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    Archimedes in Syracuse

    Date: 26 May 2018 - 31 December 2019

    Time: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

    Archimedes in Syracuse is an exhibition dedicated to Archimedes and presented in Syracuse between May 26, 2018, and December 31, 2019. The visitors will have the unique opportunity to get to know one of the most brilliant figures of the entire history of humanity and, thanks to the most advanced multimedia applications, to plunge into the city of Syracuse in the third century BC. Archimedes was a Greek mathematician, physicist, inventor, engineer and astronomer, who lived in Syracuse in the 3rd century BC. He is regarded as one of the leading scientists and mathematicians in antiquity. The exhibition is hosted in the former Church – and today, Gallery – of Montevergini, in a spacious environment equipped with 16 video projectors, for a 360-degree multimedia view, which leads the visitor into a real journey through time. A spectacular and philologically accurate reconstruction shows some of the symbolic buildings which made Syracuse one of the most important centers of the Mediterranean also from an artistic and cultural point of view. A series of animations designed by Lorenzo Lopane make the presence of the ancient Syracusans alive. Based on historical and archaeological sources, a suggestive narrative available in 4 languages allows you to Read more [...]

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    Matera – The European Capital of Culture 2019

    Date: 1 January 2019 - 31 December 2019

    Matera will be the European Capital of Culture in 2019, together with Plovdiv, in Bulgaria. After Genoa, the European Capital of Culture in 2004, Matera is the next Italian city to host the event, under the motto Open Future. Candidate in 2008, Matera was designated on October 17, 2014, the European Capital of Culture for 2019. It is the first city in the southern Italy to receive this recognition, obtained after entering a shortlist that included five other Italian cities: Cagliari, Lecce, Perugia, Ravenna and Siena. The opening ceremony of the event will take place on Saturday, January 19, 2019. On this occasion, more than two-thousand musicians will meet in Matera, to walk through the districts of the city. At sunset, the musicians will converge on the Sassi, each band playing its own repertoire, so that every alley will eventually be filled up with music. If you will visit Matera in 2019, don’t forget to buy the Matera Passport, which entitles you to participate in all the events of the Matera 2019 official programme. A single €19 passport will give you a complete 365-day experience including: 48 weeks of events, 800 artists and cultural operators from all over the world, Read more [...]

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    Biennale Arte 2019

    Date: 11 May 2019 - 24 November 2019

    The Venice International Art Exhibition, often called simply the Venice Biennale (La Biennale di Venezia), is one of the oldest, most important and prestigious international art exhibitions in the world.   SHORT HISTORY The Venice Biennale was born in 1895, in order to stimulate the artistic activity and the art market in Venice, from the initiative of a group of Venetian intellectuals led by the mayor of the time, Riccardo Selvatico, who, with the resolution of April 19, 1893, proposed to set up a biennial national artistic exhibition. The first editions were held in the Palazzo Pro Arte, then in the Italian Pavilion, and now in the Central Pavilion, near the Giardini della Biennale, in the Castello district. As early as 1907, a number of other buildings began to rise around the Palazzo Pro Arte, the National Pavilions, created by famous architects in the style of the most diverse world architectures. In 1930, the Biennale became an independent organization dedicated mainly to the promotion of new European artistic trends. In that same year, for the first time, the Contemporary Music Exhibition was held, followed two years later, in 1932, by the most important and famous film festival in the world Read more [...]

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    Enrique Iglesias – All the Hits Live Tour 2019

    Date: 2 November 2019

    Time: 8:00 pm to 12:00 am

    Enrique Iglesias, the Spanish singer known as the King of Latin Pop, will perform on Saturday, November 2, 2019, at the Mediolanum Forum, in Assago, near Milan, as part of his All the Hits Live tour.   THE ARTIST Enrique Iglesias began his career in the 1990s. By the turn of the millennium, he became one of the biggest stars in Latin America and the United States. In 1995, he released his first studio album, Enrique Iglesias. His second album, Vivir, was released in 1997, Cosas de Amor in 1998, and Enrique in 1999. Escape was released in 2001, Quizás in 2002, 7 in 2003 and Insomniac in 2007, followed by Euphoria in 2010 and Sex and Love in 2014. Over time, Enrique Iglesias sold over 170 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling Spanish artists ever.   THE VENUE The Mediolanum Forum is an indoor sports arena located in Assago, about 8 kilometers from Milan. The arena has a seating capacity of 12,700 and is primarily used for sporting events and concerts. The Mediolanum Forum is located about 450 meters away from the Assago Milanofiori Forum Metro station, which can be reached with the Metro Line M2.

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    The Chemical Brothers – No Geography Tour 2019

    Date: 16 November 2019

    Time: 9:00 pm to 12:00 am

    The Chemical Brothers, the English electronic music duo composed of Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons, will perform on Saturday, November 16, 2019, at the Mediolanum Forum, in Assago, near Milan, as part of their No Geography tour.   THE BAND The Chemical Brothers achieved widespread success with their second album Dig Your Own Hole, which topped the UK charts in 1997. Surrender was released in 1999, Come with Us in 2002, Push the Button in 2005, We Are the Night in 2007, Further in 2010 and Born in the Echoes in 2015. The Chemical Brothers’ ninth studio album, No Geography, was released on April 12, 2019, to critical acclaim. Over time, they had six number one albums and 13 top 20 singles in the UK.   THE VENUE The Mediolanum Forum is an indoor sports arena located in Assago, 8 kilometers from Milan. The arena has a seating capacity of 12,700 and is primarily used for sporting events and concerts. The Mediolanum Forum is located about 450 meters away from the Assago Milanofiori Forum Metro station, which can be reached with the Metro Line M2.

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    Festa della Salute 2019

    Date: 21 November 2019

    Festa della Madonna della Salute, commonly known as Festa della Salute, is a religious celebration taking place every year on November 21, in Venice. The feast, dedicated in particular to the locals and less known by tourists, has a strong religious character, taking the form of a pilgrimage which starts from San Marco, from the Church of Santa Maria del Giglio, and ends in Dorsoduro, at the Church of Santa Maria della Salute, crossing the Grand Canal on a votive bridge specially built on boats for this occasion.   SHORT HISTORY Festa della Salute, like many local holidays, commemorates a painful moment in Venice’s history – the epidemic from 1630-1631. The disease had been brought from Mantova in June of 1630 by some ambassadors sent to ask for help, and spread rapidly throughout the city, killing almost 50,000 people in about a year. In the autumn of 1630, the Venetians organized a three-day procession involving more than 10,000 people, during which Nicolò Contarini, the Doge of Venice, invoked the help of the Virgin Mary and publicly promised to raise a church called Salute, if the city will get rid of the plague. In April, 1631, the Doge was killed by Read more [...]

