Category: Veneto

What’s On in Italy: July 2008

As we noted today in an earlier post, tomorrow, July 2, will be the first of this year’s Palio races in Siena. But, that’s not all that’s happening in Italy this month. Here’s the rundown: Music and Performance Festivals: Roma Estate 2008 continues with various music, comedy, and sports events. Throughout July, Rome will also hold …

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Touring the Venice Lagoon by Pénichette

While browsing the web recently, I happened upon Emmanuelle Jary’s excellent primer on touring the Venice Lagoon on ViaMichelin (full disclosure: I have written for Michelin Travel Guides). But what, I wondered, was a pénichette? Turns out that it is a small barge-like houseboat – just the perfect type of transportation for getting around the city …

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What’s On in Italy: April

We’re a little late posting this month’s events. But there’s still time to catch them. VinItaly, Verona. This wine trade fair, in its 42nd year, is a place for wine industry producers, distributors, and critics, to sample some of Italy’s best wines. According to the U.K.’s Italy Magazine, “One of the top events at this …

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What’s On in Italy: March

It’s time again for the rundown of the upcoming month’s events. March is unofficially the beginning of the tourist season in Italy, as the weather warms up and Easter festivities get underway. Photography Exhibitions for Pilgrims, Rome. Rome’s March agenda is packed, though two photography exhibits seems quite interesting. At the Museo di Roma Palazzo …

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20 Things We Love About Italy – Part 2

We hope you enjoyed yesterday’s run-down of part 1 of 20 Things We Love About Italy. Hopefully, the list has given you more travel ideas and the inspiration to learn more about all of Italy’s 20 regions. Now, without further ado, the remaining 10 favorites on our list: 11) Termoli, Molise. If Puglia (see #13) …

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Saving Money with Combined Tickets

It’s tough to be an American tourist in Europe right now, what with the dollar sinking to new lows against the euro every day. The New York Times had a fantastic Practical Traveler feature a few months back titled 10 Ways to Keep Europe Within Reach. I’d like to add to this advice with my own suggestion …

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What’s On in Italy: June

This is the month when Italy explodes with festivals, concerts, sagre, and more. Starting it all off, of course, is Republic Day on June 2. Look for a military parade in Rome and smaller events celebrating the 61st anniversary of the republic throughout the country. Here’s a run-down of what’s on this month: Festa della …

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What’s On in Italy: May

It’s May, which means that the calendar is full of food and flower festivals, new museum exhibits, and outdoor concerts. There’s really too much to list, but we’ll note some hightlights: Corsa dei Ceri: Gubbio’s running of the “Ceri,” or candles, is one of Umbria’s biggest events of the year. It takes place on May 15, …

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What’s On in Italy: February

Carnival: That annual pre-Lenten festival, Il Carnivale, takes place this month all over Italy. Venice and Viareggio throw two of the biggest and best known parties in the country, with the latter putting on a spectacular parade. Lent: Of course, after the party comes the piety. The Pope traditionally celebrates Ash Wednesday Mass – and distributes …

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