Manarola (Liguria): World’s Largest Nativity Scene

Manarola Manarola, La Spezia

You've heard about the world's largest Christmas tree lighting in Umbria and now there is the world's largest presepe in the town of Manarola, one of the 5 towns in the Cinque Terre. The project was realized Mario Andreoli, a retired railway worker who has dedicated over 30 years to the installation and in 2007 it was added to the Guinness ...

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Regatta of the Ancient Maritime Republics

Venice Venice

The Regatta (Palio) of the Ancient Maritime Republics is a competition on eight-oared galleons among the crews of the cities of Amalfi, Genoa, Pisa and Venice. The event is held in a different city each year, combining a fascinating historical and cultural message with a spectacular competition. These four cities have competed in the 2,000-meter race since 1956. Each of the four boats ...

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Sestri Levante (Genoa): La Barcarolata

Sestri Levante Sestri Levante, Genoa

Every last Sunday of July, Baia del Silenzio (or Silence Bay) in Sestri Levante is the  alive thanks to a boat parade under the stars! Tourists and locals can compete in the decorating of their boats with twinkling lights and dress up in carnival costumes in preparation for the parade in the evening! The night wraps up with a gorgeous firework ...

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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 ...

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Genoa: A Thousand Sails

Portico Antico Bay Genoa

The Italian Yacht Club's biggest regatta, this sailing festival brings boats from all over Europe to Genoa's Porto Antico Bay. The millevele or one-thousand sails along the Ligurian coast is a sight not to miss! 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. ...

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Sestri Levante (Genoa): La Barcarolata

Sestri Levante Sestri Levante, Genoa

Every last Sunday of July, Baia del Silenzio (or Silence Bay) in Sestri Levante is the  alive thanks to a boat parade under the stars! Tourists and locals can compete in the decorating of their boats with twinkling lights and dress up in carnival costumes in preparation for the parade in the evening! The night wraps up with a gorgeous firework ...

Free

Recurring

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 ...

Recurring

Genoa: A Thousand Sails

Portico Antico Bay Genoa

The Italian Yacht Club's biggest regatta, this sailing festival brings boats from all over Europe to Genoa's Porto Antico Bay. The millevele or one-thousand sails along the Ligurian coast is a sight not to miss! 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. ...

Free

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