OUT & ABOUT - Veneto and Tuscany May 2018 (3)VENETO AND NEARBY REGIONSFesta a Maddalene di Primavera Maddalene's Spring Festival May 25- June 4, Vicenza, Via Maddalene 32; food booths open at 7 p.m.; at 9 p.m. live music and dancing; fireworks on June 4 at 11 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10213338455449696&set=gm.1874596829251683&type=3&theater Festa dea Siaresa Cherry Festival May 25-27 and May 31-June 3, from 6:30 p.m., Castegnero, about 9 miles south of Vicenza; local cherries exhibit and sale; food booths; May 27 it opens at 9 a.m. and June 3, starts at noon; live music starts at 9 p.m. https://it-it.facebook.com/pg/festadeasiaresa/about/?ref=page_internalVerona Mineral Show May 25-27, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Verona, Viale Del Lavoro 8; minerals, fossils, precious, semi-precious and hard stones; costume jewelry; entrance fee: €10; reduced: €5 (children ages 11-14 and senior citizens older than 65); free for children younger than 11; reduced online ticket (€6) at https://www.veronamineralshow.com/it/accredito-online.Festival dei Popoli Indigeni - Lo spirito del Pianeta International Festival of Indigenous and tribal groups May 25-June 10, Chiuduno (Bergamo), Via Martiri della Libertà; traditional songs and dances; ethnic items exhibit and sale; workshops and conferences; free entrance. For program and detailed info, visit https://www.lospiritodelpianeta.it/en/Notte Rossa Red Night May 26, from 8 p.m., Marostica, Piazza Castello and nearby streets, about 18 miles north of Vicenza; food booths, exhibit and sale of local cherries; entertainment with music and jugglers; free event. http://www.eventiesagre.it/Eventi_Mostra+Mercato/21037748_Mostra+Mercato+Delle+Ciliegie.htmlMezza maratona al chiaro di luna Moonlight Half Marathon May 26, Jesolo; this 21 km half marathon starts from Via Danimarca; for details and registration fees, visit http://www.moonlighthalfmarathon.it/it/moonlight-half-marathon/. Festival dei Bigoli Bigoli Fest May 26, 6:30 -11:30 p.m. and May 27, 11:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m., Luvigliano (Padova); food booths feature a variety of Bigoli dishes and other local specialties and wines; Bigoli is a type of pasta similar to spaghetti, made with soft wheat flour, hard bran grain and eggs; entertainment for children, bounce-houses and face-painting; music and dancing start at 8:30 p.m. https://www.padovaeventi.org/event/festival-dei-bigoli-torreglia-19-20-26-27-maggio-2018/Festa della Ciliegia Cherry Festival May 27, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Marostica, Piazza Castello; exhibit and sale of cherries and other local products; from 4 p.m., entertainment and parade with historical costumes; this festival is connected to the chess game with living characters by an old myth, according to which the local cherries were planted at the request of the mayor Taddeo Parisio, during the long-awaited wedding of his daughter Lionora; bounce houses and entertainment for children. http://www.eventiesagre.it/Eventi_Mostra+Mercato/21037748_Mostra+Mercato+Delle+Ciliegie.htmlLa Galopera Non Competitive 4, 5.5, 7.5, 12, and 20 km walk May 27, Vicenza; the walk departs from the Maddalene Sports Center, Strada Maddalene 49/A; registrations 8-9:30 a.m.; the €2.50 includes medical coverage, bib number, and refreshments. http://www.marathonclubvicenza.it/calendario.htmlPeraga Medievale Medieval Festival June 1, 6-10 p.m.; June 2-3, 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; Vigonza (Padova), Peraga Castle, Via Arrigoni 1; food booths feature typical medieval food and beverages; medieval music and dances; fire eaters shows and historical parades; June 3 at 11 p.m. fireworks. http://www.peragamedievale.org/rievocazione-2018/programma-2018/Palio del Chiaretto Chiaretto Contest June 1-3, 10 a.m.