2014 Calendars – “Saluti dall’Italia”

ItalianSide 2014 Calendars are ready in our shop! For this year we chose the illustrations of Artist Rocco Persia. The series is named “Saluti dall’Italia” (Greetings from Italy). It’s a unique gift idea for your relatives and friends with Italian roots. The calendar comes fully personalized with the name of your Italian town. click to [...]

ItalianSide 2013 calendars: a preview

Here at ItalianSide.com, we just finished our 2013 Italian regional calendars. A calendar for many Italian region (here you can see a preview of calendar of Abruzzo region). It’s a precious and original Christmas gift for everyone with Italian roots. A good way to remember every day our “bella Italia” and our loved ones. New [...]

“La Befana vien di notte…”: the Epiphany in Italy

“Befana comes at night…” says an old Italian song. On the night between the 5th and 6th of January, in all Italian homes “la Befana” comes. “La Befana” is an old woman who flies on her old broom to bring presents to every good child. Usually Befana’s presents are candies and sweets: kids prepare stockings [...]

A New Year’s Eve recipe from Italy: sausages with lentils

Sausages and lentils (“Salsiccia e lenticchie”) is a very traditional dish for the New Year’s Eve; it’s actually a “must” on all the Italian tables. It’s usually eaten at the end of the long dinner celebrating the farewell to the old year and the welcome to the new one. It’s said that eating lentils the [...]

Christmas cookies

Ingredients for 6-8 people 1 pound of white flour 4 tablespoons of sugar 3 eggs 100 gr of melted butter 3 teaspoons of baking powder 1 gr of vanilla Directions: Put the flour on a wooden table and make a whole in it. Add the sugar, then the eggs. Whisk the eggs a little then [...]

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