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March 2022

Turin: Terra Madre Salone del Gusto

March 1 - September 30
10€

This Slow Food event combines the birthday of Slow Food and the anniversary of the Salone del Gusto event, which happens every two years. The artisan food festival showcases specialty foods from producers from 150 countries and engages visitors in food workshops and discussions around sustainability. Guests can also book special dinners. Previous editions of Salone del Gusto were held in Turin's convention center, but this year, the event will be spread out across the city in outdoor venues such as…

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April 2022

Venice: La Biennale

April 23 @ 10:00 am - November 27 @ 7:00 pm
25€

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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May 2022

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Italy

May 1 - September 14
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on of September, repeating indefinitely

Unnamed Venue Bologna, Italy + Google Map
15€

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 on again. 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 throughout the year. Note:…

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Franciacorta Summer Festival on the Road

May 1 - September 30
Franciacorta Lombardy Italy + Google Map

This 4-month long festival takes place from May to September and invites guests to explore the vineyards and towns of the northern region of Lombardy has to offer. The festival celebrating Franciacorta, which some regard as Italy's finest sparkling wine, is pulling out all the stops with various events celebrating the food, wine, sports, nature and art of the region. Visitors can also enjoy concerts, sign up for guided tours showcasing mansions and many other activities. Note: Pricing for events…

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Gubbio Crossbow Tournament

May 29
Piazza Grande, Piazza Grande
Gubbio, Italy
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Every May since 1594, on the last Sunday of the month, the towns of Gubbio and Sansepolcro have competed against each other with crossbows. A nod to Italy's medieval past, the competitors dress up in period costumes and battle to win a gold, silver, or bronze crossbow. Access 160 Issues of Our Award-Winning Travel Publication. Get Insider Help Planning Your Trip to Italy.

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Cantine Aperte (Open Cellars)

May 29 @ 2:00 pm - May 30 @ 8:00 pm

Since 1993, vineyards all over Italy have opened their cellars on the last Sunday in May (or, in some regions, the first two days of June), encouraging direct contact with wine lovers. From tastings to tours in the vineyards, there will be many initiatives from the Alps to Mount Etna that will celebrate wine. Open Cellars has over time become a philosophy, a way of traveling and discovering the territories of Italian wine, which sees more and more tourists, enthusiasts…

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June 2022

Pisa: Giugno Pisano

June 1 - June 30
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Giugno Pisano is a month of festivals in Pisa in June. Among the events are openings of the town's churches at night, the Palio di San Ranieri, the Battle of the Bridge on the last Saturday in June, the Regatta every four years (the last one was held in 2015), a night opening of the Leaning Tower, and Games on the Bridge, and the Luminara di San Ranieri, a night when the town is lit by 70,000 candles. Dream of…

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Ravenna Festival

June 1 - July 31
Unnamed Venue Ravenna, Italy + Google Map

This summer music festival in Ravenna offers concerts and performances throughout Ravenna's well-preserved Byzantine churches, cloisters, and piazzas. Having once been the Western capital of the Roman Empire, the city of Ravenna offers a historical backdrop that only adds to the beautiful and austere atmosphere. Ticket prices vary by performance and can be purchased online. Note: Dates have not been confirmed; please visit the event website for updates. Dream of Italy is a membership website and award-winning travel publication publishing…

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Fiesole: Estate Fiesolana

June 1 - August 30
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Teatro Romano di Fiesole, Via Portigiani 1
Fiesole, Firenze 50014F Italy
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The city of Fiesole is celebrating their annual summer concert festival with a mix of Jazz concerts, theater, talks, and dance events throughout June and August. Located just on the outskirts of Florence and only a 10 minute train ride away, this charming hillside offers a gorgeous panoramic view of the Historic Center all while enjoying a rich cultural experience. Note: Pricing of events may vary; please check the event website for further information. Dream of Italy is a membership…

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Florence: Estate Fiorentina

June 1 @ 8:00 am - September 30 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every year that begins at 8:00 am on of May, repeating indefinitely

Florence Florence, Italy + Google Map
Free

Summer lasts into September at Florence's annual summer festival. The festivities include outdoor cinema, a rooftop music festival, jazz music, il Palio di Santo Stefano in Pane which is a Renaissance fair, and much more. 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…

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