-11:30 p.m., Bardolino, Lungolago Riva Cornicello; this festival is dedicated to the promotion and tasting of the Lake Garda's rosé wine, Chiaretto. Many Italian wineries display their wines in elegant wooden booths, set up with artistic and pink floral decorations. Food booths feature cold cuts, fish, and white meats accompanied by the Chiaretto wines; music and fireworks; sporting shows including the National Dragon Boat Race, with historic boats with dragon-like heads and tails. http://www.bardolinotop.it/eventi/14-palio-del-chiarettoSTREEAT® Food Festival June 1-3, 11 a.m.-1 a.m., Bassano del Grappa, Parco Santa Caterina; the best Italian food trucks offer a great variety of specialties, beers and wines from all over Italy; free entrance. https://www.facebook.com/events/642593582615088/?fref=tsFesta di Primavera Spring Festival June 1-4, 7-11 p.m., Costozza (Longare), Via Chiesa Nuova 37; food booths featuring local specialties open at 7; June 3, at 4:30 p.m. entertainment for children with bounce-houses and games; music and dancing start at 9 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/events/1566578313439615/Fuori Mercato Vintage, Crafts and creative recycling exhibit and sale June 2-3, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Vicenza, Piazza delle Erbe. http://www.vicenza.com/eventi-a-vicenza-e-provincia/fuorimercato-2018%20vintage-artigianato-e-riciclo-creativoSculture di Sabbia Sand Sculptures Festival June 2- Sept. 9, Jesolo, Piazza Brescia; this year's theme is "Sand Raptors"; international artists take part in this special event; they compete in shaping every kind of artistic figure with fine golden sand; free entrance. http://www.comune.jesolo.ve.it/sculture-di-sabbia-2018Festa di Sant'Antonio St. Antony Fair June 3, June 8-10, and June 12-13, Zugliano (Vicenza); food booths open at 7:30 p.m.; bounce-houses, nightly live music and dancing; June 13, fireworks at 11:30 p.m. http://www.eventiesagre.it/Eventi_Feste/1542_La+Festa+Di+Sant+antonio+a+Zugliano.htmlFrida Kahlo - Beyond the myth Through June 3, Milan, Mudec, Museo delle Culture, Via Tortona 56. A full exhibition dedicated to Frida Kahlo, from the beginning of her career until the latest steps of her artistic production. The works on display do not follow a chronological order, as they are divided into five sections, including politics, women, violence, nature and death. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Thursday and Saturday 9:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m.; closed on Monday morning. Entrance fee; €13; reduced €11. http://www.mudec.it/ita/frida/Riviera Folk Music Festival June 7-10, 7:30 p.m. - midnight, Vicenza, Via Orlando; live music; food and beer stands open at 7:30 p.m.; free entrance. http://www.comune.vicenza.it/vicenza/eventi/evento.php/198133Mexico & Würstel June 8-10, 7-11 p.m., Costozza (Longare), Via Chiesa Nuova 37; food booths featuring Mexican and Tyrolese specialties open at 7 p.m.; bounce-houses and charity raffle; nightly live music and dancing. https://www.facebook.com/events/284478678758743/?active_tab=aboutCountry & Horses Festival June 8-10, 6-11 p.m., Castegnero, Villaganzerla, Via Piazza, about 9 miles south of Vicenza; it opens at 4 p.m. on June 10; country items exhibit and sale; softair shooting range; Indian village; houses; face-painting; food booth; western games. https://ch.yumevent.com/villaganzerla/7-festival-country-horses/182504Festa di Sant'Antonio St. Anthony Festival June 8-10 and June 15-17, Sasso, Asiago; about 36 miles south of Vicenza; food booths open at 7:30 p.m.; live music and entertainment at 9 p.m. https://www.eventa.it/eventi/asiago/festa-di-santantonio-a-sassoLucciolata Charitable night