Your Guide to the Venice Carnival 2016

The tradition of Carnival in Venice has ancient origins dating back to the 1290s. In the past, this giant public party allowed everyone to don masks and costumes, ensuring anonymity and allowing for a sort of leveling of social divisions. This year, the Carnival takes place from January 23th until February 9, featuring a calendar full of […]

Halloween in Italy vs. America

Fall is in full swing: the air is getting crisper, days become shorter, nights become longer, and we are getting ready for hibernation by putting on our fuzzy socks and downloading all of our favorite Halloween themed movies. Well, we in the US, that is. Halloween is one of the most popular holidays in America meriting […]