Events archive

December 2011

Venice: Saturdays and Sundays at a villa Itineraries in the Colli Berici

From 02 April 2011 to 29 December 2011

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Fairs & Free Time

The Berici Hills are a treasure to be discovered: secluded and enthralling, they are the safe keepers of art masterpieces and the most magnificent nature. Here we present some interesting initiatives for a visit of this area.Between April 2nd and June 11th, there will be ten events as part of the..

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Treviso: A fairy world

From 08 October 2011 to 18 December 2011

Folklore

With its 24th edition the fantastic journey that has been enchanting and fascinating children and their families since 1988 is back.The city of Sarmede (TV) will prepare an open-air stage from which fairy-tales, stories and legends will emerge to fascinate all those present.The event will start on..

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November 2011

Venice: 54th Venice Biennale. International Arts Exhibition: ILLUMInations

From 04 June 2011 to 27 November 2011

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Exhibitions & Art

In 1895 Venice took the decision to promote the first edition of the prestigious Art Biennale, with the idea of establishing a national artistic exhibition to be held every two years: the idea proved to be very successful, to the point that within a short time the event became one of the most..

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Padua: Monselice Castle - Open to the public

From 27 March 2011 to 27 November 2011

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Exhibitions & Art

The monument that sums up the history of Monselice is opening again to the public. With the arrival of the fine weather and up to the onset of winter it will be possible to visit the historic complex in this lively small town in the Southern part of the Padova province. A journey between..

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Padua: Negramaro Casa 69 Tour

From 23 October 2011 to 23 November 2011

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Music & Show

A magic encounter between Italian singing and melodic rock tainted with British pop music. This is what makes one of the most interesting Italian bands of the last few decades a phenomenon that has no boundaries.After the great success of the Casa 69 album, Negramaro are setting off again in great..

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October 2011

Treviso: Monfenera Chestnut Festival

From 07 October 2011 to 31 October 2011

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Folklore

A market and exhibition event dating back to 1974 when the inhabitants of Pederobba decided to introduce, in an effort to revive local traditions and produces, a celebration dedicated to the typical produce of their area: the Monfenera Chestnut.The Monfenera area is particularly suited to the..

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Venice: Bike and trek in Asiago

From 03 April 2011 to 30 October 2011

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Sport

Starting from this spring until the beginning of next autumn it will be possible to enjoy biking and trekking in such a privileged place as the Altopiano di Asiago. The Bike and Trek Association in Asiago is organizing exciting mountain bike excursions in these splendid natural settings,..

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Padua: Easy Activity Week Time out at the Euganean Spas

From 28 March 2011 to 28 October 2011

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Sport

The nature of the thermal centre of the Euganean Spas is there to serve your wellbeing. These beautiful hills, lush with vegetation and quaint villages, which represent true gems of arts and traditions, are the natural backdrop where the sport activities of the Easy Activity Week event take place ..

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Padua: Beady Eye in concert

08 October 2011

Music & Show

Beady Eye are made up of Liam Gallagher, Gem Archer, Andy Bell and Chris Sharrock, all ex-members of the well known English band Oasis.This new adventure from the Manchesters artists has been sparkled by the rift between Noel Gallagher and the legendary British band. The new band came into being..

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Vicenza: Palladio by the hand

From 23 April 2011 to 02 October 2011

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Fairs & Free Time

He inspired the architectures of Europe from the 17th century and the next 300 years and initiated the phenomenon known as Palladio style. His celebrated villas embellish in unique ways the roads and river banks of the mainland behind Venice. With their precise neo-classic forms, the Istria stone..

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Venice: Benvenuta Vendemmia 2011

From 18 September 2011 to 02 October 2011

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Food & Wine

September is the ideal month to rediscover and relish again the extraordinary atmosphere of the Italian countryside when grapevines are ready to be picked and wineries are opening their doors to the public to offer great opportunities for unforgettable tasting excursions. This is the time of the..

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September 2011

Verona: Cats

21 September 2011

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Theatre & Dance

The cats of Cats, the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical that has beaten all records of shows in the history of worlds musical theatre, will entertain the audience of the Verona Arena on 21st September.The Italian version of this Broadway masterpiece will be performed by the Compagnia della Rancia, with..

