Category: Holidays

La Colomba: The Easter Dove

Easter does not arrive on the table of the Italians if “Colomba” (dove) is missing. The Easter cake takes its name from its shape of …

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The Ultimate Place to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Italy: Verona

Ever since William Shakespeare wrote his romantic tragedy and set it in the Italian city of Verona, the town has been associated with the doomed …

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The History of Pandoro and Panettone, the Two Kings of Italian Christmas

Pandoro or panettone? We find out everything there is to know about the history of pandoro and panettone between the interesting facts and the legends.

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Festa Del Papa

Italians celebrate Father’s Day on March 19th; the same day as St. Joseph’s Day. The “Festa di San Guiseppe” celebrates Joseph, the father of Jesus Christ in the Christian faith, so rather fittingly that is when fathers are honoured in Italy!

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La Festa Della Mamma

Some great ideas for mom’s special day at Mercato are our selection of potted plants and flower bouquets, imported chocolates, and of course our famous baked goods. Want to take the guesswork out of your brunch, lunch, or dinner plans? 

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Car With Christmas Decorations

Italian Christmas Traditions and Food: Celebrate Like a Local

Italian Christmas traditions and food: Celebrate like a local
Updated on Dec 20 • 4 minute read

Italian Christmas traditions are steeped in folklore and food. So, if you’re planning to celebrate your first Christmas in Italy, you’re in for a treat! You’re about to experience a magical time of the year when it’s perfectly acceptable to drink and eat your way through the holidays. Read on to learn how to celebrate like a local and get hyped for traditional Italian Christmas food.

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