Italian Easter celebrations.
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Easter Parade in AssisiEaster Parade in Assisi

Procession on Holy Friday - Assisi (Umbria).

Easter in Italy: The Explosion of the CartEaster in Italy: The Explosion of the Cart

Easter Sunday: The Explosion of the Cart, a folk tradition in Florence (Tuscany).

Easter in Italy: The Explosion of the Cart, FlorenceEaster in Italy: The Explosion of the Cart, Florence

Easter in Florence, TuscanyEaster in Florence, Tuscany

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Holy week in Orosei, SardiniaHoly week in Orosei, Sardinia

Holy Week Procession - Orosei (Sardinia). For more info about Easter 2015 in Sardinia, check out our best deals.

Check our previous articles to discover more about Easter traditions in Sardinia.

Easter traditional celebrations in Barrafranca, SiciliaEaster traditional celebrations in Barrafranca, Sicilia

Holy Week: the passion of the Christ - Barrafranca (Sicily). For more info about Easter 2015 in Sicily, check out our best offers here.

La Quaremma or La Curemma - Salento region, PugliaLa Quaremma or La Curemma - Salento region, Puglia

Typical of the folk tradition of Salento, a puppet representing an ugly and lean old woman, dressed in black, mourning the death of the Carnival. The old lady symbolizes the end of Carnival and the beginning of Lent. Read our previous articles to know more about Easter traditions in Puglia, the Holy Week in Molfetta and Scarcella: the Puglian Eastr sweet.

Easter in Italy: Procession in ChietiEaster in Italy: Procession in Chieti

Good Friday: the most ancient procession tradition in Italy is, apparently, in Chieti (Abruzzo).

Pappamusci - Easter traditions in PugliaPappamusci - Easter traditions in Puglia

Pappamusci - Easter traditions in PugliaPappamusci - Easter traditions in Puglia

The Pappamusci are brothers of the Congregation of the Carmine. Dressed in a simple or embroidered white robe,they cross the country barefoot in a gesture of penance, from early afternoon of Holy Thursday, all night, until sunset Friday, visiting all the city's churches and praying in front of the tombs, the resting place of the dead Christ. Find hand-picked hotels in Puglia for Easter 2015.

The procession of the Addolorata, SorrentoThe procession of the Addolorata, Sorrento

Holy Week in Sorrento: the Procession of the Addolorata. Read our previous articles to know more about Easter traditions in Campania and the traditional Easter celebrations in Italy.
 

Photo Credits: Assisi (Flickr, Heater), Florence (Flickr: stezano,) Orosei (Flickr, GG), Barrafranca (Flickr - Mauro Cacciola), La Curemma (Flickr - Paolo Margari), Chieti (Flickr - Katherine Herriman), Pappamusci (Flickr - Marionzetta).
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