walk June 8, 5 or 10 km walk will be held in Vicenza, at 8:30 p.m., at Maddalene Sports Center, Via delle Maddalene; free participation; monetary donations will be accepted and sent to Aviano's Cancer Treatment Center. http://www.marathonclubvicenza.it/calendario.html Donne Guerriere Woman Warriors June 9, 3-8 p.m., Vicenza, Stradella delle Barche 14; a black and white photo exhibit by five photographers of the Vicenza military community, Laura Caldwell-Chall, Monisa Poole Dobbins, William James, Tabitha Jo Morrison, and Sarah Romero; the exhibit's theme is the dual role of mother and Soldier highlighting the women's perseverance and inner strength; free entrance. http://www.comune.vicenza.it/vicenza/eventi/evento.php/198009Juggling Festival June 15-16, 6-11 p.m.; June 17, 4-11 p.m., Malo, Villa Clementi, Via Cardinal de Lai 61, about 20 miles northwest of Vicenza; jugglers, magicians, fire and clowns shows; arts workshop; live music; food booths; free entry. https://www.italybyus.com/vi/event-pro/juggling-festival-malo/Sagra dei Santi Patroni Saint Patrons' Fair June 15-17 and June 22-25, Gambugliano (Vicenza), Via Antonio Bruttomesso 3; bounce houses on Saturdays and Sundays from 6 p.m.; food booths featuring a great variety of local specialties open at 7 p.m.; live music and dancing start at 9 p.m. http://www.vicenzatoday.it/eventi/sagre/sagra-patroni-gambugliano-giugno-2018Lumen Festival Light, Music and Food Trucks Festival June 20-24, 7 p.m.-midnight, Vicenza, Salvi Gardens; a great variety of street food selection including Asian, Mexican, vegan and gluten free specialties; draft beers; crafts and vinyl collectibles exhibit and sale; light displays; music with bands and DJs. For tickets and more info, visit https://www.lumenfestival.com/.Triskell - International Celtic Music Festival June 21-July 1, Trieste; Boschetto del Ferdinandeo; Via Carlo de Marchesetti; it opens at 4 p.m. on weekdays and at 10:30 a.m. Fridays-Sundays; Celtic market and food; natural elements, fire and crystal balls shows with Vassago; Celtic wedding celebrations (€10); live music every night starts at 9 p.m.; clay workshops; free Scottish and Celtic dancing workshop; archery workshops; body and face painting. https://www.celticevents.org/Fiaccolata di Solferino Torchlight walk in Solferino June 23. The Italian Red Cross has invited national Red Cross societies around the world to celebrate the ideals of the Red Cross, and to participate in a 7-kilometer torchlight walk between the towns of Castiglione and Solferino. The event commemorates Henry Dunant's experience of giving care to the wounded in the aftermath of the Battle of Solferino, which took place June 24, 1859. While Dunant did not par¬ticipate in the battle, he witnessed its aftermath and was motivated by the horrific suffering of wounded soldiers left on the battlefield to begin a campaign that would eventually result in the Geneva Conventions and the establishment of the International Red Cross. The Vicenza American Red Cross is organizing a bus to the event; registration fee: €5/person; the bus will leave June 23 at 1 p.m. and return around 1 a.m. on June 24; for more info, POC is Leilani Piaseky, DSN 637-8916, COMM 0444-61-8916.La Partita a Scacchi a personaggi viventi Live Chess Game Sept. 7-9, Marostica, Piazza degli Scacchi, about 18 miles north of Vicenza. Grand opening Sept. 7 at 9 p.m., Sept. 8-9, 9 p.m. This chess match commemorates the historic chess match of 1454. The game is a re-enactment of the match that Lord Taddeo Parisio held to determine the marriage of his daughter. Purchase your ticket well in advance online at http://www.marosticascacchi.it/it/partitaascacchi/ticket.html#1.Egitto. Dei, faraoni e Uomini Egypt. Gods, Pharaohs, and Men Through Sept. 