Easter falls at the time of year when spring begins to peep. Taking a vacation now is the most enjoyable way to celebrate this anniversary.
Easter is a religious festival that is celebrated according to the rites of belonging.
In Italy there are over three thousand living representations. From north to south is a sequence of processions, religious rites, folk festivals, sacred representations, festivals and folklore traditions. Whole countries go down to the streets, during the Holy Week, to celebrate and commemorate the sacred drama of the Death and resurrection of Christ.
On Easter Sunday, after the long period of lent that provides food moderation, the Passover lamb is consumed and eggs and sweets are distributed in shape of a dove. The egg, one of the symbols of Easter, is also the symbol of life in many ancient cultures. The use of giving eggs is linked to the meaning of Easter as the Feast of spring, fertility and the flourishing of nature. The custom of the exchange of decorated eggs developed, in the Middle Ages as a gift to the servants.
The rich tradition of the decorated egg is however due to the goldsmith Peter Carl Fabergé, who in 1883 received from the Tsar the task of preparing a special gift for the Empress Mary; The goldsmith created for the occasion the first Fabergé egg, a white glazed platinum egg containing an additional egg, created in gold, which contained two gifts: a reproduction of the Imperial crown and a golden chick. The fame that had the first egg of Fabergé also contributed to spread the tradition of the gift inside the egg.
The chocolate egg is a continuation of this tradition now used in all countries of the world.
In Venice we celebrate Easter eating the typical Fugassa (focaccia). Originally it was a cake typical of weddings made with the dough used for the panettone. With the passing of time it enriched with sugar and spices and became a sweet noble, served on the richer tables, symbol of the refined tradition of confectionery of the Serenissima.
With the passing of the centuries the focaccia became sweet typical of festive occasions and symbol of Easter. The Focaccia Venetian is found in all the pastries, but the best remains that of COLUSSI in Calle Lunga San Barnaba.
Venice at Easter is tinged with the colors of spring and the campi are filled with cheerful and convivial people. The Grand Canal is a show of reflections and in the hottest hours of the days it is well in the open air.
If you feel like spending an Easter in a wonderful apartment on the grand Canal we offer you Hermitage from 26th March to 8th April 2018.