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    David Guetta – 7 World Tour 2019

    Date: 1 December 2019

    Time: 9:00 pm to 12:00 am

    The French DJ David Guetta will perform on Sunday, December 1, 2019, at the Unipol Arena, in Casalecchio di Reno, near Bologna.   THE ARTIST David Guetta released his first album, Just a Little More Love, in 2002, followed by Guetta Blaster, in 2004, and Pop Life, in 2007. He achieved mainstream success in 2009, with the album One Love, which included the hit single When Love Takes Over. In 2011, he released Nothing but the Beat, containing the hit single Titanium. Listen was released in 2014. The seventh studio album by Guetta is 7, which was released on September 14, 2018. To date, David Guetta sold over nine million albums and thirty million singles worldwide.   THE VENUE Unipol Arena is an indoor arena with a capacity of 18,000 seats, located in Casalecchio di Reno, about 6 kilometers away from Bologna. From Bologna, the easiest way to reach the arena is by train. From Bologna Centrale, you can take the train to the Casalecchio Palasport train station, located about 100 meters away from the Unipol Arena. You can also get there by bus, with one of the extraurban bus Lines 83, 94 and 671.

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    Festa di Santa Lucia 2019 - 13 December 2019

    Date: 13 December 2019

    Festa di Santa Lucia 2019, the religious celebration dedicated to Saint Lucia of Syracuse, will take place on Friday, December 13, in Syracuse. The octave of the feast will take place next Friday, on December 20. Saint Lucia, the patron saint of Syracuse, is celebrated on two occasions. The feast on December 13 and 20 commemorates the martyrdom of the Saint, while the Feast of Saint Lucia of the Quails, held on two consecutive Sundays in May, recalls the miracle occured in 1646, when the city passed through a serious famine. Saint Lucia was a martyr who died during the time of the Roman Emperor Diocletian and his persecution of Christians. She is venerated as a saint by the Roman Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran and Orthodox churches.   PROGRAM OF THE EVENT On Friday, December 13, around 3.30 pm, the statue of the Saint will be carried in slow procession from the Cathedral of Syracuse, located on the island of Ortygia, to the Church of Santa Lucia al Sepolcro, located on the mainland, about 2 kilometers away. The procession will be followed by an 18th-century carriage, with costumed characters in the 18th century style. Many people, holding candles, will make the Read more [...]

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    Bryan Adams – Shine a Light Tour 2019

    Date: 14 December 2019

    Time: 9:00 pm to 12:00 am

    Bryan Adams, the Canadian singer known for hits like (Everything I Do) I Do It for You, All for Love and Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman?, will perform on Saturday, December 14, 2019, at the Unipol Arena, in Casalecchio di Reno, near Bologna. The concert is part of his Shine a Light Tour 2019.   THE ARTIST Bryan Adams rose to fame in 1983 with his album Cuts Like a Knife, and became a global superstar in 1984 with his album Reckless, which featured hits like Run to You and Summer of ’69. In 1991, he released (Everything I Do) I Do It for You, from the album Waking Up the Neighbours, a song written for the film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, which became a worldwide hit, reaching number 1 in many countries. Throughout his career, he received many awards and nominations, including 20 Juno Awards, 15 Grammy Award nominations including a win for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television, MTV, ASCAP, American Music awards, three Ivor Novello Awards, and was nominated five times for the Golden Globe Awards and three times for the Academy Awards. Throughout his career, Bryan Adams sold over Read more [...]

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    Bryan Adams – Shine a Light Tour 2019

    Date: 15 December 2019

    Time: 9:00 pm to 12:00 am

    The Canadian singer Bryan Adams will perform on Sunday, December 15, 2019, at the Mediolanum Forum, in Assago, near Milan. The concert is part of his Shine a Light Tour 2019.   THE ARTIST Bryan Adams rose to fame in 1983 with his album Cuts Like a Knife, and became a global superstar in 1984 with his album Reckless, which featured hits like Run to You and Summer of ’69. In 1991, he released (Everything I Do) I Do It for You, from the album Waking Up the Neighbours, which was written for the film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, and became a worldwide hit, reaching number 1 in many countries. Throughout his career, he received many awards and nominations, including 20 Juno Awards, 15 Grammy Award nominations including a win for Best Song Written Specifically for a Motion Picture or Television, MTV, ASCAP, American Music awards, three Ivor Novello Awards, and was nominated five times for Golden Globe Awards and three times for Academy Awards. Bryan Adams sold over 100 million records all over the world, making him one of the world’s best-selling music artists of all time. In January 2019, Adams released Shine a Light, the single from Read more [...]

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    Festa di Santa Lucia 2019 - 20 December 2019

    Date: 20 December 2019

    Festa di Santa Lucia 2019, the religious celebration dedicated to Saint Lucia of Syracuse, will take place on Friday, December 13, in Syracuse. The octave of the feast will take place next Friday, on December 20. Saint Lucia, the patron saint of Syracuse, is celebrated on two occasions. The feast on December 13 and 20 commemorates the martyrdom of the Saint, while the Feast of Saint Lucia of the Quails, held on two consecutive Sundays in May, recalls the miracle occured in 1646, when the city passed through a serious famine. Saint Lucia was a martyr who died during the time of the Roman Emperor Diocletian and his persecution of Christians. She is venerated as a saint by the Roman Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran and Orthodox churches.   PROGRAM OF THE EVENT On Friday, December 13, around 3.30 pm, the statue of the Saint will be carried in slow procession from the Cathedral of Syracuse, located on the island of Ortygia, to the Church of Santa Lucia al Sepolcro, located on the mainland, about 2 kilometers away. The procession will be followed by an 18th-century carriage, with costumed characters in the 18th century style. Many people, holding candles, will make the Read more [...]

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    Cavalcata dei Magi 2020

    Date: 6 January 2020

    Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Cavalcata dei Magi 2020, the religious tradition that recreates the pilgrimage of the three Wise Men for the birth of Jesus, will take place on the occasion of the Epiphany, on January 6, in Florence. Epiphany is the feast that celebrates the revelation of the Incarnation of God as Jesus Christ, and the visit of the Magi to the Child.   SHORT HISTORY The Cavalcade of the Magi already existed as a tradition in the 15th century, when a company of laymen known as the Santi Re Magi (Holy Magi Kings) organized a festive procession through the streets of Florence. Initially, the procession was held every three years and, after 1447, every five years. The cavalcade comprised of three groups of people, who met in front of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and marched together to the Basilica of San Marco, where they sang hymns and prayers dedicated to the Christ Child. The Medici were also members of this company, which was prohibited after their exil from Florence, in 1494. In the following centuries, the celebration underwent many changes and lost its religious meaning, until it simply ceased to be held. Cavalcata dei Magi was resurrected in 1997, Read more [...]

