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    Below you will find information and links to some of the popular festivals in Italy. When passing through any of these regions, allow a few days to imemrse yourself in the festivties, cuisine and culture of the region.


    • Carnival in Sardinia
    • The Bluffer's Guide to Carnival
    • Carnival
    • May, 15 - Gubbio: Corsa dei Ceri
    • Playing the pipes in Molise
    • Carnival


    The Palio • Rating: 6
    All you need to know to understand and appreciate the Palio.

    February - the Carnival of Ronciglione • Rating: 6
    Carnival is the greatest event in winter time. Bands, Hussars, Masks, Red Noses, Stilts follow one another in a magic atmosphere from “Fat Thursday” to Ash Wednesday. It is still today the most important cultural show in Ronciglione.

    May, 20th - Sassari: La Cavalcata Sarda • Rating: 5
    A traditional folk festival in the Sardinian capital which peaks with a rousing horse race (the cavalcataa) through the centre of town.

    June - Florence: Calcio storico fiorentino • Rating: 5.5
    Watch one of the oldest versions of football in the world, played in traditional 16th century 'livery'.

    June 28 - July 14 - Spoleto: Festival dei Due Mondi • Rating: 3.5
    Festival dei Due Mondi has reached its 45th anniversary. It will be, as usual, a festival rich in surprises, novelties and talent. Come and discover the unexpected!

    Miracle of San Gennaro - Naples - September 19th • Rating: 6
    Neapolitans gather at the Treasure Chapel each September 19 and on the first Saturday in May to witness the dried blood of San Gennaro (their patron saint) liquefy once more . . .

    Sant'Ambrogio - Milan - December 7th • Rating: 3.5
    Even Milan, the business heart of Italy, stops work for a day. We discover the street markets, traditions and churches dedicated to Milan's patron saint - Sant'Ambrogio

    Festivals in Italy • Rating: 5.8
    Search by subject, month and place. A useful tool for both exhibitors in and visitors to Italy's trade shows.

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    Verona-Arena di Verona Pesaro - Rossini Opera Festival Florence - Maggio Musicale Ravello - Classic Music Festival
    Spoleto - Festival in Umbria Rome- Auditorium Parco della Musica Umbria - Umbria Jazz  


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    Bologna- Teatro comunale Genoa - Teatro Carlo Felice Parma - Teatro Regio  Trieste - Teatro Verdi
    Catania - Teatro Massimo Bellini Milan - Teatro alla Scala Palermo - Teatro Massimo Turin - Teatro Regio
    Florence - Teatro La Pergola Naples - Teatro San Carlo Rome - Teatro dell'Opera Venice - Teatro La Fenice