winter

A Snowy Staycation in Rome

You must be thinking: there are two things wrong with this post. First, it’s too early to be talking about snow. And, second, how can you have a “staycation” in Rome if you don’t even live there?

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Jazz in January

Winter means the music season for most of Italy. Opera productions and church-sponsored chamber music events are typical fare from Liguria to Lecce, but you’ll also find jazz and blues in the mix.

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Regata delle Befana, Venice

Regata delle Befana, Venice

Venice commemorates the last day of the Christmas season - Epiphany - with the Regata delle Befana, a boat race through the lagoon.

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