Category: History

All the events dedicated to important historical facts or personages who wrote pages of Italian history.

43rd edition of White Truffle National Exhibition in San Miniato is coming!

Located in Tuscany heart, in an uncontaminated, green area, the little historical centre of San Miniato offers an excellent gastronomic laboratory for its visitors.

The area of San Miniato, located in the countryside of Pisa, is a renowned area for the production of the so-called “King food”, the white truffle.

This wooded area not only boasts of a very fertile ground, but also has respect for the environment and the harvest.

As a matter of fact, the harvest activity is ruled by a severe discipline and a regional law establishing the harvest modalities and marketing.

Orient Festival in Marina di Carrara, Tuscany

From October 31st to November 3rd 2013, the exhibition centre Carrara Fiere in Marina di Carrara (Tuscany), close to the seaside, will host the Orient Festival with colours, music and perfumes of far away lands.

A great event dedicated to the oriental world and all its contemporary and old traditional features: ceremonies, folklore, shows, exhibitions, health and wellness, spirituality, holistic disciplines and many other cultural activities are waiting for you.

The event is open to the public everyday from 10 am to 11 pm and the admittance fee is € 10,00.

The 5th edition of the festival will welcome

The traditional festival Rificolona comes back to Florence on Saturday 7th September

“Ona ona, ma che bella rificolona!”, this is the slogan of Rificolona, Florence’s traditional festival of multicoloured lanterns.

This festival celebrating the eve of Madonna’s birth will begin on 7th September at 8 pm in Florence city centre.

The parade of the lanterns will start from piazza della Signoria and will meet 500 pilgrims coming from the Impruneta Basilica, and they will get to Piazza SS. Annunziata, in memory of the old itineraries covered by the peasants

“Medieval August” Festival comes back from the Past in Ventimiglia, Liguria

The “Medieval August” Festival was born in 1974 in Ventimiglia (Region of Liguria). Every year, between July and August, history turns into the protagonist of Ventimiglia and such an old and lovely town comes back to its mysterious atmosphere of the past.

The town of Ventimiglia magically gets crowded with people wearing medieval clothing, such as soldiers, ladies, knights, aristocrats and plebeians who challenge each other in competitions in the historical centre, a perfect background for such an event. Narrow street, lovely squares, narrow passages

45th Festival of the Sea in Levanto

On July, 24th and 25th, you’re all invited to the great 45th Festival of the Sea in the lovely seaside resort Levanto, located in the province of La Spezia (Liguria Region).

The Festival of the Sea has being celebrated since 1968, in honour of the patron saint of sailors, St James the Apostle, in order to commemorate the period in which the town was found.

In the days preceding the festival, many religious liturgies are held, whereas on 24th and 25th July visitors can see historical parades, medieval games, a procession with crucifixes and the whole gulf enlightened with 10 thousand colored candles and also fabulous fireworks.