Italy’s Unique Charms: 9 Things That Set It Apart


When people talk about Italy, the first things that come to mind are pasta, pizza, shopping in one of the world fashion capitals, Milan, and mesmerizing UNESCO Heritage sites. But locals would say that Italy is much more than these things — it’s here that you may find some things and traditions you’d never see in other countries. Did you know, for example, that Italians toss out their furniture on Christmas Eve or about its haunted and cursed islands?

Wearing red lingerie to attract luck

Italian people don’t only choose festival outfits to celebrate the New Year, but they also make sure their lingerie is of a certain red hue. Here, both males and females wear red underwear on the eve of the new year, as this color is considered to attract luck. You may find the same tradition in various Latin countries, however, people there wear yellow lingerie instead of red. In those local cultures, yellow is believed to bring love and happiness.

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October 9, 2023 | 8:08 pm