Christmas Songs in Italian
Test your comprehension of Italian with these Christmas songs some of which are sung by children in Italian. If you can understand the words, your Italian is coming along fine! The Christmas songs sung in Italian are versions well known Christmas music which I’m sure you’ll recognize. I’ve no doubt my young son will be singing at […]
Italians Cut Back on Christmas Spending in Italy 2011
While Christmas is not, perhaps, the best of economic indicators, spending at this time of year does say a lot about the mood of countries in which Christmas is celebrated. Healthy Christmas spending indicates optimism. A fall in spending during the festive season invariably indicates uncertainly over the future. Guess what the situation is in […]
New Year’s Traditions in Italy
Christmas and New Year in Italy are a huge excuse for Italians to push the boat out and eat lots of food and sample plenty of drink too. But gastronomic delights are only part of the story.
As you may know, Italy is a land which is rich in traditions which vary from region to region and from city to city. At New Year though many of what goes on is common to most of Italy, although it would take ages to list all the combinations of food and wine which will end up on Italian New Year tables this evening.
Facts on 2010 Christmas Spending in Italy
It’s interesting to hear what people are spending on their Christmas celebrations, and some might use such facts as an indicator of the economic and social well-being of a country and its population. With that in mind, here are a few Christmas 201o spending facts from Italy.
Is the global economic crisis having a freezing effect on Christmas spending in Italy this year? Read on to find out.
The Gift of Italian Coffee – Italian Espresso Makers
There’s nothing quite like a good cup of Italian espresso coffee, as aficionados will know. The trouble is making a good cup of Italian coffee. Undoubtedly the best place to find good coffee is in a coffee bar in Italy. However coming all the way to Italy for a cup of coffee is not really that practical, as I am sure you will agree. Why not get hold of an Italian espresso maker then?
Espresso Cups for Christmas
You’d be amazed at the variety of espresso cups which exist in Italy. They all have one thing in common – their size. For espresso addicts, like me, and lovers of Italian coffee, a set of espresso cups can make an interesting talking point after any evening blessed with Italian food.
Milan’s Christmas Craft Fair – L’Artigiano in Fiera 2010
The L’Artigiano in Fiera – is craft fair – which is held annually in December in Milan’s Fiera complex on the outskirts of Milan in Rho. Don’t let the mention of ‘outskirts’ put you off, as the Rho Fiera site is easy to get to from Milan’s centre, and entrance is free.
Moderna City Ramblers
If you do not know, the Modena City Ramblers are an Italian group with a distinct Irish flavour. The unwary could possibly mistake them for the Pogues or some such similar Irish group.
Christmas Menus around Italy
In this Christmas flavoured Food and Wine Friday post I thought I’d tell you a little about what some Italians in Italy will be eating during the festive season. Unlike back in my country of origin, the UK, Christmas fare is very diverse here, as you will discover.