18, Fridays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Jesolo, Via Aquileia 123. This exhibit offer a great display of Egyptian artifacts coming from the most important collections of Italian and foreign museums. Visitors not only have a chance to see, know, and analyze the Egyptian world, they can also feel it, thanks to many interactive supports. Entrance fee: €16; reduced: €12 (senior citizens older than 65; students and people with disabilities); €8 (children aged 6-12); free for children younger than 6. Tickets include audio guide. https://www.jesolo.it/egitto-dei-faraoni-uomini.html-0Venice Secrets -Crime & Justice Exhibit Through Sept. 30, open daily, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Venice, Palazzo Zaguri, Campo San Maurizio. In a Venetian palace, through a five-story route divided into 36 rooms, they visitors will be able to know the secret side of the city. On display a wide variety of original finds, instruments of death and torture, and judicial acts, which tell how Venice applied justice. The display is divided in four sections: justice and torture; prisons and prisoners; capital executions; Inquisition and Holy Office. Entrance fee: €16; reduced €12, for senior citizens older than 65 and children ages 6-14. http://www.venicesecretsbook.it/Antique markets Cerea (Verona): May 27, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Via Farfusola 6 (about 150 vendors) Dolo (Venice): May 27, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., in Piazza Cantiere (about 80 vendors) Piazzola sul Brenta (Padova): May 27, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., in Via Camerini (about 700 vendors) Spresiano (Treviso): May 27, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., in Piazza Luciano Rigo (about 100 vendors) Treviso: May 27, 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Borgo Cavour (about 80 vendors) Valeggio sul Mincio (Verona): May 27, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., Piazza Carlo Alberto and downtown streets (about 120 vendors) Marostica (Vicenza): June 3, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; 8 a.m.-8 p.m., in Piazza Castello (135 vendors) Noventa Vicentina (Vicenza): June 3, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., in Piazza IV Novembre (120 vendors) Thiene (Vicenza): June 3, 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., downtown streets and squares (70 vendors) Vittorio Veneto (Treviso): June 3, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., in Serravalle, Piazza Minucci and surrounding streets (75 vendors)TUSCANYFesta della Zuppa e del Galletto Feast of Soup and Cockerel May 25-27, Buti (Pisa), Danielli Park; food booths featuring a great variety of local specialties open at 7 p.m. and, on June 27, also at noon; games and entertainment for children; live music starts at 8 p.m. http://www.sagretoscane.com/sagre/pi/buti/festa-della-zuppa-e-del-galletto.html Sagra dei Pici Pici Festival May 25-27, Celle sul Rigo, San Casciano dei Bagni (Siena, Tuscany); pici is a traditional home-made pasta of the Siena province; food booths featuring pici and other local specialties open at 7 p.m.; live music and dancing from 9 p.m. http://www.sagretoscane.com/sagre/si/san-casciano-dei-bagni/sagra-dei-pici.html Sagra dell' Anguilla Eel Fair May 25-27 and June 1-3, Santo Stefano a Macerata (Cascina, Pisa); food booths featuring eel and other traditional dishes open at 7:30 a.m.; live music and dancing at 9 p.m. http://www.sagretoscane.com/sagre/pi/cascina/festa-chiesanovese-sagra-dell-anguilla.htmlStreet Food Fiesta Loca May 25-27, 10 a.m.