As in other countries with a long history of Christian tradition, Easter is one of the two most important religious festivals in Italy, rivaling only Christmas in terms of cultural significance. First instituted by early Christians at around the second century C.E., the Easter holiday celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after he was crucified in Calvary. Although Easter this year falls on the 20th of April, this isn’t always the case because it is a moveable festival based on the Christian liturgical calendar. The date varies every year (from March 22 to April 25), but it is always held on a Sunday. In Italy, Pasqua, as Easter is called, is a national holiday, but the Monday that follows it is also a holiday and is called Pasquetta or Little Easter. The Italian celebration of Easter is marked with joyful festivities and feasts, a stark contrast […]
A wonderful time in Italy!
We had a wonderful time in Italy! Our favorite was probably Venice - absolutely loved the water! Second would be Sorrento - the farm experience was the BEST! The food everywhere was fantastic and we enjoyed the variety of wines and desserts too. ;) Being able to drive ourselves the first several days was a blast...
Laurene Clark (Berkeley Springs, WV)
Customized Vacation, April 2016