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Macerata Opera Festival - Sferisterio Italy 2019
Where: Macerata, Italy
When:  Friday, July 19, 2019 - Friday, August 9, 2019
 
Macerata Opera Festival Sferisterio started in 1992 and since it is held continually from late July to mid-August (various dates). The festival takes place in the city of Macerata which is located in central Italy. Most of the events take place in the "Sferisterio Arena" but some are held in "Teatro Lauro Rossi" in the city. This marvelous opera festival hosts yearly thousands of spectators in the Sferisterio open air 2,500 seat neoclassical arena. Due to the numerous visitors during the festival days and the high...(read more)
 
 
 
 
Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro 2019
Where: Pesaro, Italy
When:  Thursday, August 8, 2019 - Tuesday, August 20, 2019
 
    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 to check hotel rates and book rooms & tickets well in advance. Reserve...(read more)
 
 
 
 
The Palio (August 16th) 2nd horse race 2019
Where: Siena, Italy
When:  Friday, August 16, 2019 - Friday, August 16, 2019
 
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 2019
Where: Montepulciano, Italy
When:  Sunday, August 25, 2019 - Sunday, August 25, 2019
 
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)
 
 
 
 
Jousting of the Saracens in Arezzo 2019 - (Second Contest)
Where: Arezzo, Italy
When:  Sunday, September 1, 2019 - Sunday, September 1, 2019
 
    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)
 
 
 
 
Florence Paper Lantern Festival - Festa della Rificolona 2019
Where: Florence, Italy
When:  Saturday, September 7, 2019 - Saturday, September 7, 2019
 
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)
 
 
 
 
The Carnival of the Alps - Carnevale Di Montagna
Where: Aosta, Italy
When:  January.
 
The Carnival of the Alps with the participation of twenty local groups and six groups coming from outside the Aosta Valley and having common elements with tradition beautiful parade of typical mountain costumes and goliards. [www.aiataosta.com]
 
 
 
 
Pizza Fest
Where: Nola, Italy
When:  Annually. Late May - Start June.
 
Pizza Festival is held every year in Nola that is located 35 km North East Napoli, between Mount Vesuvius and the Apennine Mountains in Campania region, South Italy. The festival promises culinary fiesta that lasts for ten days.   The visitors can enjoy great variety of unique pizzas, various activities, music and entertainment shows, making dough exhibitions, etc…   The festival reached its climax in the "Best Pizza in the World Competition" where the chefs of the best pizza restaurants in Napoli prepare...(read more)
 
 
 
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