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December 2019

Rome: Baroque Christmas Concert in Capuchins Crypts

December 20 @ 5:15 pm - December 27 @ 10:00 pm
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Santa Maria Immacolata & Capuchins Museum, Via Vittorio Veneto
Rome, Lazio 00187 Italy
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33€

If you're looking for a unique and one-of-a-kind experience for the holidays in Italy (as if just being in the bel paese was not enough) then you should take a trip to Rome and visit the Church of Santa Maria Immacolata. This historical church is home to the beautifully haunting crypt of the Capuchin monks of the 17th century and the place where they kept their friars remains. In December, the church also hosts a Baroque Christmas concert where performances by…

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Pienza (Tuscany): Torneo di Panforte

December 26 - December 30
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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 on December 26th 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 how the tournament works,…

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Venice: New Year’s Concert

December 29, 2019 - January 1, 2020
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Teatro La Fenice, Campo San Fantin, 1965
Venice, Italy
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99€

Venice celebrates the end of the year with a classical concert at Teatro La Fenice conducted by Myung-Whun Chung. As tradition dictates, the first segment of the concert features the talented La Fenice Orchestra, while the choir joins in during the second segment performing "Va' Pensiero" from Nabucco and "Libiam ne' lieti calici" from La traviata.  Note: Tickets start at 99€; Pricing varies on day of performance; Please visit event website for further information. Dream of Italy is a membership website…

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Rome: I Solisti dell’Opera, New Years Concert

December 31, 2019 - January 1, 2020
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All Saints Church, Via del Babuino, 153
Rome, Italy
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55€

The excellent singers of the Filarmonica d'Opera di Roma offer an unforgettable performance. The orchestra and singers dress in 18th century costumes as they perform their solos both on New Years Eve and New Years Day. The event is at the All Saints Church, which offers an English-speaking community in Rome. 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…

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Venice: New Year’s Day on Lido Beach

December 31, 2019 @ 11:00 pm - January 1, 2020 @ 1:30 pm
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Lido Beach Venice, Italy + Google Map
Free

If you find yourself in Venice during the holidays, kick off the new year with a party on the beach! Head to Blue Moon beach and join in their annual "Auguri di Capodanno sulla spiaggia" party to ring in the New Year. Drink wine, partake in the traditional New Year's meal of lenticchie and cotechino (a savory combination of lentils and sausage), bring the kids so they can also partake in activities including a sideshow children entertainers Nico e Mamma…

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January 2020

Venice: New Year’s Greeting on Lido Beach

January 1, 2020
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Lido Beach Venice, Italy + Google Map

Welcome the New Year with an invigorating dip in the freezing waters along Venice's Lido Beach...or at least join more than 2000 onlookers while you watch others splashing their way into the New Year from 11 am - 1:30 pm on New Year's Day. The day starts with a Viennese waltz, and concludes with a hearty, warming meal of wine, cotechino (sausage) and lenticchie (lentils, which are traditionally eaten for wealth in the New Year, as the lentils look like…

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Milan: La Befana Benifica

January 6, 2020
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Duomo Milan, Italy + Google Map
Free

Every year on the Epiphany, Italian motorcyclists gather for La Befana Benifica, a motorcycle procession for charity led by La Befana, the Epiphany witch. Beginning at the Duomo, motorcyclists hear a speech from the mayor and are blessed by the Bishop of Milan. The procession then continues to deliver items like food and gifts to charity centers, shelters and retirement homes around Milan. Dream of Italy is a membership website and award-winning travel publication publishing 170 issues since 2002. Get…

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Venice: Epiphany Regatta

January 6, 2020
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Grand Canal Venice, Italy + Google Map
Free

In a city that holds hundreds of regatta races throughout the year, this one stands out, as it features 50 men dressed as La Befana (the Epiphany witch). The rowers paddle up the Grand Canal and toward the Rialto Bridge, competing to be the first to reach a giant stocking that hangs from the bridge. 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…

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Rome: Epiphania

January 6, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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St. Peters, Via della Conciliazione
Rome, Italy
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Free

Each year in Rome, hundreds of people in medieval costumes walk along the avenue leading up to the Vatican carrying gifts for the Pope, who will then say a morning mass in Saint Peters.  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 travel planners book your Italy trip. We also host a…

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Florence: The Ride of the Magi

January 6, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Palazzo Pitti Florence, Tuscany Italy + Google Map
Free

On the 6th of January in Florence, just days before the Epiphany, many gather to watch La cavalcata dei Re Magi, Arrival of the Magi. Watch the Wise Men and their cavalcade as they make their way from Palazzo Pitti  to Piazza Duomo where they greet a harmonious Jesus, Mary and Joseph. 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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