La Befana 

La Befana has been an Italian tradition since before the 13th Century and is derived from a religious background rather than a modern and popular culture such as Babbo Natale ‘Santa Claus’

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Just a few of my favorite things… Gelato

As promised, every Sunday, I will share with you just a few of my favorite things about living in Italy. 

I originally thought about sharing what I adore and love about Italy leading up to my 4 year anniversary;however, I think its kind of fun and a great way to stay positive, so I may just continue this series even after I have celebrated my four years.. haha lets see 🙂
I have had a bit of writers block as to what to write about this evening.
And then I thought, as I was devouring 2 scoops of gelato from my favorite gelerteria in Treviso..

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Carnival 2015 in Venice… Carnevale 2015 in Venezia

I adore all of the festivals throughout the year in Italy.. One of my favorites of all times is the Carnevale which is held in Venice. Living 30 minutes away from the city of water is wonderful;however, this year I wasn’t able to make it..
 
I can’t imagine being in Venice with up to 100.000 people walking around, while I would be pushing my 19 month old around. No way could it be possible. Besides, i am not a fan of big crowds, I am very claustrophobic person.
 
BUT
 
 
A dear friend of mine did go to Venice and she took amazingly beautiful photos that I want to share with you.
 
Her name is Antonella Loschi and she is NOT a professional photographer but you couldn’t tell that by looking over her photos! She has a way with her camera. I am a BIG fan of her work.
 
“Photography is my passion, and I like taking pictures of Treviso which is my hometown and of Venice, which is a world apart and where I go as often as I can”
 
When she isn’t taking photos, she is teaching French at a hotel and restaurant vocational school.
 
Antonella was kind enough to let me show you all her photographs of the Carnival. So, thank you so much Antonella.
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Attention to detail

Attention to detail

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Deep in thought

Deep in thought

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Such gorgeous photographs! Which one is your favorite?

So hard to choose, I know. I love them all..

All of the photos above were taken by Antonella Loschi. If you would like to contact her click here!

Xoxoxo

Ps ~ If you went to the Carnival this year in Venice, please feel free to share your photos in the comment section. I would love to see them.