To all my wonderful & loyal followers, Buon Natale, Merry Christmas. Jo and I wish each of you a very merry Christmas with all your families and may the new year bring happiness to all of you.
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– George & Jo Anne Febish
Italy has a wonderful celebration for the Christmas season. Many towns light up streets in elaborate lights. There are Christmas markets to buy things and religious ceremonies at local churches. Non are better than midnight mass at the Vatican. If you are going to Italy during Christmas season click here to see a list of towns and what they have to offer. Page 2 of the above site has Christmas markets by city.
In the north of Italy you may get a white Christmas to celebrate. These cities are cold and may have snow on the ground but the stores, bars and restaurants are warm and inviting. Stroll the streets and take in the lights and decorations. Stop in a bar for a hot coffee or chocolate. Warm up and then continue your light tour.
In the south of Italy things are warmer but the Christmas spirit is strong. Naples has wonderful mangers. You may not see snow but it can rain in this season so be prepared. Stopping at a bar for a refreshment is mandatory here. Don’t forget Naples is home of the pizza. Enjoy the thin crust pizza here.
Shopping all over Italy is wonderful. The stores are crowded but it is the season to be in crowded and shop. Enjoy your trip. Buon Natale!
George & Jo Anne
Categories: Christmas, Christmas Lights, Europe, Italy, Naples, The holidays in Europe
Tags: Christmas, Italian, Italian people, Italy, Naples, No Tour Touring, Pizza, Tourism, Travel
I long for the lights of Christmas in Italy, the panettone and the merriment of Italian Christmas. The food is always great, the countryside is beautiful but Christmas brings on a special way in Italian cities. I love buying cheese, bread, sweets any time of year. The Italians wrap them up like a gift. When you get home you get to open your gift and then enjoy its taste. What fun!
I year ago we were in Rome for New Years eve. It was great. The temperature was not overly cold, the Christmas lights were still up and everyone was happy. They closed the main streets of old Rome and millions walked them with iPhones lit like candles. At midnight there was a spectacular fireworks display. The next day as we walked these same streets, we saw champagne corks from the night before. Enjoy your life more! Be romantic!
Italiano: Panettone milanese (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
George & Jo Anne
Categories: Europe, Festivals, General Travel, Italy, Rome
Tags: Christmas, Food, IPhone, Italian, Italian cuisine, Italian people, Italy, New Year's Eve, No Tour Touring, Panettone, Romance, Rome