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Celebrating La Festa della Befana and Epiphany on January 6th

According to Christian tradition, January 6th is the date on which the 3 wise men finally arrived at the stable in Bethlehem to offer Jesus gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. The occasion is celebrated as Epiphany, Epifania in Italian, … Continue reading

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Festa della Sensa – Row, row, row your boat!

Venice owes its fortune to the sea. As early as the 8th century AD Venetian ships were sailing east to trade European goods such as metal, cloth and controversially, slaves for gold, jewels, furs and spices from the Middle East. … Continue reading

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