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Venice: Gran Fondo Dolomiti Stars 2011

From 25 June 2011 to 11 September 2011

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Fairs & Free Time

Those passionate about cycling and open-air activities cannot miss the itineraries of Dolomiti Stars, dedicated to all those passionate about tourism in the open air and cycling.The towns of Civetta, Falcade-Passo San Pellegrino, Arabba and Marmolada receive great attention in the world of cycling,..

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Venice: 2011 Historic Regatta

11 September 2011

Folklore

One of the most exciting and traditional tourist events that can be enjoyed in Venice will take place on Sunday 4 September: the 2011 Historic Regatta.On the first Sunday of September, as is the case every year, the city of Venice will give its guests the possibility to step back in time and..

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Venice: 68th International Film Festival

From 31 August 2011 to 10 September 2011

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Exhibitions & Art

From 31 August to 10 September the lights will be turned on at the 68th International Venice Film Festival, the longest standing film festival in the world that will this year, once again, make a contribution towards increasing the awareness and knowledge for international cinema in all its forms..

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Venice: Summer Spritz 2011

From 25 May 2011 to 07 September 2011

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Food & Wine

Spritz is the favourite and best appreciated drink at aperitif time in Veneto: with ancient and widespread origins, it has become a ritual common to the young, adults and the elderly of Veneto, who meet at the bar from late morning to just before dinner and drink this beverage with the..

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Verona: 89th Verona Arena Opera Festival

From 17 June 2011 to 03 September 2011

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Music & Show

Great triumph for Aida in the roman amphitheatre of Verona, as evidenced by the delirious cheering of the cosmopolitan crowd. This was the opening title on 12 August 1913 on the local paper lArena, when describing the jubilation caused by the first showing of the Arena Opera Festival. The event was..

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August 2011

Venice: The Middle Ages in the Dolomites - The treasures of the ancient hospices of the Cordevole Valley

From 05 November 2010 to 30 August 2011

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Exhibitions & Art

The Diocese Museum in Feltre is hosting an exhibition dedicated to the ancient hospices of the Veneto Dolomites. These establishments sprang up across Europe around the middle of the 12th century with the purpose of offering shelter at any time of the day to those in need, without making any..

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Venice: Marghera Summer Village Tricolore

From 08 June 2011 to 28 August 2011

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Music & Show

"Fratelli d'Italia, l'Italia s desta, al Marghera Village si torna a far festa!". 2011, the year celebrating the 150th anniversary since Italys unification, sees also the return of the summer festival that has, for the past thirteen years, kept the warm evenings busy of those living in the province..

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Treviso: 2011 Summer Photography

From 12 June 2011 to 28 August 2011

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Exhibitions & Art

From 12 June to 28 August, the captivating location of Villa Brandolini at Solighetto di Pieve di Soligo will stage the event 2011 Summer Photography, a not-to-be-missed opportunity for all aficionados of colour and black and white film photography.Organized by the Francesco Fabbri Foundation and..

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Venice: Calici di Stelle 2011

10 August 2011

Food & Wine

On the night of 10th August the asteroids of the Perseus constellation cross the Earths orbit and in doing so draw a shower of fantastic falling stars in the sky.On this day the death of St Laurence is remembered, the martyr associated with the celebrated meteor shower, as evidenced by a proverb in..

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July 2011

Padua: Guariento and Padua Carrarese

From 16 April 2011 to 31 July 2011

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Exhibitions & Art

Guariento and Padua Carrarese is the latest great exhibition that the city of the Saint has in store for the oncoming spring and the first part of summer 2011: an unmissable appointment with culture and a fascinating journey in time and the medieval art of Veneto. This event is being held in..

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Venice: Sting - Symphonicity - Concert in Saint Mark's Square (Venice)

29 July 2011

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Music & Show

Imagine Sting, one of the most acclaimed and charismatic artists ever, accompanied by a symphonic orchestra. Then picture all this within the magic surroundings of Piazza San Marco in Venice. What you get is the live event of the year, a show within a show that will rightly enter into the history..

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Treviso: 2011 Soul Holidays

From 20 July 2011 to 24 July 2011

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Fairs & Free Time

After the great success of the 2010 edition, the summer camp Soul Holidays is again back this year with its proposition of intellectual enlightening, to turn summer into a pleasant and entertaining cultural moment.The title of the event is I have time for and will be centred on the role of Time in..

