The events during the month of July
Summer is the best season of the year in Italy.
I am not saying it because I’m Italian and I love to go to the beach and lying in the sun. Summer is really the best season of the year because of the many events taking place everywhere in the country.
From the beginning of the year I never found so many opportunities to enjoy our country. Concerts, exhibitions, festivals and much more. I divided the long list in many parts. Come to visit our blog in the next days to know what’s on in Italy every single week of July.
Not all the events are for few days. Some of them last for weeks or months. This is the case of exhibitions or repeating events. Below there is the list of these events that I personally choose for you.
- Festival della Maiolica
Albissola in Liguria is famous for its majolicas and every year a festival dedicated to this local handicrafted products takes place until September. This festival involves the cities of Genua and Savona too. The programme includes many events, like workshops, walks, guided tours and much more.
- Genova Vintage
Do you like to discover local old crafts? On Fridays there are guided tours in Genua that will lead you through hidden alleys and squares discovering some of the 32 old workshops of the city. Until 29th of July it is possible to choose among 4 different tours. During these tours short sketches in local dialect based on different authors will be performed by actors. At the end of the tour a tasting of local products inside the 18th-century kitchen of Palazzo Spinola di Pellicceria, that is opened only for these tours.
- Steve McCurry
The widest and the most complete exhibition in Italy about Steve McCurry is set in Reggia di Venaria Reale, in the suburbs of Turin. About 250 photos that will make you travelling across the world. Afghanistan, India, Brazil, Italy and many other places.
If you are in Liguria, you can see another exhibition of the world-famous photographer in the Castle of Castelnuovo Magra until of 11th September. “Football & Icons” is the first one exhibition of Steve McCurry dedicated to soccer played along the streets.
From July until September on Fridays and Saturdays you can enjoy the sunrising in the ‘malga‘, the typical house in the mountains of Trentino Alto Adige, with Albe in Malga. You will discover the hard work of the dairymen, you will take part to a guided excursion along naturalistic paths and have breakfast with eggs, cheese, cold cuts, bread, pies and much more. Are you planning a trip to Abruzzo? The way to know deeply this region is to get in touch with its wild side. From July to September the association Magna Mater organizes tours and excursions by jeep or on foot. Further information here. Are you fond of history? You will be happy to know that you can visit the archaelogical sites of Abruzzo region, especially those in Sulmona, all the year round thanks to the Cooperativa Limes.
- Food & Wine
Our food and wine traditions date back to the Roman time and maybe before it. Therefore events related to food and wine are countless in every moment of the year, like in July. “Montefalco nel bicchiere” is one of them. Montefalco is an Umbrian town famous for its red wine where wine tastings are organized every Saturday until 29th October. 7 euros per person for 4 glasses of wine. You can sip red wine, white wine and raisin wine. In Tuscany there is not only the Chianti area. Along the Strada del Vino Terre di Arezzo wineries are open to make you taste wines with the winemakers on Wednesdays and on Sundays from April to October (5.00 euros per person). A special way to discover a wine land: the Treno dei Vini dell’Etna (Etna wines train). Along a narrow gauge railroad you will stop at the most beautiful wineries of Sicily. Ticket costs 23.00 euros only for the tour and 35.00 euros for the tour and the tastings.
Jazz music is becoming more and more popular in Italy. Ancona Jazz Summer Festival is a special occasion to visit an unknown city like Ancona in Le Marche region. The event takes place since 1974. The location is simply amazing: the Mole Vanvitelliana, built on the artificial island in the 18th century. Festival Metropolitano Bari in Jazz has started on 1st June and will go on until 28th July. This year is the 12th edition of this event that beckons artists from all over the world. Concerts are not only in Bari, but in other cities too, like Alberobello, Gravina in Puglia, Molfetta, Polignano a Mare. If you prefer the opera, you can plan a trip to Verona. Arena di Verona is a Roman amphitheatre that hosts every year amazing performances. Aida, La Traviata, Turandot and many others are scheduled for this season.
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