-midnight, San Vicenzo (Livorno); food booths feature the best street food with Spanish flavors, rhythm and music; flamenco show; free entrance. http://www.eventiintoscana.it/evento/street-food-fiesta-loca-piazza-unita-ditalia-san-vincenzo-livornoSagra della Fragola Strawberry Festival May 26-27, 6-10 p.m., San Giuliano Terme (Pisa); food booths feature local specialties and tasting of strawberries. Entertainment for children, bounce-houses; music and dancing starts at 8 p.m. http://www.sagretoscane.com/cerca?q=&category=&tag=&area=7&city=&date=13&page=1&post=126Festa Medioevale Medieval Festival May 26-27 and June 2-3, Malmantile, Lastra a Signa (Florence), Piazza Piave, 4 -11 p.m., except May 26, when it starts at 7 p.m. Medieval market; live music, jesters and street artists; food booths feature typical medieval products; free entrance. https://www.facebook.com/events/1948114648773217/Sagra della Chiocciola Snail Festival May 26-27 and June 2-3, Vicopisano (Pisa); food booths featuring snail dishes and other local specialties open at 7:30 p.m. and, on Sundays, also at noon. http://www.sagretoscane.com/sagre/pi/vicopisano/sagra-della-chiocciola.htmlBalestro del Girifalco Historical Reenactment May 27, 5:30 p.m., Massa Marittima (Grosseto), Piazza del Duomo; this festival was first held in the early years of the 14th century: 24 competitors, armed with authentic replicas of 15th century Italian crossbows, used by their ancestors, compete trying to center a target placed 30 meters away, on the other side of Piazza del Duomo. On the back of the target is a painting of the festival's namesake, the girifalco (gyrfalcon), its wings spread wide in flight. The competitor whose arrow hits the center of the target wins. http://www.societaterzierimassetani.it/?p=1120Fiera del Gusto e del Benessere Flavors and Wellbeing Fair June 1-10, 4 p.m.-midnight, Livorno, Piazza Mazzini; a great variety of local and national products; wellbeing and fitness stands; games and entertainment for children; at night, music, group dances and karaoke. http://www.sagretoscane.com/cerca?q=&category=&tag=&area=&city=&date=13&page=1&post=1211Sagra del Pesce Fish Fair June 1-3, June 8-10, Certaldo (Florence), at multipurpose center, Viale Matteotti 201; food booths feature traditional Tuscan sea food dishes and are open at 7 p.m. and, on Sunday, also at noon. http://www.sagretoscane.com/cerca?q=&category=&tag=&area=&city=&date=13&page=1&post=111Sagra della Bistecca Steak Festival June 1-3, and June 7-10, from 7 p.m., Casalguidi, Serravalle Pistoiese (Pistoia), Piazza Vittorio Veneto; food booths feature grilled steaks and many other local specialties and wines; entertainment for children; live music and dancing. http://www.sagretoscane.com/sagre/pt/serravalle-pistoiese/sagra-della-bistecca-di-casalguidi.htmlSagra del Cinghiale Wild Boar Festival June 1-3 and June 8-10, Agnano Pisano (San Giuliano Terme, Pisa), Via XXV Aprile 32; food booths featuring a wide variety of wild board and local specialties open at 7 p.m. and on June 2 and Sundays also at noon. http://www.sagretoscane.com/sagre/pi/san-giuliano-terme/sagra-del-cinghiale-agnano-pisano.htmlBiancoAzzurra - Festa Medievale WhiteBlue - Medieval Festival June 1-3, from 4:30 p.m., Castiglion Fiorentino (Arezzo), at the Fortezza del Cassero; medieval market; flag-throwers, magic shows; medieval war music; horse shows; food booths feature typical medieval dishes; musical fireworks June 3; free entrance. http://www.festamedievale.it/archivio-edizioni/fmba-xvi-edizione/Sagra del Fiore di Zucca Fritto Fried Pumpkin Flower Festival June 1-3 and June 9-10, La Serra, San Miniato (Pisa); food booths featuring many dishes prepared with pumpkin flowers and other local specialties open at 8 p.m.; live music every night. http://www.sagretoscane.com/sagre/pi/san-miniato/sagra-del-fiore-di-zucca-fritto.htmlLa Festa Medicea Medicean Feast June 1-17, Pista Rossa Seano (Prato), Via Carlo Levi, 7 p.m.