Venice: Rowing Lesson Through the Canals

Venice Fondamenta Gasparo Contarini, Venice, Veneto, Italy

Enjoying a gondola ride through the Venice canals is quite the experience, but have you ever wanted to commandeer one yourself? Treat yourself 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. Dream of Italy is a membership website and award-winning ...


Franciacorta Summer Festival on the Road

Franciacorta Lombardy, Italy

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. ...

Ravenna Festival

Unnamed Venue Ravenna, Italy

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 ...

Padua: Ancient Walls Theater Festival

This outdoor theater festival occurs on several dates in June. Dates have not been confirmed; please visit the event website for updates. Related articles: A Guide to Padova: What to See and Where to Eat Admission requires the purchase of a bracelet at the InfoPoint on via Altinate 71. Beyond access to the gardens the bracelet includes a guide and free ...


Verona Opera Festival

Arena di Verona Piazza Brà 1, Verona, Italy

This opera festival is just as famous for the venue in which the operas are performed as it is for the quality of the performances. To sit under the stars in an ancient Roman amphitheater (the Arena di Verona) in the middle of the city and experience an opera is an incredible opportunity that has been drawing visitors from all ...


Bologna: Under the Stars of Cinema

Piazza Maggiore Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

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. You can view the full schedule on the official ...


Rome: Music Festival of the Nations

Teatro Marcello Via del Teatro di Marcello, Rome, Italy

Nightly performances at 8:3o p.m. at Rome's Teatro Marcello focus on classical music, including Baroque, Romantic, and Classic styles. Performances range from soloists to chamber ensembles to polyphonic choirs. Note: dates have not been confirmed; please check the event website for updates. Dream of Italy is a membership website and award-winning travel publication publishing 170 issues since 2002. Get a ...

Pistoia (Tuscany): Blues Festival

Piazza Duomo Pistoia, Italy

Started in 1980 when BB King and Muddy Waters inaugurated the event, the Pistoia Blues Festival has grown each year, with myriad world-famous blues bands and solo performers traveling to the main piazza of the beautiful Tuscan village each year. Past artists have included Mumford & Sons, Santana, Counting Crows, Hozier, Passenger, Sting, and Dream Theater. Ticket prices vary by ...


Perugia: Umbria Jazz Festival

Unnamed Venue Piazza Danti 28, Perugia, Italy

Jazz lovers from all over the world converge on the city of Perugia, in Umbria, for performances, seminars and workshops at one of Europe's best-known jazz festivals and by renowned musicians. This is an event not to miss for jazz lovers! Ticket prices vary by performance. Dream of Italy is a membership website and award-winning travel publication publishing 170 issues since ...


Pisa: Musicastrada

Unnamed Venue Pisa, Italy

Musicastrada is a series of 20+ free concerts throughout the province of Pisa, each celebrating the region's history, culture, and folklore. 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 ...