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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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September 2022

Milan: Celebration of the Holy Nail

September 14 - September 16
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 14 of September, repeating indefinitely

Il Duomo, Piazza del Duomo
Milan, Italy
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Free

Il Santo Chiodo or The Holy Nail allegedly was taken from the cross used to crucify Jesus, and during this celebration, Milan's archbishop ascends toward the ceiling of the Duomo in a rickety mechanical basket to uplift the relic, and then brings it back down for the crowd to admire. 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 access…

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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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October 2022

Milan: Film Festival

October 7 - October 9
The Space Cinema Odeon Via Santa Radegonda 8, Milan 20121 Italy + Google Map

The Milan Film Festival has established a reputation as a place where emerging directors and filmmakers can be "discovered." The festival features short and long films of varying genres at theaters around Milan. Note: Dates have not been confirmed; please visit the event website for updates. 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 access them all. Let…

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Milan: Yoga Festival

October 15 - October 17
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 15 of October, repeating indefinitely

Palazzo del Ghiaccio, Via Giovanni Battista Piranesi 14
Milano, MI 20137 Italy
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If you're in the city and find your body telling you it needs a break from all the sight-seeing, take the time to wind down at this festival. It offers free classes for yoga novices as well as events for those who are well-schooled in various yoga techniques. Note: Pricing varies by event; Please visit event website for more information on individual event pricing. Dream of Italy is a membership website and award-winning travel publication publishing 170 issues since 2002.…

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January 2023

Milan: La Befana Benifica

January 6, 2023
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 6 of January, repeating indefinitely

Duomo Milan, Italy + Google Map
Free

Every year on the Epiphany, Italian motorcyclists gather for La Befana Benifica, a motorcycle procession for charity led by La Befana, the Epiphany witch. Beginning at the Duomo, motorcyclists hear a speech from the mayor and are blessed by the Bishop of Milan. The procession then continues to deliver items like food and gifts to charity centers, shelters and retirement homes around Milan. Dream of Italy is a membership website and award-winning travel publication publishing 170 issues since 2002. Get…

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August 2023

Ferragosto

August 15, 2023 - August 29, 2023
|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 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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September 2023

Milan: Celebration of the Holy Nail

September 14, 2023 - September 16, 2023
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 14 of September, repeating indefinitely

Il Duomo, Piazza del Duomo
Milan, Italy
+ Google Map
Free

Il Santo Chiodo or The Holy Nail allegedly was taken from the cross used to crucify Jesus, and during this celebration, Milan's archbishop ascends toward the ceiling of the Duomo in a rickety mechanical basket to uplift the relic, and then brings it back down for the crowd to admire. 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 access…

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October 2023

Milan: Yoga Festival

October 15, 2023 - October 17, 2023
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

Palazzo del Ghiaccio, Via Giovanni Battista Piranesi 14
Milano, MI 20137 Italy
+ Google Map

If you're in the city and find your body telling you it needs a break from all the sight-seeing, take the time to wind down at this festival. It offers free classes for yoga novices as well as events for those who are well-schooled in various yoga techniques. Note: Pricing varies by event; Please visit event website for more information on individual event pricing. Dream of Italy is a membership website and award-winning travel publication publishing 170 issues since 2002.…

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