-midnight; live music starts nightly at 9:30 p.m.; medieval market; food booths, live music and shows start at 9:30 p.m.; free entrance. https://www.facebook.com/pg/LaFestaMedicea/events/Sagra del Ranocchio/Frog Fair June 2-3, Brozzi (Florence), Via San Martino 6; food booths featuring fried frogs and other local specialties open at 6:30 p.m.; entertainment. http://www.sagretoscane.com/sagre/fi/firenze/sagra-del-ranocchio.htmlSagra delle Ciliegie Cherry Festival June 3-4, Lari (Pisa); local products and crafts exhibit and sale; street artists and entertainment for children; a great opportunity to visit the Vicari Castle, in Piazza del Castello; the castle will be open throughout the duration of the event. http://www.sagretoscane.com/cerca?q=&category=&tag=&area=&city=&date=13&page=4&post=45Corri sui Lungarni Running along the Arno River June 3; this 7.2 km walk departs at 9:30 a.m., Pisa, from Piazza XX Settembre and goes through the most famous and beautiful landmarks of Pisa; participation fee: €5. For more details, check http://www.podisticaospedalieripisa.it/Du' Pici Sotto le Stelle Pici Under the Stars June 8-9, Chianciano Terme (Siena), Piazzolina dei Soldati; 7-11 p.m.; pici is a traditional home-made pasta of the Siena province; food booths feature many local specialties and gluten-free products; free event. http://www.sagretoscane.com/sagre/si/chianciano-terme/du-pici-sotto-le-stelle.htmlFesta del Pesce Fish Fair June 9-10 and June 15-17, Rosignano Marittimo (Livorno), Caletta di Castiglioncello, Lungomare Cristoforo Colombo; food booths feature a wide variety of seafood; live music and entertainment. http://www.sagretoscane.com/sagre/li/rosignano-marittimo/festa-del-pesce.htmlSagra della porchetta e della Birra Roast Pork and Beer Fair June 8-10 and June 15-17, Buti (Pisa), Parco Danielli; food booths featuring roast pork and many other local specialties open at 8 p.m.; live music and dancing start at 8 p.m. http://www.sagretoscane.com/sagre/pi/buti/sagra-della-porchetta-e-birra-artigianale.htmlFerie delle Messi Medieval Harvest Festival June 15-17, San Gimignano (Siena); highlights of this festival include a historical parade; a tug-of-war race; blessing of the horses of the four town districts and horse race; birds of prey demonstrations and medieval market; free entrance. http://www.casatorremargherita.it/it/News/FERIE-DELLE-MESSI-2018-San-Gimignano/id:205/La Luminara The Illumination of Pisa June 16, from 3:30 p.m., Pisa. The Duomo, the Leaning Tower and every building around the Arno River will be decked with more than 70,000 candles. Flickering yellow flames will light up each doorway and window ledge, their reflections floating along the Arno so vibrantly it be¬comes clear why this night is called La Luminara, Italian for the Illumination. Streets by the Arno will be closed to cars, allowing pedestrians to walk along the river, where vendors sell food, sweets and trinkets for kids; at 11 p.m. fireworks musical show. https://www.amexessentials.com/events/luminara-di-san-ranieri/Il Palio di San Ranieri San Ranieri's Palio Pisa celebrates its patron saint on June 17. To mark the event, from 9:30 p.m. the city's four historic districts compete against each other in a regatta on the River Arno. This tradition dates to medieval times, when similar competitions took place in Pisa to celebrate the Feast of the Assumption. Since 1718, the regatta has become part of the city's patron saints celebrations. https://www.toscanainside.com/events-in-tuscany/event/luminara-of-san-ranieri-and-its-traditional-historical-regatta/Sagra del Tortello Tortello Fair June 17-23, Donoratico (Castagneto Carducci, Livorno), Parco delle Sughere; tortello is a local specialty prepared with flour, water, salt and a variety of filling, from potatoes, nutmeg