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Summer 2019

Italy's Events Calendar

ALL SUMMER               
11 JUN | 08 AUG  Opera and Concert Festival "Terme di Caracalla" (Rome, Lazio)
De Gregori & Orchestra, Ennio Morricone, The Tokyo Ballet, Aida, Roberto Bolle and friends, La Traviata, Mark Knopfler, Stefano Bollani & Chucho Valdés, Ludovico Einaudi, Romeo & Giulietta, Gala Plàcido Domingo.              
21 JUN | 13 SEP  Gastronomic festival "Solsfizio al castello" (Gradara, Marche)
Traditional annual event. The city invites to an open-air banquet, and restaurant owners offer a menu of the day for € 15, fully prepared with local products.   
21 JUN | 6 SEP  Opera Festival "ARENA DI VERONA" (Verona, Veneto)
This summer season on the scene of the arena: La Traviata, Aida, Il trovatore, Carmen, Roberto Bolle and friends, Placido Domingo 50 Arena Anniversary Night, Tosca, Carmina Burana.   
1|2  FESTA DELLA SENSA (Venice, Veneto)
Ascension Day in the Venetian Republic. On the day of the festival, a spectacular costumed ritual of “engagement of Venice with the sea” is performed annually.   
2  PALIO (Siena, Tuscany)
Traditional horse racing, held twice a year. Total start 10 participants. Each contrade has its own coat of arms and traditional colors, in which the horseman who represents it is dressed.         
11|14  PITTI IMMAGINE UOMO 96 (Florence, Tuscany)
The most important exhibition in the world dedicated to collections of men's clothing and accessories, as well as the launch of new projects of men's fashion.     
17  PALIO SAINT RANERA (Pisa, Tuscany)
In the evening, the city celebrates the day of its patron saint Ranieri. This tradition has been inherited by the city since the days when it was the Maritime Republic. Four historic quarters compete in the waters of Arno in an exciting regatta.   
25  HOLIDAY "GIOCO DEL PONTE" (Pisa, Tuscany)
The historic costume festival “Games on the Bridge” is held annually in Pisa on the Ponte di Mezzo bridge. 709 foot and equestrian participants take part in costume historical procession. Beginning at 19.00.         
29  National holiday "SAN PIETRO E PAOLO" (Rome, Lazio)
The national holiday, the day of Peter and Paul, is most vividly celebrated in Rome, since these saints are the patrons of the city. Light and pyrotechnic shows and parades are held in the city.   
Music festival with some of the greatest international jazz musicians. Over the years, Ancona Jazz Festival has become one of the most famous jazz festivals in Italy.  
5|6  LA NOTTE ROSA (Rimini, Emilia Romagna)
The event was invented in 2006 by the mayor of Rimini. It starts from the very morning: the streets are decorated with pink ribbons and balloons, the inhabitants dress in appropriate colors of clothes, drink pink champagne and martini.   
5|10  PISTOIA BLUES FESTIVAL (Pistoia, Tuscany)
Italian and international rock and blues musicians.            
6 SUMMER SALE (All Italy)
Till August 31, 2019. Summer sale in Italy - one of the most ambitious. It usually starts on the first Saturday of July (but the number varies each time depending on the region) and lasts 60 days until the end of August. Discounts from 15% up to 70%.
10|15  FEAST OF SAINT ROSALIA (Palermo, Sicily)
In July, six days full of events culminating in the parade of Saint Rosalia’s chariot.      
12|13  SELLARONDA TRAIL RUNNING - Dolomites (Colfosco, Trentino-Alto Adige)
On July 13, the race of 61 km through the Fassa, Gardena, Livinallongo and Badia Valleys               
12|21  UMBRIA JAZZ (Perugia, Umbria)
The most important Italian jazz music festival, born in 1973. Its participants: the most famous jazzmen of the world.            
14   STRESA FESTIVAL Lake Maggiore (Stresa, Piedmont)
Till 8 September, 2019. Stresa Festival, this year at its 58th edition,  proposes three themes for the concerts that will take place on the banks of Lake Maggiore.
19|21  FESTA DEL REDENTORE (Venice, Veneto)
Feast of the Redeemer in Venice. This holiday is celebrated with a two-day fire show, fireworks, dances and concerts.   
19|22  GHIRONDA SUMMER FESTIVAL (Ostuni - Otranto, Puglia)
A festival about music, art and the popular culture of the 5 continents.    
20  GRIGLIE ROVENTI (Jesolo, Veneto)
Amateur cooks compete against each other to prepare the best-mixed grill.    
28  FESTIVAL OF THE TWO WORLDS (Spoleto, Umbria)
Till 14 July, 2019. Theatre, music and opera festival.   

10  SAN LORENZO NIGHT (Rome, Lazio)
On Saturday night, the Italians go to the beach, make fires, look at the falling stars and have fun.
15  FERRAGOSTO (All Italy)
Italians go on vacation and celebrate the holiday in the family circle. Those who did not go to the sea or to the mountains, organize picnics and barbecues. In the central squares of cities and villages arrange mass celebrations and bonfires. In the evening - festive fireworks.   
16  PALIO (Siena, Tuscany)
Traditional horse racing, held twice a year. Total start 10 participants. Each contrade has its own coat of arms and traditional colors, in which the horseman who represents it is dressed.            
Till September 7, 2019. The oldest international film festival of the world, founded in 1932 on the initiative of the Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. The main prize is the Golden Lion.

Art Cities Exchange 2019

10 | 13 November 2019

Rome, Italy

Art Cities Exchange (ACE), the most important workshop and promotional event of the Art Cities, comes back with its 21st edition, taking place in Rome from 10th to 13th November 2019.

After the great success of the previous editions, ACE 21 wants to give continuity to this important project, improving and increasing the international demand, especially in the fields of MICE, luxury and leisure tourism. More than 3,500 business meetings, with scheduled appointments between buyers and sellers, set by using a networking platform aiming to optimize the b2b meetings by viewing their profiles online.