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August 2018

Ferragosto

August 15, 2018 - August 29, 2018
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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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February 2019

Verona in Love

February 11, 2019 @ 8:00 am - February 14, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Verona Verona, Italy + Google Map

This Valentine's Day weekend event celebrates love and romance with concerts, markets, and events at Juliet's House.

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May 2019

Milan: Yoga Festival

May 12, 2019 - May 13, 2019
Villa dei Vescovi Luvigliano di Torreglia, Padua, Italy + Google Map

This festival offers free classes for yoga novices as well as events for those who are well-schooled in various yoga techniques. The festival is also held in Venice. Note: dates have not been confirmed; please check the event website for updates. Access 160 Issues of Our Award-Winning Travel Publication. Get Insider Help Planning Your Trip to Italy.

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June 2019

Padua (Padova): Antiche Mura Teatro Festival

June 4, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - June 25, 2019 @ 10:30 pm
Free

Every Tuesday evening in the month of June, the city of Padua is home to this festival. Selected international theater companies put on four productions after an initial aperitivo at 8:30 pm with live music! Related article: A Guide to Padova: What to See and Where to Eat 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…

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Padua (Padova): Palio dello Sparviero: Medieval Reenactment & Fair

June 14, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - June 16, 2019 @ 11:30 pm
Castello di San Martino della Vaneza, Via San Martino
Cervarese, Padova 35030 Italy
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Ever wanted to time travel to 15th century Italy? Well, good news! You can finally get the chance by taking a trip over to the San Martino della Vaneza Castle in Padua (also known as Padova). Every June the town gathers for the Palio dello Sparviero. A renaissance fair that begins on the 14th with dinner in a tavern enjoying copious amounts of meat and an abundance of wine. During the 3 day festival, the castle's garden is used as…

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Verona Opera Festival

June 21, 2019 @ 9:00 pm - September 7, 2019 @ 11:30 pm
Arena di Verona, Piazza Brà 1
Verona, Italy
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24€

This opera festival is just as famous for the venue in which the operas are performed as it is for the quality of the performances. To sit under the stars in an ancient Roman amphitheater (the Arena di Verona) in the middle of the city and experience an opera is an incredible opportunity that has been drawing visitors from all over the world since the early 20th century. Dream of Italy is a membership website and award-winning travel publication publishing…

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August 2019

Ferragosto

August 15, 2019 - August 29, 2019
|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 2019

Verona: La Notte di Andrea Bocelli

September 8, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Arena di Verona, Piazza Brà 1
Verona, Italy
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95€

A night celebrating opera, music and, of course, Andrea Bocelli, this event features choreographed, theatrical opera performances with Bocelli, an orchestra, and a choir. Proceeds will go to charity, supporting the Bocelli Foundation's projects. Celebrity guests will be in attendance, as the concert is part of Celebrity Fight Night, a philanthropic event that raises money for the Bocelli Foundation. Note: dates have not been confirmed. Please check the event website for updated dates. Dream of Italy is a membership website…

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Verona: Tocatì

September 12, 2019 - September 15, 2019
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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
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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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European Heritage Days

September 21, 2019 - September 22, 2019
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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