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June 2020

Pisa: Giugno Pisano

June 1 - June 30
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 1 of June, repeating indefinitely

Giugno Pisano is a month of festivals in Pisa in June. Among the events are openings of the town's churches at night, the Palio di San Ranieri, the Battle of the Bridge on the last Saturday in June, the Regatta every four years (the last one was held in 2015), a night opening of the Leaning Tower, and Games on the Bridge, and the Luminara di San Ranieri, a night when the town is lit by 70,000 candles. Dream of…

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August 2020

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 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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Montepulciano: Barrel Race

August 30
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 30 of August, repeating indefinitely

Free

Every last Sunday of August this tuscan hilltop town is consumed in the, by then, week-long celebration of the Bravio delle Botti, also known as the "Barrel Race". The festivities kick off with the presentation of the Bravium, the victory banner, which is painted each year by a select artist with a winning design based on on a specific theme; the Bravium is then presented to the town the Sunday before the race. You can choose to see just the race…

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September 2020

Florence: Rificolona (Lantern Festival)

September 7 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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An event every year that begins at 9:00 pm on day 7 of September, repeating indefinitely

Florence Florence, Italy + Google Map
Free

Though the origin of this colorful celebration is disputed, many believe Rificolona began as a celebration on the eve of the Feast of the Madonna, the nativity of the virgin. It is said that villagers would start their pilgrimage before the break of dawn to the city of Florence on the eve of her birthday. They relied on their lanterns, or rificolone, to light their. Others affirm the holiday's roots are found deep within pagan tradition. In any case, Rificolona…

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Volterra (Pisa): Red Dusk

September 14
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 14 of September, repeating indefinitely

Unnamed Venue, Piazza dei Priori
Volterra, Italy
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Free

Volterra, an enchanting medieval town in the Tuscan hills, hosts its annual Notte Rossa, or Red Dusk, event to celebrate the town and allow visitors to discover the city and its offerings by showcasing mini concerts, performances and photo exhibits. The event takes place every second Saturday of September so don't miss your chance to discover Volterra on your own! Dream of Italy is a membership website and award-winning travel publication publishing 170 issues since 2002. Get a free issue to…

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November 2020

San Miniato: La Sagra del Tartufo Bianco (Truffle Festival)

November 9 - November 24
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 9 of November, repeating indefinitely

Unnamed Venue San Miniato, Italy + Google Map
Free

The small Tuscan town of San Miniato near Pisa celebrates truffle season on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th weekends of November. Enjoy local foods, entertainment, shopping and, of course, the prized white truffles! Note: Dates have not yet been confirmed; Please visit event website for updates. 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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December 2020

Pienza (Tuscany): Torneo di Panforte

December 26 - December 30
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on of June, repeating indefinitely

Pienza Siena, Tuscany 53026 Italy + Google Map
Free

Have you ever been told not to play with your food? Well the people in Pienza have, and they don't care! Here, just to the south of Siena, folks continue to keep the holiday spirit going with a friendly competition involving the throwing of panforte. This tournament takes place every year from December 26th - 30th in Pienza's city hall where many teams sign up to see who could get the most points. If you'd like to find out more about…

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June 2021

Pisa: Giugno Pisano

June 1, 2021 - June 30, 2021
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 1 of June, repeating indefinitely

Giugno Pisano is a month of festivals in Pisa in June. Among the events are openings of the town's churches at night, the Palio di San Ranieri, the Battle of the Bridge on the last Saturday in June, the Regatta every four years (the last one was held in 2015), a night opening of the Leaning Tower, and Games on the Bridge, and the Luminara di San Ranieri, a night when the town is lit by 70,000 candles. Dream of…

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Pienza (Tuscany): Torneo di Panforte

June 26, 2021 - June 30, 2021
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 26 of June, repeating indefinitely

Pienza Siena, Tuscany 53026 Italy + Google Map
Free

Have you ever been told not to play with your food? Well the people in Pienza have, and they don't care! Here, just to the south of Siena, folks continue to keep the holiday spirit going with a friendly competition involving the throwing of panforte. This tournament takes place every year from December 26th - 30th in Pienza's city hall where many teams sign up to see who could get the most points. If you'd like to find out more about…

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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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