Christmas in Italy: Stories and Traditions with Laura Benitti

Christmas in Italy: Stories and Traditions with Laura Benitti


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Description

Italy may be a small country, yet it is one filled with many Christmas traditions. From typical foods to religious rituals to family traditions, Christmastime tends to be celebrated over several weeks from early December until the day of Epiphany, on the sixth of January. In this seminar, we will learn about the historical origins of Christmas in Italy and discuss the varying traditions across regions. 
Babbo Natale 
Santa Lucia 
La Befana La Vigilia
Feeling festive and want to understand what Christmas looks like in the diverse regions of Italy? Learn along with Northern Italian-born art historian Laura Benitti, as we explain all the fun facts, and peculiarities, behind an Italian Christmas. 
About Your Expert

Laura was born in Turin, where she studied history of art, but moved to Milan in 2002. Since her graduation, she has accumulated a long experience as an art consultant and registrar in a few museums in Turin, as well as expertise as a local Milan guide. She loves to be both an experienced and friendly local ambassador of Milan and Como area for her travelers.

Audience

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

Duration

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

Customer Reviews

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C.F. (Santa Monica, US)
Very engaging!

This is the third or fourth tour with Dr. Benito, and they are always informative, Interesting and full of great information. It is very nice to see how other people celebrate the holidays and the sources and history of those traditions.

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Mary (Evanston, US)

Ilearned a lot about traditions and especially about art.

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Ann C Cooluris (Ventura, US)
Christmas in Italy

Wonderful. I can’t wait to travel again.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
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29%
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C.F. (Santa Monica, US)
Very engaging!

This is the third or fourth tour with Dr. Benito, and they are always informative, Interesting and full of great information. It is very nice to see how other people celebrate the holidays and the sources and history of those traditions.

M
Mary (Evanston, US)

Ilearned a lot about traditions and especially about art.

A
Ann C Cooluris (Ventura, US)
Christmas in Italy

Wonderful. I can’t wait to travel again.

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carla (New York, US)

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