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    Festa di Sant’Agata 2020

    Date: 3 February 2020 - 5 February 2020

    Festa di Sant’Agata 2020, one of the most important religious festivals in Sicily, will take place between February 3 and 5, in Catania. The feast is dedicated to the patron saint of the city, Saint Agatha, who was martyred around the year 251 AD, during the persecution of the Roman Emperor Decius. Saint Agatha is celebrated in Catania twice a year – the feast held in February commemorates the martyrdom of the Saint, while the Summer Feast of Saint Agatha, held on 17 August, celebrates the return of her remains to Catania, after 86 years in which the relics were kept in Constantinople. In February, around one million people come from all over Sicily to attend the feast, which is comparable with the Holy Week in Seville, Spain, or the Feast of Corpus Domini in Cuzco, Peru. For three days, the city forgets about everyday things to focus on the celebration, a mixture of devotion and folklore.   PROGRAM OF THE EVENT On February 3rd, around noon, the feast begins with a solemn procession dedicated to the wax offerings. From the Church of Sant’Agata alla Fornace to the Cathedral of Catania, the procession cuts through a very large crowd, being Read more [...]

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    Carnival of Venice 2020

    Date: 8 February 2020 - 25 February 2020

    The Carnival of Venice 2020, one of the most famous and appreciated carnivals in the world, will take place between 8 and 25 February 2020, in the beautiful city of Venice. On this occasion, for 18 days in a row, we will have the pleasure to admire many wonderful masks and costumes, worn by hundreds of thousands of people coming from all over the world to parade through the narrow streets of Venice.   SHORT HISTORY The first information about a carnival in Venice dates back to 1094, when the word carnevale was mentioned for the first time in a document signed by the Doge Vitale Faliero. Back then, the carnival was an event dedicated in particular to the people from the lower classes, who, through the anonymity guaranteed by masks, could relate with the nobility of the time. The first official document declaring the Carnival of Venice a public holiday dates back to 1296, when the Senate of the Republic set it before Lent. Starting with that moment, for the next few hundred years, the Carnival lasted six weeks, usually between December 26 and Ash Wednesday. During the 18th century, the Venice Carnival reached its maximum splendor and international Read more [...]

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    Venetian Feast on Water 2020

    Date: 8 February 2020 - 9 February 2020

    The Venetian Feast on Water (Festa Veneziana sull’acqua), the grand opening of the Carnival of Venice 2020, will take place on two consecutive days, 8 and 9 February 2020, in Venice. Saturday, February 8, on the first day of the feast, the Cannaregio Canal will turn into a water stage, on which an impressive show of music, color and light will take place, for the enjoyment of thousands of people, locals and tourists alike. The show will consist of aquatic performances, acrobatics, dance and music, celebrating, first of all, the water on which the city is built. On the second day of the feast – Sunday, February 9, the Venetian Feast on Water will continue with its second part. Starting at 11.00 am, a water parade will take place on the Grand Canal. The specific Venetian boats will sail along the Grand Canal, from Punta della Dogana to the Cannaregio Canal. Here, on the banks of the Cannaregio Canal, starting with 12.00 pm, you will find various stalls with traditional delicacies, venetian specialities and wine.

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    Dream Theater – Distance Over Time Tour 2020

    Date: 11 February 2020

    Time: 8:30 pm to 12:00 am

    The American band Dream Theater will perform on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at the PalaLottomatica, in Rome, as part of their Distance Over Time tour.   THE BAND The band was formed in 1985 by John Petrucci, John Myung and Mike Portnoy, under the name Majesty. The three original members remained together until September 8, 2010, when Mike Portnoy left the band. In 2011, Mike Mangini was introduced as the new drummer. To date, Dream Theater released fourteen studio albums, with the band’s best-selling album being Images and Words, appeared in 1992. Throughout their career, the band sold over 12 million records worldwide and received two Grammy Award nominations.   THE VENUE PalaLottomatica, known also as Palazzo dello Sport, is a multi-purpose sports and entertainment arena in Rome, located in the heart of the modern EUR complex. Designed by Pierluigi Nervi and Marcello Piacentini for the Olympic Games held in Rome in 1960, the arena was reopened in 2003 as a multi-purpose space. The PalaLottomatica is located in Piazzale dello Sport, 1. The closest Metro station is EUR Fermi, on the Metro Line B, about 1.1 kilometers away. The closest bus station is Palazzo Sport, on the bus Lines 070, Read more [...]

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    Slipknot – Knotfest Roadshow Tour 2020

    Date: 11 February 2020

    Time: 9:00 pm to 12:00 am

    The American heavy band Slipknot will perform on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, at the Mediolanum Forum, in Assago, in the Metropolitan City of Milan. The concert is part of their Knotfest Roadshow Tour 2020.   THE BAND Slipknot was founded in 1995 by percussionist Shawn Crahan, drummer Joey Jordison and bassist Paul Gray in Des Moines, Iowa. After several lineup changes, the band settled on nine members for more than a decade: Crahan, Jordison, Gray, Craig Jones, Mick Thomson, Corey Taylor, Sid Wilson, Chris Fehn and Jim Root. Paul Gray died on May 24, 2010, and was replaced by guitarist Donnie Steele. Joey Jordison left the band due to illness on December 12, 2013. After his departure, the only founding member in the current lineup is the percussionist Shawn Crahan. Slipknot rose to fame after the release of their eponymous debut album in 1999. The 2001 follow-up album, Iowa, made the band more popular. After a brief hiatus, Slipknot returned in 2004 with Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses, before going on another hiatus and returning in 2008 with its fourth album, All Hope Is Gone. After another long hiatus, Slipknot released its fifth studio album, .5: The Gray Chapter, in Read more [...]

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    Dream Theater – Distance Over Time Tour 2020

    Date: 12 February 2020

    Time: 8:30 pm to 12:00 am

    The American band Dream Theater will perform on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at the Mediolanum Forum, in Milan, as part of their Distance Over Time tour.   THE BAND The band was founded in 1985 under the name Majesty by John Petrucci, John Myung and Mike Portnoy. The original members remained together until September 8, 2010, when Mike Portnoy left the band. In 2011, Mike Mangini was introduced as the new drummer. Over time, Dream Theater released fourteen studio albums, with the band’s highest-selling album being Images and Words, appeared in 1992. To date, the band sold over 12 million records worldwide and received two Grammy Award nominations.   THE VENUE The venue, Mediolanum Forum, is an indoor sports arena located in Assago, about 8 kilometers from Milan. The arena has a seating capacity of 12,700 and is used mainly for sporting events and concerts. The Mediolanum Forum is located about 450 meters away from the Assago Milanofiori Forum Metro station, which can be reached with the Metro Line M2.

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    James Arthur – You: Up Close and Personal Tour 2020

    Date: 12 February 2020

    Time: 9:00 pm to 12:00 am

    The English singer James Arthur will perform on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at the Fabrique Club, in Milan, as part of his You: Up Close and Personal tour.   THE ARTIST James Arthur rose to fame after winning the ninth series of The X Factor in 2012. He released his self-titled debut album in November 2013. His second studio album, titled Back from the Edge, was released in 2016. His third album, You, is scheduled to be released in October 2019.   THE VENUE Fabrique is a club located on the outskirts of Milan, in Via Gaudenzio Fantoli, 9. The closest railway station is Milano Rogoredo, located about 3 kilometers away. From the train station, you can take the bus Line 88 and get off in Via Fantoli, about 50 meters from the club. You can also reach the club by tram, taking the Line 27 up to the intersection of Via Mecenate and Via Fantoli, about 160 meters away.

