Italy Festivals

Photograph: Palio of Siena

Festivals in Italy

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Bologna Festival

Bologna Festival

Bologna has long held the reputation as a centre for cultural excellence. In 2000 it was declared the the European Capital of Culture. In 2006 ...
Europe Italy Bologna Classical Music and Opera Festivals March
Calcio Storico

Calcio Storico

Steeped in almost 500 years of tradition and described loosely as a mix between football and rugby — with a good dose of bare-knuckle boxing ...
Europe Italy Florence Sporting Events Bizarre Festivals June
Cinque Mulini

Cinque Mulini

Each January, some 20 kilometres northwest of Milan in the Lombardy Region of Italy, the commune of San Vittore Olona plays host to one of ...
Europe Italy Milan Marathons, Triathlons and Fun Runs January
Festival Morgana

Festival Morgana

The art of puppetry is alive and kicking in the Sicilian capital, Palermo — no strings attached. For two and a half weeks each November ...
Europe Italy Palermo Puppet Festivals November
Festival of the Artichoke

Festival of the Artichoke

The aphrodisiacal artichoke takes centre stage at the Romanesco Artichoke Festival held for three days each April in the Tyrrhenian Seaside town of Ladispoli. Since ...
Europe Italy Rome Food Festivals April
FotoGrafia

FotoGrafia

Fotografia, Rome's annual photography festival is back again this September with a wide range of exhibitions being staged at the Museo dÂ’Arte Contemporanea di Roma ...
Europe Italy Rome Photography Festivals September
Genoa Festival of Science

Genoa Festival of Science

Since 2003, the Italian port city of Genoa has been attracting inquiring minds to discuss, debate and ponder all things scientific at their annual Festival ...
Europe Italy Genova Science and Technology Festivals Family Festivals October
Giornate FAI

Giornate FAI

Over a weekend each spring, the Fondo Ambiente Italiano (Italy's cultural heritage body) politely encourages institutional and private owners of historic properties to open their ...
Europe Italy Cultural Festivals Historical Festivals March
International Rome Film Festival

International Rome Film Festival

Although a relative youngster, the International Rome Film Festival already competes with the European film festival heavyweights; in no small part due to the huge ...
Europe Italy Rome Film Festivals Short Film Festivals October
Lungo Il Tevere

Lungo Il Tevere

The banks of the Tiber (Tevere in Italian) around Isola Tiberina spring to life from mid June through early September during the annual Lungo Il ...
Europe Italy Rome Community Festivals Art Festivals June
Merano Wine Festival

Merano Wine Festival

Held in the palatial rooms of the Kurhaus, the Merano Wine Festival has been dubbed the world's most exclusive wine-event — a celebration and a ...
Europe Italy Venice Wine Festivals Food Festivals November
Palio of Siena

Palio of Siena

Amidst a flurry of medieval pageantry in the ancient Piazza del Campo, Siena's historic, Il Palio is a horse race with a difference and an ...
Europe Italy Florence Horse Racing Events Traditional Festivals Sporting Events July
Pink Night

Pink Night

That ain't sunburn! Join revellers on Italy's Adriatic Coast for Pink Night (La Notte Rosa) the summer's most anticipated celebration. From the Lidos of Comacchio ...
Europe Italy Rimini Summer Festivals July
Pisa Book Festival

Pisa Book Festival

Literary buffs gather in Pisa for three days each November to celebrate the written word at the annual Pisa Book Festival. A packed programme focussing ...
Europe Italy Pisa Book Fairs November
Pizzafest

Pizzafest

Pizza lovers congregate in Naples for ten days each September to dine en-masse on Naples' signature dish. The most famous pizzeries from Italy and abroad ...
Europe Italy Naples Food Festivals September
Regata Storica

Regata Storica

Venice's history is inextricably linked to rowing. Her gondolas and gondoliers are as iconic as Pisa's tower or Rome's colosseum. Come the first Sunday of ...
Europe Italy Venice Sporting Events Traditional Festivals September
Rome Marathon

Rome Marathon

If you're going to push your body to the extreme and endure 42.195 kilometres of tarmac-pounding hell, at least do it in Rome where world-class ...
Europe Italy Rome Marathons, Triathlons and Fun Runs March
St. Valentine's Day (Terni)

St. Valentine's Day (Terni)

Get all of loved up with the people of Terni, the birthplace and resting place of Roman Catholic martyr, Saint Valentine. Throughout the month of ...
Europe Italy Terni Religious Events February
Stramilano

Stramilano

Join the jogging throng of thousands as they take to the streets of Milan in late March or early April for the Stramilano. Three events ...
Europe Italy Milan Marathons, Triathlons and Fun Runs March
Taste Florence

Taste Florence

With the history, art and architecture of magnificent Florence as a backdrop, it's easy to take for granted Italy's greatest masterpiece, her cuisine. For three ...
Europe Italy Florence Food Festivals Wine Festivals March
Trieste Film Festival

Trieste Film Festival

Held annually during the third week of January in the picturesque Italian port city, The Trieste Film Festival has become the leading festival of Central ...
Europe Italy Trieste Film Festivals Short Film Festivals January
Umbria Jazz Festival

Umbria Jazz Festival

Over ten days each July picture-postcard Perugia takes on the mantle of jazz central during the Umbria Jazz Festival. Recognised as one of one of ...
Europe Italy Perugia Jazz Festivals July
Venice Carnival

Venice Carnival

The Queen of the Adriatic, plays host to its own very unique celebration of Carnival each February (Carnevale di Venzia) and has done on and ...
Europe Italy Venice Carnival and Mardi Gras February
Viareggio Carnival

Viareggio Carnival

Italy's Carnevale di Viareggio has been building on its rep as one of Europe's finest street parades since it's troubled beginnings as a higher tax ...
Europe Italy Viareggio Carnival and Mardi Gras Street Parades February
Vinitaly

Vinitaly

Dubbed the largest wine show in the world, Vinitaly is a hugely important international wine competition and exposition held annually in the famed Italian wine ...
Europe Italy Verona Wine Festivals April
Wine Town Firenze

Wine Town Firenze

Grab a friend, grab a glass and join the beautiful people of Florence this May, as they take to their city's picturesque piazzas and historic ...
Europe Italy Florence Wine Festivals July
World Pizza Championships

World Pizza Championships

Part Italian snack, part theatre! Think boy band dance moves mixed with gymnastics floor routines and to that add a generous dose of fun and ...
Europe Italy Parma Food Festivals April

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