Here are some links about, for or on gift giving in Italy:
GIFT GIVING IN ITALY
- The art of gift giving: what to choose and avoid in Rome – "Italy gift giving" – Source: ROME EXPLORER – "ROME'S BRAND NEW ON-LINE GUIDE" – In English, Spanish
- The Etiquette of Gift Giving in Italy – 05 JAN 2007 – posted by Francesca Tosolini – about: Paolo and Francesca Tosolini – Source: Italy From The Inside – "A Scoop of Real Italian Life for Travelers & Friends"
- Gift Giving and Accepting Gifts in Italy – "" – "about us" – Source: Vayama® – "is an online travel agency uniquely focused on international travel."
- Italian Gifts – "(113 gift ideas found)" – "" – Source: SEEK GIFTS – "Search the UK for presents and gifts with our Gift ideas finder"
- Italy Gift Giving Customs – Source: Giftypedia – "Your Guide to Great Gift Giving"
- Social Gift Giving in Italy – "At an early age, Italian children are taught to put a lot of thought into the selection of a gift, considering their recipient's interests and tastes. As a visitor, you should do the same" – "Gifts are expected for social events and to express thanks for an invitation. If you are invited to someone's home, a gift of wine, chocolates, pastries or flowers is appropriate. If you prefer to send flowers, have them delivered earlier in the day. You may consider a gift for the host's wife in appreciation for preparing the meal. And, if you visit a family, consider small gifts for the children as well."
- Christmas Gift Giving in Italy – "In Italy, most of the Christmas gift giving occurs on the Epiphany. The 12th day of Christmas, Epiphany is the day the three wise men arrived at the manger bearing gifts for the Baby Jesus. As the story goes, the three wise men stopped by the abode of La Befana. Although invited to join them, she refused but later changed her mind and set out to find the Christ child. According to legend, she is still searching. Everywhere she visits, she leaves gifts for the children in hopes of finding the Baby Jesus. Children hang their stockings on the evening of January 5, awaiting gifts from La Befana."
- La Madonnina, La Befana & Babbo Natale – "The holy trinity of present bringers" – Posted on December 20, 2011 – Jodina [Hahn Gallo] – Source: Italiano With Jodina – " Learn Italian>> Classes + Lessons, Social + Cultural Events, Trips, Tips + Advice on Language & Culture"
- Stockings Filled by a Witch: Italian Gift Giving Etiquette 101 – "Italian children experience an abundance of gift giving during the Christmas season. Not only do they receive a visit from Santa but less than two weeks later they are given gifts from La Befana, a friendly witch who leaves presents in their stockings on the eve of Epiphany every January." – "About Us" – Source: Found in the Livin' on Cloud 9 blog on Cloud9 Living – "Create a Memory, Give an Experience"
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- Christmas in Italy – "Italian Christmas Celebrations and Traditions" – By Martha Bakerjian – Source: Italy Travel section of About.com – "Our Story"
- Christmas in Italy – "Traditions" – "" – Source: Found in the Christmas Around the World section of Jen Hauser – "My EDTECH Experience" on the Boise State University
- WorldView: Christmas in Italy – "Italian traditions in Italy are based heavily on the religion of Christianity. Christmas starts eight days before Christmas and lasts till after the Feast of Epiphany. . ." – "" – Source: Found in the Corsi italiani MULTIMEDIALI section of www.chass.utoronto.ca – "CHASS - Computing in the Humanities and Social Sciences - Faculty of Arts & Science, University of Toronto"
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