5 THINGS YOU NEED TO MAKE IN ITALY FOR A NEW YEAR
Ideas for the Christmas holidays in the south of Italy for the premiere of the comedy “Welcome to the South-2, or Neighbors no entry!”Neapolitan street Via San Gregorio Armeno, named after the enlightener of Armenia, is a paradise for all who are not indifferent to Christmas attributes. Presep (from Lat. Feeder for livestock), the same nativity scenes, are presented on St. Gregory Street all year round, so you can feel the Christmas atmosphere in the summer. But still the most colorful bazaar goes here until Catholic baptism. At this time, in Naples, presep collected from all sorts of materials, from coral to the test, of any size, from tiny to huge. In the image of the biblical characters can be seen and political leaders, and stars of show business. Interesting and “live prezepy” – performances that recreate the scene of the birth of the Savior, which professional actors and fans play all over Italy.
In the town of Pettorano sul Dzhizio in the region of Abruzzo, which tourists unfairly bypass him, there is a legend that at 00:00 o’clock in the New Year’s night, the water in the local river Jizio momentarily turns into gold. If you have time to scoop water, you can live in prosperity the whole year. And if someone blinks at this moment, then at least admire the beautiful scenery – Pettorano sul Gizio is included in the official list of the most beautiful small cities in Italy. Another belief connected with wealth is that in no case should you leave home without money on January 1, do not borrow or lend to anyone, because, like you spend this day, this will be the whole year.
It was in the autonomous region of Trentino-Alto-Adige, in the city of Bolzano (Bozen) in 1900 that the first Christmas market in Italy was established. And still the markets of Trentino are considered the most “real” – affects the proximity to the Austrian Tyrol, where in Christmas magic they know a lot. Until almost January 6, gingerbread and fairy fairs are held in almost all the towns of the region, such as the imagination usually draws them. The most beautiful in all of Italy and today is considered the market in Bolzano.
One of the symbols of the New Year’s table is the zampone (from Italian. Zampone – “scabbards”), the pork leg stuffed with minced pork mince and spices. Pork along with lentils is considered a symbol of prosperity, so the Italians will certainly try to try it on Kapodanno. The story says that the dish appeared as early as 1510, when, during the occupation of the town of Mirandola near Modena by Pope Julius II, the locals ran out of pig intestines for sausage and then they decided to use something that they hadn’t paid attention to before — actually, legs. The spectacle is not for the faint of heart, but very tasty.
Apulian town on the Adriatic Sea, 45 kilometers from Lecce, is located in the easternmost part of Italy (although the Italians themselves refer this area to the south). The old city of Otranto is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List, but on New Years Italians and tourists from all over the world are not even attracted here. On the cape Punta Palascia, near the city, there is a snow-white lighthouse, from where one can observe how the Adriatic Sea meets the Ionian, and meet the first dawn of the new year in Italy. The spectacle is magical.
It was in Puglia that the comedy “Welcome to South-2, or Neighbors No Entry!” Was filmed, which is coming out on Russian screens on January 4th – the spirit of the Italian holidays can be felt in cinemas.