Spring is a wonderful time to visit Italy….it is not too hot and there are less crowds and Easter is a special time to visit and experience Pasqua traditions, which are many and varied from region to region but all begin the week leading up to Easter.  Many town and villages prepare regional specialty dishes for the lead up to Venerdi Santi - Good Friday.  There are many beautiful religious traditios which take place.

One Easter tradition in Florence is the Scoppio del Carro or exploding basket.  A decorated wagon is pulled through the city by white oxen who are decorated with flowers.  The processional takes them to the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore where after Mass, the Archibishop delivers a dove shaped rocket into the cart where fireworks await.  The result is a stunning display of fireworks followed by a parade with people dressed in medieval costumes.  
Why not take an extended weekend or better still a week and experience Italy in the beautiful season of Spring - Primavera.  From a beautiful apartment for 5 in the heart of renaissance Florence or in the beautiful medieval hill town of Todi, Umbria - we have a beautiful selection of apartments in the historic piazza and a palazzo minutes away

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