European New Year’s Eve Celebrations

In all parts of Europe, you will find celebrations to welcome in the new year. Each country celebrates in a slightly different way but in the capital cities of Europe you will usually find eating, drinking and fireworks or laser shows! However, there are a few different New Year’s Eve traditions which are fun to […]

Halloween Festivities in Italy

Traditionally, in Italy, there was no celebration of All Hallows Eve, only Ognissanti (All Saints Day) on 1st November and All Souls Day on 2nd November but more recently, fancy dress parties and other events have become a popular way of celebrating Halloween on 31st October. It is thought that the influence of American TV […]

Celebration of Châteauneuf du Pape Wine

Châteauneuf du Pape is one of the best known French wines, produced in the Rhône wine region in the department of Vaucluse. The production area stretches from near to Orange, all the way to Sorgues near Avignon in south west France. The name Châteauneuf du Pape translates literally as “the Pope’s new castle”. Wine growing […]