#100ItalyFacts on Instagram, days 49-55

The usual Sunday review was postponed on Monday, as yesterday was Christmas and it can be a very demanding day for Italians πŸ˜‚ I’m still trying to digest all the food I ate, it might take a bit to fully recover πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

I hope you had a nice and relaxing Christmas day and I wish you all HAPPY HOLIDAYS!❀

#100ItalyFacts [day49]: the Autonomous Province of #SouthTyrol is a peculiar area in Northern Italy. It's populated by people who belong to three different ethnic groups: the German, the Italian and the Ladin ones. Cities and place names must be indicated both in German and Italian language and the region is granted with a high level of self-government. They can retain a very large part of their taxes and they even have legislative powers concerning health, education, work and transport system. ❇ In this pic there's a view of #Brixen / #Bressanone, the third largest city of South Tyrol. 🏫β›ͺ #italy #suedtirol #visitsuedtirol #visititaly #explore #exploremore #altoadige #travel #travelblog #travelblogger #blog #blogger #blogging #instatravel #travelgram #makeheritage #travelandlife #view #colourpop #streets #colourfulhouses #cityscape #tour #tourism

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#100ItalyFacts [day50]: today I wanted to celebrate the completion of the first half of my challenge by providing you with the most famous #incipit of #ItalianLiterature: the beginning of #DivinaCommedia by Dante. I chose it, because Dante wrote that he was midway upon his journey and so I thought it was appropriate for this occasion πŸ˜„ (he referred to the "journey of life", though!) Divina Commedia (Divine Comedy) is considered the most important work of Italian Literature. πŸ“– It represents the poet's vision of the afterlife and it is divided in three parts: 😈 hell, πŸ€”purgatory and πŸ˜‡ heaven. #italy #dante #DanteAlighieri #literature #italian #italianculture #journal #calligraphy #calligram #whatitalyis #cultural #culture #italian #doodleart #doodle #drawing #italianblogger #blogger #blog #travelblog #travelandlife #travel #travelgram #instatravel

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#100ItalyFacts [day51]: #presepe is the reproduction of the scene of Jesus' #nativity which happened in peculiar circumnstances (according to the tradition, while on voyage, Jesus' parents were refused a room from various "hotels" and they had to find shelter in a cave when her mother was about to give birth). πŸ‘ͺ Presepe can have various forms: ❇ there's the so-called "presepe vivente", where real people re-enact the scene; ❇they use human-size statues to set up a big presepe in piazzas; ❇ in normal homes, families build a presepe of small dimensions with little statuettes. When setting up a presepe you leave baby Jesus'place vacant until the 25th Dec. [In the pic the baby Jesus I inherited from my grandparents]πŸ‘Ά #italy #italian #babyjesus #whatitalyis #christmas #christmastime #love #tradition #christmastradition #blog #blogging #blogger #travelblog #travelblogger #art #customs #italianculture #culture #folkways #travel #makeheritage #travelgram #instatravel #travelandlife

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#100ItalyFacts [day52]: among the most hilarious #souvenirs that you can find in #Italy -apart from silly magnets with a breast of Juliet (Verona) and with the nether regions of the David (Florence) – there is the infamous can that contains "air of Naples". 🌬🌫 Apparently it all started like a joke: after WWII Gennaro Ciaravolo, a man from Naples, started to claim that he had sold cans of "air of Naples" to American soldiers. The legend soon spread around and, even if that was not true, nowadays you can find those cans in shops around Naples for realπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ [In the pic, an innocent #trullo from #Alberobello, coz you know, I've never felt like buying cans of air πŸ˜πŸ˜‚] #italia #funnyfact #funny #lol #tourism #souvenir #tourists #italians #apulia #puglia #italian #italiansouvenir #blog #blogging #blogger #travelblog #travelblogger #italianblogger #makeheritage #travel #travelandlife #travelgram #instatravel #travelbug #whatitalyis

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#100ItalyFacts [day54]: πŸŽ… #Christmas in #Italy is little about gifts and much more about (guess what) #food 🍴🍝. The traditions change according to the specific Italian area we are talking about. Lots of people celebrate Christmas Eve with a fantastic dinner, whereas others are more focused on the lunch of the 25th (like in my corner of Italy). In #Naples, for example, people like to celebrate Christmas Eve with a rich dinner with #fish specialities. 🐟🐚 #italianchristmas #italiantraditions #customs #folkways #italianculture #italianfood #foodporn #feed #feedfeed #forkfeed #christmastime #travelandlife #italianlife #ladolcevita #italians #makeheritage #blog #italianblogger #blogger #travelblog #travelblogger #travelgram #travel

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11 thoughts on “#100ItalyFacts on Instagram, days 49-55

  1. I’m having Christmas in Roma and here it’s all about the looong sea-food dinner on the 24th, which is the best possible for my taste. πŸ˜€ The weirdest thing for me is the tombola at 1 am though, for real money, with tangerine peel to cover the numbers. Won one too. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ We came home from the visit almost at 5 am.

    Napoli air is fun too. I bet American are buying it like crazy!

    Wishing you buone feste and all the best!

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    1. Thank you Ishita ❀ Yes, I DID have lots of delicious food, too much really πŸ˜‚
      Yes, Dec. 26th is holiday too, as it is St. Stephan’s Day. Stephan was officially the first Christian martyr, so in this day we remember him and all the other Christian martyrs.

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