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    Jonas Brothers – Happiness Begins Tour 2020

    Date: 14 February 2020

    Time: 8:30 pm to 12:00 am

    The American band Jonas Brothers will perform on Friday, February 14, 2020, at the Mediolanum Forum, in Assago, part of the Metropolitan City of Milan.   THE BAND The band was formed in 2005 and gained popularity after appearingon the Disney Channel television network. The band consist of brothers Kevin Jonas, Joe Jonas and Nick Jonas. The Jonas Brothers released five albums: It’s About Time in 2006, Jonas Brothers in 2007, A Little Bit Longer in 2008, Lines, Vines and Trying Times in 2009, and Happiness Begins in 2019. The band was nominated in 2008 for the Best New Artist award at the 51st Grammy Awards and won the award for Breakthrough Artist at the American Music Awards. To date, Jonas Brothers sold over 17 million albums worldwide.   THE VENUE Mediolanum Forum is an indoor sports arena located in Assago, about 8 kilometers away from Milan. The arena has a seating capacity of 12,700 and is primarily used for sporting events and concerts. The Mediolanum Forum is located about 450 meters away from the Assago Milanofiori Forum Metro station, which can be reached with the Metro Line M2.

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    Festa delle Marie 2020

    Date: 15 February 2020

    Time: 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

    Festa delle Marie (Feast of the Marys) will take place on Saturday, February 15, 2020, in Venice, as part of the Carnival of Venice 2020. On this occasion, a procession will start in front of the Church of San Pietro di Castello around 2.30 pm, will pass through via Garibaldi and Riva degli Schiavoni, to reach the stage in the Saint Mark’s Square around 4.00 pm, where the twelve Marias will be presented to the public.   SHORT HISTORY The custom of blessing the girls who were going to get married appeared in Venice in the 9th century. The blessing took place in the Church of San Pietro di Castello, the former cathedral of Venice. On this occasion, twelve beautiful girls from the poorest families of the city were chosen, and each girl was assigned to a rich Venetian family. The family gave her clothes, jewels and a dowry so she could marry. In 844, during the blessing held in the Church of San Pietro di Castello, a group of Dalmatian pirates kidnapped the girls, also stealing their jewelry. The Doge Pietro Tradonico organized the pursuit of the pirates and caught them near Caorle, freeing the girls and recovering their Read more [...]

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    Dinner Show and Ball 2020 - 15 February 2020

    Date: 15 February 2020

    Time: 9:00 pm to 2:00 am

    The Official Dinner Show and Ball of the Venice Carnival 2020 will take place during 8 nights between 15 and 25 of February, in the Vendramin Calergi Palace, in Venice.   PROGRAM OF THE EVENT Every evening, the guests will be welcomed around 9.00 pm, and then accompanied to the main hall for a toast. Later, a placèe dinner with 5 courses will take place. An international cast of dancers, musicians and actors will create a wonderful atmosphere, entertaining the guests. After midnight, the party will be animated by live music and DJ set until 2.00 am. The guests will have access to a cocktail bar. Whoever loves gambling can also try his/her luck in the gambling room of the Casino di Venezia.   THE VENUE Ca’ Vendramin Calergi is an imposing palace on the Grand Canal, which hosts the oldest casino in the world, Casino di Venezia, established in 1638. The closest waterbus stop is San Marcuola, about 100 meters from the palace, which can be reached with the Lines 1 and 2 ACTV. On foot, there is a 15 minute walk from Piazzale Roma, or a 10 minute walk from the Santa Lucia railway station. You can also Read more [...]

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    Liam Gallagher – Why Me? Why Not. Tour 2020

    Date: 15 February 2020

    Time: 9:00 pm to 12:00 am

    The English singer Liam Gallagher will perform on Saturday, February 15, 2020, at the PalaLottomatica, in Rome.   THE ARTIST Liam Gallagher rose to fame as the lead singer of the rock band Oasis. Later, he was the singer of Beady Eye, before performing as a solo artist starting with 2017. As You Were, his debut album, was released in October 2017, and proved to be a critical and commercial success, being certified Platinum. His second solo album, Why Me? Why Not., was released on September 20, 2019.   THE VENUE PalaLottomatica, known also as Palazzo dello Sport, is a multi-purpose arena in Rome, located in the heart of the modern EUR complex. Designed by Pierluigi Nervi and Marcello Piacentini for the Olympic Games held in Rome in 1960, the arena was reopened in 2003 as a multi-purpose space. The PalaLottomatica is located in Piazzale dello Sport, 1. The closest Metro station is EUR Fermi, on the Metro Line B, about 1.1 kilometers away. The closest bus station is Palazzo Sport, on the bus Lines 070, 071, 705 and 709, located right in front of the arena.

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    Flight of the Angel 2020

    Date: 16 February 2020

    Time: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm

    The Flight of the Angel (Volo dell’Angelo) will take place on Sunday, February 16, 2020, between 11.00 am and 12.00 pm, in Venice. During the Flight of the Angel, one of the highlights of the Carnival of Venice 2020, the girl who was chosen the previous year as the Maria of the Carnival will fly along a cable from the Saint Mark’s Campanile to the center of the Saint Mark’s Square.   SHORT HISTORY This tradition originated around the middle of the 16th century, when a Turkish acrobat descended from the belfry of St. Mark’s Basilica, to a balcony of the Doge’s Palace, paying homage to the Doge. After the success of his performance, it was decided that the moment would be repeated every year, under the name of the Flight of the Turk (Volo del Turco). In the first years, the acrobatics were performed only by professional tightrope walkers. Later, after a man with angel wings descended from the bell tower, the event changed its name to the Flight of the Angel. In 1759, when an acrobat fell to the ground in front of the crowd, the performance was banned and the acrobat was replaced by a large wooden Read more [...]

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    Liam Gallagher – Why Me? Why Not. Tour 2020

    Date: 16 February 2020

    Time: 8:30 pm to 12:00 am

    The English singer Liam Gallagher will perform on Sunday, February 16, 2020, at the Mediolanum Forum, in Assago, part of the Metropolitan City of Milan.   THE ARTIST Liam Gallagher rose to fame as the lead singer of the rock band Oasis and later as the singer of Beady Eye, before performing as a solo artist. His debut album, As You Were, was released in October 2017, and proved to be a critical and commercial success, being certified Platinum. His second solo album, Why Me? Why Not., was released on September 20, 2019.   THE VENUE Mediolanum Forum is an indoor sports arena located in Assago, about 8 kilometers away from Milan. The arena has a seating capacity of 12,700 and is primarily used for sporting events and concerts. The Mediolanum Forum is located about 450 meters away from the Assago Milanofiori Forum Metro station, which can be reached with the Metro Line M2.

