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December 2017

Puglia: Putignano Festival

December 26, 2017
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on of December, repeating indefinitely

Unnamed Venue Puglia, Italy + Google Map

The Putignano Festival, in the region of Puglia, is believed to be the longest and one of the oldest carnivals in the world, with records dating back to December 26, 1394. It is considered the longest-running carnival because it begins on December 26th with the multi-centennial tradition of the <i>Propaggine</i> (where Saint Stefan Protomartyre's Holy Relices are transferred from Monopoli to Putignano amid cavorting carnival-goers) and continues until Shrove Tuesday, then picks up again for a summer encore in July.…

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August 2018

Ferragosto

August 15, 2018 - August 29, 2018
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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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January 2019

Fòcara in Novoli (Lecce): Sant’Antonio Abate Feast Day

January 16, 2019

Fòcara in Novoli, a small town near Lecce, honors the town's patron, Sant'Antonio Abate, on the eve of his feast day January 17. The origin of the fire ritual is said to date back at least 1,000 years and is credited to monks from the east who settled in Novoli. The fòcara is a bonfire constructed of olive branches and grape vines in Piazza Tito Schipa. Using a huge ladder to pile the branches on top, the fire builders make…

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April 2019

Gelato Festival

April 21, 2019 - September 4, 2019
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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May 2019

Puglia Tango Festival

May 31, 2019 - June 24, 2019
Hotel Villa Romanazzi Carducci, Via Giuseppe Capruzzi 326
Bari, Italy
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10€

The Puglia Tango Festival, held in Bari, celebrates the classic Latin dance with performances, music, and lessons for the public. Lessons are free for those who have never danced tango before, and guests can purchase packages of lessons, tango dance parties (milongas), and tango experiences for various prices, ranging from 10 to 25 euros per event. Experience the famous Buenos Aires moods of tango with workshops, performances by prestigious dancers, and milongas every night. Note: Please check the event website. Dream…

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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 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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January 2021

Novoli (Lecce): Bonfire for Sant’Antonio Abate Feast Day

January 16, 2021
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 16 of January, repeating indefinitely

Unnamed Venue Fòcara in Novoli, Italy + Google Map
Free

Novoli, a small town near Lecce, honors the town's patron, Sant'Antonio Abate, on the eve of his feast day January 17. The origin of the fire ritual is said to date back at least 1,000 years and is credited to monks from the east who settled in Novoli. The fòcara is a bonfire constructed of olive branches and grape vines in Piazza Tito Schipa. Using a huge ladder to pile the branches on top, the fire builders make a mountain…

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August 2021

Ferragosto

August 15, 2021 - August 29, 2021
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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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January 2022

Novoli (Lecce): Bonfire for Sant’Antonio Abate Feast Day

January 16
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 16 of January, repeating indefinitely

Unnamed Venue Fòcara in Novoli, Italy + Google Map
Free

Novoli, a small town near Lecce, honors the town's patron, Sant'Antonio Abate, on the eve of his feast day January 17. The origin of the fire ritual is said to date back at least 1,000 years and is credited to monks from the east who settled in Novoli. The fòcara is a bonfire constructed of olive branches and grape vines in Piazza Tito Schipa. Using a huge ladder to pile the branches on top, the fire builders make a mountain…

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April 2022

Bitetto (Bari): Medieval Market

April 15 - April 17
Unnamed Venue Bitetto, Italy + Google Map

During the third weekend in April, the town of Bitetto transforms into an authentic medieval market. Vendors dress up in elaborate medieval costumes and set up stalls using only materials that would have been common in medieval times, such as wood. Items for sale are inspected to ensure their medieval authenticity, and include handmade crafts and food. The parade includes jesters, fire eaters, musicians, stilt walkers, and of course, more costumes. Access 160 Issues of Our Award-Winning Travel Publication. Get…

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