Almond Blossom Festival of Agrigento 2018
March 3, 2018
To March 11, 2018
Official Website :- https://www.mandorloinfiore.online/
Venue :- Valle dei Templi - Agrigento - Sicily Italy
Every year the city of Luigi Pirandello and the picturesque Valley of the Temples is filled with colors, music, dance and local flavors (but also multi-ethnic) that involve not only the Sicilians who come from all parts of the island but also tourists Italians and foreigners who now have the opportunity to witness an extraordinary event or the Almond tree in Flower .
The manifestation of the Almond Blossom, who long ago was held in February, in recent years focuses, instead, in March because the weather conditions a bit 'warmer and has a life of about eight days.
The Almond Feast in Fiore is typically characterized by striking almond blossom Valley of the Temples and the surrounding areas to Agrigento.
And in fact the aim of the festival is really to celebrate the early spring with the blossoming of the almond trees symbolizing the return to life after the long lethargy caused by winter.
But over the years the event has gained new cultural meanings, in particular related to the spread messages of peace to all the peoples of the world.
Bacchus at Palazzo
January 20, 2018
To January 21, 2018
Official Website :- http://www.baccoapalazzo.com
Venue :- Italy Emilia Romagna Ferrara Palazzo Roverella Corso Giovenca 47
Ferrara on 21-22 January 2017, reopens its doors to the second edition of "Bacchus at Palazzo - the wine visiting Ferrara", an event dedicated to the wine lovers. This year the days are interested on Saturday and Sunday with the following hours Saturday 21 from 10.00 to 22.00 and Sunday 22 from 10.00 to 20.00 hours. To host the winemakers from all over Italy: will the splendid rooms of Palazzo Roverella, located in Corso Heifer 47, Renaissance residence set in beautiful Ferrara. Bacchus at Palazzo Ferrara will lead to the fantastic expressions that the Italian territories can offer, in a grand celebration of wine producers approach, enthusiasts and professionals. During the two days, you will have the opportunity to taste and buy wines from wineries throughout Italy at the tables of the tenants an opportunity to discover authentic wines and quality and to know the faces and stories of the winemakers. On the evening of 21 there will be a "dinner with the producer", an opportunity to learn and develop the wines of some manufacturers of the viticultural landscape, combining them with sizzlers. During the dinner the wine pairings will be commented by the producers. Sunday 22 at 16.00 Guided tasting organized by AIS who will present the territory of origin, the grape variety and designation of various wines 7aziende present. In the attached flyer you can find information and costs. The entrance fee to the exhibition market is € 10,00Costo for AIS members and € Cumulative 8Costo sector operators for the two € 15
Festival of Saint Agatha
February 3, 2018
To February 5, 2018
Official Website :- http://www.festadisantagata.it https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Festa_di_sant'Agata
Venue :- Italy Sicily Catania
The Festival of Saint Agatha is the most important religious festival of Catania, Sicily. It commemorates the life of what is the city's patron saint, Agatha of Sicily. It takes place annually from 3 to 5 February and on 17 August. The earlier dates commemorate the martyrdom of the Catanaian saint, while the latter date celebrates the return to Catania of her remains, after these had been transferred to Constantinople by the Byzantine general George Maniaces as war booty, having then remained there for 86 years.
January 15, 2018
To April 8, 2018
Official Website :- https://www.santamariadellascala.com/it/mostre/ambrogio-lorenzetti/
Venue :- Italy Siena, Santa Maria della Scala Piazza Duomo 1
An exhibition that Siena dedicates to one of the greatest European painters of
the fourteenth century, paradoxically so far little known. Thanks to important
and targeted loans, the exhibition traces the artistic story of Ambrogio
Ambrogio was one of the greatest painters in the whole of Europe in the
fourteenth century, but it can be said - as it may seem a paradox - that he is a
22 October 2017 - 08 April 2018
Monday / Tuesday / Wednesday / Thursday: 10.00-17.00 (last admission 16.30)
Friday 10.00-19.00 (last admission 18.30)
Saturday and Sunday 10.00-20.00 (last entrance 19.30)
Goose Palio - Goose's Salami Festival
September 22, 2017
To September 24, 2017
Official Website :- https://www.facebook.com/paliodimortara/
Venue :- Mortara - Pavia - Lombardy
The Palio "City of Mortara" has been held since 1970 on the last Sunday of September, in conjunction with the Sacrament of Mortara's goose salami. It is preceded by a historical procession of the Sforza era, consisting of over 400 figures.