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    Dinner Show and Ball 2020 - 16 February 2020

    Date: 16 February 2020

    Time: 9:00 pm to 2:00 am

    The Official Dinner Show and Ball of the Venice Carnival 2020 will take place during 8 nights between 15 and 25 of February, in the Vendramin Calergi Palace, in Venice.   PROGRAM OF THE EVENT Every evening, the guests will be welcomed around 9.00 pm, and then accompanied to the main hall for a toast. Later, a placèe dinner with 5 courses will take place. An international cast of dancers, musicians and actors will create a wonderful atmosphere, entertaining the guests. After midnight, the party will be animated by live music and DJ set until 2.00 am. The guests will have access to a cocktail bar. Whoever loves gambling can also try his/her luck in the gambling room of the Casino di Venezia.   THE VENUE Ca’ Vendramin Calergi is an imposing palace on the Grand Canal, which hosts the oldest casino in the world, Casino di Venezia, established in 1638. The closest waterbus stop is San Marcuola, about 100 meters from the palace, which can be reached with the Lines 1 and 2 ACTV. On foot, there is a 15 minute walk from Piazzale Roma, or a 10 minute walk from the Santa Lucia railway station. You can also Read more [...]

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    Calcio Storico – Match of the Siege 2020

    Date: 17 February 2020

    Time: 3:45 pm to 4:45 pm

    Match of the Siege 2020, the most important match in the Calcio Storico Fiorentino calendar of events, will take place on February 17, in Florence. The game will start around 4 pm in the Square of Santa Croce, in front of the church with the same name. Calcio Storico (Historical Soccer) is an early form of football appeared in the 16th century in Italy, a mix of rugby, soccer and wrestling, which today is still played in Florence. The four teams facing each other on the field are the Bianchi (White) of Santo Spirito, the Azzurri (Blue) of Santa Croce, the Rossi (Red) of Santa Maria Novella and the Verdi (Green) of San Giovanni. The game, lasting only 50 minutes, is very violent and often ends up with broken limbs and a lot of blood.   SHORT HISTORY The first match of Calcio Storico was held on February 17, 1530, when Florence was besieged by the army of Carlo V and Pope Clemente VII, who were trying to bring the Medici Family back to the city, from their exile. Instead of celebrating the Carnival, the people played a match of Calcio Storico, to make fun of the attackers. The popularity Read more [...]

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    Festa di San Corrado 2020

    Date: 19 February 2020

    Festa di San Corrado 2020, one of the most beautiful Sicilian religious celebrations, will take place on February 19, in Noto. The feast, dedicated to Saint Conrad of Piacenza, patron saint of the town of Noto, takes place twice a year, or if we count the octaves of the feast, four times a year. The one held on February 19 recalls the death of the Saint, while the one held in the last Sunday of August commemorates his beatification on August 28, 1515. Conrad of Piacenza, born Corrado Confalonieri, was an Italian hermit of the Third Order of Saint Francis, who lived between 1290 and 1351, and is now venerated as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church. Around the year 1340, the Saint arrived in Noto and settled in a cave. He performed numerous miracles and when he died, on February 19, 1351, it is said that the bells of the town started ringing on their own.   PROGRAM OF THE EVENT On February 19, the silver urn which contains the remains of the saint is carried in procession through the streets of Noto, on the shoulders of the Bearers. The urn is preceded by the Confraternities holding the Read more [...]

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    Best Mask Contest 2020

    Date: 20 February 2020 - 24 February 2020

    The Best Mask Contest is a masks competition that takes place every year in Venice during the Carnival of Venice. For the Venice Carnival 2020, the competition will be held between 20 and 22 February, with the grand final on Sunday, February 23, when the winners will be selected. Between 20 and 22 February, the competitors parade on stage will be held twice a day in the Saint Mark’s Square. The participants will challenge each other by masks and costumes, wigs, feathers and caps. On February 23, the grand final will be held on the same stage, when a jury composed of experts will select the 2 winners of the two categories: Best Masked Costume and Best Masked Costume according to the theme of the Venice Carnival 2020. On the final selection, will appear all the participants that have won the previous parades. On Monday, February 24, there will be two parades dedicated to kids. The participation in the competition is free and, if you want to compete in the Best Mask Contest 2020, you will have to fill out a form that will be available starting with December 2019 on the official website of the Carnival.

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    Dinner Show and Ball 2020 - 20 February 2020

    Date: 20 February 2020

    Time: 9:00 pm to 2:00 am

    The Official Dinner Show and Ball of the Venice Carnival 2020 will take place during 8 nights between 15 and 25 of February, in the Vendramin Calergi Palace, in Venice.   PROGRAM OF THE EVENT Every evening, the guests will be welcomed around 9.00 pm, and then accompanied to the main hall for a toast. Later, a placèe dinner with 5 courses will take place. An international cast of dancers, musicians and actors will create a wonderful atmosphere, entertaining the guests. After midnight, the party will be animated by live music and DJ set until 2.00 am. The guests will have access to a cocktail bar. Whoever loves gambling can also try his/her luck in the gambling room of the Casino di Venezia.   THE VENUE Ca’ Vendramin Calergi is an imposing palace on the Grand Canal, which hosts the oldest casino in the world, Casino di Venezia, established in 1638. The closest waterbus stop is San Marcuola, about 100 meters from the palace, which can be reached with the Lines 1 and 2 ACTV. On foot, there is a 15 minute walk from Piazzale Roma, or a 10 minute walk from the Santa Lucia railway station. You can also Read more [...]

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    Dinner Show and Ball 2020 - 21 February 2020

    Date: 21 February 2020

    Time: 9:00 pm to 2:00 am

    The Official Dinner Show and Ball of the Venice Carnival 2020 will take place during 8 nights between 15 and 25 of February, in the Vendramin Calergi Palace, in Venice.   PROGRAM OF THE EVENT Every evening, the guests will be welcomed around 9.00 pm, and then accompanied to the main hall for a toast. Later, a placèe dinner with 5 courses will take place. An international cast of dancers, musicians and actors will create a wonderful atmosphere, entertaining the guests. After midnight, the party will be animated by live music and DJ set until 2.00 am. The guests will have access to a cocktail bar. Whoever loves gambling can also try his/her luck in the gambling room of the Casino di Venezia.   THE VENUE Ca’ Vendramin Calergi is an imposing palace on the Grand Canal, which hosts the oldest casino in the world, Casino di Venezia, established in 1638. The closest waterbus stop is San Marcuola, about 100 meters from the palace, which can be reached with the Lines 1 and 2 ACTV. On foot, there is a 15 minute walk from Piazzale Roma, or a 10 minute walk from the Santa Lucia railway station. You can also Read more [...]

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    Dinner Show and Ball 2020 - 22 February 2020

    Date: 22 February 2020

    Time: 9:00 pm to 2:00 am

    The Official Dinner Show and Ball of the Venice Carnival 2020 will take place during 8 nights between 15 and 25 of February, in the Vendramin Calergi Palace, in Venice.   PROGRAM OF THE EVENT Every evening, the guests will be welcomed around 9.00 pm, and then accompanied to the main hall for a toast. Later, a placèe dinner with 5 courses will take place. An international cast of dancers, musicians and actors will create a wonderful atmosphere, entertaining the guests. After midnight, the party will be animated by live music and DJ set until 2.00 am. The guests will have access to a cocktail bar. Whoever loves gambling can also try his/her luck in the gambling room of the Casino di Venezia.   THE VENUE Ca’ Vendramin Calergi is an imposing palace on the Grand Canal, which hosts the oldest casino in the world, Casino di Venezia, established in 1638. The closest waterbus stop is San Marcuola, about 100 meters from the palace, which can be reached with the Lines 1 and 2 ACTV. On foot, there is a 15 minute walk from Piazzale Roma, or a 10 minute walk from the Santa Lucia railway station. You can also Read more [...]

