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 ...

Bologna: The Tower and the Moon

Parco Archeologico Via dell'Archiginnasio 2, Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

This unique evening festival takes place in the Archeologic Garden of San Pietro at the foot of the Campanaria Tower from the 13th century in the town of Ozzano dell'Emilia. Here, guests can bear witness to a wizard's magic, watch theater and dance performances, concerts a more all under the moonlight. Dream of Italy is a membership website and award-winning ...


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 ...


Bologna: Oltre Festival

Parco Caserme Rosse Via di Corticella, Bolgona, Emilia-Romagna, Italy

The Oltre Festival, or the Beyond Festival, invites all music lovers to go beyond the city walls to listen to their favorite type of music. The line up includes genres from like singer-songwriter to rock. This five-day event takes place in the Parco di Caserme Rosse. Don't miss out on this special experience to go beyond the walls and explore a new ...


Rimini: Pink Night

Unnamed Venue Rimini, Italy

The town of Rimini lights up pink on Pink Night (La Notte Rosa), billed as "Summer's New Year's Eve Bash." Pink Night is an all-night party that celebrates nightlife and fun, and includes theatre, music, and other events on the Rimini Riviera. Dream of Italy is a membership website and award-winning travel publication publishing 170 issues since 2002. Get a ...




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 ...


Ferrara: Buskers Festival

This August, if you find yourself in Emilia-Romagna take a train and walk through the historic streets of Ferrara and meet international street musicians as they perform various genres of music from around the world. The festival was originated by Stefano Bottoni, a native ferrarese, who was inspired by his visit to New York in the 1980s to see his own ...



Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Italy

Unnamed Venue Bologna, Italy

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 again. 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 ...


European Heritage Days

European Heritage Days began in France in 1954 as a way to celebrate the European continent. Celebrations are arranged across Italy, with different themes for each country every year. Free admission to museums, archaeological sites, concerts and theater invite Europeans and visitors to discover the heritage and culture of Italy. Note: Dates have not been confirmed; please check the event ...


Parma: Verdi Festival

Teatro Regio Strada Giuseppe Garibaldi 16/a, Parma, Italy

A month-long festival of operas and concerts celebrating Giuseppe Verdi at the Teatro Regio and other venues around the city of Parma. Tickets start at 10€ for standing room. 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 ...