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September 2020

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Italy

September 16, 2020 - January 30, 2021
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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
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 its 21st 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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November 2020

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

Free

Southern Italy is romanticized for its gorgeous countryside, sunny weather and it's even warmer welcome from the locals. 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 adorned with the artisans' charming holiday art. A lot of their handicrafts involve making pieces for the presepe, a long-standing tradition of making elaborate mangers. The handmade figurines…

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Campania: Luci d’Artista

November 1 - December 21
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 1 of November, repeating indefinitely

Free

If you are looking for a charming experience during the holidays and find yourself in Campania, take the time to visit Salerno where the piazzas will greet you with spectacular artistic light installations. Now nearing its 15th edition, this public display has captivated even international audiences. There is even a ferris wheel that gives guests a bird's-eye view of the twinkling light installations. Note: Dates have not yet been confirmed; Please visit event website for updates. Dream of Italy is…

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Turin: Cioccolatò

November 30 - December 9
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 30 of November, repeating indefinitely

Piazza San Carlo, Via Roma
Torino, TO Italy
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Free

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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December 2020

Cannara: Onion Festival

December 3 - December 15
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 3 of December, repeating indefinitely

Cannara Cannara, Perugia 06033 Italy + Google Map
Free

Cannara, in Umbria, welcomes people to their onion festival! The perfectly sweet onions typical of Cannara are of the red, gold and borrettana varieties. For two weekends in a row locals and tourists can celebrate by partaking in the eating of specialty dishes involving the beloved vegetable. Note: Dates have not yet been confirmed; Please visit event website for updates. Dream of Italy is a membership website and award-winning travel publication publishing 170 issues since 2002. Get a free issue…

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Gubbio (Umbria): Lighting of the World’s Largest Christmas Tree

December 7
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 7 of December, repeating indefinitely

Gubbio Umbria 06024 Italy + Google Map
Free

Gubbio kicks off the Christmas season and keeps it going with the lighting of the world's largest Christmas Tree (first recorded in 1991 in the Guinness Book of Records). This charming medieval town on Mount Ingino in Umbria is home to the light installation for nearly the entire month of December and into the first week of January. Quite a sight to see and to be admired by all! Dream of Italy is a membership website and award-winning travel publication…

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Venice: Rowing lesson through the canals

December 8, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - January 6, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
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An event every year that begins at 5:30 pm on day 8 of December, repeating indefinitely

Venice, Fondamenta Gasparo Contarini
Venice, Veneto Italy
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180€

Enjoying a gondola ride through the Venice canals is quite the experience, but have you ever wanted to commandeer one yourself? Treat yourself this holiday season with a rowing lesson with Row Venice called Vogata di sera. During the lesson you can learn the venetian style of rowing - standing up and facing forward. Evening lessons start at 8:00 PM in the summer and at 5:30 PM from November through March. Dream of Italy is a membership website and award-winning…

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Rome: Baroque Christmas Concert in Capuchins Crypts

December 23 @ 5:15 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every year that begins at 5:15 pm on day 23 of December, repeating indefinitely

Santa Maria Immacolata & Capuchins Museum, Via Vittorio Veneto
Rome, Lazio 00187 Italy
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33€

If you're looking for a unique and one-of-a-kind experience for the holidays in Italy (as if just being in the bel paese was not enough) then you should take a trip to Rome and visit the Church of Santa Maria Immacolata. This historical church is home to the beautifully haunting crypt of the Capuchin monks of the 17th century and the place where they kept their friars remains. In December, the church also hosts a Baroque Christmas concert where performances by…

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Pienza (Tuscany): Torneo di Panforte

December 26 - December 30
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on of June, repeating indefinitely

Pienza Siena, Tuscany 53026 Italy + Google Map
Free

Have you ever been told not to play with your food? Well the people in Pienza have, and they don't care! Here, just to the south of Siena, folks continue to keep the holiday spirit going with a friendly competition involving the throwing of panforte. This tournament takes place every year from December 26th - 30th in Pienza's city hall where many teams sign up to see who could get the most points. If you'd like to find out more about…

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Venice: New Year’s Concert

December 29, 2020 - January 1, 2021
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 29 of December, repeating indefinitely

Teatro La Fenice, Campo San Fantin, 1965
Venice, Italy
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99€

Venice celebrates the end of the year with a classical concert at Teatro La Fenice conducted by Myung-Whun Chung. As tradition dictates, the first segment of the concert features the talented La Fenice Orchestra, while the choir joins in during the second segment performing "Va' Pensiero" from Nabucco and "Libiam ne' lieti calici" from La traviata.  Note: Dates have not yet been confirmed; Tickets start at 99€; Pricing varies on day of performance; Please visit event website for further information. Dream…

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