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July 2022

Goblets of Stars

July 31 - August 15

Goblets of Stars (Calici di Stelle) is a wine event held annually across Italy on the night of and the week leading up to the Feast of San Lorenzo, a night that is historically lit up with shooting stars, interpreted as the tears of San Lorenzo. Evening concerts, parades, and events celebrating wine are held in piazzas across the country. Note: Dates have not been confirmed; please visit the event website for updates. Dream of Italy is a membership website…

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August 2022

Ferragosto

August 15 - August 29
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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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Civitavecchia (Lazio): Feast of the Sea (Il Padellone)

August 15
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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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September 2022

European Heritage Days

September 25 - September 26
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 2023

Ferragosto

August 15, 2023 - August 29, 2023
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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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Civitavecchia (Lazio): Feast of the Sea (Il Padellone)

August 15, 2023
|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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