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November 2016

Throughout Italy: San Martino in Cantina (Grape Harvest Festival)

November 13, 2016

One day a year during Saint Martin's week, the entire country of Italy comes together to celebrate the power, the intrigue, and the mystery of...the grape! At this national celebration, revelers welcome the happy harvest of the grape with the opening of 100 wine cellars for free tasting of the young wines by the public! This Novello (New) wine has a fresh, light flavor, and is coupled with local food delicacies and regional specialties like cheeses, nuts, breads and cured meats…

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December 2016

Manarola (Cinque Terre): Solar-Powered Nativity

December 1, 2016 - December 31, 2016
Unnamed Venue Manarola, Italy + Google Map

The town of Manarola in Cinque Terre boasts a nativity lit with 15,000 solar-powered lights. This is the largest nativity scene in the world, and it is also constructed from recycled materials.

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Throughout Italy: Feast of the Immaculate Conception

December 8, 2016
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December 8 is an Italian and Catholic holiday: the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Cities throughout Italy celebrate with special masses, parades, and music. Many stores remain open for holiday shopping. Get your FREE copy of Dream of Italy's Christmas in Italy Guide

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Throughout Italy: Santa Lucia Day

December 13, 2016
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Cities throughout Italy celebrate Santa Lucia Day on December 13. Sicily hosts an especially large parade on December 13, bringing Santa Lucia's coffin to the Church of Santa Lucia. Another parade is held on December 20 to bring her back to the church's crypt. Get your FREE copy of Dream of Italy's Christmas in Italy Guide

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August 2018

Ferragosto

August 15, 2018 - August 29, 2018
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 15 of August, repeating indefinitely

It's the summer and in August many Italians are looking forward to Ferragosto which starts on August 15th. It's known as a two-week vacation period with roots in ancient Rome. When Emperor Augustus invented the feriae Augusti to mark the end harvest he also made it a moment that signified a period of well-deserved rest. Later, during the fascist regime, this time of the year was used to promote travel within the country, including discounts on train voyages to see all…

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August 2020

Ferragosto

August 15, 2020 - August 29, 2020
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 15 of August, repeating indefinitely

It's the summer and in August many Italians are looking forward to Ferragosto which starts on August 15th. It's known as a two-week vacation period with roots in ancient Rome. When Emperor Augustus invented the feriae Augusti to mark the end harvest he also made it a moment that signified a period of well-deserved rest. Later, during the fascist regime, this time of the year was used to promote travel within the country, including discounts on train voyages to see all…

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August 2021

Ferragosto

August 15, 2021 - August 29, 2021
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 15 of August, repeating indefinitely

It's the summer and in August many Italians are looking forward to Ferragosto which starts on August 15th. It's known as a two-week vacation period with roots in ancient Rome. When Emperor Augustus invented the feriae Augusti to mark the end harvest he also made it a moment that signified a period of well-deserved rest. Later, during the fascist regime, this time of the year was used to promote travel within the country, including discounts on train voyages to see all…

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