Giochi de le Porte - Palio di San Michele Arcangelo
September 22, 2017
To September 24, 2017
Official Website :- http://www.giochideleporte.it/
Venue :- Gualdo Tadino - (Perugia) Umbria
Three days of celebration, from reading the announcement to the opening of the taverns at Friday's flagship show, to the wonderful historic procession on Saturday, Sundays and Sundays. It starts on Friday with the tavern day (opening and exchanging gifts between the four doors) and the Bandwriters. Saturday is the day of the historic procession, preceded by the evidence of the jugglers who will face the games and the Balestrieri group. And so it comes to Sunday, dedicated in the morning to the technical part of the races (weighing the carts, drawings for race orders, delivery of jugglers' names) after which each door retires to its tavern. Consumed lunch and screaming rituals, every door in the procession returns to the big square for the challenge: the race begins. At the end of the races the winning door will burn the Bastola, the ancient enemy witch of Gualdo. Having spent the moments of disappointment and discomfort for the defeated doors, the city will be a great party throughout the night.
October 6, 2017
To October 8, 2017
Official Website :- www.boccaccesca.it
Venue :- Certaldo Firenze
Who has not received or given a flower in life?
A flower means scent, color, smile, weeping, emotion, remember!
How many moments of our lives are linked and stressed by these beautiful and fragile creatures of nature!
Looking at the customs of the various peoples, we understand how much the language of flowers is interpreted differently in the various civilizations.
But in 1990, two French-style chefs, Michel Bras and Marc Veyrat, began experimenting with flowers in their kitchen as an expression of their culinary philosophy of engaging with nature. Since then, the flowers have taken hold in the high spheres of the dining world.
Ferran Adrià was one of the first to use elderberry flowers and borage flowers ...
Boccaccesca, always in search of the beautiful and good in the kitchen, could not overlook the edulent flowers, now used by the greatest chefs of the moment in their dishes, not just as decoration but also as a real dish.
Boccaccesca 2017 will be inspired by the perfume, the color and the flavor of the flowers!
Palio del Daino
August 20, 2017
To August 20, 2017
Official Website :- http://www.mondainoeventi.it/it/palio-del-daino.php
Venue :- Mondaino (RI) Emilia Romagna
The Palio of the Fallow deer of Mondaino
Thirtieth edition for this event: The Palio of the Fallow deer is a must for the historical reconstruction, the scenography and the gastronomy, you can see the compete for some palio among the regions of Mondaino, for the duration of 4 days of battles in custom and parades. Unique occasion to visit otherwise inaccessible places. In the Circular Square events and shows follow to amuse the spectator but also to recall the ancient Fasts of the medieval life.
The notable philological accuracy and the care of every particular, have made more the Palio of the Fallow deer among the affirmed demonstrations to national level, recognized by the European Consortium of Historical re-enactment.
Ancient works, artisans, art of the workmanship of the glass, shops, musician, choristers and jugglers, shows, over that the exciting challenges of the regions, will be therefore the protagonists of the four evenings. Groups of historical reconstruction, actors and characters animate the taverns where comfort can be found in the evenings of the Palio. For the occasion menù and drinks typical of the Middle Ages they have served to the guests.
Mondaino is a medieval-Renaissance suburb to alone 19 km from Cattolica 30 km from Rimini, easily reachable by car.
Children below the 14 years enter free to the demonstration, while the adults cost of a ticket is 10 € Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The evenings and the shows begin every day from h 18:00.
