OUT & ABOUT: Veneto and Tuscany June 7-14, 2018

VENETO AND NEARBY REGIONS

Festa di Sant'Antonio
St. Antony Fair
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.html

Mexico & 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=about

Country & Horses Festival
June 8-10, 6-11 p.m., Villaganzerla (Castegnero), Via Pasubio, 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 booths; western games.
https://ch.yumevent.com/villaganzerla/7-festival-country-horses/182504

Festa 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-sasso

Lucciolata
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/198009

Estate al Parco
Summer at the Park - Free outdoor fitness classes
June 10-Aug. 31, in Vicenza, Parco Querini, Viale Rodolfi.
MONDAYS
Tai chi, June-July, 7-8:30 p.m., at Palco del Tempietto; ancient Chinese exercises, described as meditation in motion, which promote serenity through gentle, flowing movements
Do-in, June-July, 7-8 p.m., at La Radura; exercises for physical and mental well-being
Fit and Motion, June and July, 7-8 p.m., at Porta Papa; music fitness workouts that include cardiovascular activity, toning and stretching
TUESDAYS
Jazzercise, June-July, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Palco del Tempietto
Krav Maga, July, 7-8 p.m., at La Radura; an effective, modern, and dynamic self-defense and fighting system
Open Air Dance, June 12-July 24, 7:30-8:30 p.m., at Palco del Tempietto; flamenco; belly dance and modern dances
Super Tone 360 ֯, June-July, 7:30- 8:30 p.m., at Parlo Porta di Papa. Exercises to invigorate your muscles and shape your body
WEDNESDAYS
Taij and Qi gong - June-July, 6:30-8 p.m. at La Radura; Chinese ancient exercises that integrate physical postures, breathing techniques and meditation
Yoga - June-July, 6:45-8 p.m., Palco del Tempietto
Ethnic Dances - July 4, July 11, and July 17, 8-8:45 p.m., at Palco del Tempietto
THURSDAYS
Taij and Qi gong - June and July, 9:30-11 a.m. at La Radura
Hatha Yoga, June-August, 7-8:30 p.m. Palco del Tempietto; exercises that include physical postures, purification procedures, poses, breathing and meditation
Bioenergy Workout, June, July 12 and July 18, 7:30-8:30 p.m., at la Radura
Aikido, July, 7:30-8:30 p.m., at Palco di Porta Papa; Aikido is a form of self-defense and martial art that uses lock, holds, throws, and the opponent's own movements.
FRIDAYS
Jiu jitsu, June, 7-8:45 at Palco del Tempietto; Jiu jitsu is a Japanese art of unarmed combat and physical training; it develops self-control and self-esteem
SATURDAYS
Kung Fu, July, 6-7 p.m., La Radura
SUNDAYS
Tai chi, June-July, 9-10:30 a.m., at Palco del Tempietto; Chinese ancient exercises, described as meditation in motion, which promote serenity through gentle, flowing movements
Self-defense workshops, July-August, 10:30 a.m.-noon, at Palco del Tempietto http://www.comune.vicenza.it/

Riviera Folk Music Festival
Through June 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/198133

Festival dei Popoli Indigeni - Lo spirito del Pianeta
International Festival of Indigenous and tribal groups
Through 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/

Festa di Sant'Antonio e dello Gnocco
St. Anthony and Gnocco Festival
Through June 13, 7-11 p.m., Veggiano (Padova); food booths featuring gnocchi and other local specialties open at 7 p.m.; local products and crafts exhibit and sale; carnival rides; live music and dancing start at 9 p.m.
https://www.facebook.com/proloco.veggiano/photos/a.545432472279967.1073741849.526266084196606/1026166484206561/?type=3&theater

Juggling 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 delle Rane
Frogs Festival
June 15-18 and June 22-25, in Grossa di Gazzo Padovano, about 12 miles east of Vicenza; food booths featuring frog risotto, fried frogs, sausage and polenta, gnocchi, horse steaks, homemade desserts and local sweets open at 7 p.m.; live music and dancing at 9 p.m.; Carnival rides; fireworks June 25 at 11:45 p.m.; free entrance and parking.
http://www.sagradellerane.com/

Festa Del Bigolo fatto a mano e del Solstizio d'Estate
Handmade Bigolo and Summer Solstice Fair
June 15-17, Castegnero, Villaganzerla, Via Pasubio 1, about 9 miles south of Vicenza; Bigoli is a type of pasta similar to spaghetti, realized with soft wheat flour, hard bran grain and eggs; the local specialty, Bigoi co l'arna (Bigoli with duck sauce) is a renowned local plate; food booths featuring bigoli, grilled meat, and other local specialties open at 7 p.m.; live music and dancing.
https://www.italybyus.com/vi/event-pro/sagra-festa-del-bigolo-country-festival-2018-villaganzerla/

