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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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March 2019

Vinci (Tuscany): Unicorn Festival

March 15 - July 28
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 15 of March, repeating indefinitely

€10

This medieval fantasy fair centers around mythical creatures, such as unicorns and elves. Held in Leonardo da Vinci's hometown of Vinci and split into two editions: Winter from March 15 - March17 and Summer from July 26 - July 29, the fair also incorporates duels, archery, and Gothic music. 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…

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April 2019

Gelato Festival

April 21 - September 4
5€

The Gelato Festival is on tour just in time for the summer heat, stopping in 12 Italian cities between now and October. Guests will be able to watch gelato makers at work, taste and vote for their favorite flavors, and sample a special flavor in each city, including Nutella and a mango-kiwi-strawberry combination. There will also be opportunities to learn how gelato is produced and participate in gelato-making classes. Locations include Rome, Naples, Florence and Turin. Note: Dates have not…

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Rome: Music Festival of the Nations

April 21 @ 8:00 am - September 28 @ 5:00 pm
Teatro Marcello, Via del Teatro di Marcello
Rome, Italy
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€14

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. Performances are held on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, and then resume from July 1-September 28. Note: Ticket pricing varies 14€ for free seats, 25€ for back row seating and 36€ for front row seating. Please visit the website for more information on specific events. Dream of Italy is a membership…

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May 2019

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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Florence: Estate Fiorentina

May 1 @ 8:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every year that begins at 8:00 am on day 1 of May, repeating indefinitely

Florence Florence, Italy + Google Map

Summer lasts into October at Florence's annual summer festival. The festivities include La Maggiolata a celebration of the month of May (maggio in Italian), 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.…

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Rome: Virtual Reality at the Ara Pacis

May 2 @ 8:30 pm - September 1 @ 11:30 pm
Museo Ara Pacis, Lungotevere in Augusta
Rome, Italy
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In this exhibit, visitors can experience the Ara Pacis through virtual reality to discover how it once looked Monday through Friday from May 2nd to September 1st. 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 and podcast. Photo credit: Museo…

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Venice: La Biennale

May 11 @ 10:00 am - November 24 @ 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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Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Italy

May 16 - September 29
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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 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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Franciacorta Summer Festival On the Road

May 19 - September 8
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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