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Venice: Veronese. Esters stories revealed

From 20 April 2011 to 24 July 2011

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Exhibitions & Art

We find ourselves in Venice in the depths of the harsh winter of 1555, it is morning time and we are walking well wrapped up down a narrow shaded alleyway. When we get to its end we are suddenly dazzled by the glaring and warm light of the sunset over the lagoon, with an effect magnified by the..

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Venice: Festa del Redentore 2011

From 16 July 2011 to 17 July 2011

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Folklore

On the third weekend of July - this year on the 17th and 18th of the month Venice transforms itself and fills its streets with the cheerfulness attached to the most traditional and popular historic celebration in the city. With a history of more than 450 years, the Festa del Redentore draws scores..

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Venice: Fenice Theatre: A midsummer nights dream

From 09 July 2011 to 13 July 2011

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Theatre & Dance

The prestigious and elegant La Fenice Theatre in Venice is to stage the 5 acts comedy play A Midsummer Night's Dream, by William Shakespeare, over the course of four evenings with music directed by the concert director Jeffrey Tate and with the accompaniment of the maestro Claudio Marino Moretti..

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Padua: Elton John and his Band

12 July 2011

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Music & Show

On 12th July spice your summer up with a not-to-be-missed event: the Elton John concert at the Piazzola Live Festival (PD the only date in Northern Italy!This is a memorable event: the eccentric British piano player, one of the most acclaimed and celebrated rock artists all over the world, will..

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Venice: Ninetieth Venini 1921-2011

From 26 February 2011 to 10 July 2011

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Exhibitions & Art

The firm symbol of Murano that has been able to put together glass tradition and design within truly unmatched creations, appreciated all over the world. The pieces of Venini are first of all forms of art and objects that enhance their surrounding space thanks to exclusive shapes and reflections...

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Venice: 25th Feltre Crafts fair

From 30 June 2011 to 03 July 2011

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Fairs & Free Time

In the enchanting Feltre, the time-honoured town set in the foothills of the Dolomites in the Belluno province, a very interesting event will take place: the 25th edition of the Crafts and Arts fair, which will take place form 30 June to 3 July. The main theme of the show is the celebration of made..

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Venice: Venice Sunsplash 2011. Italian Sunsplash Reggae

From 01 July 2011 to 03 July 2011

Music & Show

Do you remember the seventies when the positive vibrations of Bob Marley music were invading the Isle of Jamaica and the rest of the world? After thirty years since the death of the most representative artist of reggae music of all times, the event Venice Sunsplash is back in 2011 with a tribute to..

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Treviso: Aida and Radames

02 July 2011

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Theatre & Dance

The musical Aida and Radames is to be staged at the Cison di Valmarino Theatre, near Treviso. Inspired by the same name comedy of the composer Giuseppe Verdi, this show has been authored by Tim Rice (the author of other well-known musical such as Evita, The Lion King, Jesus Christ Superstar) and..

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June 2011

Verona: The Divine Comedy musical

27 June 2011

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Theatre & Dance

The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri is once again thrilling everybody thanks to a new and original representation: we are talking about the music version of Marco Frisina, the Italian renowned composer, to be staged on 27 June at the Verona Arena. This piece of work from the Florence author, one..

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Padua: Comunipane 2011

From 20 June 2011 to 22 June 2011

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Food & Wine

Bread, as everybody knows, is never missing on an Italian dining table, due to its nice, rich and gorgeous taste (to the detriment of those on a diet who must give it up but perhaps it is not known to everyone the amount of work a baker must put in to make it. Forced to get up in the very early..

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Venice: Marostica cherry festival

From 28 May 2011 to 19 June 2011

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Food & Wine

For those who enjoy traditional local fetes, to relive old customs in a contemporary context, the Marostica Cherry Festival is the perfect occasion to live such an experience. We are talking of an event that started way back in 1933, nowadays established in the province of Vicenza and a regular..

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Treviso: Primavera of Prosecco 2011

From 26 February 2011 to 19 June 2011

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Food & Wine

This is the 16th edition of the most important series of food and wine events in Veneto and amongst the major ones in Italy. One only needs remember that it was here when the first Italian wine route was established in 1966, at the time aptly named Route of White Wine, but later renamed Route of..