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-2018

Sagra dei Bigoli
Bigolo Fair
June 16, Pianezze (Arcugnano); food booths featuring bigoli prepared with a variety of sauces open at 7 p.m. Bigoli is a type of pasta similar to spaghetti, realized with soft wheat flour, hard bran grain and eggs; free event.
https://www.italybyus.com/vi/event-pro/sagra-dei-bigoli-2018-local-festival-pianezze/

Lumen Festival
Light, Music and Food Trucks Festival
June 20-24, 7 p.m.-midnight, Vicenza, Giardini Salvi; 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 - Festa Internazionale di Musica Celtica
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/

Festa delle Fate
Fairie Festival
June 22-24, Garda (Verona), Lungomare Regina Adelaide; June 22, 7-11 p.m.; June 23, 3 p.m.-midnight; 10 a.m.-11 p.m.; magic workshops; face-painting; giant soap bubbles shows; board games tournaments; Cosplay; sacred fire ceremony; sacred dances workshops; live Celtic music; Celtic crafts exhibit and sale; free event.
http://www.lafestadellefate.it/

Fiaccolata di Solferino
Torchlight walk in Solferino
June 23. The Italian Red Cross has invited national Red Cross societies around the world to celebrate of 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 participate 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.
https://www.cri.it/solferino2018

Esposizione Giocattoli Storici
Vintage Toys Exhibit
Through June 23, Tuesdays-Sundays, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Chiericati Palace, Piazza Matteotti 37; more than 5000 perfectly kept vintage toys on display; among them, some very rare hand-painted toys; entrance fee: €7, reduced €5; free entrance on June 2-3.
http://www.comune.vicenza.it/vicenza/eventi/evento.php/199129

Notte Bianca
White Night
June 29-30, 5 p.m. - 3 a.m., in Vicenza, Piazza dei Signori, Piazza Castello, Piazza San Lorenzo, Giardini Salvi, Piazza Matteotti, Pazza delle Erbe; Contrà Pescherie; evening of shopping and fun downtown Vicenza; store will be open until 11 p.m.; concerts, street artists, and dancing; free access to all events.
https://www.facebook.com/nottebiancavicenza/photos/gm.237568620316278/1965113470471223/?type=3&theater

Festa della Tagliata
Slice Steak Festival
June 29-July 4, 6:30 p.m.-midnight, in Sarmego, Grumolo delle Abbadesse, Piazzale della Chiesa, about 10 miles southeast of Vicenza; food booths featuring the local Sorana sliced steak, bruschetta, beers, and non-alcoholic drinks open at 6:30 p.m.; carnival rides; live music and dancing start at 9 p.m.; fireworks July 4 at 11:30 p.m.
http://www.festadellatagliata.it

Feste Marinare
Fish Festival
July 13-14, July 27-28; Aug. 10-11, and Aug. 17-18, from 6:30 p.m., in Cortellazzo (Jesolo), Sport Center, Via Amba Alagi 47; a great variety of fish specialties; music and dancing.
http://www.jesolo.it/feste-marinare-2017.html

Brudstock - Three days of peace, love, and music
July 20-22, in Vigonovo di Fontanafredda (Pordenone); live music, motor show with vintage cars, motorcycles, and trucks from the '70s; vintage items exhibit and sale; food booths; Free entrance.
July 20: Happy Jack's (Italy); C.S.N. & Y Hommage; Atomic Rooster (UK); Fabio Stevie Ulliana & Off Limits Band (Italy)
July 21: Screaming Eagles (Italy); The Shaman's Blues (Italy); Hundred Seventy Split (UK); Tres Hombres (Italy)
July 22: Young bands' Contest
www.brudstock.it

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.

David Chipperfield Architects Works
Through Sept. 2, Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 5-8 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m.- 8 p.m., Vicenza, Palladian Basilica, Piazza dei Signori; contemporary architecture exhibit; entrance fee: €12; reduced €8.
http://www.comune.vicenza.it/vicenza/eventi/evento.php/197194

Sculture di Sabbia
Sand Sculptures Festival
Through 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-2018

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-0

Venice 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
Lonigo(Vicenza): June 10, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Via Garibaldi, Piazza XX Settembre, Via Ognibene (about 100 vendors)
Montegrotto (Padova): June 10, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Piazza 1� Maggio (about 70 vendors)
Portobuffolè (Treviso): June 10, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Piazza Beccaro (about 250 vendors)
Vicenza: June 10, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Piazza dei Signori, Piazza Duomo, Piazza Garibaldi, Piazza Palladio, Piazza Biade and Piazza Castello (220 vendors)
Villafranca (Verona): June 10, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Piazza Castello (90 vendors)


TUSCANY

Sagra della Bistecca
Steak Festival
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.html