Historical Carnival of Ivrea
February 11, 2017
To March 1, 2017
Official Website :- http://www.storicocarnevaleivrea.it
Venue :- Italy - Piedmont - Ivrea (CN)
What is Carnival
The Historical Carnival of Ivrea is a unique Italian event of international importance, as acknowledged in the communication by the President of the Council of Ministers of 27.09.1956 (Sheet No. 02999/894 File 02999/894.). A “dream” that is repeated every year, bringing, history, tradition, spectacle, excitement and solemn ideals to the streets and squares of the town of Ivrea. In this event history and legend mingle to create a spectacular sequence crossing the centuries.
The spirit of Carnival lives through the re-enactment of the city’s liberation from tyranny dating back to Medieval times: a baron who starved the city was driven away thanks to a miller’s daughter who rebelled against the “ jus primae noctis” and roused the people to revolt. In this commemoration every year the new version of the Carnival is celebrated as Festival involving the whole town, during which the community of Ivrea can show its self-determination.
The heroine of Carnival is the Miller’s daughter (Mugnaia), and at her side the General (Generale), who since the early 1800s has had the task of assuring the smooth running of the event, along with his Napoleonic General Staff ( Stato Maggiore), composed of brave officers (Ufficiali) on horseback and pretty sutlers (Vivandiere) .
Completing the gallery of historical figures are the Assistant Grand Chancellor (Sostituto Gran Cancelliere), Magnifico Podestà guarantor of freedom in the city, the parade with the Flags of the Parishes (Bandiere dei Rioni) represented by the Abbà and the Pipes and Drums (Pifferi e Tamburi).
To fill the city with colour and scents, there is then the famous, spectacular Battle of the Oranges, in which the fighters identify strongly with the people’s rebellion against tyranny.
In the battle the people, represented by orange throwers on foot without any protection, pelt oranges at the feudal lord’s army, personified by others throwing oranges from horse-drawn carts, who wear protective masks reminiscent of ancient armour.
In order to show their involvement in the event, from the Thursday before Lent all townspeople and visitors who take to the streets wear the “Phrygian cap” (“Berretto Frigio”), a red stocking-like hat that shows their support for revolt and therefore their aspiration to freedom, as it was for the heroes of the French Revolution.
Saint Orso Fair
January 30, 2017
To January 31, 2017
Official Website :- http://www.fieradisantorso.it
Venue :- Italy - Valdaosta - Aosta (AO)
In the streets of Aosta every year takes place an event that highlights the fruits of craft work of the Aosta Valley: sculptures, turned objects, works of carving, weaving. Wood is certainly the "king" of the Fair, but there are wonderful examples of stonework soap, iron, copper, ceramics, glass, fabrics and lace the result of the skills and imagination of artisans and hobbyists.
The year 1000 is considered the year "zero" of the Fair. Legend has it that all began in the Church of Saint Orso. Just opposite the church, the Holy, who lived before the ninth century, it used to distribute clothing to the poor and "sabot", the traditional wooden footwear still present today at the Fair. These days, it is now all over the city center is involved in the event, which has turned into a great moment of celebration. The two days are an opportunity for artisans, visitors and enthusiasts to meet, have a chat, exchange ideas and suggestions and come into contact with a world of gestures handed down from generation to generation that lives and evolves today , in the digital age.
The Fair is also music and folklore, an opportunity to participate in wine tastings and an opportunity to attend live demonstrations.
The symbol of the event is the Rooster, but there are many objects linked to tradition. The Sabot course, the Friendship Cup and Grolla, the "Tata" toys and then the objects of daily use until a few decades ago: rakes, bins and baskets, barrels.
The pendant badge of the Fair is a great souvernir and can be purchased at the banquet located at the Porta Praetoria. Different in each edition, it is a tool or instrument used by farmers and ranchers.
Even the ASIV - sculptors and carvers Association - offers a pendant for sale to the Conseil des Commis street bank. The funds raised are donated to an association of voluntary Aosta Valley.