Lago Maggiore Half Marathon

Unnamed Venue Lago Maggiore

This half-marathon follows the beautiful coast of the Piedmont side of Lago Maggiore, and is open to international individuals and teams. Access 160 Issues of Our Award-Winning Travel Publication. Get Insider Help Planning Your Trip to Italy.

€28

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 ...

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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 ...

La Morra (Piedmont): Mangialonga

Piazza Castello La Morra

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 ...

50€

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Asti (Piedmont): Palio

Piazza Alfieri Asti

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 ...

25€

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 ...

Free

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Alba: White Truffle Festival

Alba Alba, Piedmont

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 ...

22€
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Turin: Cioccolatò

Piazza San Carlo Via Roma, Torino, TO

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 ...

Free

Turin: Artissima

Oval - Lingotto Fiere Via Giacomo Mattè Trucco 70, Torino

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 ...

15€
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Turin: Cioccolatò

Piazza San Carlo Via Roma, Torino, TO

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 ...

Free