With the arrival of the Befana, the holidays are a wrap in Italy

In many places around the world, the holidays end with the passing of Christmas.  Not so in Italy, where the holiday period continues up until the Epiphany on January 6th.  The Epiphany is a Christian feast day (and national holiday in Italy) that celebrates the revelation of God incarnate as Jesus Christ. There’s an Italian proverb … Continue reading With the arrival of the Befana, the holidays are a wrap in Italy

Take a detour on the “Terzo Binario” in Riomaggiore

Riomaggiore’s Sentiero del Terzo Binario was recently reopened to the public after years of closure due to landslide, sparking pleasure and nostalgia amongst locals.  This path, which is best for those able to climb steep stairs (definitely don’t attempt it with your luggage), clings to the cliffs above the sparkling Ligurian sea and offers glorious views. … Continue reading Take a detour on the “Terzo Binario” in Riomaggiore