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June 2022

La Bruna (Umbria): Festa Della Battitura

June 12 @ 7:00 pm - June 30 @ 12:00 am
Zona Impianti Sportivi Pierantonio, Umbria Italy + Google Map
Free

Italians love a reason to party and this is evident in their festas celebrating the most obscure of objects, like in the small town Pierantonio, where they celebrate the Battitura. This is the farming machine that cuts and collects hay. You can find these machines in mid to late June moving through golden shimmering fields. They honor this machine for 10 days every June. A menu filled with pasta, grilled meats, and a local dish called Torta al Testo, and…

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Umbria: Assisi Lavender Festival

June 18 - July 10
Castelnuovo di Assisi, Via dei Laghetti 15
Castelnuovo di Assisi, Italy
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€4

A wonderful celebration in Umbria to mark the seasonal blossoming of fragrant lavender on the fields of Lavandeto di Assisi, a garden and breeding ground famous for its vast and varied collection of lavender plants. Threads and materials of many colors can be produced from the plants, and during the festival there will be basket making courses and a small market as well as a workshop on the distillation of essential oils. Visitors can also learn how to use lavender…

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Spoleto (Perugia): Two Worlds Festival

June 24 @ 10:00 am - July 10 @ 10:00 pm
Unnamed Venue Spoleto, Italy + Google Map
€48

The Two Worlds Festival of opera and art in Spoleto hosts quality classical music performances, ballet, theatre, and art exhibits all over the town. The festival's original organizer, Gian Carlo Menotti, intended for the festival to showcase American and Italian worlds coming together through art, dance, and music. 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…

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July 2022

Perugia: Umbria Jazz Festival

July 8 @ 9:00 pm - July 17 @ 11:30 pm
Unnamed Venue, Piazza Danti 28
Perugia, Italy
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€12

Jazz lovers from all over the world converge on the city of Perugia, in Umbria, for performances, seminars and workshops at one of Europe's best-known jazz festivals and by renowned musicians. This is an event not to miss for jazz lovers! Ticket prices vary by performance. 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…

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Goblets of Stars

July 31 - August 15

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. Note: Dates have not been confirmed; please visit the event website for updates. Dream of Italy is a membership website…

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August 2022

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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September 2022

European Heritage Days

September 25 - September 26
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 2022

Perugia: Eurochocolate Festival

October 14 - October 23
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 2022

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! 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. 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…

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

December 4
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 4 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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