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Fun and festivities in Italy - celebrations, festivals and cultural events

Monza view In Italy, people love holidays, and any: both national and religious. Even a football match can become a real holiday, for this sport the locals have a particularly passionate attitude. The victory of the beloved team results in a grand celebration, in which the whole city is involved. Italians celebrate New Year and Christmas on a big scale. Dozens of holiday festivals and carnivals are held during the preparation, and tourists from different countries come to see it with pleasure. The inhabitants of Italy are very friendly; anyone can join the event chosen according to their taste. The end of Lent, beginning in February and ending in early March, is also marked by carnival parties. Even church holidays in this country turn into an exciting action with disguises and masks.
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But the main carnival of the country is the Venice Carnival. In order to take part in it, thousands of people come from different parts of the world. This festival of amazingly beautiful masks has existed for several centuries, and its popularity keeps growing every year. During the festival, Venice becomes a kind of theatre play, where the participants play the role assigned to them. The festival lasts for two weeks, the celebrations that bring invaluable impressions and emotions do not stop. The atmosphere of fairy tale and mystery does not leave the participants for a minute. In order to take part in the carnival, you must buy an invitation earlier and be sure to be in a suit and mask.
The flower festival that takes place in Noto has less fame, but the scale of the works presented in it makes us admire it. On Friday and Saturday preparatory works are in progress, sketches of future paintings composed of flowers are drawn, and on Sunday the main street of the city, which is 122 meters in length, is covered with numerous flowers. Paintings consisting of four hundred thousand roses, gerberas, daisies and other intoxicatingly smelling flowers are created. Images of flowers can become knights, various emblems and coats of arms, as well as beautiful ladies. Applications for the creation of a particular plot made of flowers are given in advance; the organizers previously make up a picture of the future floral splendor. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Every year in late October and early November, all Italy honors the young wine. It is the pride of the country. Tasting is held in conjunction with the festive events. In each region, they are held in different ways, but some things remain unchanged: the guests stay with wine and dishes traditional in this area, as well as funny songs praising the gifts of nature and dances. Winemakers have been improving their skills for centuries, until they reach perfection of taste. Italian wines are appreciated by lovers of this drink for many centuries and it is believed that every fourth opened bottle of wine in the world was produced in Italy. The festival of wine allows you to plunge into the life of winemakers and better learn their traditions.
Sacrario di Cristo Re On the eve of the Catholic Epiphany in Italy, La Befana is celebrated, the main character of which is Epiphanius, a kind old woman. Upon giving, according to legend she, along with the magi, was to accompany the baby Jesus, but was delayed, and they went without her. Now she is looking for him, going into each house and giving out gifts, hoping to find the baby. The image of Epiphany is rather unfriendly; she wears a pointed hat and flies on a mortar. To make the festival more interesting, acrobats in old-fashioned costumes perform incredible tricks on special ropes. In addition to the masquerade, games and dances are arranged, in which anyone can take part. At the end of the celebration, guests can see the most beautiful fireworks. La Befana is held on the same day as the "Parade of Three Kings" in Spain, on January 5.
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Grandiose races - Palio, are held twice a year and occupy a high place among the holidays of Italy. As early as the fourteenth century, there was a tradition to organize horse racing in the city of Sienna, but they were never held at the racetrack. The main difference from any other races is the place for their conduct - the main square of the city. According to the rules of the riders, shocks and provocations are allowed, so spectators are anxiously watching the unfolding action. Because of their features, the jumps do not last for long; only a couple of minutes and after them the guests enjoys acrobatic tricks, jugglers, a parade and a generous feast.
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Uniques spots of Italy

Crespi d Adda

From the series “16 Most Fascinating Objects of Unesco in Italy”
In Lombardy, you can find an outstanding historical Crespi d'Adda village. All the territory is inscribed in the UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. Crespi d'Adda is an unusual factory village that was founded at the turn of XXth century. Cristoforo Benigno Crespi, a textile manufacturer from Busto Arsizio, bought the valley between the rivers Brembo and Adda, with the intention of installing a cotton mill on the banks of the Adda. Then there were built the factory and houses for workers.

Later the entrepreneur has founded a large cotton factory. In 1878 near the factory have appeared houses for workers, hospital, school, nice church and theatre. Until 1929 Crespi family was the owner of the factory. Unfortunately, within the time, their family business stopped bring large profit. … Read all

Historical center of Siena

From the series “16 Most Fascinating Objects of Unesco in Italy”
The historical part of Siena is also a world heritage site. This area has saved its Medieval aura. Piazza del Campo is a place where most of the excursions begin because around the square you can find a lot of interesting architectural buildings. A wonderful Palazzo Pubblico, a part of saved historical works – the Mangia Tower.

The main decoration of the old square is the Fonte Gaia. The fountain had the present decorative frame constructed by Jacopo della Quercia, a famous sculptor. The fountain was built at the beginning of the 15th century. Its original sculptures were placed to the Siena’s museum and the fountain is decorated with the replica. One of the most outstanding monuments of Siena is the Basilica di Santa Maria Assunta. This luxurious Gothic cathedral has been building … Read all
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Attractions and entertainment in top cities of Italy

Rome
Hot Alien Disco is a popular disco that is decorated in oriental style. The club attracts fans of all kinds of music. Here are conducted vintage parties, rock concerts, and performances of popular DJs. An evening spent at Alien will definitely not disappoint any music lover. Club Piper is one of the oldest and most beloved places by both locals and visitors of this magnificent city. The nightclub, which was opened in 1965, offers to its guests simply best conditions for rest. Here you will find … Read more
Alghero
When it comes to beautiful caves situated close to Alghero, it is important to mention Grotta delle Brocche Rotte. This cave is also open for excursions. The entrance to the grotto lies several dozen meters above sea level. You will reach several fantastic viewpoints with picturesque panoramas on your way to the cave. Grotta delle Brocche Rotte is large and features various geological formations. Do not forget about physical activities that are available for tourists who visit Alghero in … Read more
Florence
Fans of glamor will simply not find a better place for rest than Tenax club. This club often becomes the venue for various music concerts with world famous stars. Guests are entertained by best DJs, and on evenings here are organized grandiose entertainments. Twice cocktail bar is a perfect place for the rest of a big company. The club accepts guests until late evening. Here you will find great entertainments for dance lovers and for those who want to taste best Italian wine. Tourists, who … Read more
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Agrigento
On rainy days, most tourists prefer to visit local entertainment centers. If you like computer games, a visit to Arena Games will genuinely please you. This is a computer club with a choice of the latest video games and everything needed to play them with comfort. Local youth are the main visitors to this club but adults are also not rare here. There are several high-quality sports centers in the city, and Piscina Villaseta swimming pool is one of them. The venue regularly hosts competitions … Read more
Alberobello
Do not miss an opportunity to visit one of the most marvelous restaurants in the world - Grotta Palazzese. It is open in the suburban town of Polignano a Mare. This restaurant has gained worldwide recognition because of its unusual location in a naturally formed cave. The restaurant overlooks the seaside at a height of 25 meters above water. The tables at Grotta Palazzese feature fantastic views of the coastal landscape. This is a truly unforgettable, one-of-a-kind experience. The restaurant … Read more
Rimini
Open air leisure enthusiasts will appreciate the Marecchia park being one of the most scenic areas of the resort. The park offers best facilities to rest and recreate in the heat of the day. Visitors will have a chance to organize picnics or to walk along scenic lanes enjoying a diversity of local flora. As it has just been noted at night the city turns into a great nightlife entertaining center with numerous night establishments inviting city residents and guests to enjoy various programs and … Read more

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