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Posts Tagged ‘ Events ’

SIENA: Il Palio : 2 July 2010

Jun 25th, 2010 | By | Category: Events

Venice: Grande Canal Historic Regatta – 6 September

Aug 27th, 2009 | By | Category: Events

On Sunday, 6 September, all business activities come to a stop whilst Venice stages its historic Regatta.  The Grand Canal is filled with the most exquisite crafted 13th century boats and thousands of spectators line the banks of the waterway/ Celebrations begin with a board parade, headed by a vessel holding the famous bucintoro, symbol […]

Venice: Festa del Redentore and firework extravaganza – 18/19 July

Jul 17th, 2009 | By | Category: Events

This is one of the  biggest celebrations in all of Italy and occurs every third weekend of July in Venice: La Festa del Redentore.  The history dates back to the time of the Plague that hit Europe.and to mark its end.  The Doge commissioned Andrea Palladino to design and build an impressive church on the island of […]

Pisa: The candle lights of San Ranieri – 16 June

Jun 15th, 2009 | By | Category: Events

During Pisa’s Luminara di San Ranieri, thousands of candles are lit along the Arno. Hanging on white wooden frames, the candles enhance the shapes of the buildings and bridges dotted along the River Arno and creating a breathtaking spectacle of light An event not to be missed!

Umbria: Foligno’s Renaissance Joust – 12/13 June

Jun 1st, 2009 | By | Category: Events

Giostra della Quintana is a Renaissance joust where ten knights, representing Foligno’s districts, compete in a contest of skill and dexterity. Their challenge entails sticking their lances through a small ring hanging from a puppet, symbol of a medieval soldier. The modern-day form of the joust, instituted in 1946, draws its inspiration specifically from a […]

Spoleto: Vini nel Mondo Event – 30 May to 2 Jun

May 16th, 2009 | By | Category: Events

Following on from the dazzling success of last year’s edition, with some 200,000 visitors in three days, from May 30th to June 2nd Spoleto will be once more hosting its Vini nel Mondo event, with all the town’s bars and clubs open till late, all kinds of live music and a host of street artists, […]

Italy Arts and Exhibits Guide from May

May 14th, 2009 | By | Category: Art & Culture

 (ANSA) – Rome, May 8 – The following is a city-by-city guide to some of Italy’s art exhibitions: AREZZO – Museo Statale d’Arte Medievale e Moderna: 130 works by Della Robbia family and contemporaries like Donatello and Ghiberti; plus tours around Arezzo province taking in 25 towns and 168 works; until June 7. ASCOLI – […]

Umbria: Narni’s Medieval Ring Race Event – 10 May

May 3rd, 2009 | By | Category: Events