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A look at the sacred and profane side of Italy's traditional festivals and celebrations.
The Corsa dei Ceri in Gubbio is one of Italy's liveliest traditional festivals. Join in the fun without facing the crowds thanks to our exciting report. All over Italy the beginning of the Lenten period is celebrated in a myriad of ways.
At Easter all over Italy people take to the streets for a series of evocative re-enactments of Christ's passion. Let's take the via crucis . . .
Condemned to death, thrown into the sea and even burnt. Don't call Amnesty . . . it's Carnival time!
Discover the ancient of heart of Sardinia by taking part in its carnival celebrations
Even Milan, the business heart of Italy, stops work for a day. We discover the street markets, traditions and churches dedicated to Milan's patron saint - Sant'Ambrogio.
Witty, bawdy and downright fun, we take a look at the genre which brought us Punch, Pierrot, Charlie Chaplin and - who knows - maybe even Homer Simpson . . .
Shooting stars, dancing snakes and street art. There's something for everyone during the week of August 15th.
We go to the deep south of Italy where magic mixes with religion and celebration with suffering in a time-worn dance of the soul
Ritual burnings and traditional feasts. AlI the customs of Lent