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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
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 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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November 2019

Pistoia: Santa Clause’s Home

November 1, 2019 - January 31, 2020
Parco delle Terme, Viale delle Palme
Montecatini Terme, Italy
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8€

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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December 2019

Manarola (Liguria): World’s Largest Nativity Scene

December 8, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - January 31, 2020 @ 10:00 pm
Manarola Manarola, La Spezia Italy + Google Map
Free

You've heard about the world's largest Christmas tree lighting in Umbria and now there is the world's largest presepe in the town of Manarola, one of the 5 towns in the Cinque Terre. The project was realized Mario Andreoli, a retired railway worker who has dedicated over 30 years to the installation and in 2007 it was added to the Guinness World Records. Not only is the view of this nativity scene breathtaking but it is also environmentally friendly thanks to…

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April 2020

Festa della Liberazione: Italian Liberation Day

April 25
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 25 of April, repeating indefinitely

Free

On April 25, 1945, Italy was liberated from the grip of Mussolini and the German-Fascist regime. The country celebrates this historic day with parades, ceremonies, and speeches. Rome, as the capital, enjoys the biggest celebrations, including a visit by the President to the Ardeatine Caves Mausoleum, where the Nazis massacred 335 Romans in 1944. 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…

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May 2020

Spello (Umbria): Flowering Windows, Balconies and Alleys

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

Free

As if the the intimate vie in Italy couldn't get any more charming, the streets in the historic center of the quaint town of Spello in Umbria are filled with flowers from May to August for the infiorita di Spello. Residents decorate their window sills, balconies, staircases, alleys and corners in a blossoming botanical display for everyone to enjoy. Dream of Italy is a membership website and award-winning travel publication publishing 170 issues since 2002. Get a free issue to see…

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Gubbio (Umbria): Corso dei Ceri (Running of the Candles)

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

Unnamed Venue Gubbio, Italy + Google Map
Free

One of Italy's oldest and weirdest traditions, Corso dei Ceri, or "Running of the Candles," takes place once a year on the 15 May in the picturesque Umbrian town of Gubbio. Three "candles" (actually 30 foot-high wooden pillars) crowned with statues of saints are paraded around the town by "ceraiuoli" and then run up the streets of Gubbio to the Basilica of Saint Ubaldo, above the town. Must be seen to be believed! Dream of Italy is a membership website and…

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June 2020

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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Rome: Fantafestival

June 10 - June 16
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 10 of June, repeating indefinitely

Rome's Fantafestival is dedicated to fantastic and horror cinema. The location at Multisala Barberini is confirmed and so are the "Golden Bats" for the best picture and short in both the Italian and international categories. There will once again be the Z-Day, with a zombie-walk along the streets of Rome. Note: Dates have not been confirmed; please check the official event website for updates. Dream of Italy is a membership website and award-winning travel publication publishing 170 issues since 2002.…

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Bologna: Under the Stars of Cinema

June 17 - August 14
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 17 of June, repeating indefinitely

Piazza Maggiore Bologna, Emilia-Romagna 40124 Italy + Google Map
Free

Bologna has got some spectacular spaces from le due torri, to the garden of Margherita, and under the porticos that lead you to a panoramic view of the city from the Church of San Luca. During the summer though, Piazza Maggiore offers yet another unique space with film screenings of the classics starting at 9:45 PM. Among the vast talented directors are Martin Scorsese, Vittorio De Sica, Fellini, Chaplan, Coppola and many more. You can view the full schedule on the…

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Moiano (Perugia): Snail Festival

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

Moiano Perugia 06062 Italy + Google Map
Free

A lot of the gourmet cuisine we know today is a revamped version of famine food that people used to make just to survive in the past and the lumaca is no exception. Lumaca, which means snail in Italian, is the protagonist in this yearly five-day festival in Moiano, Umbria. Visitors can enjoy the massaie's (local farmer's wives') homemade cooking who use this not-so-secret ingredient in their cooking along with many other local products. The event also offers live music…

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