Events in Italy

June 2017 events

June 2017 |
June is filled with great events such as festas and musical concerts all over the country. June 2 – Festa della Repubblica (Anniversary of the Republic) On this day in 1946, Italians voted to abolish the monarchy that had been in place since...

May 2017 events

May 2017 |
May 1 (Primo Maggio) is Labor Day and a national holiday in Italy. Closures are common in many businesses, museums and restaurants. May also begins high season in Venice and the boat season rows off with their best-known race, the Vogalonga. This...

April 2017 events

April 2017 |
Spring is in full swing and Italy is prepping for the tourist season; the time for higher prices is approaching. The weather is sunny and warming up but cool days should still be anticipated. The southern regions are already drawing crowds to the...

March 2017 events

March 2017 |
March 8 - Festa della Donna. A Women’s Day festival when men bring flowers, usually Mimosa, to the ladies in their lives. The restaurants go all-out with special Festa meals and all over Italy there are festivals, concerts and reduced...

February 2017 events

February 2017 |
VENICE becomes a city of masks and mystery every February during Carnevale. Carnivals are everywhere and seem to be endless: the Adriatic Festival (Fano), Tempio Pausania (Sassari), Forli and the Feast of the Madonna of Fire, Ronciglione (Viterbo),...

January 2017 events

January 2017 |
La Befana tops the month’s festivities. The friendly witch is celebrated on the Epiphany and all of the youngsters who have “been good” can expect gifts, while naughty children receive pieces of coal. The La Befana legend...

December 2016 events

December 2016 |
The Christmas holiday events are the Feast Day of the Immaculate Conception (Dec. 8), Christmas Eve and St. Stephens Day, Dec. 26. The Wild Boar Festival of Suvereto (Toscana) is a 10-day event that begins at the end of November and lasts through...

November 2016 events

November 2016 |
All Saints Day, Nov. 1 - Truffles and olives are the stars of November. It is a national holiday and many of the shops close down but, tourists can find their way to the open museums and churches. All Souls Day, Nov. 2 - Italians honor their...

October 2016 Events

October 2016 |
Mushrooms, chestnuts, chocolate, and truffles dominate the fall’s food, wine and harvest festivals and World Pasta Day is Oct. 23. Alba (Cuneo/Piemonte). The White Truffle festival is one of the biggest festivals in Italy. A major event is...
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