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October 2016

Rome: Virtual Reality at the Ara Pacis

October 14, 2016 @ 8:30 pm - December 31, 2019 @ 11:30 pm
Museo Ara Pacis, Lungotevere in Augusta
Rome, Italy
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In this exhibit, visitors can experience the Ara Pacis in Rome through virtual reality to discover how it once looked during the Augustan era and to discover the origin story of Rome and the Augustus' family. Visitors can even experience what it was like to witness a Roman sacrifice. This one of a kind experience, offered in 5 language (Italian, English, French, Spanish and German), is in its last year of activity so don't miss out! Note: Opening hours vary…

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January 2019

Matera: European Capital of Culture

January 13 @ 8:00 am - December 31 @ 5:00 pm
Matera Matera, Italy + Google Map

Matera has been named Europe's Capital of Culture for 2019, and will celebrate with events all year long. Visitors can engage in an interactive experience by using their own phones as they are lead through the exhibit with a chatbot created by Martel.IA, they can also participate in a two-day L.A.R.P. event, take part in a community seeding workshop that promotes sustainability and even enjoy live dance performances from renowned choreographers such as Maria Hassabi. Dream of Italy is a…

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May 2019

Venice: La Biennale

May 11 @ 10:00 am - November 24 @ 7:00 pm

The annual Biennale Art Festival takes over Venice this summer and fall, when countries from around the world set up pavilions to show off their home-grown contemporary artists.  The venerable festival is a parade of avant garde visual art: a major destination for the art elite and the cognoscenti. The event runs daily from May to November, though it is closed on Mondays. Dream of Italy is a membership website and award-winning travel publication publishing 170 issues since 2002. Get…

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September 2019

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Italy

September 16, 2019 - January 30, 2020
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 16 of September, repeating indefinitely

Unnamed Venue Bologna, Italy + Google Map

Lace up those running shoes, get that last swig of water and be sure to get a good stretch in; the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is in its 20th anniversary this year. The Italian branch of the organization hosts a series of events and workshops promoting good health and exercise leading up to a big race in efforts to raise money for the Foundation and breast cancer research. The event takes place in various cities in Italy…

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October 2019

Alba: White Truffle Festival

October 5 - November 24
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 5 of October, repeating indefinitely

Alba Alba, Piedmont Italy + Google Map

This fall festival in Piedmont features fine wines, exquisite wines, the rare and prized white truffle (that can only grow in nature) and much more to tempt the taste buds. Note: Pricing starts at 22€ and may vary depending on event; Admission ticket to the white truffle world market is included with purchase of any Wine Tasting Experience, Food Moments and Analisi Sensoriale del Tartufo events; Please check event website for more information. Dream of Italy is a membership website…

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November 2019

Naples: Christmas Alley

November 1 - December 31
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 1 of November, repeating indefinitely


Southern Italy is romanticized for its gorgeous countryside, warm weather and even warmer welcome from the locals. What is perhaps even more inviting is the energy around the holidays and Christmas is no exception. If you're in the Campania region, take the time to stop over in Naples and visit Christmas Alley, also known as Via San Gregorio Armeno in the Historic Center of Napoli. The via is lined with handicraft workshops and during the holidays, starting in November, the artisans display their work…

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Pistoia: Santa Clause’s Home

November 1, 2019 - January 31, 2020
Parco delle Terme, Viale delle Palme
Montecatini Terme, Italy
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Step into Babbo Natale's winter wonderland and be sure to have a magical experience exploring and interacting with Santa's world. Guests are greeted by the Snow and Ice Fairy who tell the tale of Christmas and are lead to the Enchanted Forest buzzing with elven life. Here you will find them steadily working on toys where guests can also participate in toy making workshop.* If you did't get your letter in before time then no need to worry! There is a Letter…

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Turin: Cioccolatò

November 8 - November 17
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 8 of November, repeating indefinitely

Piazza San Carlo, Via Roma
Torino, TO Italy
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Attention all chocolate aficionados, supporters and enthusiasts: The annual chocolate fest in Turin known as Cioccolatò is back! This sweet treat has been enjoyed even by the Savoy royal court and this month-long event invites chocolate lovers to gather and participate in various labs and tastings including events for children. Hosting master chocolatiers from all over the country and highlighting the history of this tasty dessert, Turin's annual chocolate festival, will delight cocoa lovers of any age. Dream of Italy…

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San Miniato: La Sagra del Tartufo Bianco (Truffle Festival)

November 9 - November 24
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 9 of November, repeating indefinitely

Unnamed Venue San Miniato, Italy + Google Map

The small Tuscan town of San Miniato near Pisa celebrates truffle season on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th weekends of November. Enjoy local foods, entertainment, shopping and, of course, the prized white truffles! Dream of Italy is a membership website and award-winning travel publication publishing 170 issues since 2002. Get a free issue to see what we are all about. Join now to access them all. Let our expert travel planners book your Italy trip. We also host a TV series…

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Cremona: Torrone Festival

November 16 - November 24
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 16 of November, repeating indefinitely

Cremona, Piazza del Comune 5
Cremona, Lombardy 26100 Italy
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If you've ever tried this sweet treat and found yourself falling head over heels for it, then do yourself a favor and head on down to Cremona for the Festa del Torrone. Here, the unique nougat confection is celebrated in a very big way with events including the Costruzioni Giganti di Torrone, where people compete to build the largest torrone, and then there's the re-enactment of the 13th century nuptials between Italian military leader Francesco Sforza and Bianca Maria Visconti, Dutchess of Milan. Other…

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