"Christmas"

No place like home

No place like home

Recently I was asked the question ‘Are you home for Christmas?’ I replied that yes I was although for the first time we were going out for Christmas dinner. The reply threw me.

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La Befana only flies to Italy

La Befana only flies to Italy

On Epiphany Eve, the night before the arrival of the three Wise Men, an old lady called Befana flies the skies of all of Italy to deliver presents and sweeties, or caramelle as we call them, to children who have behaved well during the year and leaves pieces of sugar coal if they were bad.

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Embracing the gift of future stories

Embracing the gift of future stories

Language is the gift that keeps on giving and definitely won’t be left to collect dust in the back of a cupboard. Imagine being the one who helped someone gain a new skill that they can add to their CV. Something to be proud of!

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Top 10 Italian Desserts for Christmas

Top 10 Italian Desserts for Christmas

Given that Italian Christmas lunches are famous for being slightly longer than the average, you should know that when pudding time arrives, a second round of feasting starts again. Italian Christmas desserts vary from region to region but there are some that are popular on the entire peninsula and also worldwide.

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The Neapolitan tradition of nativity

The Neapolitan tradition of nativity

In the historical centre of Naples, in Via San Gregorio Armeno, the art of nativity is a tradition more than 400 years old. The street, also known worldwide as the “street of nativity”, is famous for its many artisanal shops where artists work all year round to produce handmade figures which sizes vary from a few millimetres up to man size.

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