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June 2019

Rome: The Cinema Isle

June 13 - September 1
6€

Throughout the summer, Rome’s Tiber Island, an UNESCO World Heritage Site, hosts an open-air cinema festival for movie lovers. Performances of all varieties including music, theatre, literature and poetry, the tastings and celebrity appearances can be expected besides the previews and blockbusters that are sure to be shown here. This years festival also features women filmmakers from Switzerland and a gaming venue with VR experiences. Dream of Italy is a membership website and award-winning travel publication publishing 170 issues since…

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August 2019

Ferragosto

August 15 - August 29
|Recurring Event (See all)

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 the 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…

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September 2019

Tarquinia (Lazio): Giostra delle Contrade

September 1 - September 10

The coastal town of Tarquinia hosts its annual Giostra delle Contrade, reenacting the knighting of three noble men, Cornetani Sante, Alessandro Vitelleschi, and Piergiovanni Paolo Sacchi, in 1452. Tarquinia celebrates the event with equestrian games, banquets, knights and dancing. Knights representing the seven districts of Tarquinia compete against each other and use lances to remove rings suspended from a statue, while riding full speed on horseback. Note: Dates have not been confirmed; please check the event website for updates. Dream…

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European Heritage Days

September 21 - September 22
Free

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. 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…

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August 2020

Civitavecchia (Lazio): Feast of the Sea (Il Padellone)

August 15, 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

Unnamed Venue Civitavecchia, Italy + Google Map
Free

Civitavecchia rings in the anniversary of its founding, as well as the defeat of the Saracens, in charming seaside style: A boat race, historical procession and a gastronomical fair featuring huge quantities of free seafood, and in particular, a gigantic Padellone -- a giant platter of fried fish that especially encapsulates the anniversary of the founding of the city. Other celebrations take place in Civitavecchia on the week before Il Padellone, but these events are not determined until very close to…

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Ferragosto

August 15, 2020 - August 29, 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)

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 the 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…

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August 2021

Civitavecchia (Lazio): Feast of the Sea (Il Padellone)

August 15, 2021
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

Unnamed Venue Civitavecchia, Italy + Google Map
Free

Civitavecchia rings in the anniversary of its founding, as well as the defeat of the Saracens, in charming seaside style: A boat race, historical procession and a gastronomical fair featuring huge quantities of free seafood, and in particular, a gigantic Padellone -- a giant platter of fried fish that especially encapsulates the anniversary of the founding of the city. Other celebrations take place in Civitavecchia on the week before Il Padellone, but these events are not determined until very close to…

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Ferragosto

August 15, 2021 - August 29, 2021
|Recurring Event (See all)

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 the 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…

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