Events in Italy
Events in Italy: the complete guide and list
Italy is a country to be discovered: rich in history, culture and art. So there are many beautiful cities to see: Florence, with Renaissance masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s David and Brunelleschi’s Dome, Venice, the city of canals, and Milan, the Italian capital of fashion.
Every region – there are twenty of them – has a lot to tell and its past is more visible than ever through its historical buildings and monuments.
Climate and geographical structure vary depending on the region: warmer in the south, colder in the north, boasts a varied landscape ranging from the lakes of the north, the Apennines, the rolling hills of Tuscany to the coast, not to mention the many volcanoes located in different parts of the peninsula.
The lifestyle that characterizes Italian people is called “dolce vita”: enjoy life with calm while eating a nice plate of pasta or drinking a good glass of wine with friends.
So Italy is a place where there is always something to see, something to do. StudentsVille Staff has chosen the best current events in Italy: art exhibitions, fairs, festivals and all important events that happened in Italy.
Remember, during Christmas time Christmas markets enliven the historic center of Turin, Florence, Perugia: so in our guide you will find also the best Christmas events in Italy.
Events in Florence: art and beauty
Florence, cradle of the Renaissance in the second half of the 14th century, is still today synonymous of art and beauty. The historic centre of Florence, now almost entirely pedestrian, was declared a World Heritage Site in 1982.
Events in Milan: fashion and technology
Milan, considered one of the global “Big Four” fashion capitals, is the Italian city with the greatest European vision: it has an international, cosmopolitan dimension and technological innovation is at home. Therefore, there is always something to do. Discover StudentsVille Staff's calendar of the best events in Milan.
Events in Rome: the eternal city
Rome, the capital of Italy, has 3000 years of history. Its historic centre is among the 55 Italian sites included by UNESCO in the World Heritage List. It is often called "caput mundi": a proverb of medieval origin says "all the roads to Rome", we say that all the events in Italy lead to Rome.
Events in Bologna: university life
Bologna, known as “la dotta” (the learned), “la rossa” (the red), and “la grassa” (the fat), is home to the oldest university in the world. Its Piazza Maggiore is a large square surrounded by arcades, clubs and medieval and Renaissance structures such as Palazzo d’Accursio, the Fountain of Neptune and the Basilica of San Petronio.
Every day in Bologna there's something not to be missed, most of the most interesting current events in Italy happened in Bologna.
Events in Genoa: art and sea
Genoa is a city of art with the sea: it is rich in history, hidden treasures and charming corners that deserve to be seen. Writers, poets and songwriters have made this city their muse.
Don't miss the best events in Genoa, read our guide.
Events in Turin: cinema, art and festivals
Turin is a multi-faceted city: the ancient capital of the Savoy kingdom with its regal aspect, the cradle of the Risorgimento and the scene of great historical events for Italy, an industrial city that has been able to reinvent itself, a centre of innovation and a city of artistic and cultural experimentation.
Events in Perugia: medieval spirit
Perugia, which boasts a rich Etruscan and Roman past, is famous for three things: Umbria Jazz festival, Eurochocolate and Perugino’s paintings.
Events in Pisa: city of the famous leaning tower
Pisa is famous all over the world for its monumental Piazza of Duomo, included by UNESCO in the World Heritage List in 1987. Symbol of the power of the Maritime Republic of Pisa, was renamed “Meadow of Miracles” by Gabriele D’Annunzio.
Events in Siena: the power of history
Siena, famous for its Palio, is recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site for its unique artistic heritage. It is one of the most beautiful cities in Tuscany where you can breathe the beauty of art everywhere. StudentsVille Staff has selected all the best historical events in Italy and Siena is a place not to be missed
Events in Sassari: Sardinian vibes
Sassari is a city on a human scale, pleasant to explore on foot. Numerous monuments to visit in the historic center but also in the surroundings. So it can be a useful thing to read StudentsVille's Staff calendar of the best events in Sassari.
Events in Padua: the city of “three without”
Padua is the city of “three without”: the café without doors (Pedrocchi Café), the field without grass (Prato della Valle) and the saint without a name (Saint Anthony is simply known as El Santo, “The Saint”).
Events in Cagliari: casteddu feeling
Cagliari was founded by the Phoenicians, colonized by the Carthaginians, occupied by the Romans, disputed by the Pisans and Spaniards, ruled for a long time by the Piedmontese. The Sardinian capital preserves in its palaces, churches, works of art, language, the sign of its long and eventful history.
Events in Naples: food and sea
Naples is one of the largest and most enchanting cities of art in the Mediterranean. The city dominates the gulf of the same name, which stretches from the Sorrento peninsula to the volcanic area of Campi Flegrei and offers a very impressive view, with the imposing volcano Vesuvius and, in the distance, three magnificent islands: Capri, Ischia and Procida. In addition to its beautiful landscapes, Naples owes its well-deserved fame to the charm of a historic center that tells the story of 2500 years of history and was included in 1995 in the World Heritage List of UNESCO.
Walking through the streets of Naples is one the most beautiful you can do in your life, especially during Christmas time. The Christmas of via San Gregorio Armeno is one of the most stunning markets in South Italy. So don't miss our calendar where you also find all Christmas events in Italy
Events in Venice: the city on the water
Venice, the city on the water, is a lively and pulsating place as well as an immense open-air museum.