From the snow-covered huts under Mt. Blanc to the whitewashed trulli ofAlberobello in Puglie, Italian housewives, as Christian housewives everywhere, will soon be shooing everyone out of their kitchen to clear the deck for the readying of Christmas dinners. Food will vary along the thousand-mile stretch of the land, but it will fall neatly into…
Like all customs and traditions in Italy, Christmas celebrations vary greatly in the different regions along the peninsula. Though each locality-often down to the tiniest village-has its own firmly rooted customs, a rough division into northern, southern, and central Italy may be drawn concerning some of the major characteristics and symbols of the Christmas holidays….