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Ten ways Italians celebrate Easter

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Ten ways Italians celebrate Easter
The "scoppio del carro" in Florence. Photo: Florence Easter photo: Shutterstock
12:05 CEST+02:00
The clocks have gone forward and the supermarket aisles are piled high with huge chocolate eggs. It must be time for Easter. But how do Italians celebrate?

The two weeks leading up to Easter Sunday are among the busiest times of the year in Italy, especially in Rome, as pilgrims travel to the capital for Holy Week.

But elsewhere the Easter period is marked with a number of rituals and traditions, some dating back hundreds of years.

And while food and religious processions are inevitably a central part, some are a lot quirkier.

Find out more: Ten Italian Easter traditions

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