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Chiacchiere: Italy's Traditional Carnival Sweets

Each year, carnevale takes place right before the  season of Lent—the forty days leading up to Easter.  Carnival is the food-filled feast that...

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How You Can Access Venice's Most Exclusive Masquerade Balls this Carnival Season

Fried treats. Masked balls. Elegant soirées. In the weeks before Fat Tuesday (martedì grasso), Venice revels in Carnevale. Dating back to the 1200s,...

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4 Can't Miss Summer Festivals You'll Love in Italy

Festivals in Italy were once local affairs. But today, popular events like Carnival can lure millions of visitors. With so many travelers, you might...

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Peach & Polenta Cake with Mascarpone Cream

Peach & Polenta Cake with Mascarpone Cream Summer in Italy brings with it a bounty of fresh fruit -- from sweet Sicilian lemons to sunset-orange apricots. Averaging over 200 days of sunshine...

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