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Florence (Firenze) Tango Festival 2018
Where: Florence, Italy
When:  Tuesday, April 24, 2018 - Sunday, April 29, 2018
Florence (Firenze) Tango Festival is held, every year for four days, in the second half of April. The visitors can enjoy dance shows performed by couples of famous Tango dancers, present the Argentine Tango culture. During the festival’s days, lots of dance shows are held. Please check the festival’s program on its website. Due to the numerous visitors during the festival days and the high demand for tickets and accommodations it is recommended to check hotel rates and book rooms well in advance.  
Venice International Spring Choir Competition 2018
Where: Venice, Italy
When:  Saturday, April 28, 2018 - Wednesday, May 2, 2018
The unique beauty of Venice, with its canals, colorful bridges and unique buildings, creates a unique atmosphere which fits the International Choirs Competition. The competition takes place twice a year (spring & autumn) with the participation of choirs from lots of countries. The choirs compete in several categories.
Sagra di San Efisio (Feast of St. Efisio) 2018
Where: Cagliari, Italy
When:  Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - Friday, May 4, 2018
Every year, on May 1st , the island's residents and lot of tourist celebrate the holiday of San Efisio the patron of Cagliari the capital of Sardinia. Efisio was sent to Sardinia by Diocletian the Caesar of Rome in the third century.   According to the local tradition, when he was at sea on his way to the island, he saw a giant Crosse in the sky and a God voice ordered him to be his servant.   For him it was a confirmation to the existence of God, so when he reached the island he converted his religion to Christianity...(read more)
The Procession of the Snake Catchers (Serpari) 2018
Where: Cocullo, Italy
When:  Thursday, May 3, 2018 - Thursday, May 3, 2018
Once a year, on the first Thursday of May, a unique event is held in Cocullo in Abruzzo region. This event preserves an ancient middle ages tradition - the festival of snake capturers. The festival is held for the honor of San Domenico Abate who, according to the local tradition, protects the residents from snakes' bites and toothache. This is one of the known Paganism events which are still preserved in the Christian ritual. After the religious ceremony the believers cover the holy sculpture with live snakes and exit to the sounds of...(read more)
Venice Vogalonga 2018
Where: Venice, Italy
When:  Sunday, May 20, 2018 - Sunday, May 20, 2018
The naval review Vogalonga is held, yearly, in Venice on the Pentecost Day. The Vogalonga which started in 1975 by the local rowing clubs as a protest against the wash and the waves created by the ever increasing number of motor boats in the city and the lagoon. More than 400 boats in various kinds and sizes from 50 Venice's clubs and private boats from all over the world participate in this wonderful event.   The Vogalonga  naval review is not a contest. The participants get attendance...(read more)
Sassari Cavalcata Sarda 2018
Where: Sassari, Italy
When:  Sunday, May 20, 2018 - Sunday, May 20, 2018
Sassari is located on North West Sardinia. The unique and colorful Festival of Sassari is held every year since 1899. The festival name in Italian is Sassari Cavalcata Sarda.   It praises the royal visit in 1899, of Omberto the first the king of Italy with his wife the queen Margarita from Savoya royal family. Every year, hundreds of riders from all over the island, wearing traditional riding cloths, gather in a multicolored parade.   The magnificent parade colors the festive city with unique colors. The parade marches...(read more)
Ravenna Festival 2018
Where: Ravenna, Italy
When:  Friday, June 1, 2018 - Sunday, July 22, 2018
  Ravenna is located on north central Italy, in Emilia-Romagna County. The city holds, since 1990, a music and opera festival. The festival events take place between mid June till mid July (different dates), where the city and its suburbs, the halls and the open areas turn into one giant festive stage. Concerts and opera plays conducted by the best conductors and played by the best bands and orchestras.   Within the years, jazz concerts, ethnic music, theater and dance shows were added to the festival...(read more)
Jousting of the Saracens in Arezzo 2018 - (The first contest)
Where: Arezzo, Italy
When:  Saturday, June 16, 2018 - Saturday, June 16, 2018
        Giostra Del Saracino - The first contest In the Middle Age, on the 14th century, the people of Rome called the residents of the countries located on the east side of the Roman Empire; Persians, Turkish, Arabs and all the Muslims by the name Saracens. The tension between the two religions created hard battles in which the Christians defeated the Muslims. The perpetuation of the Christianity victory over the Islam started in the beginning of the 16th century with two festive contests that restore the...(read more)
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