Easter in Italy is surely one of the most suggestive periods in which to admire and enjoy the ancestral side of the country’s culture. The Easter traditions in Italy are many and have fascinated locals and tourists of every generation for thousands of years. On occasion of Easter, cities and villages in Italy prepare for the celebrations of the Hol...

In many countries Easter means chocolate. Bags of pastel-coloured mini eggs, tin-foil-wrapped chocolate bunnies and the classic hollow egg, ready to be smashed to pieces. These cocoa-based confections are available in Italy – though not in the same aisle-filling quantity – but chocolate simply isn’t the go-to Easter treat it is in other parts of th...

It is nice — and unsurprising — to know that in this period of reflection and prayer, Italians have never quite forgotten about their kitchens. And so, we learn that the  first Easter chocolate eggs were created in Turin in the 18th century: and it couldn’t be any different, when  you think this elegant city is one of Italy’s chocolate capitals (Pe...

Just about the time when the long cold days of winter come to an end, and heavy wool coats are hung up and being put away, one can start seeing aisles of Easter goodies at their local stores. Milk chocolate bunnies, jelly beans and the ever present plastic colored eggs catch the eyes of passing eager children. Then, on Easter Sunday, children all o...