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Treviso: Hidden Truths. Tales and connections in 16th century paintings in Veneto

From 18 February 2011 to 19 June 2011

Exhibitions & Art

A great exhibition of 16th century Venetian paintings is coming to Conegliano. After the recent and highly acclaimed exhibition on the local famous painter Giambattista Cima, aptly known as Cima da Conegliano, here is a new event at Palazzo Sarcinelli that promises to bring together immortal works..

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Venice: Electro Venice Festival 2011

18 June 2011

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Music & Show

Last year it was seen by 20,000 fans, a huge success, with the participation of world-known artists and deejays from around the world and sounds of the Electronic and Techno scene: Ellen Allien, Mr. Oizo, Digitalism, Richie Hawtin and many others. They kept the audience entertained and spurred it..

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Padua: Notre Dame de Paris

From 15 June 2011 to 18 June 2011

Music & Show

Dal 1998 ha intrattenuto qualcosa come 15milioni di spettatori in tutto il mondo: Notre Dame De Paris, lopera popolare di Riccardo Cocciante, tratta dallomonimo romanzo di Victor Hugo, con i testi di Luc Plamondon e nella versioni italiana quelli di Pasquale Panella. Dall'epoca della sua prima..

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Padua: 2011 Festival of Saint Anthony of Padua

From 28 May 2011 to 13 June 2011

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Folklore

I see my Lord, these were the words whispered by the monk Anthony of Padua when he drew his last breath on 13 June 1231, along the route of his final pilgrimage in the company of his adoptive and beloved fellow citizens. For the numerous miracles attributed to him, the blessed monk was canonized a..

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Venice: At the table with the DOP Bassano White Asparagus Asparaguses & Vespaiolo

From 25 April 2011 to 13 June 2011

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Food & Wine

It is the 31st edition for the gastronomic event At the table with the DOP Bassano White Asparagus Asparagus & Vespaiolo, organized by the Protection Consortium together with the restaurant owners of Bassano. An unmissable happening on all tables that is also a vehicle of promotion of cultural..

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Jesolo: 2011 Jesolo Air Extreme

From 11 June 2011 to 12 June 2011

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Sport

The spectacular and emotion-filled Air Extreme display is back on the shores of Jesolo! As every summer, the municipality of Jesolo has organized, in collaboration with Prima Aviation, one of the most incredible shows that the Veneto Region can boast about: on 11 and 12 June this fascinating..

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Venice: 37 Vogalonga

12 June 2011

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Folklore

With its bizarre shape and peculiar rowing action which is carried out in a standing position - the gondola is undoubtedly the boat that symbolizes Venice. Thanks to its easy manoeuvrability it remains the boat best suited to travel on the waters of the varied lagoon of Venice or its narrow..

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Venice: The elegant 19th century - Art in Italy in the traces of Fortuny 1860 1890

From 29 January 2011 to 12 June 2011

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Palazzo Roverella in Rovigo is often the location of great exhibitions that bring prestige to the city and Veneto. Its latest exhibition is titled The elegant 19th century and is a thorough review of art in Italy over a 30 year period between 1860 and 1890. There are many subjects and stories..

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Venice: 2011 From Asiago to the stars

From 15 February 2011 to 07 June 2011

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Fairs & Free Time

The Asiago astronomical observatory, part of the Padova observatory, is offering an invitation to discover the starred sky for aficionados, students and those interested in the company of real astronomers who will introduce the public to the mysteries of the celestial bodies and offer a guided tour..

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Venice: 2011 Ascension Festival. The enchantment of the city's marriage to the sea is back

05 June 2011

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Folklore

Undoubtedly one of the most characteristic festivals best defining the historic and specific culture of Venice, the Festa della Sensa (Ascension Day Festival) every year attracts thousands of visitors from the world over. This year the special re-enactment will take place on 5 June, 2011 and will..

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May 2011

Treviso: Primavera Prosecco Tournament

From 03 April 2011 to 29 May 2011

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Sport

The arrival of spring with its blossoming scents marks the return in the Treviso March of the Primavera Prosecco Tournament, the cycling event that sees three road races taking place the last one on May 29th - along the roads of the area where the Conegliano-Valdobbiadene DOCG wine is being..

