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16You can see all editions of the Guide and magazine at www.ontheroad.co.ukItaly continued.......31 – 01 JuneJUNE0819 - 2020 – 07 SeptJULY02 - 16Aug11 – 20 14 - 26 19 – 03 Aug24 - 27 24 – 06 Sept 25 – 30 AugAUGUST10 – 2222 – 06 Sept 27— 06 Septthe world chosen to participate in the race each year . Departure from Brescia, through Ferrara, Urbino, San Marino, Rome with a stopover at Castel Sant’Angelo. www.1000miglia.itVenice: 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 RegattaVenice :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 www.redentorevenezia.itVerona :International Opera Festival .In its 101 year, presents a rich calendar of events www.arena. itSiena: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. www.umbriajazz.com Bolzano:Festival Bolzano Danza The charming setting of Castel Firmiano hosts the FestivalRiva 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. stresafestival.euStresa :Festival, Musical Meditations Concerts (4) events hosted in parks and in lakeside villas. www. stresafestival.eu 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 iwww.puccinifestival.itPesaro: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. rossinioperafestival.itStresa Festival,: Music on the Move Classical Concerts (16) events hosted in parks and in lakeside villas. www.stresafestival.eu 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. www.labiennale.orgLatviaAPRIL01 – 30 Sept 17 – 08 MayMAY18 23 - 25Egles; Craft Fair buy the works of Latvian craftsmen at the open- air Fair.Riga :Baltic Ballet Festival This annual ballet offering versatile and rich ballet and dance programmes www.ballet-festival.lvRīga: Nordea Marathon Riga :Latviabeerfest - the third International Beer Festival www.latviabeerfest.lv24 - 21 June Riga Festival music, dance, adventure concerts on the open air stage in Sea Park	www.SEPTEMBERSEPTEMBER07	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.10 – 13	Naples: Tantango Festival This festival deeply links Naples and Buenos Aires, includes photos andpainting exhibitions, shows, performances, concerts and dancing nights. www.tanotango.itOCTOBER12	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. www.barcolana.itNOVEMBER06 – 09	Verona: International Horse Festival m The Fiera Cavalli horse show in Verona has been held annuallyfor over a hundred years. Visitors can see some of the world’s most beautiful horses compete in show jumping. www.fieracavalli.it20– 28 (tbc)OCTOBER22 - 02 NovNOVEMBER14 – 18DECEMBER01 -14JanRiga: International Film Forum - Arsenals The largest film event in the Baltic. The event also screens films from various genres, including short stories, documentaries, and comedies.Riga: “European Capital of Culture 2014”Series of Euradio concerts gives listeners in 78	member- countries the opportunity to hear live performances“Shine, Riga!” Festival of light The facades, bridges, monuments and parks become the objects of the art of light installation and light and video technology, often complemented by theatrical elementsRiga : Christmas Market www.christmas-markets. orgJUNE07 – 0811 – 16 12- 14JULY10 – 13 11 –03 AugAUGUST01 – 0315 - 17latvijaskoncerti.lvRiga : Summer Garden Festival. A must see event for the garden and flower lovers. Riga :Opera Festival www.opera.lv Riga; International Salsa Festival The festival features some of the best salsa dancers from around the world and entices numerous spectators each year. www.rigasalsafestival.comRiga: The Ball of Flowers is the largest, most widely attended flower show in the Baltic states. www. botanika.lu.lv Cīsis :Art Festival - excellent professional art exhibitions, cinema and theatre, as well as different concertsJīrmala : Go Blonde Festival Parade More than 2,000 participants and their fans take part for local charities cancelled in 2014Ventspils: City Festival and International Baltic Flower Carpet Festival Not only Latvian florists and flower lovers but also participants from other countries take part in the process of making flower carpets. www.ventspils.lvRīga: City Festival - a kaleidoscope of music, art, theatre and dance performances, sports activities and different events www.rigassvetki.lvLithuaniaJUNE02 - 21 0707 – 08 23 – 26Vilnius:The Vilnius Festival ,classical and contemporary music: www.vilniusfestivals.lt/EN. Vilnius Challenge anticipates a pool of more than 1000 racers. explore the urban jungle while biking, orienteering, paddling and climbing in the largest adventure racing crowd ever assembled in the Baltics.: www.vilniuschallenge.lt/en/. Trakai: Medieval Festival Enthusiasts will enjoy knights fighting and everyday life in a medieval town. Ancient crafts and medieval cuisine, theatre and concerts: www.trakaimuziejus.lt. Trakai Peninsular Castle.Days of Ancient Crafts http://www.trakaimuziejus.ltEuropean Events


































































































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