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August 2019

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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La Morra (Piedmont): Mangialonga

August 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Piazza Castello La Morra, Italy + Google Map
50€

Mangialonga is a 4km-long walk dedicated to the food of La Morra such as the fresh pasta dish tajarin al ragù, vitello al Barolo (veal bites braised in Barolo wine) with polenta, cheese platter from Cuneo, and last but not least the dessert, a delicious torta di nocciole from the renowned bakery Giovanni Cogno. Participants will meander through the town's villages and hills, making a total of 5 stops along the way where they can drink wine and eat one course…

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September 2019

Asti (Piedmont): Palio

September 1
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 1 of September, repeating indefinitely

25€

Since 1275, this ancient horse race has turned Asti's Piazza Alfieri into a racetrack, and has linked modern Asti with its medieval roots. Twenty-one Contrade (city divisions) compete in the central square, while over 1,200 individuals donning medieval garb parade proudly throughout the streets of the city. The traditional flag-wavers (Sbandieratori) also run their own Palio against residents of neighboring towns. To the winner (both horse and human alike) goes the spoils -- a crimson velvet drape -- which will remain in…

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European Heritage Days

September 21 - September 22
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 2019

Alba: White Truffle Festival

October 5 - November 24
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 5 of October, repeating indefinitely

Alba Alba, Piedmont Italy + Google Map
22€

This fall festival in Piedmont features fine wines, exquisite wines, the rare and prized white truffle (that can only grow in nature) and much more to tempt the taste buds. Note: Pricing starts at 22€ and may vary depending on event; Admission ticket to the white truffle world market is included with purchase of any Wine Tasting Experience, Food Moments and Analisi Sensoriale del Tartufo events; Please check event website for more information. Dream of Italy is a membership website…

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November 2019

Turin: Artissima

November 1 @ 12:00 pm - November 3 @ 8:00 pm
Oval – Lingotto Fiere, Via Giacomo Mattè Trucco 70
Torino, Italy
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15€

Artissima, or "very art" is just that -- around 200 emerging galleries from around the world will meet in Turin Lingotto to showcase all forms of contemporary art, from paintings and drawings to performances and installations. The fair also features four special sections: "Present Future," on emerging artists, "Back to the Future," for artists from 1975-1985, "New Entries," for all galleries established after 2001 with a demonstrated interest in experimental art, and finally, "Per4m," which showcases performance art. Dream of Italy…

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Turin: Cioccolatò

November 8 - November 17
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 8 of November, repeating indefinitely

Piazza San Carlo, Via Roma
Torino, TO Italy
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Free

Attention all chocolate aficionados, supporters and enthusiasts: The annual chocolate fest in Turin known as Cioccolatò is back! This sweet treat has been enjoyed even by the Savoy royal court and this month-long event invites chocolate lovers to gather and participate in various labs and tastings including events for children. Hosting master chocolatiers from all over the country and highlighting the history of this tasty dessert, Turin's annual chocolate festival, will delight cocoa lovers of any age. Dream of Italy…

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August 2020

Ferragosto

August 15, 2020 - August 29, 2020
|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 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 2020

Asti (Piedmont): Palio

September 1, 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 1 of September, repeating indefinitely

25€

Since 1275, this ancient horse race has turned Asti's Piazza Alfieri into a racetrack, and has linked modern Asti with its medieval roots. Twenty-one Contrade (city divisions) compete in the central square, while over 1,200 individuals donning medieval garb parade proudly throughout the streets of the city. The traditional flag-wavers (Sbandieratori) also run their own Palio against residents of neighboring towns. To the winner (both horse and human alike) goes the spoils -- a crimson velvet drape -- which will remain in…

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October 2020

Alba: White Truffle Festival

October 5, 2020 - November 24, 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 5 of October, repeating indefinitely

Alba Alba, Piedmont Italy + Google Map
22€

This fall festival in Piedmont features fine wines, exquisite wines, the rare and prized white truffle (that can only grow in nature) and much more to tempt the taste buds. Note: Pricing starts at 22€ and may vary depending on event; Admission ticket to the white truffle world market is included with purchase of any Wine Tasting Experience, Food Moments and Analisi Sensoriale del Tartufo events; Please check event website for more information. Dream of Italy is a membership website…

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