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    Flight of the Eagle 2020

    Date: 23 February 2020

    Time: 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

    The Flight of the Eagle (Volo dell’Aquila) will take place on Sunday, February 23, 2020, in the last weekend of the Venice Carnival 2020.   SHORT HISTORY Starting with 2012, due to the increasing popularity of the Flight of the Angel, it was decided that another spectacular flight – the Flight of the Eagle, would take place on the following Sunday of the Carnival, from the Saint Mark’s Campanile to the stage located in the Saint Mark’s Square. Since 2012, the Flight of the Eagle has been performed by Fabrizia D’Ottavio (gymnast), Francesca Piccinini (volleyball player), Carolina Kostner (ice skater), Giusy Versace (paralympic athlete), Saturino (musician), Melissa Satta (actress) and Renzo Rosso (entrepreneur). In 2019, it was the turn of Arianna Fontana, champion of Short Track with eight Olympic medals.

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    Dinner Show and Ball 2020 - 23 February 2020

    Date: 23 February 2020

    Time: 9:00 pm to 2:00 am

    The Official Dinner Show and Ball of the Venice Carnival 2020 will take place during 8 nights between 15 and 25 of February, in the Vendramin Calergi Palace, in Venice.   PROGRAM OF THE EVENT Every evening, the guests will be welcomed around 9.00 pm, and then accompanied to the main hall for a toast. Later, a placèe dinner with 5 courses will take place. An international cast of dancers, musicians and actors will create a wonderful atmosphere, entertaining the guests. After midnight, the party will be animated by live music and DJ set until 2.00 am. The guests will have access to a cocktail bar. Whoever loves gambling can also try his/her luck in the gambling room of the Casino di Venezia.   THE VENUE Ca’ Vendramin Calergi is an imposing palace on the Grand Canal, which hosts the oldest casino in the world, Casino di Venezia, established in 1638. The closest waterbus stop is San Marcuola, about 100 meters from the palace, which can be reached with the Lines 1 and 2 ACTV. On foot, there is a 15 minute walk from Piazzale Roma, or a 10 minute walk from the Santa Lucia railway station. You can also Read more [...]

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    Dinner Show and Ball 2020 - 24 February 2020

    Date: 24 February 2020

    Time: 9:00 pm to 2:00 am

    The Official Dinner Show and Ball of the Venice Carnival 2020 will take place during 8 nights between 15 and 25 of February, in the Vendramin Calergi Palace, in Venice.   PROGRAM OF THE EVENT Every evening, the guests will be welcomed around 9.00 pm, and then accompanied to the main hall for a toast. Later, a placèe dinner with 5 courses will take place. An international cast of dancers, musicians and actors will create a wonderful atmosphere, entertaining the guests. After midnight, the party will be animated by live music and DJ set until 2.00 am. The guests will have access to a cocktail bar. Whoever loves gambling can also try his/her luck in the gambling room of the Casino di Venezia.   THE VENUE Ca’ Vendramin Calergi is an imposing palace on the Grand Canal, which hosts the oldest casino in the world, Casino di Venezia, established in 1638. The closest waterbus stop is San Marcuola, about 100 meters from the palace, which can be reached with the Lines 1 and 2 ACTV. On foot, there is a 15 minute walk from Piazzale Roma, or a 10 minute walk from the Santa Lucia railway station. You can also Read more [...]

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    Mabel – High Expectations Tour 2020

    Date: 24 February 2020

    Time: 9:00 pm to 12:00 am

    Mabel, the English singer known for hits like Don’t Call Me Up and Mad Love, will perform on Monday, February 24, 2020, at the Magazzini Generali Club, in Milan.   THE ARTIST Mabel began her career in 2015, with the debut single Know Me Better. In May 2017, she released Finders Keepers, which reached the Top 10 in the UK. In January 2019, Mabel was nominated for British Breakthrough Act at the 39th Brit Awards and released Don’t Call Me Up, which debuted at number 11 on the UK Singles Chart and peaked at number three, becoming her highest-charting single to date. On June 7, 2019, she released Mad Love, the second single from her debut studio album, High Expectations. In 2019 and 2020, Mabel will embark on the High Expectations Tour across North America, the United Kingdom and Europe.   THE VENUE Magazzini Generalli is a music club born in Milan in the autumn of 1995 in a 1930s warehouse, located in Via Pietrasanta 14, near the Milano Porta Romana train station. The closest Metro station is Lodi, on the Metro Line M3, about 1.5 kilometers away. The closest bus station is Via De Angeli Via Ripamonti, about 250 Read more [...]

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    Dinner Show and Ball 2020 - 25 February 2020

    Date: 25 February 2020

    Time: 9:00 pm to 2:00 am

    The Official Dinner Show and Ball of the Venice Carnival 2020 will take place during 8 nights between 15 and 25 of February, in the Vendramin Calergi Palace, in Venice.   PROGRAM OF THE EVENT Every evening, the guests will be welcomed around 9.00 pm, and then accompanied to the main hall for a toast. Later, a placèe dinner with 5 courses will take place. An international cast of dancers, musicians and actors will create a wonderful atmosphere, entertaining the guests. After midnight, the party will be animated by live music and DJ set until 2.00 am. The guests will have access to a cocktail bar. Whoever loves gambling can also try his/her luck in the gambling room of the Casino di Venezia.   THE VENUE Ca’ Vendramin Calergi is an imposing palace on the Grand Canal, which hosts the oldest casino in the world, Casino di Venezia, established in 1638. The closest waterbus stop is San Marcuola, about 100 meters from the palace, which can be reached with the Lines 1 and 2 ACTV. On foot, there is a 15 minute walk from Piazzale Roma, or a 10 minute walk from the Santa Lucia railway station. You can also Read more [...]

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    Ozzy Osbourne – No More Tours II 2020

    Date: 10 March 2020

    Time: 7:30 pm to 12:00 am

    The English singer Ozzy Osbourne will perform on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at the Unipol Arena, in Casalecchio di Reno, near Bologna, as part of his No More Tours II tour. The English heavy metal band Judas Priest will accompany Ozzy, as the special guests of the tour.   THE ARTIST John Michael Osbourne rose to prominence in the 1970s as the vocalist of the heavy metal band Black Sabbath. In 1979, he was kicked out of the band due to drug problems, and he started a solo career, releasing 11 studio albums to date. Over time, both in Black Sabbath and as a solo artist, Ozzy Osbourne sold over 100 million albums. In 2006, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Black Sabbath. In 2015, Osbourne received the Ivor Novello Award for Lifetime Achievement from the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors.   THE VENUE Unipol Arena is an indoor arena opened in 1993, located in Casalecchio di Reno, about 6 kilometers away from Bologna. The arena has a capacity of 18,000 seats. From Bologna, you can reach the arena by train. From Bologna Centrale, you can take the train Read more [...]

