Category: Fun

Parties, events, clubs, restaurants and any other sort of fun in Italy.

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Rome Marathon – 20th Edition

20th Edition Rome MarathonThe 20th Rome Marathon is going to be held on Sunday, March 23rd, starting at 9 am from Via dei Fori Imperiali.
The event involve every year thousands of athletes of all levels, this year more than 17.000 are already entered the race.

For the occasion the historic center of Rome will be closed to traffic, so that the race will cross the most beautiful streets and the most emblematic places of the Eternal City.

The route will pass from the Roman Forum, St. Peter, St. Paul Outside the Walls, Piazza Venezia, the Mouth of Truth, Castel Sant’Angelo, the Foro Italico, Piazza di Spagna, the Trevi Fountain.

Together with the Official Rome Marathon, non professional runners can participate to the RomaFunStracittadina“, a non-competitive run of 4.7 km.

The Rome Marathon is a unique occasion to run in an extraordinary urban environment, that’s why more and more people chose to participate to the race.

For more information: http://www.maratonadiroma.it
About Rome: http://www.aboutroma.com

The Carnival of Viareggio! From 16 to 23 February and 1-4-8 March

The idea to celebrate the Carnival of Viareggio bloom in 1873, when the first parade of decorated carriages born in the historic Via Regia, in the heart of the old city.

In 1930, the painter and graphic futurist Umberto Bonetti designed the mask that is still the symbol of the carnival, the Burlamacco.

After the Second World War, the carnival was revived and was chosen as the first external live event from the RAI.

Today, on Mardi Gras, the carnival returns as protagonist on the national tv “RaiTre” with its annual parade of allegorical floats.

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The venetian carnival on stage from February 15 to March 4

The main theme of this edition, the heritage of fantasy and fairy-tale as a narrative metaphor of life.

For the Venetian Carnival of this year, we will try the masking inspired to: tales of historic European tradition, Arab and Middle Eastern tales, votive symbols of African cultures and allegories of Mesoamerican Indian, Mongolian and ancient Cathay.

The carnival event, which will take place from February 15 to March 4, will have a full and very interesting program, inspired by the theme of 2014.

St Lucy Day Celebrations throughout Italy

Considered the procuress of eyes, the blind, oculists and electricians, the liturgical festival of St Lucy is celebrated on 13th December, some days before summer solstice.

St Lucy’s body, which is currently kept in the Church of San Geremia in Venice, in the past was stolen by the Byzantines in Siracusa and later was purloined by Venetians who conquered Constantinople.

St Lucy celebrations, patron saint of Siracusa, a town located in Sicily, nowadays is a recurring event that crowds many Italian squares with stalls nd stands selling sweets and typical local dishes.

In Siracusa, during a slow procession,

All the events and street markets you can’t miss this Christmas in Tuscany!

Today we want to suggest you some of the most important Christmas appointments and events in Tuscany:

Let’s begin with the city of Florence:

As every year, Florence is going to host the very expected “Florence Noel”: an yearly fair organized by the Country Florence Association at Stazione Leopolda. An exhibition market dedicated to Christmas with a wide range of items among which you can choose your perfect Christmas gifts. A gift for the kids: the “Santa Claus House”, a place for children where they can meet the elves and leave them their letters. Admission fee: € 7

Santa Croce Christmas Market in Florence: from 28th November to 15th December the traditional German Christmas market comes back and brings in town delicious gastronomic specialties such as sausages, sauerkraut, pork knuckles, pretzels, strudels and other products. You can visit the market everyday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

In the green Mugello area:

“Magie dell’Avvento” Christmas market: as every year, this important market is held in the small village of Palazzuolo sul Senio, located in the heart of upper Mugello. Christmas market will be open to visitors from 10.00 a.m. in the historic center, while from 11.30 a.m. the gourmet stand will wait for you in Piazza IV Novembre. Dates: from 1st to 8th December and from 15th to 22nd December.

On the Versilia coast, (Tuscany):

Christmas markets in Viareggio “Villaggio di Babbo Natale”: from 8th to 26th December, in Mazzini Square, in collaboration with the municipality of Viareggio the Santa Claus Village is set up. 30 wooden houses selling local products and Christmas items from throughout Italy.

Christmas Markets in Siena: from December, 6th, Matteotti Square will host a Christmas Market from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. From December, 13th, Pian dei Mantelli will host the traditional Fair of St. Lucia and on 15th and 16th December, Mercato del Campo – a street market dedicated to the traditional, excellent Siena’s products – will take place in Piazza del Campo in Piazza del Campo

So many events wait for you to have fun, stay with others and enjoy at best this 2013 Christmas. You will be spoilt for choice!