The pilgrimage town of Assisi in Italy's central Umbria region lights up this Christmas in honour of the first living Nativity scene created by St Francis in Greccio north of Rome in 1223. Assisi marks the 800th anniversary by illuminating its monuments and streets as part of the Natale in Assisi: Città Presepe programme with more than 250 events....

From November 18th to January 7th, Arezzo lights up in a festive spectacle with the Christmas City Event (Città Del Natale), which has already welcomed over 100,000 visitors during the weekend of December 9-10. Let’s explore together what makes this Christmas season in the historic Tuscan city so special. Arezzo has transformed into an authentic Ch...

Christmas in Italy is festive, with markets, lights, Christmas trees, and music in the streets. And the best part is that the Christmas season lasts an entire month!  The Christmas season in Italy starts on December 8th (Immaculate Conception) and ends on January 6th (Epiphany), giving you plenty of time to experience the seasonal magic. Here are a...

Sant’Agata Feltria is a small town about an hour south of Bologna, famous for its castle, Rocca Fregoso,  and its Christmas market. A visit to this town is like a walk through a Christmas postcard and a visit to the wonderful world of fairy tales. Every year, from the end of November to the end of December, the streets of the historic center are fi...

Direct from sold-out concerts at Carnegie Hall, Café Carlyle and 54 Below Nightclub, Anthony Nunziata – with his Michael Buble/Andrea Bocelli-esque voice – will win your heart and applause on a special one-night-only performance on Saturday December 23rd 7:30pm at Yorktown Stage. His hit holiday show includes your Christmas favorites, Italian arias...

The 3rd annual New York Panettone Festival is coming back to Long Island City, taking place December 15-17, while supplies last. The festival, sponsored by TF Cornerstone and Bauli, will be held at TFC Piazza’s; part of TFC’s two-tower luxury development complex in Long Island City’s Hunters Point South.  For those unfamiliar with this Italian holi...

It's a scene as quintessentially Philly as a run up the Art Museum steps: In the heart of the Italian Market in South Philadelphia, a rusted-bottom metal barrel sits on the asphalt of 9th Street with flames licking out its top. What may appear post-apocalyptic to some is to others a convenient source of heat, if not a deep, nostalgic comfort. And n...

What do Italians eat for Christmas dinner? Like any other time of the year, it depends on the region. We go through each Italian region discovering what traditional Italian foods are eaten at the most wonderful time of the year! Christmas (Natale) is the most magical time of the year and throughout Italy, this is considered the most important holid...

Come and join us for a fun afternoon playing the Italian traditional Tombola game: A children’s event brought to you by Comites San Francisco, Il Punto and Casa Italiana. Also there will be an appearance by La Befana herself! La Befana is a friendly witch in Italian folklore who delivers gifts for the good children, and lumps of coal to the bad one...

What are the best Christmas lights in Italy? We have selected 20 locations, one per region, of towns and villages, where you can see the most beautiful Christmas lights in Italy. They are an irresistible attraction for those who are, like us, looking for a wonderful feeling. Only Christmas lights, creating a game of augmented reality and visual eff...