Buying tickets for events is a common thing but, you might be surprised to know that most events in Italy are free, and these events reflect the culture as well as the history of the country. Basically, you can see how citizens of other countries maintain wellness, pride, and remain content in life.
If you are planning to visit Italy, you must make plans to see the following events:
Lungo il Tevere Estate
If you are planning for your summer vacation, the Roman Summer Festival or the Estate Romane will be perfect for you. The festival starts in June and runs through to September. The main attractions of this festival are the outdoor cinema in Isola Tiberina, outdoor ballets and operas in Caracalla, special restaurants and bars along the Tibet River, and a lot more. There are many more interesting events such as the International Chamber Ensemble and Concerti del Tempietto that you will find around cultural heritage sites.
Taste Of Roma
Are you a food lover? If yes, you must visit this event that is held at the end of September. It is a food festival where you get to taste delicious foods made by some of the best chefs found in Rome.
Festival del Verde e del Paesaggio
If you have a great devotion to natural plants, you must make a plan to visit this event, which is Rome’s garden festival. It is held annually in the Northern part of Rome. The event is filled with colorful flora, flowers, plants, and much more. You will also get to taste some of the delicious local street food or take part in several workshops. It is a perfect event for families, so don’t miss it.
Palio di Siena
The Palio di Siena competition is one of the most famous events in Italy, and if you have an interest in a horse race, consider watching this event. The event is held in July and August, and Siena’s 17 neighborhoods take part in this race.
Festa Della Madonna Bruna
It is one of the most stunning Italian events held in July in Matera. The event goes throughout the night, and in the end, you will see some stunning fireworks over Matera’s Sassi. The event will titillate any inner romanticism, and if you have someone special with you during the event, the overall experience will be unforgettable.
Regatta of the Ancient Maritime Republics
The regatta is an ancient Italian boat race. These boats are called Gozzi, and eight rowers operate each boat. The starting point is the four maritime republics of Venice, Genoa, Amalfi, and Pisa. The participants put on traditional costumes, and the interesting thing is that the location of this festival rotates every year.
Disfida is an archery contest that is held in July every year at Northern Tuscany. This festival is all about flag throwers, medieval processions, and fireworks. Some other archery contests are organized in other towns such as Tuscany and Montalcino.
So don’t wait, make a plan to see these events as early as possible.