Christmas is so close and this year too brings one of the most loved festivities: as tradition wants it everyone prepare a Christmas menu according to the old traditions that each region has, although there are also those who would rather have lunch at a restaurant. Let us find out together the perfect recipes for Christmas, with some related fun f...

Italian panettone, a light sweet bread traditionally eaten at Christmas, is becoming a symbol of solidarity in its birthplace Milan thanks to the “panettone sospeso” scheme. Based on a Neopolitan convention, customers can pay for and leave a panettone in the city’s bakeries to be donated to those in need over the festive period.   In Galleria Vitto...

Christmas is around the corner and as tradition has it in every city different nativity scenes are set up every year, both classic and unique, as well as the living ones thanks to which the Christmas atmosphere is recreated allowing for a deep dive into the past. Let us see what are the 5 nativity scenes absolutely worth seeing in Italy! Before dis...

We're all ready to celebrate 2022! Here are five dishes you can't miss! Felice Capodanno!  Are you wondering what an authentic Capodanno (literally "head of the year") looks like? The answer is straightforward: great food and excellent wine are the essences of this Italian experience. In Italy, we celebrate the night of December 31 with the so-call...

You either love or hate this Christmas song, and you'll definitely want to see the hilarious reaction a viral TikTokker had to it. @thepasinis on TikTok are an adorable husband and wife named Jessi and Alessio. Alessio is Italian, and Jessi often "pranks" him or tapes his reaction to Italian American traditions. One time, Jessi gave Alessio Chef Bo...

Until January 9, 2022, you can admire the underwater nativity scene in the Canale di Mezzo in Peschiera del Garda in the Verona province, in Veneto. Realized for the first time by the Sub Club Peschiera del Garda in 1980, in honor of Lake Garda, since then this tradition lives again as the first example of underwater crib built with the precise int...

Panettone is the Italian national Christmas cake, and it is notoriously tricky to perfect. So when the version from Pasticceria Giotto was named one of the 10 best in Italy, it was a real honor. But the most striking difference between the panettone at Giotto and the nine others on the list is that Giotto’s is made in a prison. Inside the Due Palaz...

Just like panettone, torrone is a classic of Italy at Christmas, that you’ll find in every household. But while panettone is almost a synonym of Milan, torrone is more ubiquitous, even if many associates it especially with Cremona. As we shall soon see, however, this Lombardy town is far from being the only place in the country making traditional,...

Christmas is approaching and in the table set for the festivities, are coming the extraordinary specialties of the Italian culinary tradition: among these there are the broccoli of Christmas, also called in Neapolitan dialect “vruoccole and fronna of Christmas”. In Naples is a typical dish of the Christmas Eve dinner characterized by a strong flavo...

Maria Bartiromo — anchor of "Mornings with Maria" on Fox Business Network, and anchor of "Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo" on Fox News Channel — grew up in the Dyker Heights section of Brooklyn, New York. It was "a close-knit neighborhood where most of us knew everyone on the block," as she explains in the new book All American Christma...