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Venice: 2011 Open Wineries

From 28 May 2011 to 29 May 2011

Food & Wine

Around the middle of the 10th millennium B.C., ancient populations of farmers started filling up big wooden barrels with grapes growing spontaneously in the surrounding fields for conservation purposes. It is believed that thanks to the ensuing fermentation process of the grapes left in the..

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Verona: Wind Music Awards 2011

From 27 May 2011 to 28 May 2011

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Music & Show

Rossella Brescia, Cristina Chiabotto, Vanessa Incontrada and Paola Perego, this is the quartet who will present the 5th edition of the Wind Music Awards, the show celebrating Italian music in the magnificent historic surroundings of the Verona Arena during two, not-to-be-missed, evenings by the..

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Padua: XV Music Festival "City of Padova"

From 09 April 2011 to 28 May 2011

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Music & Show

The 15th edition of the Musical Festival City of Padova will be held from 9 April to 28 May at the Studio Teologico of St Anthony Cathedral. As an exception, this year the event is part of the series of events Universi Diversi organized by the Culture Department of the Padova Municipality. The..

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Vicenza: VicenzaOro Charm. Luxury International Exhibition

From 21 May 2011 to 25 May 2011

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Fairs & Free Time

Soon the lights of VicenzaOro, the international event dedicated to gold, jewels, silver and expensive watches will be glimmering again at the renowned Vicenza Exhibition Centre. From 21st to 25th, May you will have the unique chance to spend five days and enjoy a glamorous, eccentric and luxurious..

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Treviso: 94th Giro dItaly, Belluno 2011

From 22 May 2011 to 25 May 2011

Sport

Like every year, spring brings back the scent of sport and competitions and in Italy the most awaited event at this time of the year is the beginning of the Giro dItalia, the sporting event that has made Italy well known around the world and brought fame to the distinctive Maglia RosaThis year sees..

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Padua: 92nd International Trade Fair

From 14 May 2011 to 22 May 2011

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Fairs & Free Time

The Padua Trade Fair is the highest visited trade show in the North East of Italy, attracting every year during a week-long period more than a thousand exhibitors and hundreds of thousands of visitors. Drinks, shows, concerts, restaurants, exhibitions, events and much more, in a few words an..

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Treviso: 2011 Buds of Spring

From 24 March 2011 to 15 May 2011

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Food & Wine

A spring of events to wow everybody with the flavour of IGP asparaguses in the area between the Piave and Sile rivers. In its fourth year, Buds of Spring is rolling out nine events up to the onset of summer. They will reveal in turns the virtues of this food in the gastronomic tradition of Veneto..

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Padua: Che più di Terra, che di Villa, il nome si merita - Photographic exhibition of the rural landscape around Abano Terme

From 17 October 2010 to 15 May 2011

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Exhibitions & Art

The reasons behind the organization of this exhibition can be grouped as belonging to two series of considerations. On one hand, the organizers wanted to support the rediscovery of the roots of the folks from Abano Terme through the encounter with the relics of the past: the meaning is therefore..

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Venice: The Vorticists: rebel artists in London and New York, 19141918

From 29 January 2011 to 15 May 2011

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Exhibitions & Art

The English abstractionism goes on stage at the Peggy Guggenheim collection in Venice with a collection of 100 pieces belonging to artists such as Edward Wadsworth, Percy Wyndham Lewis and Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, considered amongst the most radical representatives of the movement known as Vorticism,..

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Venice: The Pope in Venice

From 07 May 2011 to 08 May 2011

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Folklore

We invite everybody to meet Jesus and all the religions present in the North East of Italy, since Venice is open to every single person and its heritage belongs to the world. With these words of union and devotion, the Venice patriarch Angelo Scola, welcomes Pontiff Joseph Ratzinger on his visit to..

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Padua: Euganean Wines in Primavera 2011

From 19 April 2011 to 03 May 2011

Food & Wine

The 2011 Euganean Wines in Primavera event marks, in the hills around Padua, the beginning of the fine time of the year, both outdoors and around the table. A must-attend event for what is on offer and the natural beauty of its location. The venue is, as always, the Villa Beatrice dEste on Mount..

