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Manarola (Liguria): World’s Largest Nativity Scene

Manarola Manarola, La Spezia, Italy

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 five towns in the Cinque Terre. The project was realized by Mario Andreoli, a retired railway worker who has dedicated over 30 years to the installation and in 2007 it was added to the ...

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Vessalico (Liguria): Garlic Festival

Unnamed Venue Vessalico, Italy

The Garlic Festival in Vessalico is a tribute to the town's unique mountain garlic and a mainstay in the town for at least the past two centuries. Artists practice reste, the art of interweaving garlic. 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 ...

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Sestri Levante (Genoa): La Barcarolata

Sestri Levante Sestri Levante, Genoa, Italy

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 ...

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 ...

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Genoa: A Thousand Sails

Portico Antico Bay Genoa, Italy

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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Manarola (Liguria): World’s Largest Nativity Scene

Manarola Manarola, La Spezia, Italy

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 five towns in the Cinque Terre. The project was realized by Mario Andreoli, a retired railway worker who has dedicated over 30 years to the installation and in 2007 it was added to the ...

Free

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Sestri Levante (Genoa): La Barcarolata

Sestri Levante Sestri Levante, Genoa, Italy

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

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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 ...

Recurring

Genoa: A Thousand Sails

Portico Antico Bay Genoa, Italy

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