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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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September 2020

Marostica: Living Chess Game

September 11 @ 9:00 pm - September 13 @ 9:00 pm
Unnamed Venue Marostica, Italy + Google Map
30€

Every even numbered year, on the second weekend of September, locals dress in period costume and perform a chess game (Partita a Scacchi con Personaggi Viventi) as living pawns on a giant chessboard (think Alice in Wonderland comes alive) in the town square of Marostica, near Vicenza in the Veneto region. Thousands of spectators come for the festivities which feature 600 characters in Renaissance dress, flag throwers, horses, dancing, music, and fireworks. Note: Tickets start at 30€; Please visit event website for…

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Verona: Tocatì

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

Unnamed Venue, Centro Storico
Verona, Italy
+ Google Map
Free

Tocatì, meaning "it's your turn," in the local Venetian dialect is an UNESCO-recognized festival of traditional international street games such as parkour, ultimate frisbee, awalé, carrom, backgammon and many more. The festival has a different guest country each year, and includes traditional ancient games such as marbles. 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…

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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 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 2021

Verona: Tocatì

September 12, 2021 - September 15, 2021
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

Unnamed Venue, Centro Storico
Verona, Italy
+ Google Map
Free

Tocatì, meaning "it's your turn," in the local Venetian dialect is an UNESCO-recognized festival of traditional international street games such as parkour, ultimate frisbee, awalé, carrom, backgammon and many more. The festival has a different guest country each year, and includes traditional ancient games such as marbles. 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…

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