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Padua: Jorrit Tornquist - Beyon colour- Jenseits von farbe (Works 1965 2006)

From 19 March 2011 to 03 May 2011

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Exhibitions & Art

The cultural association Fioretto Arte, in collaboration with the Town Museum of Abano Terme, is presenting at the Town Gallery of Contemporary Art at Montirone the exhibition Jorrit Tornquist Beyond colour (Works 1965 2006): thirty pieces that describe the peculiar path of this artist and his..

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April 2011

Venice: A glass adventure

From 11 December 2010 to 25 April 2011

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Exhibitions & Art

The Correr Museum is opening its doors to the art of glass making with A glass adventure, the biggest exhibition on this theme of the past thirty years, a sort of ideal celebration of the 150 years since the founding of the Glass Museum. The exhibition follows a chronological order through a period..

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Padua: 2011 St Anthony Marathon

17 April 2011

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Sport

Every spring the St. Anthony Marathon returns to warm up muscles and hearts with one of the most loved routes in Italy and beyond. Its history is recent; it was in fact in 1998 that the idea of organizing a road run to retrace the peregrination followed by the Saint before his death was conceived:..

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Padua: The theatre of futility 2011 Season

From 22 January 2011 to 17 April 2011

Theatre & Dance

The Theatre of Futility, a 70 seat theatre offering high quality and professional performances, with short and reasonably priced events, is opening its stage again and presenting its 2011 calendar. From Saturday 22nd January to 17th April 2011 there will be five exhibitions presented by..

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Verona: Vinitaly 2011 International wine and spirit exhibition

From 07 April 2011 to 11 April 2011

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Fairs & Free Time

Every year the awakening of flavours starts at Vinitaly, the greatest exhibition currently dedicated to wine. A mammoth event, with an international profile and staggering numbers: 95.000 sqm of exhibiting areas, 4.000 exhibitors, 153.000 visitors, amongst them 47.000 foreign ones, and 2.000..

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Padua: We Will Rock You The Musical

From 07 April 2011 to 10 April 2011

Music & Show

On the 40th anniversary since the formation of Queen, the greatest rock band of all times, We Will Rock You the record-smashing musical celebrating the career of the band, is back. A lineup of rigorously live tracks will be played by an impressive formation of singers and musicians, selected with..

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Verona: Theater in Verona

From 02 November 2010 to 10 April 2011

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Theatre & Dance

A city ideally linked to Shakespeare, who set three of his poems here, Verona, is once again, demonstrating it has a strong calling for theatre with the latest edition of its Verona Summer Theatre Festival, which despite the name, spans the four seasons with a listing that contains perfectly..

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Treviso: Distanti non Distanti - Giovanni Baglioni and Vick Frida in concert

07 April 2011

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Music & Show

Three dates in Veneto for this show with the participation of Giovanni Baglioni, outstanding guitar player, as well as an artist following in his fathers footsteps, and Vick Frida, the Italian elettropop band lead by Enrico Fridlevski. Distanti non Distanti woodwind and wind amongst square waves..

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March 2011

Venice: An Eden between sea and sky. The nature parks of Veneto as seen by Beck Peccoz

From 08 October 2010 to 21 March 2011

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Exhibitions & Art

The charming Museo Regionale della Bonifica, located in Taglio di Po in the heart of the Delta Nature park, is hosting a photographic exhibition of the wonders of nature in Veneto. Thanks to the powers of the photographed places but also the authors special sensitivity, the photos of Marco Beck..

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Venice: Ski&Test Drive 2011

From 12 March 2011 to 13 March 2011

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Sport

In Alto Cadore emotions on and off piste. On 12th and 13th March San Vito di Cadore will host Ski Test & Drive, a great event putting together the excellence in the skiing world with that of food and motors. Soon after the 71st edition of the International Fair of Sport Items and Clothing, held in..

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Padua: Alessandra Amoroso in concert

13 March 2011

Music & Show

A new album and a new tour for this young and highly acclaimed sensational singer. Her first concert in Veneto will be on March 13th at the Geox Grand Theatre in Padova and is expected to attract hordes of fans from the North East of Italy and beyond. Her latest album The world in a second contains..

