Fall is the time for festivals, and there is no shortage in Italy this year as art, food, and film organizations up and down the Bel Paese switch to high gear for events, exhibitions and shows. Here’s a line up of those starting or taking place in the next couple of weeks. If you happen to be in Italy while they are happening, make a stop and see what it is all about! Otherwise, you can keep up with the action by following the excitement on Social Media and the web pages of the various events.
Genova: Salone Nautico Internazionale (International Boat Show)
Italian and international names in the industry take the pleasure of boating together for the 53rd annual boat show held in Genova, a city known for its skillful handling and close relationship with the sea and history.
Bressanone: Mercato del Pane (Market of Bread and Strudel)
The fascinating tradition of bread in Alto Adige, where the Austrian influence of dark loaves is mixed with the crusty Italian white bread, is celebrated in this festival, which includes demonstrations of artisanal bread making as well as several samples of bread, strudel, and local products.
Dates: October 4th – October 6th
Location: Piazza Duomo, Bressanone
Facebook Page: Typical Products of Alto Adige
Verona: Art Verona
Featuring contemporary artists, both emerging and established, this fair is truly a living laboratory dedicated to the creation and growth of the genre, and it is hosted by some of the most well-known contemporary galleries in Italy and abroad.
Rome: Cleopatra e l’incantesimo dell’Egitto (Cleopatra and the Enchantment of Egypt)
This four-month exhibit focuses on the life of Cleopatra and specifically her influence on Rome through the display of over 200 pieces from both national and international collections. A perfect activity to take up after visiting the nearby death site of Julius Caesar at Largo Argentina.
Are there any other events you have heard about happening soon in Italy?