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Spelonga (Marche): A Beautiful Party

Spelonga Marche

Every three years the wonderful town of Spelonga in the le Marche region hosts a town wide celebration known as la Festa Bella (the Beautiful Party) for the entire month of August. The silhouette of a ship is recreated in the town piazza where a Turkish flag waves high up on the ship's mast in memory of the Turkish defeat ...

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Ferragosto

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 ...

Senigallia (Le Marche): Summer Jamboree

Centro Storico Senigallia

If you develop an unlikely case of homesickness while visiting Italy, head to the Summer Jamboree in the coastal town of Senigallia in Le Marche, which revisits classic 1940s and '50s Americana. Free concerts by American and Italian artists, dance classes, and a huge Hawaiian beach party draw a huge crowd to the festival. Dream of Italy is a membership ...

Ascoli Piceno (Le Marche): La Quintana

La Quintana is an annual Palio event that pits the six sestiere of Ascoli Piceno, a town in the region of Le Marche, against each other for bragging rights and the prized Palio drape. They compete in archery, flag-throwing and more, but it all culminates in the rousing joust, a high-energy beloved horse race, which is preceded by an opulent parade in period costumes by representatives of ...

Pesaro (Le Marche): Rossini Opera Festival

Unnamed Venue Via Gioacchino Rossini, 24, Pesaro

Bel canto opera singers perform the works of composer Gioachino Rossini in his hometown in the Le Marche region. Note: Tickets start at 50€; Please visit event website for more information. 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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Macerata (Le Marche): Sferisterio Opera Festival

Unnamed Venue Piazza Giuseppe Mazzini 10, Macerata

The Sferisterio Opera Festival, organized by the Macerata Opera every summer, will feature The Magic Flute, La Traviata, and L'Elisir d'Amore. Balcony tickets are sold for 10€ on performance day; regular-priced tickets start at 25€. A wonderful experience to enjoy Le Marche! Note: Dates have not been confirmed; please visit the event website for updates. Dream of Italy is a membership website and ...

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Goblets of Stars

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. ...

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Urbino (Le Marche): The Duke’s Festival (Festa del Duca)

Piazza Duca Federico Urbino

A medieval celebration fit for a duke takes over the historic city of Urbino on the third Sunday in August, with events focused around the Piazza Duca Federico in the old quarter of the city. Knights on horseback, meandering musicians and poets, and fair ladies in 15th century period gowns parade throughout the city and feast on traditional fare. Crafts, ...

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Ferragosto

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 ...

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. Dream of Italy is a membership website and award-winning travel ...

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