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Treviso: Painter and model from Canova to Picasso

From 13 November 2010 to 13 March 2011

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Exhibitions & Art

For the first time in Italy, a great exhibition centred around the relationship of painter and model: the fascinating union which dominates the history of arts of the 18th century and beyond and that has strongly influenced artists and their unique way of interpreting life and describing the world...

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Venice: The 18th Century: from Senso to Sissi, the city of women

From 19 February 2011 to 08 March 2011

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Folklore

A new spectacular Carnival is coming to Venice. The success of past editions has shown that the city is a true stage that naturally lends itself to a showcase of different kinds of events drawing people into the whirl of a majestic celebration. Under the umbrella of the Venice Carnival 2011 a..

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Venice: Sappada Carnival 2011

From 20 February 2011 to 08 March 2011

Folklore

The Sappada Carnival is a celebration in its own right, exactly like the community that celebrates it every year during the three weeks that precede Lent. Masks, habits and customs belong in fact entirely to the life and history of this ethnic enclave originated, according to how the legend has it,..

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Padua: Weekend Holidays Fair 2011

From 05 March 2011 to 06 March 2011

Fairs & Free Time

Following on from the success of the last edition Weekend Holidays, the event dedicated to tourism and free time equipment, is back on 5th and 6th March at the Padova Exhibition Centre. The aim is to consolidate this event and surpass the 30.000 visitors that the 2010 event managed to attract a..

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Verona: 2011 Verona Carnival 481st Bacanal del Gnoco

From 06 January 2011 to 04 March 2011

Folklore

The Verona Carnival is without any doubt one of the most characteristic carnivals in Veneto and beyond. Its main character, the so called Pap del Gnoco (literally father of dumplings) is also the oldest documented mask in Europe. But lets go back in history to discover the fascinating story..

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February 2011

Padua: From Canova to Modigliani. The face of the 19th century

From 02 October 2010 to 27 February 2011

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Exhibitions & Art

Palazzo Zabarella is hosting an exhibition investigating through the expression of portraits the period of time separating Antonio Canova and Amedeo Modigliani. 100 years of massive changes, political, geographical, social and obviously artistic. Furthermore, art can in a way be seen as the true..

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Padua: Dove Comincia Il Sole Tour Pooh in concert

19 February 2011

Music & Show

The Pooh are back. Where the sun starts is the title of their inedited new album and the associated tour that comes after the departure from the band of the drum player Stefano DOrazio, the historic member who after 28 years with the band has decided to separate from it to dedicate himself to..

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Venice: 34th Gran Fondo Cortina Dobbiaco

From 05 February 2011 to 06 February 2011

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Sport

This historic cross-country ski marathon, this year in its 34th edition, has always had the merit of gathering professionals as well as amateurs together for two days in the name of some healthy sport emotions. This competition sees two separate sections with different procedures: the first day,..

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January 2011

Venice: Wooden and bronze works of the Dolomites. Augusto Murer between tradition and innovation

From 27 November 2010 to 30 January 2011

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Exhibitions & Art

In the 25th anniversary of his death Belluno is dedicating a great exhibition to Augusto Murer. Amongst the peculiarities of this exhibition there is the fact that it is held in more than one location, often outdoors along the streets of the town centre, in an ideal arrangement that brings visitors..

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Padua: Giorgione in Padova. The cart enigma

From 16 October 2010 to 16 January 2011

Exhibitions & Art

The exhibition Giorgione in Padova. The cart enigma displays 50 pieces and aims at tracing the rapports that existed between Giorgione and the city of the Carraresi, taking inspiration from the coat of arms of this noble family from Padova, which can be seen on the gate in the famous painting La..

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Venice: Christmas Markets in Veneto 2010

From 14 December 2010 to 09 January 2011

Folklore

Christmas markets are the best way to soak up the magic atmosphere of the finest celebration of the year: a stroll through the characteristic wooden chalets, bathed in lights and colours, will cast away all worries. This is a deeply rooted tradition in Veneto to which each town adds a personal..

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Venice: Tony Cragg. IN 4D from flux to stability

From 29 August 2010 to 09 January 2011

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Exhibitions & Art

Tony Cragg is rightly considered one of the best representatives of contemporary sculptures in the United Kingdom. In the early stages of his work Tony Cragg showed a high level of originality when he collected brightly coloured objects discarded in cities and put them together in chromatic..

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