Milan City Marathon

Unnamed Venue Milan

The Milan Marathon attracts 20,000 runners and follows a course past the city's most notable monuments, including the Duomo, Castello Sforzesco, and Teatro alla Scala. Access 160 Issues of Our Award-Winning Travel Publication. Get Insider Help Planning Your Trip to Italy.

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Cantine Aperte (Open Cellars)

Since 1993, vineyards all over Italy have opened their cellars on the last Sunday in May (or, in some regions, the first two days of June), encouraging direct contact with wine lovers. From tastings to tours in the vineyards, there will be many initiatives from the Alps to Mount Etna that will celebrate wine. Open Cellars has over time become ...

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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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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Milan: Celebration of the Holy Nail

Il Duomo Piazza del Duomo, Milan

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 ...

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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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Milan: Film Festival

The Space Cinema Odeon Via Santa Radegonda 8, Milan

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 ...

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Milan: Yoga Festival

Palazzo del Ghiaccio Via Giovanni Battista Piranesi 14, Milano, MI

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 ...

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Milan: La Befana Benifica

Duomo Milan

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 ...

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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 ...