Art & Cultural Events Calendar: Italy 2020

Festivals and Cultural Events In Italy 2020

There is plenty of cultural events to enjoy throughout Italy during the month of October!

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Vintage Car and Motorcycle Motor Show  © Auto e Moto D’epoca Facebook

From October 22 – 25, the streets of Padua will transform into the international capital of motor vehicles for the occasion! The hope is that the experience will bring guests to enjoy everything the city has to offer – from its food to its history, museums and monuments. You can enjoy over 4,500 vintage cars and motorcycles on display and for sale, and meet tradesmen from the heritage, modelling and vintage worlds. Find more information and tickets here.

Keep scrolling for more festivals and cultural events happening throughout the country!

Piemonte

Alba International White Truffle Fair  | October 10 – December 8

Enjoy the 90th edition of Alba International White Truffle Fair, the biggest international fair dedicated to truffles growing in the hills of Langhe, Roero and Monferrato. The Fair even offers a child-friendly component on Saturday and Sunday with a kitchen where kids can learn about food, an area to craft, and a spaces dedicated to little ones under three complete with a relaxation area, changing table and a reserved area for mothers to breastfeed. Learn more here.

Lombardia

Yoga Festival in Milan | October 3 – 4, 10 – 11

This special edition of Yoga Festival will be held online and live in Milan at at Superstudio Più. There will be workshops, appearances by world-renowned yoga teachers, live music performances and more. Find more information here

Trentino Alto-Adige

Bread and Strudel Market | October 2 – 4

During the first weekend in October, The Piazza Duomo in Bressanone will be home to the Bread and Strudel Market. At the market you can enjoy all of the different bread varieties. The wide range of options are due to the regional and cultural peculiarities of Alto Adige.

Veneto

Vintage Car and Motorcycle Motor Show | October 22 – 25

From October 22 – 25, the streets of Padua will transform into the international capital of motor vehicles for the occasion! The hope is that the experience will bring guests to enjoy everything the city has to offer – from its food to its history, museums and monuments. You can enjoy over 4,500 vintage cars and motorcycles on display and for sale, and meet tradesmen from the heritage, modelling and vintage worlds. Find more information and tickets here.

Fruili Venezia-Giulia

Ein Prosit | October 15 – 18

Named after the official song of Oktoberfest, Ein Prosit, is a food and wine event that can be enjoyed in four different ways: a Tasting Exhibition, Taste Tours, Guided Tastings and Taste Workshops. Find more info. here

Emilia-Romagna

Tortél Dóls Festival | October 10 – 11

Organized by Confraternita del Tortél Dóls, the 12th Edition of the Tortél Dóls Festival is coming back to the region! Over 100 exhibitors, special guests and delicious food will come together for this culinary adventure! To learn more visit their Facebook page.

Liguria

Fantasy and Hobby | October 15 – 18

Named after the official song of Oktoberfest, Ein Prosit, is a food and wine event that can be enjoyed in four different ways: a Tasting Exhibition, Taste Tours, Guided Tastings and Taste Workshops. For more info. visit their website

Toscana

Boccaccesca | October 2 – 4

Back for its 22nd Edition, Boccaccesca is coming to the medieval town of Certaldo October 2 – 4. It is free to enter and appeals to the interests of  wine lovers and children alike. For more info visit this link.

Le Marche

Clown & Clown Festival | October 1 – 4

The first several day of October are dedicated to Clown & Clown, a festival celebrating the art of clowing with street artists, jugglers, acrobats, circus performers, musicians, magicians, clown doctors and famous guests.

Umbria

Eurochocolate | October 16 – 25

Calling all chocolate lovers! EuroChocolate Show is coming back to Perugia for over a week of chocolate-centered festivities. For more on this sweet event visit their website.

Lazio

Lazio Rome Film Festival | October 15 – 25

Back for its 15 the year, the Rome Film Festival hosts screenings, exhibitions, conferences, and is a non-competitive film festival with the winners chosen by the audience. Learn more about this cinematic event here.

Abruzzo

Museo dei Confetti | open all year

Open again since June, you can once again visit the Museo dei Confetti. Founded over 30 years ago, you can enjoy seeing old machines and equipment used for the production of confetti and several objects relating to the ancient Sulmonese art of confectionary.

Molise

The Mysteries’ Museum  | open daily

The Mysteries Museum, inaugurated 14 years ago this month, collects the costumes of the Mysteries Feast in Campobasso, which is celebrated every year on the day of Corpus Domini

Campania

Festival delle Mongolfiere | October 10 – 18

Taking place in the Archaeological Site of Paestum, the Balloon Festival offers the opportunity to fly over the ruins of the Temples of Paestum. Find more details here.

Puglia

PhEST – International Photography Festival | now through November 1

Happening now through November 1, 2020, PhEST SeeBeyondTheSea is an international film festival taking place in Monopoli. For more information visit their Facebook page

Basilicata

The Flying Eagle – Pollino National Park | now through October 31

Open now through the end of October, the Flying Eagle is an experience for those who love a good adrenaline rush! The experience includes flying at 50 miles per hour over a marvelous valley of the Pollino National Park! Find more information here.

Calabria

Orme nel Parco | now through November 1

Now through November 1 you can enjoy the first eco adventure park in Sila National Park. With plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy like hiking, climbing archery, tree climbing and more. Admission to the park is free, while most of the activities have fees. For more info. visit their website

Sicily

Taobuk Festival  | October 1 – 5

Taobuk, the Taormina Book Festival, is for lovers of books, literature, cinema, music, theatre, visual arts, the great journalism and food and wine. For details visit this link.

Sardinia

Sardinia Costume Museum  | open all year

Open all year long, this museum depicts traditional life in Sardina. Find more information here

We’ll keep updating our list of festival and cultural events taking place in Italy. Subscribe to Live In Italy Magazine for updates!

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Becky Salgado

Calendar Editor

Becky Salgado was born-and-raised in Miami where she resides with her husband and two children. With a background in journalism, social media and marketing, she enjoys reading and writing. Becky serves as Live in Italy's Calendar Editor and is a writer and Business Development Manager for Miami Mom Collective. In 2011 she fulfilled her lifelong dream of visiting Italy, spending her time in Rome, Tuscany, Pompei, and Capri. She enjoys her Tuscan countryside sunny, her pasta al dente and hopes to one day return with her kids. For more on Becky’s daily adventures, follow her at @beckysalgado_ .

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