Month: June 2011

Turin Traffic Free Festival 2011 pays homage to Italy

Turin Traffic Festival 2011 has many surprises in store. This edition will show its very Italian side: the goal is representing about 40 years of Italian music during four evenings, with different themes by linking past, present and – why not – future.

From the youth of ‘70s to the youth of today. This is the stylish way in which Traffic pays homage to the 150th anniversary of Italian Unity.

From July, 5th to 10th 2011, get ready for a great agenda full of special events, with great names of Italian music: on July, 7th the festival begins with Francesco De Gregori’s

Summer in Tuscany will wonder you: MotoGP 2011, Live Concerts & Much More

The countdown for the most expected events in Tuscany has just begun: from 1st to 24th July in Lucca will be held the Lucca Summer Festival 2011, a series of live concerts introducing famous international and Italian musicians and singers.

Actually the opening of such an event had to begin with the American band Blink 182 but they cancelled their world tour for lack of new material and postponed it to next year. By the way, we will not miss them because there will be such international artists like Elton John, Ben Harper, Arcade Fire, B.B. King, Joe Cocker and

The Palio Horse Race 2011 is coming to Siena

The long-awaited event in Siena is coming back to the Tuscan city: the Palio Horce Race, one of the most famous events in the world. Horses, as usual, will run on July, 2nd and August, 16th and 10 contradas – districts of the city – will challenge each others.

But traditions are not over. As a matter of fact, as every year, the race will be precede by the historical parade with ancient costumes.

This year, the 10 contradas running the 2011 edition of Palio will be: snail, owl,

The Coloured Carpets of Sawdust decorate the beautiful city of Camaiore

On Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June, Camaiore welcomes once again the several coloured carpets made of sawdust, on the honour of the traditional festivity of Corpus Domini.

As every year, there will be the traditional Corpus Domini procession in the historical centre of Camaiore (a town in the province of Lucca, in Versilia Coast), and just for this occasion, the realization of the carpets of sawdust will be held again by groups of skilled craftsmen in the night of June, 25th. The creation of such unique pieces will start from 8 p.m. of Saturday. The day after, the Saint Mass will be held at 8.30 a.m.

The realization of these little but great

Florence pays homage to its Traditions with Fireworks, Historical Parades and Football

Once again, Florence celebrates its Patron Saint’s day on June, 24th: St John. This year, the patron Saint’s day of the cradle of Renaissance will be on Friday and this will be a perfect occasion for spending a curious and romantic week-end in Florence.

As a matter of fact, in Florence, as usual, you’ll find in the city centre historical parades and a series of initiatives involving the whole city, and don’t forget about the final match of the much-beloved Calcio in Costume or Historical Football, an ancient Florentine tradition you can’t miss!

In addition, don’t forget that in the night of 24th June, there will be the wonderful fireworks, on