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Ireland continued.......
28 – 03 Aug 31 -10 Aug
01 - 03
08 - 17 10 -12
15 - 19 25 – 26
Galway : Races and Summer Festival unforgettable racing and social experience. Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh: Happy Days Festival, The world’s largest annual multi-disciplinary festival or Irish Nobel Prize for Literature Winner, Samuel Beckett.
Waterford City : Spraoi Festival: An international street theatre and music festival on the streets and quays of Waterford plus the Spraoi parade www.
Kilkenny : Arts Festival: Co Kerry : Puck Fair: Same dates annually. This is one of the oldest festivals in Ireland and includes the coronation and dethronement of a goat! www. Tralee : The Rose of Tralee International Festival - international music, parades, fireworks, and the renowned Rose of Tralee selection Co Antrim, Ballycastle - Ould Lammas: The oldest fair in Ireland originating from 17thC with livestock sales and hundreds of stalls
31 – 01 June
19 - 20
20 – 07 Sept
02 - 16Aug
11 – 20 14 - 26 19 – 03 Aug
24 - 27 24 – 06 Sept 25 – 30 Aug
10 – 22
22 – 06 Sept 27— 06 Sept
Sant’Angelo. Venice: Festa della Sensa bring to life its thousand year history and its close ties to the sea and the art of “Voga alla Veneta” rowing.
Genoa: Historical Regatta of the Ancient Italian Maritime Republics.	Historical parade and a rowing contest. Since 1956 the cities of Amalfi, Genoa, Venice and Pisa have participated in the Regatta
Venice :Festa del Redentore (The Feast of the Redeemer) a fantastic procession of gondolas commemorating the deliverance from the plague of 1575, followed by fireworks in St. Mark’s Square
Verona :International Opera Festival .In its 101 year, presents a rich calendar of events www.arena. it
Siena:The Palio Horse race first run in 1656 to celebrate the miraculous apparition of the Virgin Mary near the old houses that belonged to Provenzano Salvani. The holy apparition was therefore called “Madonna di Provenzano” in whose honour the very first Palio was run (celebrations begin 3 days before each race)
Perugia :Umbria Jazz - one huge stage of live jam sessions. Bolzano:Festival Bolzano Danza The charming setting of Castel Firmiano hosts the Festival
Riva del Garda :Musicariva Festival International Meeting of young Musicians. www.musicarivafestival. com	programme tbc Stresa: Festival, Midsummer Jazz Concerts (6) events hosted in parks and at lakeside villas www.
Stresa :Festival, Musical Meditations Concerts (4) events hosted in parks and in lakeside villas. www. Torre del Lago - 60th Puccini Festival. Operas on show in 2014 are: Madame Butterfly, La Boheme, Turandot and Il Trittico (Il Tabarro-Suor Angelica- Gianni Schicch
Pesaro:Rossini Opera Festival This year will be the 35th	festival: new productions of : Armida, Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Aureliano in Palmira, Petite Messe Solennelle, Viaggio a Reims. www.
Stresa Festival,: Music on the Move Classical Concerts (16) events hosted in parks and in lakeside villas. Venice Lido: International Film Festival - showcases the best productions, awards competing movies and also rewards outstanding not-competing movies that distinguish themselves by contents and innovations.
06 - 21 13-15
25 - 28
22 - 0 Nov
24 - 27
08 – 09 tbc
26 - 29
All year
30- 29 June
03 - 25
09 – 22 Jun 15 - 18
Dublin : Fringe Festival one of Ireland’s largest performing arts festivals and includes music, dance, street theatre, puppetry, visual arts and comedy. Clarenbridge Oyster Festival Established in 1954, at Moran’s of the Weir oyster cottage, Paddy Burke’s Oyster Inn and other seafood-related venues. www.
Galway City : Galway Oyster Festival: www.
Wexford : Festival Opera Ireland’s opera highlight, adventurous bold, it’s enthusiasm is infectious Co. Cork : Guinness Jazz Festival www.
Dublin Marathon
Co. Donegal : Ardara Match Making Weekend
- Music, dancing, speed dating, Blind Date and matchmaking based on an old idea once prevalent in Donegal.
Leopardstown : Christmas Racing Festival Race Course, Dublin Principal national hunt racing festival commencing on St. Stephen’s Day annually.
Salerno: Dante’s Hell at Pertosa Caves Every Friday and Saturday in the grotte (caves) “Dante” guides a tour through his Inferno, introducing guests to Paolo and Francesca of Rimini, Ulysses, Minos, Count Ugolino, and other characters you’ll find in the first book of The Divine Comedy. The entertainment underground is 30 actors and dancers with the Tappeto Volante Company
Florence :Maggio Musicale This is one of the oldest traditional cultural events in Florence.. The Festival has its own Ballet Company called Maggio Dance
Ferrara :The Palio is the most ancient event of its kind is the world dating back to 1279. All the Contrade participate wearing dress of different colours to gain the “palio”, but also it is a festivity to remember the Renaissance, a period in which Ferrara was really a capital. Siracusa, Sicily : Classical Greek Theatre Festival this year’s programme includes: Agamemnon., the Libation bearers – Eumenides by Aeschylus and The Wasps by Aristophanes. Mille Miglia: The most beautiful vintage cars in
the world chosen to participate in the race each year . Departure from Brescia, through Ferrara, Urbino, San Marino, Rome with a stopover at Castel
10 – 13
06 – 09
Venice: Historical Regatta, dating back to 1315 starts out with the colourful procession on water, formed by the Bissone, the Bucintoro and the boats of the Venetian rowing clubs, but also the women’s race on Mascarete and that of the youngsters Pupperini.
Naples: Tantango Festival This festival deeply links Naples and Buenos Aires, includes photos and painting exhibitions, shows, performances, concerts and dancing nights.
Trieste :Barcolana Sail Race Over 2,000 sails meet in the Gulf of Trieste. The 16 mile nautical route- Europe’s biggest sailing event and the only regatta in the world to set a single start line for so many yachts.
Verona: International Horse Festival m The Fiera Cavalli horse show in Verona has been held annually for over a hundred years. Visitors can see some of the world’s most beautiful horses compete in show jumping.
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