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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

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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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

Free

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 21 - September 22
Free

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. 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…

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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 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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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

Free

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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August 2021

Ferragosto

August 15, 2021 - August 29, 2021
|Recurring Event (See all)

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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