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April 2019

Gelato Festival

April 21 - September 4
5€

The Gelato Festival is on tour just in time for the summer heat, stopping in 12 Italian cities between now and October. Guests will be able to watch gelato makers at work, taste and vote for their favorite flavors, and sample a special flavor in each city, including Nutella and a mango-kiwi-strawberry combination. There will also be opportunities to learn how gelato is produced and participate in gelato-making classes. Locations include Rome, Naples, Florence and Turin. Note: Dates have not…

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August 2019

Goblets of Stars

August 2 - August 11

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. Dream of Italy is a membership website and award-winning travel publication publishing 170 issues since 2002. Get a free issue…

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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 the 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…

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September 2019

European Heritage Days

September 1

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. Please check the event website for updated dates Dream of Italy is a membership website and award-winning travel publication publishing 170 issues since 2002. Get a free issue to see…

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Milan: Celebration of the Holy Nail

September 14
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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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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. Note: Dates have not been confirmed; Please check official event website for updates. Dream of Italy is a membership website and award-winning travel publication publishing 170 issues since 2002. Get a…

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Milan: Film Festival

September 27 - October 7

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 check 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 our…

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October 2019

Milan: Yoga Festival

October 18 - October 20
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 18 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. 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…

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Milan: Celtic New Year

October 26 @ 8:00 am - October 28 @ 5:00 pm
Castello Sforzesco, Piazza Castello
Milan, Italy
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Milan's Celtic New Year festival, held in Castello Sforzesco, is one of the largest European festivals of its kind. Visitors can enjoy music, dancing and battles reenacting medieval life in Europe. Note: Dates have not been confirmed, please check the 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 our expert travel…

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January 2020

Milan: La Befana Benifica

January 6, 2020
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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

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 2020

Ferragosto

August 15, 2020 - August 29, 2020
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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 the 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…

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