Villa news -> Christmas and New Year in Italy
The fact that people are different is not new for anyone. We live in different ways, make money, spend them in different ways, and the rest, each of us also prefers something different. Someone prefers to relax, to spend days lounging on the beach and in the evening sipping a cool drink from a tall glass. Someone cannot live without extreme and looking everywhere for them, wherever possible: in the mountains, jungle, underwater, in the crater of the volcano. There is a category of tourists, for which the rest is a continuous knowledge of something new, they are interested in how people live in other countries, which holds the history of the walls of old buildings. In short, tourism is a very broad concept, but it is common to all types of people. Interesting countries and cities around the world can be divided into several groups, each has its own purpose. The first group of countries and cities of the world are the beach resorts, the main "trump cards" which are a hot climate, warm seas or oceans, spacious beaches. The second group are the ski resorts, providing an opportunity for the winter recreations. The third group resorts that on the basis of their climatic and other features (the presence of healing waters, mud) provide an opportunity to improve health. And finally, the last group of tourist cities and countries based on the study of historical and architectural attractions. Many countries and cities of the world combine several of these types of recreation. A striking example is Italy, which thanks to its variety of tourism surpassed other touristic countries and cities around the world in terms of development in this field.
Traveling makes life richer, provides an opportunity to learn how diverse and wonderful our world is, however unusual, and sometimes can be funny morals of the people who live in. Explore and let the world open all its secrets to you ! Christmas celebrations in Italy, begin at the end of December, early January. In all the towns streets are covered with beautiful garlands, dances and concerts are organized. In Venice, for example, festive hats and beards are worn and glued on all the balconies , there are Christmas trees in pots and sailing ships come to sail with Santa Claus. In Rome, all the squares put Christmas trees, which are dressed with colorful toys, stained glass shops, restaurants and balconies of buildings give light and garlands with red ribbons. Christmas in Italy is celebrated on the night of 24 to 25 December in the company of family, even if the Italians have a saying "Christmas is celebrated with family and Easter with someone you like." They put the national cuisine, and some families go to mass. The bulk of the citizens prefer celebrating at home and only the next morning go to church. You can rent a villa from our site and enjoy the best holidays in Italy.
Villa Gelsomino in Tuscany is an extraordinary villa for your winter holidays. Belonging to an art collector from Rome, the Gelsomino villa has wonderful places and things to offer its visitors. The villa provides excellent service, warm atmosphere, swimming pool and all modern amenities included. This villa and many others are ideal for your winter holidays. Among the national dishes almond cakes must be present on the table (panforte di Siena), fish, turkey, their kapelletti, kampone, and truffles. Certainly on the table must be panettone, resembling an Easter cake decorated with raisins, dried fruits and candied fruits. It was invented in Milan at the beginning of the XV century. As stated in one of the tales, a young nobleman fell in love with Tony, the beautiful daughter of a baker, and got a job as an apprentice to him. He invented this bread to celebrate the beloved. And he gave him the name "Bread of Tony" ("Pane di Toni"). The newly treat had the chance to be tasted and sold in huge quantities. The main meal at the New Year in Italy is covered with roasted turkey. Individual Christmas Italians traditions seem unusual to other people in Europe because all outdated furniture and useless things are thrown away of the windows.
New Year's Eve goodies are considered the most famous beautiful red linen to symbolize something new. It is indispensable to bring "new water" from a spring with a branch of olives on January 1 in the house. It is presented as a gift to friends. To meet a hunchbacked old man this day means good luck for the next year. In small villages and towns of Italy New Year's celebration is held in accordance with centuries-old traditions. So in Tuscany kindle Ohnište locals congregate and have fun all night, and in Umbria jazz groups play in the churches. On the feast of Epiphany in Italy all the kids make gifts of "Baba Yaga" - La Befana. She arrives just at midnight, unlocks the door with the golden key to children's stockings leaving gifts. If during the past year children behaved appropriately, they are given candies, dried fruits, chestnuts and peanuts.