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May 2019

Spello (Umbria): Flowering Windows, Balconies and Alleys

May 1 - August 31
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 1 of May, repeating indefinitely

Free

As if the the intimate vie in Italy couldn't get any more charming, the streets in the historic center of the quaint town of Spello in Umbria are filled with flowers from May to August for the infiorita di Spello. Residents decorate their window sills, balconies, staircases, alleys and corners in a blossoming botanical display for everyone to enjoy. Dream of Italy is a membership website and award-winning travel publication publishing 170 issues since 2002. Get a free issue to see…

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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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September 2019

Cannara: Onion Festival

September 3 - September 15
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on of December, repeating indefinitely

Cannara Cannara, Perugia 06033 Italy + Google Map
Free

Cannara, in Umbria, welcomes people to their onion festival which takes place in two sessions from September 3-8 & 10-15! The perfectly sweet onions typical of Cannara are of the red, gold and borrettana varieties. For two weekends in a row locals and tourists can celebrate by partaking in the eating of specialty dishes involving the beloved vegetable. Dream of Italy is a membership website and award-winning travel publication publishing 170 issues since 2002. Get a free issue to see…

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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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October 2019

Perugia: Eurochocolate Festival

October 18 - October 27
Unnamed Venue Perugia, Italy + Google Map
Free

For the chocolate lover in all of us...For nine days Perugia, the capital of the region of Umbria, transforms itself for the occasion in a huge open-air chocolate store. Enjoy chocolate everything -- even pasta -- in a fair set up in the streets of the city center. This event is free. 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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December 2019

Cannara: Onion Festival

December 3 - December 15
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 3 of December, repeating indefinitely

Cannara Cannara, Perugia 06033 Italy + Google Map
Free

Cannara, in Umbria, welcomes people to their onion festival which takes place in two sessions from September 3-8 & 10-15! The perfectly sweet onions typical of Cannara are of the red, gold and borrettana varieties. For two weekends in a row locals and tourists can celebrate by partaking in the eating of specialty dishes involving the beloved vegetable. Dream of Italy is a membership website and award-winning travel publication publishing 170 issues since 2002. Get a free issue to see…

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Gubbio (Umbria): Lighting of the World’s Largest Christmas Tree

December 7
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 7 of December, repeating indefinitely

Gubbio Umbria 06024 Italy + Google Map
Free

Gubbio kicks off the Christmas season and keeps it going with the lighting of the world's largest Christmas Tree (first recorded in 1991 in the Guinness Book of Records). This charming medieval town on Mount Ingino in Umbria is home to the light installation for nearly the entire month of December and into the first week of January. Quite a sight to see and to be admired by all! Dream of Italy is a membership website and award-winning travel publication…

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May 2020

Spello (Umbria): Flowering Windows, Balconies and Alleys

May 1, 2020 - August 31, 2020
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 1 of May, repeating indefinitely

Free

As if the the intimate vie in Italy couldn't get any more charming, the streets in the historic center of the quaint town of Spello in Umbria are filled with flowers from May to August for the infiorita di Spello. Residents decorate their window sills, balconies, staircases, alleys and corners in a blossoming botanical display for everyone to enjoy. Dream of Italy is a membership website and award-winning travel publication publishing 170 issues since 2002. Get a free issue to see…

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Gubbio (Umbria): Corso dei Ceri (Running of the Candles)

May 15, 2020
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 15 of May, repeating indefinitely

Unnamed Venue Gubbio, Italy + Google Map
Free

One of Italy's oldest and weirdest traditions, Corso dei Ceri, or "Running of the Candles," takes place once a year on the 15 May in the picturesque Umbrian town of Gubbio. Three "candles" (actually 30 foot-high wooden pillars) crowned with statues of saints are paraded around the town by "ceraiuoli" and then run up the streets of Gubbio to the Basilica of Saint Ubaldo, above the town. Must be seen to be believed! Dream of Italy is a membership website and…

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June 2020

Moiano (Perugia): Snail Festival

June 26, 2020 - June 30, 2020
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 26 of June, repeating indefinitely

Moiano Perugia 06062 Italy + Google Map
Free

A lot of the gourmet cuisine we know today is a revamped version of famine food that people used to make just to survive in the past and the lumaca is no exception. Lumaca, which means snail in Italian, is the protagonist in this yearly five-day festival in Moiano, Umbria. Visitors can enjoy the massaie's (local farmer's wives') homemade cooking who use this not-so-secret ingredient in their cooking along with many other local products. The event also offers live music…

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