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Inside World Festivals: The Race of the Candles

Tuesday, 27 Apr 2010 | Views [4351] | Video

If you’re a traveler that is looking for adventure mixed with rich history, then The Race of the Candles is the perfect festival destination for you.  It’s a tradition that has been carried on since 1242, and perhaps the most amazing part is ... Read more >

Tags: culture, festivals, gubbio, italian festivals, italian history, italy, parades, the race of the candles, travel europe

September - Joust of the Saracen, Italy

Sunday, 16 Aug 2009 | Views [1984] | Video

Location: Grande Piazza, Arezzo, Tuscany, Italy Dates: Penultimate Saturday in June and first Sunday in September Level of Participation: 3 – don some breeches and watch the jousters charge Description:... Read more >

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September - Regata Storica (Historic Regatta), Italy

Sunday, 16 Aug 2009 | Views [1477] | Video

Location: Castello, Venice, Italy Dates: First Sunday in September Level of Participation: 2 – watch the Venetians row like it’s 1489 Description: These rowing races on the Grand Canal commemorate ... Read more >

Tags: italy, regata storica, world festivals

August - Il Palio, Italy

Thursday, 16 Jul 2009 | Views [1054] | Video

Location: Il Campo, Siena, Tuscany, Italy Dates: 2 July and 16 August Level of Participation: 3 – lay a bet and smell the nervous sweat Description: The Italians’ factional tendencies can be ... Read more >

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June - Regatta of St. Ranieri, Italy

Monday, 18 May 2009 | Views [1702] | Video

Location: Palazzo Medici, Pisa, Italy Dates: 17 June Level of Participation: 1 – gasp at the paliotto scramble Description: Venice may be famous for its gondolas, but across the country, ... Read more >

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May - Processione Dei Serpari (Festival of the Snakes), Italy

Tuesday, 14 Apr 2009 | Views [8174] | Video

Location: Cocullo, Italy Dates: First Thursday in May Level of Participation: 2 – be happy to watch the snakes from a distance Description: The feast of St Domenic might sound fairly tame, but that’s only until you throw in a writhing nest ... Read more >

Tags: cocullo, festival of the snakes, italy, world festivals

February - Carnevale Venizia (Venice Carnival), Italy

Thursday, 29 Jan 2009 | Views [3162] | Video

Location: Venice, Italy. Piazza San Marco is the focus of the festival. Dates: Begins two Fridays before Ash Wednesday, finishing on Shrove Tuesday Level of Participation: 3 – don a mask and join in the famous ball Description: The high point ... Read more >

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February - Battle of the Oranges, Italy

Saturday, 17 Jan 2009 | Views [1982] | Video

Location: Ivrea, Italy. The battle takes place in the town’s main square. Dates: Concludes on Shrove Tuesday Level of Participation: 2 – though the battle officially involves only the teams, if you happen to slip ... Read more >

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February - St. Valentine's Day, Italy

Saturday, 17 Jan 2009 | Views [2515]

Location: Terni, Italy. The feast takes place outside the Basilica di San Valentino. Dates: Throughout February, but particularly 14 February Level of Participation: 5 – the feast, and whatever other St Valentine’s ... Read more >

Tags: italy, st. valentines day, world festivals

November - Festa del Cornuto, Italy

Friday, 17 Oct 2008 | Views [5452]

Location: Rocca Canterano, Italy Dates: November Level of Participation: 2 – watch the actors lampoon the love-sick Description: With all that unbridled passion flowing in Italy, there have ... Read more >

Tags: italy, world festivals



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