Easter in Florence, Italy

Today marks the start of Holy Week, the run up to Easter Sunday on April 20th, 2014. It also sees the start of a range of interesting religious and cultural Easter-time customs in Italy. ‘Pasqua’ is the Italian word for Easter, followed by ‘Pasquetta’ (Easter Monday). Olive branches are common around Easter time in Italy. […]

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Bishops check mates: Vatican survey on relationships

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In a week in which Italians have been caught redefining the concept of a ‘quickie’ by seeking fast-track divorces abroad and Pope Francis has suspended the so-called ‘Bishop of Bling’, the Catholic church has also sent out a survey to bishops around the world asking for opinions on modern families. Pope Francis will then use […]

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When in Rome…

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When in Rome, do as the Romans do. What is so amazing is that some of these things to do in Rome date back to as far back as 312 BC – such as walking along Rome’s most ancient road, the Appian Way. If you prefer (and have good ankles!) you can even bring your runners […]

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