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October 2019

Venice Marathon

October 27
Unnamed Venue Venice, Italy + Google Map
30€

Runners can sign up to cover either the traditional 26.2 miles from the town of Stra (near Padova) to Venice, or the 6.2 miles starting from the San Giuliano Park in Mestre both ending at the city's Riva dei Sette Martiri on the waterfront. There's a children's 3K, a moonlight half marathon, and a big pasta party! Dream of Italy is a membership website and award-winning travel publication publishing 170 issues since 2002. Get a free issue to see what…

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Montalcino: Sagra del Tordo (Feast of the Thrush)

October 27 @ 11:00 am - October 28 @ 8:00 pm
Unnamed Venue Montalcino, Italy + Google Map
Free

Every last Sunday of October this medieval archery competition attracts thousands of spectators to the town of Montalcino in Tuscany. This tradition originated as a series of events during the Feast of the Thrush in the 13th Century. The weekend starts off on Saturday morning with the inviting song and performance of Il Trescone, a Florentine folk group. Leading up to the archery competition between the four "rival" quartieri of the town on Sunday where residents dress in the corresponding…

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November 2019

Turin: Artissima

November 1 @ 12:00 pm - November 3 @ 8:00 pm
Oval – Lingotto Fiere, Via Giacomo Mattè Trucco 70
Torino, Italy
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15€

Artissima, or "very art" is just that -- around 200 emerging galleries from around the world will meet in Turin Lingotto to showcase all forms of contemporary art, from paintings and drawings to performances and installations. The fair also features four special sections: "Present Future," on emerging artists, "Back to the Future," for artists from 1975-1985, "New Entries," for all galleries established after 2001 with a demonstrated interest in experimental art, and finally, "Per4m," which showcases performance art. Dream of Italy…

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Turin: Cioccolatò

November 8 - November 17
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 8 of November, repeating indefinitely

Piazza San Carlo, Via Roma
Torino, TO Italy
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Free

Attention all chocolate aficionados, supporters and enthusiasts: The annual chocolate fest in Turin known as Cioccolatò is back! This sweet treat has been enjoyed even by the Savoy royal court and this month-long event invites chocolate lovers to gather and participate in various labs and tastings including events for children. Hosting master chocolatiers from all over the country and highlighting the history of this tasty dessert, Turin's annual chocolate festival, will delight cocoa lovers of any age. Dream of Italy…

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San Miniato: La Sagra del Tartufo Bianco (Truffle Festival)

November 9 - November 24
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 9 of November, repeating indefinitely

Unnamed Venue San Miniato, Italy + Google Map
Free

The small Tuscan town of San Miniato near Pisa celebrates truffle season on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th weekends of November. Enjoy local foods, entertainment, shopping and, of course, the prized white truffles! 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 TV series…

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Cremona: Torrone Festival

November 16 - November 24
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 16 of November, repeating indefinitely

Cremona, Piazza del Comune 5
Cremona, Lombardy 26100 Italy
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Free

If you've ever tried this sweet treat and found yourself falling head over heels for it, then do yourself a favor and head on down to Cremona for the Festa del Torrone. Here, the unique nougat confection is celebrated in a very big way with events including the Costruzioni Giganti di Torrone, where people compete to build the largest torrone, and then there's the re-enactment of the 13th century nuptials between Italian military leader Francesco Sforza and Bianca Maria Visconti, Dutchess of Milan. Other…

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Florence: International Cinema and Women Film Festival

November 20 - November 24
Cinema La Compagnia, Via Camillo Cavour 50/R
Florence, Tuscany 50121 Italy
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5€

Part of Mediateca Toscana's 50 Days of International Film in Florence, all events take place at La Compagnia theater within the city center. This is the largest film festival of its kind in Italy and this year's edition is dedicated to Ingmar Bergman and will feature the first documentary on the Swedish directors career. Events feature writers, directors, filmmakers and actors. Matinee films are 5€; evening films are 7€. Dream of Italy is a membership website and award-winning travel publication…

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Florence Marathon

November 24 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Florence Florence, Italy + Google Map
Free

This popular 42,195 km marathon attracts 10,000 runners, who pass by the Ponte Vecchio along the Arno River and finish at the breathtaking Piazza Duomo. If you'd like to participate in this marathon through the historic center of Florence, you can enroll through the event website below. 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.…

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December 2019

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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Molise: Torchlight Parade

December 8
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 8 of December, repeating indefinitely

Molise Molise, Italy + Google Map
Free

The town of Agnone in Molise has its own way of celebrating the holiday season with the annual 'Ndocciata Torch Parade. Join locals as the admire and awe in the competition for the best 'ndocce (eight foot tall torches) around! 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…

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