Tag: italian traditions

The fabulous Battle of Flowers of Ventimiglia | June, 15th and 16th

On Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th June, 50th edition of the traditional Battle of Flowers will be held in Ventimiglia (Liguria Region).

In the early 20th century, the Festival of Flowers used to take place to pay homage to Spring and the awakening of nature with papier-mâché floats and floral decorations

This year, the awesome Battle of Flowers will celebrate its 50th anniversary and all celebrations will begin on Saturday 15th June, when there will be the parade of “No Ducati…No Party” Moto Club at 9 pm and then the night parade of the floats covered with flowers, folkloristic bands

Epiphany 2010 in Italy…Events and Celebrations

The famous old lady called Befana and beloved by all Italian children is coming to Italy!

With her old tatty shoes, this funny and lovely old lady has always made children, teens and adults very happy, bringing sweets, candies and chocolates in her multicolored socks!

This year, you will have the chance to see the Befana and to celebrate her in several Italian cities and villages, which want to go on with traditions.

For instance, in Rome there will be the 25th edition of the beloved event “Viva la Befana” (“Long Live the Befana“), the traditional historic and folkloristic costumed parade which will bring to the capital many musical bands, folkloristic groups, in a historical commemoration with hundreds people who will parade following the Wise Men and the Befana along Via della Conciliazione.

In addition, in Borghetto Santo Spirito, a little village in the province of Savona (Region of Liguria), there will be a really funny event: the election of “Miss Befana 2010″, a