular holiday destination. If you like to be in nature, but don’t just want to relax on the beach, there are many activities in Italy to choose from. Hiking, diving, cycling – the heart of active vacationers blossoms here. Italy is ideal for exploring it on foot. It doesn’t matter how fit you are, because there are hiking trails for every level of difficulty. In northern Italy you can hike relaxed without ascent or you can head towards the peaks. The Italian islands, Tuscany and the many other regions are also ideal for a hike in Italy. If you prefer to travel a little faster, you can also discover many regions by bike or mountain bike. Here, too, there is a suitable route for every cyclist. The choice is huge, so Italy is a popular destination, especially for bike tours and bike tours. Whether fast with the mountain bike over hill and dale or leisurely on the borrowed bike through the countryside – Umbria, Abruzzo, Apulia and also many cities such as Rome and Florence are waiting for your visit. You can also discover a lot under the water surface of the many coastal areas in Italy, namely while diving. The many islands and coastlines of the mainland offer you excellent diving areas. Especially diving in Sardinia I recommend you to my heart. Shipwrecks, underwater caves and marine reserves offer you the perfect conditions for a dive. In winter Italy is worthwhile to make the mountains unsafe on skis. You can spend a great skiing holiday in the Alps. These are just a few of the activities you can do in Italy, there are many others.

Hotels and accommodation in Italy

Hotels and accommodation in Italy

The accommodations in Italy will leave you spoiled for choice. Every region is simply beautiful here and you have an unlimited choice of different hotels. Do you fancy a romantic hotel where you can enjoy togetherness and be pampered all around? Or do you want to get to know a lot of new people and move into a hotel in the middle of a bustling party stronghold? Hotels and other accommodations by the sea or in the mountains are in no way inferior in terms of popularity. Do you know what you want to experience in your time out in Italy, so you can between beach hotel, party hotel, ski hotel, golf hotel and choose other hotels. The right accommodation can also be found for every budget: luxury resorts or budget hotels – you have the choice of hotels in your hand. As an alternative to the hotel, there are numerous holiday homes and holiday apartments available in Italy. In my hotel search and in my holiday apartments, you can easily find the perfect accommodation in Italy yourself. But here I will first introduce you to some great accommodations in Italy.

Holidays in Italy 2020

Holidays in Italy 2020

Holidays are not only important in Austria, but also in Italy. Either for religious reasons or because a public holiday in Italy is a day off for many. We also know many of the Italian holidays in Austria, such as Easter, New Year and Labor Day on May 1st. But the day of the liberation of Italy or the day of the Republic of Italy is reserved for the Italians. If you are in Italy on public holidays, you should know that many shops and businesses, especially in small towns, are closed on these days. Below you will find the dates of the public holidays in Italy for 2020.

Holidays in Italy 2020:

  • Wed 01/01/2020: New Year
  • Mon, January 6th, 2020: Three Wise Men
  • Sun, April 12th, 2020: Easter Sunday
  • Mon, April 13th, 2020: Easter Monday
  • Sat, April 25th, 2020: Italian Liberation Day
  • Tue, 04/28/2020: Sa Die de Sa Sardigna
  • Fri, May 1st, 2020: Labor Day
  • Mon, June 1st, 2020: Whit Monday
  • Tue, June 2nd, 2020: Republic Day of Italy
  • Sun, June 21, 2020: Sacred Heart Fire
  • Sat, 08/15/2020: Assumption of the Virgin
  • Sun, November 1st, 2020: All Saints’ Day
  • Tuesday, December 8th, 2020: Conception of Mary
  • Fri, December 25, 2020: Christmas
  • Sat, December 26, 2020: St. Stephen’s Day

Events in Italy 2020

Events in Italy 2020

Feasting on Italian cuisine, sunbathing on the beach or exploring the landscape – there is no way boredom in Italy. And if it does: There are numerous events in Italy that are worth a visit. In addition to the many weekly markets in almost every city, there are food and music festivals across the country. Carnival and Easter are celebrated in a way that is definitely worth checking out. The Pescara Jazz Festival is the oldest jazz festival in Italy and a highlight for music fans. Check out the events in Italy 2020, I’ve listed some of the most popular for you.

Previous events:

  • May:
    • Fair of Sant’Efisio: May 1st, 2020, Cagliari / Sardinia
    • Candle run: May 15, 2020, Gubbio / Umbria
  • June:
    • Flower festival in Spello : 13.06. – 14.06.2020, Spello
    • Verona Opera Festival: 13.06. – 05.09.2020, Arena di Verona
    • Historical ball game Calcio Storico Fiorentino: June 24th, 2020, Florence
    • Jazz Festival Alto Adige: 26.06. – 05.07.2020, South Tyrol
  • July:
    • Horse race Palio di Siena: 07/02/2020, Siena
    • Pescara Jazz: probably mid to late July, Pescara
  • August:
    • Horse race Palio di Siena: 08/16/2020, Siena
    • Music Festival Ferrara Buskers Festival: 22.08. – 30.08.2020, Ferrara
  • September:
    • Regata Storica di Venezia: September 6th, 2020, Venice
  • October:
    • Feast of the hazelnut and chestnut harvest: October, Aritza / Sardinia
    • Eurochocolate Festival: 17.10. – 26.10.2020, Perugia
  • November:
    • Festa della Madonna della Salute: November 21, 2020, Venice
    • Thanksgiving Day: September, Sicily
  • December:
    • New Year’s Eve in Rome : December 31, 2020, Rome
    • New Year’s Eve in Milan : December 31, 2020, Milan