Events in Italy

January 2018 Events

January 2018 |
Jan. 6: Epiphany Regatta, Venice. In a city that holds hundreds of regatta races throughout the year, this one stands out, as it features 50 men dressed as La Befana. The rowers paddle up the Grand Canal and toward the Rialto Bridge, competing to...

December 2017 Events

December 2017 |
ROME: Hanukkah – The city’s large Jewish community gathers in Piazza Barberini where candles on a large Menorah are lit each evening during the eight-night holiday. The area near Campo dei Fiori is also festive during this time. Christmas Markets...

November 2017 Events

November 2017 |
Nov. 1 – All Saints Day in Italy. Ognissanti is the feast of all the Saints of the Catholic calendar and is also a public holiday. While most businesses will close, many churches and museums remain open. Nov. 2 – All Souls Day in Italy. Italians...

October 2017 Events

October 2017 |
Sept. 30 – Oct. 9, Barcolana Regatta, Trieste. The annual boating competition in which 2,000 boat owners test their skills is the largest gathering of boats in the Mediterranean Sea. Music, food and wine accompany the races with the main event held...

September 2017 events

September 2017 |
Aug. 30 – Sept. 9: Venice Film Festival. In its 74th year, the Venice Film Festival takes place on the Lido di Venezia. Raising awareness and promoting international cinema in all its forms of art, the Festival is a favorite among celebrities and...

August 2017 events

August 2017 |
August may be the month when Italians flee for ferragosto, but perhaps these upcoming events going on across the country will change that! Aug. 5: Festa della Madonna della Neve, Rome (and other Italian cities). The festival celebrates a...

July 2017 events

July 2017 |
July weather is hot throughout Italy and festivals and special events are in full swing. July 1 - Giostra della Quintana in Foligno (Perugia). Over 600 participants wearing traditional 17th century costumes compete in jousting events. Thousands of...

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...
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