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July 2019

Siena: Il Palio di Provenzano

July 2 - August 16
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One event on August 16, 2018 at 12:00 am

Free

The perimeter of the main piazza in Siena is covered in a clay-sand mixture transforming the tiny town into a racetrack for this most famous of horse races. Dating back to 1310, tradition has it that jockeys chosen to represent 10 of the 17 districts of the city ride bareback on horses three times around the Piazza del Campo. Although the whole race lasts under two minutes, the excitement leading up to the race and the celebration of the winning…

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Siena Jazz Festival

July 24 @ 10:00 am - August 7 @ 5:00 pm

For two rhythmic weeks, the Siena Jazz Association hosts a summer series of concerts, jam sessions, meetings, competitions and international jazz courses throughout the city, including in the Logge del Papa. Note: dates have not been confirmed. 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. Event photo: www.flickr.com/photos/pennello/1008661594/

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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.

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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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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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