Any visitor in Italy during Holy Week would do well to know a bit about the rich traditions that surround this occasion. With Roman Catholicism being considered as the largest religion in the country in which the Vatican can also be found, a number of Holy Week traditions in Italy, from practices to rituals still prevail, particularly in the southern regions. The beginning of Holy Week is on Palm Sunday, and it lasts for the rest of the week up until Black Saturday, before ending in joyous Easter, or “Pasqua”, celebrations. Take note that the Monday right after Easter (“Pasquetta”) is also a holiday, so plan your trips accordingly. On Palm Sunday, the faithful normally flock to the churches where a mass and possibly processions are held. There are also baskets of olive branches and palms which are then blessed by the priest and are handed out to the congregation. […]
We really had amazing time visiting Switzerland and Italy
We are back home from our very nice time in Europe... We really had amazing time visiting Switzerland and Italy. Thank you so much for your help - all of the hotels were very good choices... and your tips and recommendations were very helpful... Thanks again and looking forward to work...
Polina Rozen (San Francisco, CA)
Customized Trip, September 2015