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April 2019

Gelato Festival

April 21 - September 4
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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Rome: Music Festival of the Nations

April 21 @ 8:00 am - September 28 @ 5:00 pm
Teatro Marcello, Via del Teatro di Marcello
Rome, Italy
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€14

Nightly performances at 8:3o p.m. at Rome's Teatro Marcello focus on classical music, including Baroque, Romantic, and Classic styles. Performances range from soloists to chamber ensembles to polyphonic choirs. Performances are held on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday, and then resume from July 1-September 28. Note: Ticket pricing varies 14€ for free seats, 25€ for back row seating and 36€ for front row seating. Please visit the website for more information on specific events. Dream of Italy is a membership…

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May 2019

Rome: Virtual Reality at the Ara Pacis

May 2 @ 8:30 pm - September 1 @ 11:30 pm
Museo Ara Pacis, Lungotevere in Augusta
Rome, Italy
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In this exhibit, visitors can experience the Ara Pacis through virtual reality to discover how it once looked Monday through Friday from May 2nd to September 1st. 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 access them all. Let our expert travel planners book your Italy trip. We also host a TV series and podcast. Photo credit: Museo…

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Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Italy

May 16 - September 29
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on of September, repeating indefinitely

Unnamed Venue Bologna, Italy + Google Map
15€

Lace up those running shoes, get that last swig of water and be sure to get a good stretch in; the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is in its 20th anniversary this year. The Italian branch of the organization hosts a series of events and workshops promoting good health and exercise leading up to a big race in efforts to raise money for the Foundation and breast cancer research. The event takes place in various cities in Italy…

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June 2019

Rome: The Cinema Isle

June 13 @ 7:00 pm - September 1 @ 2:00 am
6€

Throughout the summer, Rome's Tiber Island hosts an open-air cinema festival for movie lovers. Performances, tastings and celebrity appearances can be expected besides the previews and blockbusters that are sure to be shown here along the Tiber River. A great way to experience Rome! 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 access them all. Let our expert…

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July 2019

Estate Romana

July 1 - September 30

If you're looking for something to fill a summer night in Rome, look to Estate Romana. The summer festival hosts over 150 events and takes place all over Rome's parks, squares and art galleries. Events include concerts, sports, children's games, and theatre performances. The Classical Concert Under the Stars is part of this festival, presenting music by classical composers like Bach and Mozart in the gardens of Mussolini's former home. Access 160 Issues of Our Award-Winning Travel Publication. Get Insider…

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August 2019

Goblets of Stars

August 2 - August 11

Goblets of Stars (Calici di Stelle) is a wine event held annually across Italy on the night of and the week leading up to the Feast of San Lorenzo, a night that is historically lit up with shooting stars, interpreted as the tears of San Lorenzo. Evening concerts, parades, and events celebrating wine are held in piazzas across the country. Dream of Italy is a membership website and award-winning travel publication publishing 170 issues since 2002. Get a free issue…

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Rome: Miracle of the Madonna of the Snow

August 5 @ 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every year that begins at 7:00 am on day 5 of August, repeating indefinitely

Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore, Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore, 42
Rome, Italy
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According to legend, in 352 AD, a rich and bored Roman gentleman experienced a vivid dream in which the Virgin Mary told him that a certain hill in Rome would be covered in snow in the morning, and that he should then use his money to build a church on that site. Being that Rome was deep in a steamy summer in the beginning of August, the gentleman didn't think much of this prophecy, but decided to test it out…

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Rome: Feast of San Lorenzo

August 10
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 10 of August, repeating indefinitely

Basilica di San Lorenzo, Via Tiburtina
Rome, Italy
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The martyrdom of San Lorenzo is celebrated in Rome with fireworks and celebrations throughout the area around his crypt on the Via Tiburtina, where he was killed in 258 AD. The patron saint of librarians, firemen, bakers, and other professions whose jobs involve fire and roasting, San Lorenzo's association with such incendiary professions is certainly a disturbing one -- His martyrdom is said to have occurred by slowly being roasted on a gridiron by the troops of the Emperor, and,…

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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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