Summer Events in Tuscumbria and Italy

During many of our initial visits to Italy we happened upon various festivals, local holidays and events that were both exciting and memorable. In Venice, we arrived in the midst of Carnivale and paraded through the streets with golden masks and watched plays performed live in a local piazza. In Cortona we happened to be visiting during flag day. And in Venice we were pleasantly surprised to see outdoor movie theatres by the side of the canals sprout up out of nowhere for the Venice Film Festival. Our only regret during these events was not being prepared better for the festivities. We would have loved to put on full costumes for Carnivale. Similarly, we would have liked to choose which movies to watch in Venice. But, we had a great time nonetheless.

Below is a short list of summer events happening in Tuscumbria along with several events happening in some of the bigger Italian cities. You can click on this link - Events in Italy - to Frommers for a full listing of approximately two-hundred events going on throughout Italy this year.

S U M M E R   E V E N T S

8 - 17 Jul 2011 (annual)

Opera Festival
12 Jul - 13 Aug 2011 (annual)
Boboli Gardens, Florence

8 - 12 Jul 2011 (various dates)

La Soffitta Sotto i Portici
17 Jul 2011; Sun only (various dates)
Piazza Augusto Imperatore, Rome

Picasso, Miró, Dalí. Young and Angry - the Origins of Modern Art
12 Mar - 17 Jul 2011
The Hidden Techniques of the Impressionists, Florence

Unicorn Festival
Jul 2011 (annual)

Venezia Jazz Festival
22 - 31 Jul 2011 (annual)
Teatro La Fenice, Venice

Virtual Identities
1 May - 31 Jul 2011; not Mon
The Hidden Techniques of the Impressionists, Florence

July Sounds Good
22 Jun - 1 Aug 2011 (annual)
Auditorium Parco della Musica, Rome

Tuscan Sun Festival
Jul - Aug 2011 (annual)

Siena Jazz Concerts
Jul - Aug 2011 (annual)

 ****Source attribution - These listings were obtained from Frommers online at

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