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EVENTS 2002
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THERE ARE VARIOUS ANTIQUE MARKETS HELD EACH MONTH
THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

THE FIRST SATURDAY AND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH - AREZZO
THE THIRD SUNDAY OF THE MONTH - BERGAME
THE THIRD SATURDAY AND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH - LUCQUES
THE LAST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH - MILAN
THE LAST SATURDAY AND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH - MODENE
THE THIRD SATURDAY AND SUNDAY OF THE MONTH - RAVENNE
THE SECOND SATURDAY OF THE MONTH - TURIN

JAN : 02-07 - URBANIA BEFANA CELEBRATION, URABANIA.
THERE ARE A VARIETY OF EVENT THAT TAKE PLACE
DURING THIS EPIPHANY CELEBRATION AND SEVERAL
HAVE DELIGHTFUL ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN.
05-06 - LA BEFANA, NATION WIDE, ITALY. DURING THIS
EPIPHANY FESTIVAL "BEFANA," A KINDLY WITCH,
BESTOWS GIFTS ON CHILDREN, INCLUDING TOYS AND
CANDY FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN GOOD, BUT A LUMP
OF COAL OR A PEBBLE FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN
NAUGHTY. PARADES & OTHER ACTIVITIES.
06 - REGATTA OF THE WITCHES (REGATA DELLE BEFANE),
CANAL GRANDE, PALAZZO BALBI IN RIALTO, VENICE.
27-17FEB- CARNIVAL OF VIAREGGIO, VIAREGGIO, ITALY.

FEB : 01-12 - CARNIVAL OF VENICE, ONE OF THE MORE GLAMOROUS
CARNIVALS IN WORLD, WITH GRAND BALLS, SPLENDID
PARTIES, PARADES, SHOWS, CONCERTS AND MANY MORE
GREAT EVENT ALL HAPPENING IN UNIQUE ATMOSPHERE
OF VENICE.
10-16 - MILAN CARNIVAL WEEK, MILAN, CARNIVAL WEEK IS
HELD ACCORDING TO LOCAL TRADITION, WITH SHOWS &
FESTIVE EVENTS FOR CHILDREN.
13 - LOLLARD'S FEAST AND PURGATORY DINNER, GRADOLI.
22-24 - ROMA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL, ROMA INDEPENDENT
FILM FESTIVAL IS A SERIES OF 200 NEW INDEPENDENT
FILMS, RIFF AWARDS ARE A HIGHLIGHT OF THE EVENT.
MAR : 15-17 - IRLANDA IN FESTA, MILAN. ST. PATRICK'S DAY
CELEBRATION THAT FEATURES BOTH TRADITIONAL
AS WELL A CONTEMPORARY SOUND OF IRELAND.
21-22 - NO RUZ, IRANIAN NEW YEAR, MONTE CARLO, MONACO.

APR : 05 - EPIPHANY FAIR, ROME, ITALY.
07 - GRAN FONDO DELLA VERSILIA, THIS IS A LONG
DISTANCE CYCLING RACE AMONG THE ALPS & TO THE
BLUE MEDITERRANEAN OF TUSCANY.
14 - FORMULA ONE GRAND PRIX OF SAN MARINO, IMOLA,
IMOLA, SAN MARINO. ARGUABLY THE BEST DRIVERS IN
THE WORLD PILOTING INARGUABLY THE WORLD'S MOST
TECHNOLOGICALLY ADVANCED VEHICLES.
19-27 - FAR EAST FILM FESTIVAL, UDINEINCONTRI CINEMA.
UDINE, ITALY. WORLDS LARGEST SHOWCASE OF POPULAR
ASIAN CINEMA.

