Italian New Year Customs We’ve talked about Italian Christmas traditions, and now with 2015 and a new year just a mere few days away, today we’ll be tackling Italian New Year customs! As with almost everywhere else in the world, New Year’s Eve is a major holiday in Italy, and is a time when families get together to welcome the new year. Unlike a lot of other countries, however, Italians refer to the occasion by its liturgical name, which is La Festa di San Silvestro, or the Feast of St. Sylvester. For those who may not be familiar with him, St. Sylvester was a pope who lived in the fourth century, and is credited in stories and legend as the man who was able to convert Emperor Constantine to Christianity after curing him of leprosy. It was also under his papacy that many of Rome’s great churches were built, including […]
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We all had a fantastic time.
Our trip to Italy was an amazing experience we all had a fantastic time. The tour was very well organized. The airport/hotel pick up was excellent and so were the hotels and all tour guides.
Overall we all had an immensely enjoyable and very memorable experience.
Manuela Merelles-Pulcini (Maple, Ontario)
Discover Italy Tour, August 2014