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    James Blunt – Once Upon a Mind Tour 2020

    Date: 25 March 2020

    Time: 8:30 pm to 12:00 am

    The English singer James Blunt will perform on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, at the Mediolanum Forum, in Assago, part of the Metropolitan City of Milan.   THE ARTIST James Blunt rose to fame in 2004, with the release of his debut album Back to Bedlam. The most important singles from his album were You’re Beautiful and Goodbye My Lover. The album sold over 11 million copies worldwide, was the best-selling album of the 2000s in the UK and is one of the best-selling albums in UK chart history. His second album, All the Lost Souls, was released in 2007, and his third album, Some Kind of Trouble, in 2010. Then, followed Moon Landing in 2013, The Afterlove in 2017, and Once Upon a Mind in 2019. Over time, James Blunt sold over 20 million records worldwide. He received several awards, including two Brit Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards and two Ivor Novello Awards, as well as receiving five Grammy Award nominations.   THE VENUE The venue, Mediolanum Forum, is an indoor sports arena located in Assago, about 8 kilometers from Milan. The arena has a seating capacity of 12,700 and is primarily used for sporting events and concerts. The Read more [...]

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    James Blunt – Once Upon a Mind Tour 2020

    Date: 27 March 2020

    Time: 9:30 pm to 12:00 am

    The English singer James Blunt will perform on Friday, March 27, 2020, starting with 9.30 pm, at the Kioene Arena, in Padua, as part of his Once Upon a Mind tour.   THE ARTIST James Blunt rose to fame with the release of his debut album Back to Bedlam, in 2004. The album sold over 11 million copies worldwide, was the best-selling album of the 2000s in the UK and is one of the best-selling albums in UK chart history. The most important singles from his debut album were You’re Beautiful and Goodbye My Lover. His second album, All the Lost Souls, was released in 2007, his third album, Some Kind of Trouble, in 2010, his forth album, Moon Landing, in 2013, and his fifth album, The Afterlove, in 2017. His sixth album, Once Upon a Mind, was released in 2019. To date, James Blunt sold over 20 million records worldwide. He received several awards, including two Brit Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards and two Ivor Novello Awards, as well as receiving five Grammy Award nominations.   THE VENUE Kioene Arena is an indoor sports arena located in Via S. Marco, 53, in Padua. The arena has a seating Read more [...]

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    James Blunt – Once Upon a Mind Tour 2020

    Date: 28 March 2020

    Time: 9:00 pm to 12:00 am

    The English singer James Blunt will perform on Saturday, March 28, 2020, at the PalaLottomatica, in Rome, as part of his Once Upon a Mind tour.   THE ARTIST James Blunt rose to fame with the release of his debut album Back to Bedlam, in 2004. The album sold over 11 million copies worldwide, was the best-selling album of the 2000s in the UK and is one of the best-selling albums in UK chart history. The most important singles from his debut album were You’re Beautiful and Goodbye My Lover. His second album, All the Lost Souls, was released in 2007, his third album, Some Kind of Trouble, in 2010, and his fourth album, Moon Landing, in 2013. Then, followed The Afterlove in 2017, and Once Upon a Mind in 2019. To date, James Blunt sold over 20 million records worldwide. He received several awards, including two Brit Awards, two MTV Video Music Awards and two Ivor Novello Awards, as well as receiving five Grammy Award nominations.   THE VENUE PalaLottomatica, formerly known as Palazzo dello Sport, is a sports and entertainment arena in Rome, located in the heart of the well known modern EUR complex. Designed by Pierluigi Nervi Read more [...]

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    Procession of the Apostles 2020

    Date: 9 April 2020

    Time: 6:30 pm to 12:00 am

    The Procession of the Apostles 2020, one of the most interesting traditions in Campania, will take place on April 9, on the day of the Holy Thursday, on the island of Procida. The religious manifestation is held, as usual, one day before the Good Friday and the Procession of the Mysteries. Both processions are organized by the Congregation of the Turchini, a religious brotherhood founded in 1583 by the Cardinal Innico D’Avalos of Aragon.   PROGRAM OF THE EVENT On the day of the Holy Thursday, around 6.30 pm, takes place the Washing of the feet ceremony at the Church of Saint Anthony of Padua. After the ceremony, the procession of the Twelve Apostles leaves the church to wind along the narrow streets of the island. The Apostles, dressed in white robes, with hoods and crowns of thorns on their heads, each of them carrying a wooden cross, are walking in perfect silence from one church to another, accompanied by members of the brotherhood. Their path is illuminated with torches. At every stop, the Apostles remove the crown of thorns, raise the hood, uncovering their face, and sing a hymn, accompanied by the choir of the faithful. After some moments Read more [...]

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    Good Friday Procession 2020

    Date: 10 April 2020

    The Good Friday Procession 2020, known also as the Procession of the Mysteries (Processione dei Misteri), will take place on April 10, on the island of Procida. The religious ceremony is held on the day of the Good Friday, one day after the Holy Thursday and the Procession of the Apostles. One of the most evocative and colorful in the whole Italy, the Good Friday Procession (Processione del Venerdì Santo) attracts thousands of people from Naples and the Phlegraean archipelago, but also a considerable number of tourists.   SHORT HISTORY The Good Friday Procession was born in the 17th century, from the initiative of the Congregation of the Turchini, as a penitential procession. The participants wore a sackcloth and were hitting themselves with whips until they bled. The practice was later forbidden by the church. The symbolism of the procession has been increasingly enriched over the centuries, until it reached its current form. Although the theme is always the same (Life, Passion and Death of Jesus Christ), the procession is never similar to that of the previous year. The procession consists of a series of chariots called Misteri (Mysteries), representing characters and scenes from the Bible, carried by young Procidans, Read more [...]

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    Festa di Santa Lucia delle Quaglie 2020 - 3 May 2020

    Date: 3 May 2020

    Festa di Santa Lucia delle Quaglie 2020, known also as the Patronage of Saint Lucia, will take place on Sunday, May 3, in Syracuse. The octave of the feast will take place next Sunday, on May 10. Saint Lucia, the patron saint of Syracuse, is celebrated twice every year. The Feast of Saint Lucia of the Quails recalls the miracle occured in 1646, while the feast held on December 13 and 20 commemorates the martyrdom of the Saint.   SHORT HISTORY The May celebration recalls the miracle occured in 1646, when the city passed through a serious famine, and ships loaded with grain arrived in the harbour at the right moment, saving the city from calamity. The legend tells that a quail flew inside the Cathedral to announce the miracle.   PROGRAM OF THE EVENT On the first Sunday of May, around midday, a short procession will take place from the Cathedral of Syracuse to the Church of Santa Lucia alla Badia, located only a few meters away, in the same square, Piazza Duomo. On this occasion, the statue of Santa Lucia is transported from one church to another and, during this short pilgrimage, doves are released from the balconies Read more [...]

