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MUSIC

Operas performed in San Carlo Theater of Naples, Teatro dell'Opera of Rome, Teatro Massimo of Palermo, La Fenice of Venice and La Scala of Milan experience their best period especially in winter months.
Open air operas and concerts are held in the Olympic Stadium and historical Baths of Caracalla in Rome in July and August months. Most impressive of performances held in summer is without doubt the opera and concerts continuing from the end of June until the beginning of September and held in Verona Amphitheater in an unforgettably impressive way.
For those who have special interest, Musical May in Florence, Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto town, Umbria (July) and Venice International Film Festival (September) are opportunities not to miss. In addition, very beautiful music concerts are organized throughout the year across the country.

FESTIVALS
Traditional Activities in Italy;
Traditional festivals are celebrated in almost every town and village in Italy. Such festivals represent the history and religious events of its location. We compiled the most important of such festivals or holidays for you. The dates of traditional festivals or holidays may change based on the year.

AREZZO: "Giostra del Saracino" (Joust - Saracen), competition of 13th century armed knights held on the first Sunday of September.
ASCOLI PICENO: "Torneo della Quintana" (Joust - Quintana), historical performance held with the participation of hundreds of people wearing 15th century costumes on the first Sunday of August.
CAGLIARI: "Sagra di Sant'Efisio" (St. Efisio Festival) May 1st – 4th – Largest and most colorful parade of the world. A couple of thousands of catholic pilgrims wearing costumes dating back to 1657 carrying the statue of Saint Efisio on horses and on foot with the company of horse carts.
FLORENCE: "Scoppio del Carro" (Explosion of horse cart) Easter Sunday – A pyramid of fireworks is fired at the square of Cathedral through a mechanical pigeon brought from horses during the ceremony. "Gioco del Calcio" (Football Game) June 24th and 28th – A 16th century football game played in Medieval costumes. Fireworks fired from terrace gardens in high regions of city.
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