Panettone, whose origins have long been associated with the Italian region of Lombardy, is a sweet enjoyed throughout the world during the holidays. Top bakers in different parts of Italy turn the full force of their considerable talents to making artisanal versions of this bread-cake during the Christmas season, utilizing both traditional and cont...

Bless the Italians! Like everything else in life, they celebrate their Italian Christmas Traditions in a manner of different ways.  The non-Italian kids might be quite jealous to find that the Italian Christmas lasts almost a month! It seems quite unfair that the rest of the world has to wait 365 days for a celebration that only lasts 24 hours. The...

Each year people 'adopt' a light from the world-famous Christmas tree display in central Italy. The 'world's largest Christmas tree' is lit up each year on the slopes of Monte Ingino, overlooking the mediaeval town of Gubbio in Italy's central Umbria region. To mark the festive season, the town illuminates its magical Christmas tree with more than...

Come ogni anno a Napoli c’è una pizzeria che realizza un divertente presepe commestibile, interamente fatto di cornicioni di pizza. Si tratta della Pizzeria 900 in via San Pasquale Scura, in cui i soci Dario e Carlo Ambrosino, aiutati dal pizzaiolo che ha realizzato l’opera, Carmine Mauro, hanno inaugurato questa tradizione tempo fa. Un presepe in...

December 1st at 7:00 PM EST - Hosted by Westchester Italian Cultural Center - Presented by Toni McKeen. Christmas and the Italian culture... Two things we have come to love. Now put them together and you have a divine pairing! We will talk about many of the favorite Italian traditions that we celebrate during the holidays and how they came to be ce...

Home is where the love is. And ideally, home is also where you find the best meals, and by the end of A Taste of Christmas, Natalie found love, home, family, and some delicious food. It doesn't get any better than that. Christmas came early in the form of a sweet little movie about a restaurant that starred Gilles Marini and had casual Italian spok...

Naples is renowned for its Christmas crib tradition and each year people look forward to seeing who the "new entries" will be - often figures from the world of politics, sport or entertainment. It comes as now surprise, then, that US president-elect Joe Biden is the latest high-profile figure to be honoured by the great Neapolitan tradition, report...

An artist in Italy has remaigined the traditional Christmas nativity scene  for the coronavirus age. At Genny Di Virgilio's workshops in Naples, his nativity figurines gaze at the Baby Jesus from behind  protective masks.  And the charachters are even standing at a safe distance, especially the elderly. Only baby Jesus remains unchanged. Too big a...

It's a Virtual Party!! December 1, 2020, 7:00 pm PT. Please register for this event to receive the event link prior to the event: REGISTRATION. Join us for our yearly Christmas party. Unfortunately, we won't be gathering together in person but that's not stopping us from enjoying beautiful Italian Christmas music sung by Pina. Even if you are growi...

Italians go all-out when it comes to the holidays, preparing special dishes and desserts that reflect long-held traditions, although what you’ll find on menus and at home will vary from region to region. While Italy is beyond reach for many travelers at present, you can still celebrate the holidays as the the Italians do. Here, three culinary exper...