Festivals in Italy

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Carnival of Venice

The Carnival of Venice – Carnevale di Venezia – is an annual festival, held in Venice, Italy. The Carnival starts around two weeks before Ash Wednesday and ends on Shrove Tuesday – Fat Tuesday or Mardi Gras –, the day before Ash Wednesday.

http://www.carnivalofvenice.com/

Carnival of Viareggio

The Carnival of ViareggioCarnevale di Viareggio – is a carnival event yearly held in the Tuscan city of Viareggio, in Italy. It is considered amongst the most renowned carnival celebrations in both Italy and Europe.

Battle of the Oranges

The Battle of the Oranges is a carnival and festival in the Northern Italian city of Ivrea, which includes a tradition of throwing of oranges between organized groups. It is the largest food fight in Italy.

Location Irvea

Il Palio

“Piazza del Campo” is still used today for the well known Palio horse race which is one of the most famous popular Italian manifestations. It takes place every year on July 2 and August 16.

www.ilpalio.org

Pescara Jazz Festival

Pescara Jazz is the name of an international jazz festival that takes place every year in July at Pescara, Italy. When it started in 1969 it was the first Italian summer festival dedicated to jazz music, and it is one of the most important in Europe

Location Pescara

Website – www.pescarajazz.com/frontend

Rome Film Festival

Rome Film Festival is a film festival that takes place in Rome, Italy, during the month of October. The actual complete name in Italian is Festival Internazionale del Film di Roma.

Location Rome

Website – www.romacinemafest.it

Umbria Jazz Festival

The Umbria Jazz Festival is one of the most important jazz festivals in the world and has been held annually since 1973, usually in the month of July, in Perugia, Italy. Furthermore, the Umbria Jazz Winter Festival takes place annually in late December to early January in the city of Orvieto.

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