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August 2020

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 2020

Asti (Piedmont): Palio

September 6
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 6 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 - 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: Dates have not yet been confirmed; 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…

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Turin: Cioccolatò

October 30 - November 8
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on of November, repeating indefinitely

Piazza San Carlo, Via Roma
Torino, TO Italy
+ Google Map
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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November 2020

Turin: Cioccolatò

November 30 - December 9
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 30 of November, repeating indefinitely

Piazza San Carlo, Via Roma
Torino, TO Italy
+ Google Map
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 2021

Ferragosto

August 15, 2021 - August 29, 2021
|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…

Find out more »

September 2021

Asti (Piedmont): Palio

September 6, 2021
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 6 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…

Find out more »

October 2021

Alba: White Truffle Festival

October 5, 2021 - November 24, 2021
|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: Dates have not yet been confirmed; 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…

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November 2021

Turin: Cioccolatò

November 30, 2021 - December 9, 2021
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 30 of November, repeating indefinitely

Piazza San Carlo, Via Roma
Torino, TO Italy
+ Google Map
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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