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    Festa di Santa Lucia delle Quaglie 2020 - 10 May 2020

    Date: 10 May 2020

    Festa di Santa Lucia delle Quaglie 2020, known also as the Patronage of Saint Lucia, will take place on Sunday, May 3, in Syracuse. The octave of the feast will take place next Sunday, on May 10. Saint Lucia, the patron saint of Syracuse, is celebrated twice every year. The Feast of Saint Lucia of the Quails recalls the miracle occured in 1646, while the feast held on December 13 and 20 commemorates the martyrdom of the Saint.   SHORT HISTORY The May celebration recalls the miracle occured in 1646, when the city passed through a serious famine, and ships loaded with grain arrived in the harbour at the right moment, saving the city from calamity. The legend tells that a quail flew inside the Cathedral to announce the miracle.   PROGRAM OF THE EVENT On the first Sunday of May, around midday, a short procession will take place from the Cathedral of Syracuse to the Church of Santa Lucia alla Badia, located only a few meters away, in the same square, Piazza Duomo. On this occasion, the statue of Santa Lucia is transported from one church to another and, during this short pilgrimage, doves are released from the balconies Read more [...]

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    Infiorata di Noto 2020

    Date: 15 May 2020 - 17 May 2020

    Infiorata di Noto 2020, the 41st edition of the famous flower festival, will most likely take place in the weekend of May 15-17, in Via Corrado Nicolaci, in Noto.   SHORT HISTORY The Infiorata was born 40 years ago from the meeting of the Noto artists with the ones from Genzano, a town in the Metropolitan City of Rome, where this pictorial technique was developed. Beginning with 1980, every year, in the third weekend of May, Noto, the Stone Garden, as it was called by the historian Cesare Brandi, welcomes in the heart of its historical center an explosion of color and perfume. On this occasion, Via Nicolaci, 122 meters long and 7 meters wide, is divided into 16 sectors of 6 by 4 meters, that represent the canvas on which the artists will carefully paint with flowers. The theme of the event changes from year to year, inspired from religion, mythology, art or local folklore.   PROGRAM OF THE EVENT On Friday, May 15, in the afternoon, the artists who won the competition for the design of the floral panels, will come into the possession of one of the 16 sectors assigned to them in Via Nicolaci, and will Read more [...]

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    Festa della Sensa 2020

    Date: 23 May 2020 - 24 May 2020

    Festa della Sensa 2020, one of the most evocative Venetian traditions, will take place on May 23 and 24, in Venice. The Feast of the Ascension recalls important moments in the history of the Republic of Venice, through the ceremony of the Marriage of the Sea (Sposalizio del Mare) and the various regattas that takes place on this occasion in the Venetian lagoon. Festa della Sensa is, without doubt, one of the most anticipated and appreciated events in the Venetian calendar, not only by locals, but also by tourists.   SHORT HISTORY Festa della Sensa was born on the day of the Ascension of Christ, to commemorate two very important moments in the history of Venice. The first event occurred on May 9, in the year 1000, when the Doge Pietro Orseolo defeated the Slavs who threatened Dalmatia, allowing Venice to become the absolute power of the Adriatic Sea. The second event recalls the peace treaty signed in Venice in 1177, between the Doge Sebastiano Ziani, Emperor Frederick Barbarossa and Pope Alessandro III, which marked the end of a centuries-old conflict between the Empire and the Papacy. On this occasion, the Doge received gifts from the Pope and, at the Read more [...]

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    Vogalonga 2020

    Date: 31 May 2020

    Vogalonga 2020, one of the most beloved Venetian sporting events, will take place on May 31, in Venice. Vogalonga is a race of boats rowing around the islands of the lagoon, up to the island of Burano, over a total distance of 30 kilometers. This marathon of non-motorized boats does not have winners, or if you want, winners are all those who participate. Both a non-competitive boat race and a manifest against motor-powered boats which pollute the lagoon, Vogalonga gathers every year in Venice thousands of participants. Anyone can participate in the race, young and old, locals and people from all over the world, men and women alike.   SHORT HISTORY The history of Vogalonga began in 1974, when a group of friends organized a small race in the waters of the Venetian lagoon. Among them, perhaps the most fervent promoter of the event was Lauro Bergamo, who was the director of Il Gazzettino newspaper. The first Vogalonga took place on May 8, 1975, the day of the Festa della Sensa, when the race began in front of the Doge’s Palace, on a signal given by a cannon-shot. 45 years ago, in the first edition of the race held on Read more [...]

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    Green Day – Hella Mega Tour 2020

    Date: 10 June 2020

    Time: 6:00 pm to 12:00 am

    The American band Green Day will perform on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at the Ippodromo Snai – San Siro, in Milan, as part of their Hella Mega Tour.   THE BAND Green Day was founded in 1986 by the lead vocalist and guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong and bassist Mike Dirnt. In 1990, the band was completed with the drummer Tré Cool. To date, the band released 12 studio albums, three live albums, five compilation albums, one soundtrack album, four video albums, ten extended plays, four box sets, forty-three singles, ten promotional singles and forty-four music videos. The band released their first studio album, 39/Smooth, in 1990, and their second album, Kerplunk, in 1991. Dookie, their third album, was released in February 1994, and it was a breakout success, selling over 10 million copies in the United States and 20 million copies worldwide. Insomniac, the band’s fourth studio album, was released in 1995, and Nimrod followed in 1997. Their sixth album, Warning, was released in 2000, and the band’s seventh studio album, American Idiot, in 2004. The band’s eighth studio album, 21st Century Breakdown, followed in 2009. A trilogy of studio albums, ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tré!, were released in 2012. In Read more [...]

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    Firenze Rocks 2020

    Date: 11 June 2020 - 14 June 2020

    Firenze Rocks 2020 will take place between 11 and 14 of June, at the Visarno Arena, in Parco delle Cascine, in Florence.   THE FESTIVAL The first edition of Firenze Rocks took place in 2017, when Placebo, Aerosmith and System of a Down attended the festival. In 2018, in front of over 210,000 spectators, The Kills, Foo Fighters, Guns N’ Roses, Helloween, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest and Ozzy Osbourne appeared on stage. In 2019, the most important artists who performed at the festival were Ed Sheeran, The Cure, The Smashing Pumpkins, Dream Theater and Eddie Vedder. In only 3 years, Firenze Rocks became one of the most important festivals in Tuscany, and its fourth edition will represent, without doubt, one of the most engaging music events in Italy for the summer of 2020.   THE LINE UP So far, the artists announced for the 2020 edition of Firenze Rocks are: June 11: Green Day, Weezer   THE VENUE Visarno Arena is an outdoor arena located within the Visarno Hippodrome, in the Cascine Park, in Florence. In the middle of nature, the area is a perfect summer venue for concerts, festivals and other kind of events. The arena can be easily Read more [...]