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3 Reasons Why Easter in Italy is a Good Choice for You

If you are looking for mild temperatures, fewer crowds, and a bevy of free activities, Italy during the Easter Holiday may be right for you. Here are a few reasons why Easter in Italy is a good choice.

It’s Springtime

Spring is a great time to visit Italy because the weather is mild and pleasant, the countryside is in bloom, and the days are getting longer. The days provide plenty of sunshine, ideal for sightseeing and exploring the country's many attractions. From the rolling hills of lavender and poppy in Tuscany to the majestic Alps, you'll be able to take in some of the most breathtaking views imaginable.

Springtime in Rome

The Food

Traditional Italian Easter food items vary from region to region, but some of the most popular items include lamb, artichokes, asparagus, Easter bread, Torta Pasqualina (a quiche-like dish made with spinach and eggs), and Pastiera Napoletana (a type of cheesecake made with ricotta cheese and flavored with orange flower and citron). For dessert, you can find cakes, cookies, and a variety of traditional Easter treats such as Colomba (dove-shaped cakes).

Even if you are not into traditional Easter meals the spring produce like asparagus, artichoke, and the first strawberries. The new milk from the baby lambs (pecorino) is not to be missed.

Italy is the Center of Christianity

Even if you aren’t religious, the pageantry of Holy Week is amazing to watch. From the rite of the “Mysteries” in Trapani-the longest religious event in Italy (lasts from 14 -24 hours on Good Friday) to the famous Explosion of the Cart (Scoppio del Carro) on Easter Sunday there is always an event to experience.

Via Dolorosa (The Way of the Cross) on Good Friday in Rome

Scoppio del Carro on Easter morning in Florence

From the traditional Easter Sunday Mass to the colorful Easter decorations that adorn many shop windows, to mild temperatures, and panoramic springtime blooms Italy never disappoints during the holiday season.


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