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May 2019

Cantine Aperte (Open Cellars)

May 25 @ 2:00 pm - May 26 @ 8:00 pm

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. This year, the event will hold an Instagram contest with the theme of "See what you drink," rewarding the best shots that tell the wine pairing and territory. From tastings to tours in the vineyards, there will be many initiatives from the Alps to Mount Etna that will celebrate wine. Open…

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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

Ferragosto begins on August 15 and spans a two-week period in which many professionals across Italy involved with tourism take a vacation. Restaurants and some shops are often closed during this time. In Rome, on the evening of August 15 (the Feast of the Assumption), le piazze are filled with the performances of professional dancers for the Gran Ballo di Ferragosto. Squares throughout the city are enlivened by performances of all walks of life, from tango to rock, hip-hop, ballroom dancing, and…

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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 Access 160 Issues of Our Award-Winning Travel Publication Get Insider Help Planning Your Trip to Italy  

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Asti (Piedmont): Palio

September 2
€ 22

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 2019

Alba: White Truffle Festival

October 6 - November 25

This fall festival in Piedmont features fine wines, white truffles, exquisite wines and much more to tempt the taste buds. Note: dates have not been confirmed. Please check the event website for updated dates. Access 160 Issues of Our Award-Winning Travel Publication. Get Insider Help Planning Your Trip to Italy. Dream of Italy's Turin/Piedmont Travel Advice Related Article: On the Trail of Truffles in Alba

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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. Access 160 Issues…

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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

Ferragosto begins on August 15 and spans a two-week period in which many professionals across Italy involved with tourism take a vacation. Restaurants and some shops are often closed during this time. In Rome, on the evening of August 15 (the Feast of the Assumption), le piazze are filled with the performances of professional dancers for the Gran Ballo di Ferragosto. Squares throughout the city are enlivened by performances of all walks of life, from tango to rock, hip-hop, ballroom dancing, and…

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