Monthly Archives: December 2016

Buon Natale! Christmas in Italy

Italy has many nice ways, big and small, to enjoy the Christmas season. There is no better time to visit Italy’s illustrious cities than during the festive season.

The holidays kick off with the Feast of the Immaculate Conception – L’Immacolata Concezione – on December 8th. This day is dedicated to the Virgin Mary.  Don’t start trying make the dates jive with a December 25th or a March birth date (as scholars think) for Jesus , the feast is to commemorate Mary’s own conception. It is so important in Italy that the day is a national holiday. This leaves workers and students free from their obligations so they may attend special Mass services, as good Catholics are encouraged.

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Italy Perfect Honored by Condé Nast Traveler

sandra-lr-sofasCondé Nast Traveler magazine has, for a fourth year running, honored Lisa and Pat Byrne of Italy Perfect as one of the best-of-the-best Travel Specialist, for villas and apartment vacation rentals, especially for Florence. Check us out in the December 2016 issue!

Every year Condé Nast Traveler highlights the absolute best travel experts and vacation specialists around the world, and we feel so honored to be included again. Continue reading Italy Perfect Honored by Condé Nast Traveler