MAY : 01-04 - FESTIVAL OF ST. EFISIO, CAGLIARI, SARDINIA.
THIS EVENT IS SAID TO HAVE ONE OF THE BIGGEST &
MOST COLORFUL PROCESSIONS IN THE WORLD.
09-12 - NAVALIS WOODEN BOAT SHOW, VENICE. THIS SECOND
ANNUAL EVENT IS NOT ONLY A CHANCE TO VIEW THE
LATEST IN DESIGNS & TECHNOLOGY BUT ALSO DISCOVER
THE MARITIME TRADITIONS OF THE MEDITERRANIAN.
15 - RACE OF THE CANDLES (CORSA DEI CERI), GUBBIO.
THIS EVENT FEATURES THREE HUGE WOODEN CANDLES
THAT ARE RACED AROUND TOWN BY TEAMS OF MEN TO
HONOR THE TOWN'S PATRON SAINT, UBALDO.
26 - FORMULA ONE GRAND PRIX OF MONACO, MONTE CARLO,
MONACO. WELL-KNOWN & ALWAYS SPECTACULAR, THIS
RACE THROUGH THE STREETS OF TOWN IS AN EXCITING
EVENT & ONE OF THE MOST DECISIVE CONTESTS
LEADING UP TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP OF WORLD RACING.
31-03JUN- ORLANDO DI LASSO CHOIR FESTIVAL, CAMERINO.
GOLD, SILVER AND BRONZE MEDALS WILL BE AWARDED
FOR EACH CATEGORY & ONE SINGLE MONEY PRIZE WILL
BE GIVEN IN EACH CATEGORY TO THE CHOIR WITH THE
HIGHEST MARKS.

JUN : 02 - ANNIVERSARY OF THE REPUBLIC, NATION WIDE.
ON 2 JUNE, 1946 THE RESULTS OF A GOVERNMENT
REFERENDUM BROUGHT TO AN END THE MONARCHY OF
THE HOUSE OF SAVOY AND UNIFIED ITALY INTO A
REPUBLIC FOR THE FIRST TIME.
20-25 - DANCE GRAND PRIX ITALIA, CESENA. THE LARGEST
& MOST IMPORTANT AMATEUR DANCING EVENT IN
EUROPE.
24-15JUL- SPOLETO FESTIVAL OF TWO WORLDS, SPOLETO.
ITALY'S INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL FEATURES
DANCE, THEATER & MUSIC. OPERAS, SYMPHONIES AND
CHAMBER MUSIC ARE PERFORMED AT THIS SPECTACULAR
FESTIVAL SERIES.

JUL : 02 - II PALIO, SIENA. TO COMMEMORATE THE MIRACLES
OF THE MADONNA OF PROVENZANO.
20-21 - FEAST OF THE REDEEMER, VENICE. THIS FESTIVAL
DATES BACK TO THE YEAR 1576, THE YEAR OF THE
TERRIBLE PLAGUE.
20-27 - GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL, SALERNO.

AUG : 05-19 - PALIO DEI TERZIERI, CITTA DEL PIEVE.
09-23 - ROSSINI OPERA FESTIVAL, THIS ANNUAL FESTIVAL
FEATURING THE OPERAS OF ROSSINI.
28-07SEP- VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, VENICE.
THE OLDEST OF THE WORLD'S MAJOR FILM FESTIVALS
AND STILL ONE OF THE BEST.
29-07SEP- WATER POLO EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS, FLORENCE.

SEP : 03 - SAN MARINO FESTIVAL, SAN MARINO. THE REPUBLIC
OF SAN MARINO CELEBRATES ITS FOUNDING AND ITS
PATRON SAINT.
13 - UMBRIAN FESTIVAL OF SACRED MUSIC, PERUGIA
UMBRIA.
15 - FORMULA ONE GRAND PRIX OF ITALY, MONZA.
18-10NOV- ROMAEUROPA FESTIVAL, THIS FESTIVAL SHOWCASES
CONTEMPORARY EUROPEAN ART, MUSIC AND CULTURE
AND IS ORGANISED BY THE FRENCH, GERMAN & OTHER
ROME BASED INTERNATIONAL CULTURE CENTRES.
20-23 - INTERNATIONAL STREET THEATRE FESTIVAL, ROME.

OCT : 05-20 - TRUFFLE FESTIVAL, ALBA. THE FESTIVAL OFFERS
THE OPPORTUNITY TO BUY THIS FAMOUSLY EXPENSIVE
FUNGUS FROM A VARIETY OF HUNTERS.
26-02NOV- ROME JAZZ FESTIVAL, VARIOUS VENUES, ROME.
31-03NOV- GOLF ITALIAN OPEN, SARDINIA.

NOV : 21-25 - TRUFFLE FESTIVAL, VARIOUS VENUES, SAN MINATO
TUSCANY.
29-23DEC- CHRISTMAS MARKET, PIAZZA WALTHER, BOLZANO.

DEC : 15-31 - CHRISTMAS THEME PARK, PIAZZA NAVONA, ROME.

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