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Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro 2018
Where: Pesaro, Italy
When:  Saturday, August 11, 2018 - Thursday, August 23, 2018
  2018 Operas Will be: Ricciardo and Zoraide, Adina, and Il Barbiere di Siviglia. Rossini Opera Festival is held every summer since 1980 in Pesaro which is located in north central Italy. The festival is known as one of the famous operas' events in Italy and in the world. It takes place in August when during the festival days operas of the composer Gioacchino Rossini are presented.  Due to the numerous visitors during the festival days and the high demand for tickets and accommodations it is recommended...(read more)
The Palio (August 16th) 2nd horse race 2018
Where: Siena, Italy
When:  Thursday, August 16, 2018 - Thursday, August 16, 2018
Every year two traditional horse's races take place at Piazza del Campo.  Due to the numerous visitors during the Palio days and the high demand for accommodations it is recommended to check hotel rates and book rooms well in advance. The first is held on the 2nd of July, the holiday of the Madonna of Provenzano and is called Palio di Provenzano or Palio delle Madonna. The second is held on the 16th of August - the holiday of Virgin Mary and is called Palio dell'Assunta or as most of the people name it -...(read more)
Barrel Rolling Contest Il Palio delle Botti di Montepulciano 2018
Where: Montepulciano, Italy
When:  Sunday, August 26, 2018 - Sunday, August 26, 2018
Once a Year, on the last Sunday of August, a traditional barrel rolling race is held (Il Palio delle Botti di Montepulciano). The race takes place in Montepulciano which is located in Siena region in Tuscany. This unique race started in the 13th century as a riding contest in which the horses galloped up the hill, in a steep course of 1,800 meters, through the main road of the town to the Grande Piazza. In the 17th century the contests stopped but on 1974 it renewed in a different way. The participants roll 80 kg barrels up the...(read more)
Venice International Film Festival 2018
Where: Venice, Italy
When:  Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - Saturday, September 8, 2018 - Estimated date !
The Venice Biennale has for over a century been one of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the world. Ever since its foundation in 1895, it has been in the avant-garde, promoting new artistic trends and organising international events in the contemporary arts in accordance with a multi-disciplinary model which characterises its unique nature. It is world-beating for the International Film Festival, for the International Art Exhibition and for the International Architecture Exhibition, and continues the great tradition of the...(read more)
Gran Premio Santander d'Italia (Italian Grand Prix) 2018
Where: Monza, Italy
When:  Sunday, September 2, 2018 - Sunday, September 2, 2018
The Italian Grand Prix is one of number yearly races which are held all over the world. In 2008, 17 competitions took place, in 2009, 18 competitions and in 2010, 19 competitions are planned. The races, usually, are held in the same countries and around the same dates. However there are changes, thus it is possible that a certain country will not held a race while new countries are added to the list. These are the countries, in alphabetical order, where the races are held: Abu-Dhabi, Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Britain, Canada,...(read more)
Jousting of the Saracens in Arezzo 2018 - (Second Contest)
Where: Arezzo, Italy
When:  Sunday, September 2, 2018 - Sunday, September 2, 2018
    Giostra Del Saracino - The Second 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 battles between the...(read more)
Live Human Chess Game in Marostica 2018
Where: Marostica, Italy
When:  Friday, September 7, 2018 - Sunday, September 9, 2018
Marostica is part of Vicenza province in Veneto region. Once in two years, every dual year, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the second week of September, the city holds a Live Human Chess game. The game takes place in the central square of the city and the chess pawns are live people and horses.   Based on the local tradition, two writers Renaldo d'Anganaro and Vieri da Vallanora fell in love with Leonora the beautiful daughter of the local governor Taddeo Parisio. According to the custom in those days, they had to challenge...(read more)
Florence Paper Lantern Festival - Festa della Rificolona 2018
Where: Florence, Italy
When:  Friday, September 7, 2018 - Friday, September 7, 2018
Paper Lantern Festival of Florence - "Festa della Rificolona" takes place every year in the evening of September 7th as an integrally part of the celebrations of Jesus mother Maria’s birthday (Nativita' della Beata Vergine Maria) on September 8th according to the catholic church.   The celebrations preserve a tradition from the 12th century where the peasants and the nearby residents reach Florence to celebrate the Virgin birthday and pray in Basilica della Santissima Annunziata.   According to...(read more)
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