to meat ragu; food booths open at 7 p.m.; local crafts exhibit and sale; live music and dancing; bingo. http://www.sagretoscane.com/sagre/li/castagneto-carducci/sagra-del-tortello-donoratico.htmlLucca Summer Festival Lucca, Piazza Napoleone; June 23, Queens of the Stone Age; June 27, Caparezza; July 1, $fera €bbasta; July 7, Hollywood Vampires; July 8, Ringo Star; July 11, Roger Waters; July 12, Gorillaz; July 14, Pezzali and Renga; July 17, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds; July 18, Lenny Kravitz; July 20, James Taylor; July 22 Gianni Morandi; July 25, King Crimson; July 26, Norah Jones and Marcus Miller. http://summer-festival.com/ Man Ray - Wonderful Visions Through Oct. 7, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m., San Gimignano, Modern Art Gallery, Via Folgore da San Gimignano; 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. through Sept. 30; 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Oct. 1-7. On display More than 100 photos by Man Ray, one of the most important photographers of the XX century. His photographic works encompass fashion, portraits, and technical experimentation. Entrance fee: €9, reduced €7 for children ages 6-17 and for senior citizens older than 65; free access for children younger than six. https://www.lanazione.it/siena/cosa%20fare/man-ray-mostra-san-gimignano-1.3830843Antique markets Bientina (Pisa): May 26-27, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Piazza Vittorio Emanuele (about 140 vendors) Castiglion Fiorentino (Arezzo): May 27, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Piazza Del Municipio Cecina (Livorno): May 27, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., in Piazza Guerrazzi and Via Cavour Florence: Last Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Piazza dei Ciompi Grosseto: May 27, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., in Piazza Stefano de Maria Montemurlo (Prato): May 27, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., in Piazza della Costituzione Montevarchi (Arezzo): 4th Sunday (except July and August), 9 a.m.-7 pm. Via dei Musei and nearby streets (about 100 vendors) Prato: May 26-27, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Piazza San Francesco San Gimignano (Siena): May 27, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Piazza delle Erbe Viareggio (Lucca): May 26-27, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Piazza D'AzeglioArezzo: June 3, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., in Piazza Grande (about 1000 vendors) Carmignano (Prato): June 39:30 a.m.-7p.m., Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II and Piazza Matteotti Cascina (Pisa): June 3, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Corso Matteotti Livorno: June 3, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Piazza Cavour Orbetello (Grosseto): June 3, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Corso Italia, Piazza Eroe dei Due Mondi, Piazza del Plebiscito Pietrasanta (Lucca): June 3, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., in Piazza Duomo San Giuliano Terme (Pisa): June 3, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Piazza Shelley and Piazza Italia San Miniato(Pisa): June 3, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Piazza del Popolo Scarperia (Firenze): June 3, 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; in July and August it closes at 11 p.m.; downtown squares and streetsConcerts Noa - May 31 Verona Patti Smith - June 9 Venice; June 10 Rome The Script - June 10 Assago; June 11 Padova Gun 'N' Roses - June 15 Florence Iron Maiden - June 16 Florence; July 9 Milan; July 17 Trieste The Chemical Brothers - June 16 Bologna; June 19 Rome; June 20 Milan Ozzy Osbourne - June 17 Florence Marilyn