Prague’s Carnevale Takes to the Streets

Face painting at the Masopust Zoo by Jiri Trojanek

Celebrated the world over, the tradition of Carnevale gives the pious a break before the start of Lent, when everyone can cut loose and eat, drink and revel in pagan traditions just one last time before giving up fun until after Easter. In the Czech Republic, known as the world’s most atheistic country, there’s little focus on the Catholic aspect and more on Carnevale's tradition that has ... Read Full Article

Italy’s Boccaccesca Food and Wine Festival

If you’ll be in Florence this October, the Boccaccesca Food and Wine Festival is a must see. Not only does it feature the region’s best traditional food and wine, of which there is a whole lot, the festival is located in the rolling Tuscan countryside, just a few miles from the heart of the Chianti region. Now in its 11th year, the festival takes place in the town of Certaldo, the first and second ... Read Full Article