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 […]
"Buon Giorno Priscila, Again, thank you and big Grazie for the wonderful trip you arranged for Marilyn and me."
From Siena, Florence, Rome to Sorrento everything was wonderful. The hotels were all better than expected, drivers all on time and very friendly and professional, and the tours great. In particular Ismael who took us to see the original David (which took...
Robert Turnbull (British Columbia, Canada)
Customized Trip, March 2014