The best of Italy’s Christmas traditions

Let’s be clear, Christmas season in Italy doesn’t mean just the 24th and 25th of December. No, In fact the best of Italy’s Christmas Traditions span a whole month, from December 8th and the Feast of the Immaculate Conception to January 6th and Befana. Panettone My favorite of Italy’s Christmas traditions holiday tradition, the panettone. ButContinue reading “The best of Italy’s Christmas traditions”

Italy’s Own Santa Claus: San Nicola

Every country or region of the world seems to have its own little Santa Claus story. Whether it is the name Saint Nick, or the trend of bringing gifts to children, you will surely find a saint figure in each culture that fits a Santa Claus story. Even Italy has its own Santa Claus story,Continue reading “Italy’s Own Santa Claus: San Nicola”

The Italy Gift Guide for 2020

Alright I finally did it, here is your Italy Gift Guide for 2020. This guide is not only for all the Italy lovers back home, but also for us living here hoping to support small businesses! Some of my favorite books include Amazon links, however I invite you to look in your local bookstore first.Continue reading “The Italy Gift Guide for 2020”

A little intro to the Italian Partita IVA

Well, the original title was Everything you need to know – I quickly realized my understanding of this topic is limited. I want to share with you all I know so at least you can get an idea of the options available! If you have moved to Italy and are hoping to open a smallContinue reading “A little intro to the Italian Partita IVA”

Top 10 Traditional Roman Dishes (and Where to Eat Them)

If you’re planning a trip to Italy, trying traditional food is probably high on your list of priorities. However, one of the mistakes that visitors frequently make is thinking that “Italian food” is universal and you’ll find the same dishes across the entire country, which couldn’t be further from the truth. Each of Italy’s 20Continue reading “Top 10 Traditional Roman Dishes (and Where to Eat Them)”

Getting a Doctor in Italy

Once you have sorted out your permesso di soggiorno, it’s time for the next step in your living in Italy set up: getting a doctor in Italy. You get to choose your doctor or “medico di base” once you have registered with the local ASL, or Azienda Sanitaria. So first let’s look at how toContinue reading “Getting a Doctor in Italy”