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Abano Terme

Abbadia San Salvatore-Siena

Acicastello

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Acquapendente

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Agrigento

Alghero

Amalfi

Ancona

Andria

Arbus

Arezzo

Argegno

Ascoli Piceno

Asiago

Assisi

Asti

Azzani - Loiri Porto san Paolo

Barberino del Mugello

Barberino Val d'Elsa

Bardolino

Bari

Barletta

Bedizzole

Bergamo

Bergamo-Foresto Sparso

Bologna

Bolzano

Bosa

Brembate

Brescia

Brindisi

Buonopane

Cagliari

Cala Gonone

Calco

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Camaiore-Lucca

Camerana

Campofelice di Roccella

Cannobio

Capri

Caprie Val Susa

Carlentini

Casole D'elsa

Cassine

Cassino

Castelgandolfo

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Castelsardo

Castiglione D'orcia

Catania

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Cefalu

Ceraso

Certaldo

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Cesano di Roma

Cesena

Chianciano

Chianti

Chioggia

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Ciampino

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Civitavecchia

Colle di Val D'Elsa

Collepietro

Como

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Deiva Marina

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Dolo

Erice

Este

Etna

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Fiumicino

Florence

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Frascati

Furore

Gaeta

Gallipoli

Genoa

Giardini Naxos

Giarre

Gibellina

Greve in Chianti

Grosseto

Grosseto Roccatederighi

Guardavalle

Gubbio

Impruneta

Ischia

Iseo

Isola Rossa

Isole Eolie

L' Aquila

La Spezia

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Lake of Garda

Lake of Iseo

Lake Trasimeno

Lamezia Terme

Lanciole

Lanuvio

Lecce

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Lerici

Levico Terme

Lido di Jesolo

Lipari

Livorno

Lizzano in Belvedere

Lovere

Lucca

Lunamatrona

Macerata

Magliano Sabina

Maglie

Maida

Maiori

Malpensa

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Massa Lubrense

Massarella

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Merano

Merate

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Messina

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Meta di Sorrento

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Milan

Mira

Modena

Modica

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Monzuno

Mozzo

Murlo

Naples

Naples-Pozzuoli

Naples-Sant'Antimo

Nicolosi

Notaresco

Noto

Nova Ponente

Olbia

Olmedo

Oria

Oristano

Orvieto

Ostuni

Otranto

Padua

Paestum

Palaia

Palermo

Palmadula

Parma

Pedara

Perugia

Pesaro

Pescara

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Peschiera del Garda

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Piacenza

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Piombino

Pisa

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Prato

Pula

Quiliano

Racalmuto-Agrigento

Radda in Chianti

Ravenna

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Rimini

Ripa Teatina

Riva del Garda

Roccadaspide

Rodi Garganico

Rome

Rome Cesano

Rosolina

Rovereto

Rubiana Susa Valley

S.Agata Sui Due Golfi

Salerno

Salerno-Raito di Vietri Sul Mare

Salsomaggiore Terme

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San Giorgio

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San Teodoro

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Spoleto

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Taormina

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Verbania

Vergemoli

Verona

Viareggio

Vieste

Vignale Monferrato

Viterbo

Vittorio Veneto

Volterra

Zafferana Etnea

 
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Festivals & Events
in Italy



Vinum Bonum

This is a very special period in Valley Veneggia just south of Bolzano and just north of the upper tip of Lake Garda. For the entire month of August there are musical concerts held in a variety of the 27 wine-gowing 'cantinas' in the valley selected by a governing board for the high quality of the wines they produce. The tastings all begin at 4:30 in the afternoon and conclude at 7:00 PM and are only held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.


International Piano Festival - Amalfi
July and August

. The Chiostro del Paradiso is the setting for concerts by Italian and foreign pianists who alternate playing every Friday.


MUSICAL WEEKS

Siena
August
Accademia Musicale Chigiana
Via di CittÓ 89 - 53100 Siena
Tel. 39 0577 46152
Fax 39 0577 288124

Spoleto
June - July
Associazione Festival dei Due Mondi
Piazza Duomo 8 - 06049 Spoleto
Tel. 39 0743 220320 or 45028 or 40619
Fax 39 0743 220321
e-mail: spoletofestival@krenet.it

Torre del Lago Festival Pucciniano
August
Torre del Lago Puccini
Piazzale Belvedere 4 - 55048 Viareggio (Lucca)
Tel. 39 0584 350562
Fax 39 0584 350277 or 350562

Umbria Umbria Jazz
July
"Associazione Umbria Jazz"
P.O. Box 228 - 06100 Perugia
Tel. 39 075 62432
Fax 39 075 5730053

Viterbo Baroque Music Festival
August
Palazzo Santoro - Piazza Verdi 4/A 01100 Viterbo
Tel.39 0761 326666


Ivrea Carnival
Early January
(lasts for 5 days)

In 2001 the carnival celebrated its 194th edition, but the area had started celebrating the events as early as the 1600s. The fight for liberty, when the men of Ivrea "expelled" the Marquis of Monferrato, is recreated with the Battles of the Oranges, which substitute stones. To make it fun there are several orange throwing "teams", all sporting colorful uniforms. The Carnival also has a lot of parties, food events and music.


San Gennaro - Naples
September

San Gennaro, patron saint and protector of Napoli, stands for many as a symbol of the city itself, and his festival is one of the most passionately celebrated in all of Italy.
The festival ideally culminates in the miracle of the liquefaction of the blood of San Gennaro, which takes place every year more or less on the date of the festival. Many accept the divine nature of the event, and it is incontestable that the blood liquefies, but experts obviously differ on why or how this happens.


Florence
Easter Sunday

The annual 'holy fire' during Holy Week, is started with historical shards of the Holy Sepulchre, and is lit in the Church of SS Apostoli and transported to the Duomo, where the archbishop of the city lights the sacred 'Colombina' rocket with it during the Easter Mass. The rocket travels out of the Duomo along a wire, sets fire to the huge array of fireworks attached to the ICARRO and returns back into the church the way it came.
The celebration of the ceremony still bears a strong resemblance to the way in which it has been celebrated for centuries. On the morning of the day the Carro, pulled by two white oxen, leaves from Via del Prato for the Piazza del Duomo, accompanied by costumed revellers and various city officials and clerical representatives.


Siena
July

A banner, decorated with an image of the Virgin Mary, is presented to the winner of a horse race around the Siena's Piazza del Campo. Competitors come from each one of the 17 districts of the city.
The race consists of bareback riders making three circuits of the main square and is over in 90 seconds. But it is preceded by 5 hours of flag throwing acrobatics around the main square.


Viareggio
February - March

Every year The Viareggio Carnival is the most spectacular in Italy, and is known world-wide. The people of Viareggio begin preparing the huge papier-machÚ puppets in hangar-like buildings by the sea. The figures satirise public and political figures; making them and setting them atop the floats requires considerable technical skill as well as creativity and imagination.
The voluminous floats parade around Viareggio competing for the finest float award from 2.30pm until 9pm on the following dates: 11, 18, 25, 27 Feb and 4 March, each one carrying about 200 people in costume, as well as the huge moving, Trojan horse-like puppets, which hold people inside to manoeuvre the weights, counter-weights and levers that prevent them from toppling over.


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