Manson - June 19 Milan Shakira - June 21 Assago (Milan) Liam Gallagher - June 21 Milan Shakira - June 21 Assago (Milan) Pearl Jam - June 22 Milan; June 24 Padova; June 26 Rome Sons of Apollo - June 24 Milan Steven Wilson - June 25 Verona Queen + Adam Lambert - June 25 Assago (Milan) LP - June 26 Rome; July 17 Padova Alice in Chains - June 28 Padova; July 10 Milan The Dream Syndicate - June 27 Gardone Riviera (Brescia) Billy Idol - June 28 Padova Santana - June 28 Milan; June 29 Padova Ziggy Marley - June 29 Legnano (Milan) Ben Howard - July 4 Gardone Riviera (Brescia) Simple Minds - July 5 Marostica Anastacia -July 5 Pordenone; July 14 Genoa Jay-Z & Beyoncè - July 6 Milan; July 8 Rome Cigarettes After Sex - July 7 Gardone Riviera (Brescia); July 10 Rome Steve Hackett - July 4 Rome; July 8 Gardone Riviera (Brescia); July 14 Pistoia Ringo Starr - July 8 Lucca; July 9 Marostica; July 11 Rome Deep Purple - July 9 Verona Ringo Starr- July 8 Lucca; July 9 Marostica; July 11 Rome James Blunt - July 10 Genoa; July 11 Padova; July 13 Pistoia; July 17 Rome Roger Waters - July 11 Lucca; July 17-18 Assago Joss Stone - July 15 Verona Lenny Kravitz - July 16 Verona; July 17-18 Lucca Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds - July 17 Lucca Pat Metheny - July 18 Gardone Riviera (Brescia); July 20 Rome Kasabian - July 17 Ferrara; July 18 Lignano Sabbiadoro (Udine); July 19 Genoa James Taylor - July 20 Lucca; July 22 (Pompei, Naples); July 23 Terme di Caracalla (Rome) Vinicio Capossela - July 21 Gardone Riviera (Brescia); July 28 Forte dei Marmi (Lucca); July 31 San Gimignano (Siena) King Crimson - July 22-23 Rome; July 25 Lucca; July 27-28 Venice Scorpions - July 23 Verona Norah Jones -July 24 Gardone Riviera (Brescia); July 26 Lucca (with Marcus Miller) Marcus Miller -July 25 Gardone Riviera (Brescia) King Crimson - July 25 Lucca; July 27-28 Venice Sting - July 28 Rome; July 29 Verona; July 30 Naples Eminem - Sept. 7 Milan Europe - Oct. 2 Bologna U2 - Oct. 11-12; Oct. 15-16 Assago (Milan) David Garrett and his band - Oct. 17 Rome; Oct. 19 Florence; Oct. 20 Assago (Milan) The Musical Box - Oct. 28 Rome; Oct. 30 Florence; Oct. 31 Milan; Nov. 1 Padova Maneskin - Nov. 14 Florence; Nov. 15 Padova; Nov. 17-18 Bologna; Nov. 24 Milan Liam Gallagher - Nov. 15 Conegliano; Nov. 16 Rome Dire Straits Legacy - Nov. 20 Assago (Milan); Nov. 21 Padova; Nov. 23 Brescia; Nov. 24 Florence Elton John - May 29-30, 2019, Verona ITALIAN ARTISTS Gino Paoli - May 28 Verona; May 29 Treviso Vasco Rossi - June 6-7 Padova Lorenzo Live-June 9 and June 12 Padova Ennio Morricone - June 16-17 Rome Gianni Morandi - July 12 Marostica Francesca Michielin - July 12 Pistoia; July 14 Forte di Marmi; Sept. 2 Treviso Massimo Ranieri - June 23 Verona Francesco De Gregori - July 13 Gardone Riviera (Brescia); July 25 Florence; Aug. 14 Asiago Gianna Nannini - July 13 Mantova; July 16 Pistoia; Aug. 13 Follonica (Grosseto); Aug. 14 Forte dei Marmi (Lucca) Fabrizio Moro - July 16 Marostica Ermal Meta - July 28 Villafranca (Verona) Laura Pausini - Oct. 7 Florence; Oct. 9-10 Padova Claudio Baglioni - Oct. 16 Florence; Nov. 16-17 Padova; Nov. 20-21 Montichiari (Brescia) Luca Carboni - Oct. 18 Padova Mario Biondi - Dec. 13 Florence; Dec. 19 PadovaMoto GP Mugello - June 1-3 Scarperia (Florence) FIM Superbike World Championship - July 6-8 Misano Adriatico (Rimini) ACI CSAI Racing Weekend - July 14-15 and Oct. 27-28 Scarperia (Florence) Tickets are available in Vicenza at Media World, Palladio Shopping Center, or online at www.ticketone.it and www.geticket.it******************************************************* The information on local host nation events is provided through the auspices of the USAG Italy Public Affairs Office (PAO). 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