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Italy calendar of events

August 2016

  • Pompeii

    1st August 2016 - 31st December 2017 | Naples

    Pompeii is an ancient Roman city near to Naples, Italy. Existing from around the 6th Century BC it was destroyed by a volcanic eruption around 79AD

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September 2016

  • Vatican City

    20th September 2016 - 20th September 2017 | Vatican City, Rome

    Headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church and home to the Pope, Vatican City is a sovereign state within Rome.

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  • Vatican Museums

    20th September 2016 - 20th September 2017 | Vatican City, Rome

    The Vatican museums consist of 54 galleries, containing works belonging to the Catholic Church in a collection built up from over 500 years.

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  • Venice Canals

    21st September 2016 - 21st September 2017 | Venice

    The romantic city of Venice, Italy, consists of over 100 small islands joined together by a series of canals and bridges attracting visitors from all

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  • Sistine Chapel

    27th September 2016 - 27th September 2017 | Rome

    The Sistine Chapel is the official residence of the Pope, head of the Roman Catholic Church.

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  • Via Sacra

    27th September 2016 - 27th September 2017 | Rome

    Via Sacra is the main road leading through ancient Rome, joining the Roman Forum to the Colosseum.

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November 2016

  • Roman Forum

    2nd November 2016 - 31st December 2017 | Rome

    The Ancient Italian plaza contains the ruins of many buildings and monuments from the historic Roman Empire.

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  • La Pieta

    2nd November 2016 - 31st December 2017 | Rome

    La Pieta is a famous sculpture by Italian artist Michelangelo and can be found within St Peter’s Basilica.

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  • Lake Como

    2nd November 2016 - 31st December 2017 | Lombardy

    Book a trip to Lombardy for the beautiful scenery at one of Italy’s largest lakes.

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  • Palatine Hill

    2nd November 2016 - 31st December 2017 | Rome

    Palatine Hill is one of the Seven Hills of Rome in the ancient area of the city and features several ruins.

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  • Circus Maximus

    3rd November 2016 - 31st December 2017 | Rome

    Once home to ancient Roman games, chariot races and gladiator fights Circus Maximus is now a popular public park.

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  • Colosseum

    3rd November 2016 - 31st December 2017 | Colosseum, Rome

    The partial ruins of the colosseum is one of Rome’s most famous landmarks.

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  • Duomo Santa Maria del Fiore

    3rd November 2016 - 31st December 2017 | Florence

    Duomo Santa Maria del Fiore is a gothic style cathedral in Florence, Italy and is one of the most famous visitor attractions in the city.

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February 2017

  • Viareggio Carnival

    February 5th - 28th 2017 | Viareggio, Tuscany

    First held as far back as 1873, this famous Tuscan carnival is best-known for its five vibrant processions which take place over a fun-packed month.

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  • Venice Carnival

    February 11th - 28th 2017 | St. Mark’s Square, Venice

    The Venice Carnival is one of the city’s biggest and most popular events. Be prepared for an amazing festival of colour, sound & beautiful costumes.

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March 2017

April 2017

May 2017

  • Fabbrica Europa

    5th May - 18th June 2017 | Stazione Leopolda

    Fabbrica Europa is a collection of cultural events bringing together dance, theatre and music in Florence.

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  • Italian Open

    May 10th - 21st 2017 | Foro Italico, Rome

    International annual tennis tournament, held on clay courts attracting the biggest names in tennis.

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June 2017

  • Estate Romana

    1st June - 30th September 2017 | Rome

    During the height of the summer season, the Estate Romana brings together a collection of cultural events.

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July 2017

  • Festa de Noantri

    July 16th - 25th 2017 | Trastevere

    Traditional festival in honour of “Our Lady of Mount Carmel” (the Virgin Mary) including processions, market stalls and a religious message.

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August 2017

  • The Palio di Siena

    August 13th - 16th 2017 | Piazza del Campo, Siena

    Twice a year thousands of visitors and locals flood to Piazza del Campo for the traditional horse race around the square – once in July and again in A

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September 2017

October 2017

  • Outdoor Festival

    October 1st - 31st 2017 | Rome

    The “Outdoor Festival” promotes urban art and culture with a series of events from European and international artists.

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November 2017

  • All Saints Day

    November 1st - 2nd 2017 | Campo Verano, Rome

    All Saints Day is the Christian Festival in which saints past and present are remembered by the church.

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  • Cioccolato

    November 18th - 27th 2017 | Piazza San Carlo, Turin

    One for the chocoholics and food lovers, featuring over 120 different chocolate companies and manufacturers.

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December 2017

  • Christmas in Rome

    1st December 2017 - 6th January 2018 | Via Margutta, Rome

    Celebrate the festive period in the capital of Italy, Rome, home of the Catholic Church.

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  • Christmas Mass

    December 24th - 25th 2017 | St Peter’s Basilica Rome

    Christmas Mass is held on Christmas Eve around the world. We look at Christmas in the home of the Catholic Church, Rome.

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