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Italy Calendar of Events

1 New Year’s Day Italy
6 Epiphany (religious festival, 12th day after Christmas Italy

17-27 Carnevale (Mardi Gras) Venice

Late March Rome Marathon Rome

Early April ViniItaly (wine festival) Verona
8-16 Holy Week (religious processions) Italy
15 Scoppio del Carro (fireworks on Easter Sunday Florence
25 Liberation Day (closures) Italy
25 St Mark’s Day (religious festival) Venice

1 Labour Day (closures) Italy
Early May-mid June May Music Festival Florence
24 Ascension Day (religious festival, 40th day after Easter) Italy
26 Lemon Festival Monterosso

3 Batlle of the Bridge (medieval festival, 1st Sunday in June) Pisa
3-9 Regatta of the Great Maritime Republics (rotates between 4 cities) Amalfi in 2001: Pisa in 2002
17 Corpus Domini (religious festival) Monterosso
24 St John the Baptist Day (religious festival) Monterosso and Florence
Late June Calcio Fiorentino (costumed soccer game, fireworks) Florence
29 St Peter and St Pau Day (religious festival) Corniglia and Rome

July-Aug Outdoor Opera in Roman arena Verona
2 Il Palio (horse race) Siena
20 St Margaret Day (religious festival) Vernazza
21 Feast of the Redeemer (parade, fireworks) Venice
Mid-late July Festa de’Noantri (neighbourhood fair) Rome

10 St Lawrence Day (religious festival) Manarola
15 Assumption (religious festival) Italy
16 Il Palio (horse race) Siena
Late Aug Siena Music Week Siena
Late Aug Venice International Film Festival Venice

2 Historical Regatta Venice
8 Maria Nascente (Rising Mary festival) Monterosso
Mid Sept Chestnut Festivals (food and chestnut roasts) Many towns north of Rome
19 Festival of San Genarro (religious festival) Naples
Late Sept Walnut Festival (games, food) Monterosso

1 All Saints Day (religious festival, closures) Italy

Early Dec Christmas Market Rome
7 St Ambrose Day (religious festival) Milan
8 Feast of Immaculate Conception (religious festival, closures) Italy
25 Christmas Italy
26 St Stephen’s Day (religious festival, closures) Italy



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