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August 2019

Sardinia: Sagra delle Lorighittas

August 1 @ 5:00 pm - August 2 @ 12:00 am
MUVAT, Via Chiesa, 16
Morgongiori, Sardinia Italy
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Italy is known for its delicious pasta, but perhaps you haven't heard of some of the more obscure kinds like lorighittas, a twisted ring-shaped pasta only made on the island of Sardinia. This type of pasta has been made for hundreds of years and to honor it Sardinians host an annual celebration. At this festa you can enjoy art exhibitions, live music, and, of course, lorighittas tastings. Access 160 Issues of Our Award-Winning Travel Publication. Get Insider Help Planning Your Trip to Italy.

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Sardinia: Is Fassonis Regatta

August 4
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The first Sunday of August, Sardinia hosts a peculiar competition on the Santa Giusta pond. Participants race to the finish line while standing on ancient, Phoenician style boats. The boats are made of cane wrappings, which grows in abundance along the shores of the lake. The race takes place at sunset and is accompanied by a local food and wine festival. Dream of Italy's Sardinia Travel Advice Access 160 Issues of Our Award-Winning Travel Publication (link to: https://dreamofitaly.com/my-account/membership-levels/) Get  Insider Help…

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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

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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Nuoro (Sardinia): The Feast of the Redeemer

August 29
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 29 of August, repeating indefinitely

Since August 29th, 1901, when Pope Leo XIII erected a bronze, 23 ft. tall statue of Christ the Redeemer on Monte Ortobene in honor of the Jubilee Year, locals and visitors have participated in celebratory procession to the statue from Nuoro's Cathedral. At Dawn, the faithful participants of the march congregate in the square outside the cathedral. They sing songs as they follow a cart decorated with ears of wheat and oleanders all the way to the statue. Once the…

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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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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

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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Nuoro (Sardinia): The Feast of the Redeemer

August 29, 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 29 of August, repeating indefinitely

Since August 29th, 1901, when Pope Leo XIII erected a bronze, 23 ft. tall statue of Christ the Redeemer on Monte Ortobene in honor of the Jubilee Year, locals and visitors have participated in celebratory procession to the statue from Nuoro's Cathedral. At Dawn, the faithful participants of the march congregate in the square outside the cathedral. They sing songs as they follow a cart decorated with ears of wheat and oleanders all the way to the statue. Once the…

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