Events in Italy

March 2017 events

March 2017 | La Gazzetta Italiana
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 | La Gazzetta Italiana
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 Gazzetta Italiana
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 | La Gazzetta Italiana
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 | La Gazzetta Italiana
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 | La Gazzetta Italiana
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...

September 2016 Events

September 2016 | La Gazzetta Italiana
Summer comes to an end, but festivals and traditional celebrations do not! Venice (Aug. 4) – Regatta Storica. Oar boat races featuring men, women and children are staged following a parade. Hundreds of people in costume take part in the...

August 2016 Events

August 2016 | La Gazzetta Italiana
The end of summertime is still a popular time throughout Italy for festivals, music concerts and fireworks. Agosto is also vacation time for Italians who prefer the seaside. Most shops and businesses close for the celebration of Ferragosto...

Italian Festivals Big and Small

October 2011 | Margie Longano Miklas
Si sà che agli italiani piace celebrare le cosiddette Sagre o Festival che si organizzano durante l'anno in tantissime comunità del territorio Italiano. Tante di queste sono famose anche all'estero. E' una opportunità per gli...