Festivals & Pageants in Italy | Historical Parades, Food Festivals, Costumed Processions, Folk Ceremonies


Major Festivals & Pageants in Italy
Historical Parades, Food Festivals, Costumed Processions, Folk Ceremonies



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Agrigento, Sicily
Almond Blossom Festival (1st half of February)

Amalfi, Campania
Maritime Republic Regatta (Check annual schedule)

Arezzo, Tuscany
Joust of the Saracen (1st Sunday in September)

Assisi, Umbria
Medieval Easter Celebrations (Easter Week)

Ascoli Piceno, The Marches
Joust of the Quintana (1st Sunday in August)

Asti, Piedmont
Palio of San Secondo (September)

Cagliari, Sardinia
Festival of Sant'Efisio (May 1-4)

Florence, Tuscany
Explosion of the Cart (Easter Sunday)
16th-Century Soccer Match (June 24-28)

Foligno, Umbria
Joust of the Quintana (2nd Sunday in September)

Genoa, Liguria
Maritime Republic Regatta (Check annual schedule)

Genzano, Latium
Flower Festival (Corpus Domini)

Gubbio, Umbria
Race of the Candles (May 15)
Crossbow Palio (Last Sunday in May)

La Spezia, Liguria
Palio of the Gulf (2nd Sunday in August)

Marostica, Veneto
Living Chess Game (2nd weekend in September, even numbered years)

Naples, Campania
Festival of San Gennaro (September 19)

Nola, Campania
Lily Festival (Sunday after June 22)

Nuoro, Sardinia
Feast of the Redeemer (August 27-30)

Oristano, Sardinia
Medieval Procession and Jousting (February 24-26)

Palermo, Sicily
Feast of Santa Rosalia (July 10-15)

Piana degli Albanesi, Sicily
Byzantine Epiphany (January 6)

Pisa, Tuscany
Battle of the Bridge (1st Sunday in June)
Maritime Republic Regatta (Check annual schedule)

Rome, Latium
Festa De Noiantri (July 19-26)

Sassari, Sardinia
Sardinian Cavalcade (Next to last Sunday in May)

Siena, Tuscany
Palio (July 2 and August 16)

Taranto, Apulia
Procession of the Mysteries (Good Friday)

Venice, Veneto
Carnival (February/ March)
Redeemer Regatta (3rd Sunday in July)
Historical Regatta (1st Sunday in September)
Maritime Republic Regatta (Check annual schedule)

Viareggio, Tuscany
Carnival (February/March)

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