Sagra del Pesce
Fish Fair
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=8edaaa0393abe66730a7deb1b0ed6c43e7e2bddfa87bef08421555d03c589fce60055a40f924df5bbdf37d263771f9ffd9861f8c1376847d8049d26344c1197ddate=138edaaa0393abe66730a7deb1b0ed6c43e7e2bddfa87bef08421555d03c589fce60055a40f924df5bbdf37d263771f9ffd9861f8c1376847d8049d26344c1197dpage=18edaaa0393abe66730a7deb1b0ed6c43e7e2bddfa87bef08421555d03c589fce60055a40f924df5bbdf37d263771f9ffd9861f8c1376847d8049d26344c1197dpost=111

Eat Prato
June 8-10, 8 a.m.- 10 p.m., Prato, Giardino Buonamici; local specialties, wines and beers tasting; cooking shows; flavor workshops for children; night trekking; for more info, visit http://www.eatprato.it/it/programma/8-giugno/

Festa della Ciliegia
Cherry Festival
June 8-10, Bacchereto, Carmignano (Prato), Via Molinaccio 7; food booths featuring local specialties and wines open at 7:30 p.m. on June 8, and at 4 p.m. on June 9-10. June 10, local cherries and crafts exhibit and sale, 3-10 p.m.; free event.
http://www.sagretoscane.com/cerca?q=&category=&tag=&area=&city=8edaaa0393abe66730a7deb1b0ed6c43e7e2bddfa87bef08421555d03c589fce60055a40f924df5bbdf37d263771f9ffd9861f8c1376847d8049d26344c1197ddate=98edaaa0393abe66730a7deb1b0ed6c43e7e2bddfa87bef08421555d03c589fce60055a40f924df5bbdf37d263771f9ffd9861f8c1376847d8049d26344c1197dpage=28edaaa0393abe66730a7deb1b0ed6c43e7e2bddfa87bef08421555d03c589fce60055a40f924df5bbdf37d263771f9ffd9861f8c1376847d8049d26344c1197dpost=1222

Sagra del Bombolone
Doughnut Festival
June 8-10, 7 p. m. - midnight, Colonna di Larciano (Pistoia), Parco Berlinguer; food stands feature traditional fried sweets and many local specialties; games and entertainment for children; local products exhibit and sale; live music and dancing start at 9 p.m.
http://www.sagretoscane.com/sagre/pt/larciano/sagra-del-bombolone-colonna.html

Sagra del Cinghiale
Wild Boar Festival
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.html

Sagra della Ficattola
Ficattola Fair
June 8-10, Quattro Strade (Bientina, Pisa); ficattola is a kind of thin bread dough deep fried with the addition of salt or sugar; it may be served with local cold cuts (salumi); food booths feature many gastronomic local specialties; entertainment for children; live music starts at 9 p.m.
http://www.sagretoscane.com/sagre/pi/bientina/sagra-della-ficattola-bientina.html

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.html

Sagra 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 9 p.m.
http://www.sagretoscane.com/sagre/pi/buti/sagra-della-porchetta-e-birra-artigianale.html

La Notte Nera
The Dark Night
June 9, 7 p.m. - midnight, San Miniato (Pisa); this event is dedicated to the local black truffle; food booths in Piazza del Popolo feature many local specialties and wines; street artists and jugglers; live music; Aerial Chandelier acrobats and all women street band Girlesque shows; face-painting, games and painting workshops for children; downtown stores will be open until midnight.
http://www.eventiintoscana.it/evento/notte-nera-san-miniato-pisa

Sagra del Fiore di Zucca Fritto
Fried Pumpkin Flower Festival
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.html

Festa 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.html

Fiera del Gusto e del Benessere
Flavors and Wellbeing Fair
Through June 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=8edaaa0393abe66730a7deb1b0ed6c43e7e2bddfa87bef08421555d03c589fce60055a40f924df5bbdf37d263771f9ffd9861f8c1376847d8049d26344c1197ddate=138edaaa0393abe66730a7deb1b0ed6c43e7e2bddfa87bef08421555d03c589fce60055a40f924df5bbdf37d263771f9ffd9861f8c1376847d8049d26344c1197dpage=18edaaa0393abe66730a7deb1b0ed6c43e7e2bddfa87bef08421555d03c589fce60055a40f924df5bbdf37d263771f9ffd9861f8c1376847d8049d26344c1197dpost=1211

La Festa Medicea
Medicean Feast
Through June 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/

Ferie 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/

Pizza Festival
June 13-17, 5 p.m.-midnight, Prato, Piazza Duomo; Neapolitan and Tuscan chefs display a great variety of pizzas cooked in wood-fired ovens; new this year, pizza with pistachios; pizza making workshops for children; entertainment and music start at 9 p.m.
http://www.eventiintoscana.it/evento/prato-pizza-festival-piazza-duomo-prato-prato

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 ragù; 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.html

Lucca 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 Starr; 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/

Aspettando la Battaglia di Cascina
Waiting for Cascina's Battle
July 6-8, 5:30 p.m.-midnight, in Cascina (Pisa); historical reenaction commemorating the 1364 Battle of Cascina; flag-throwers, historical parades; archery competition; medieval music, games and food.
http://www.sagretoscane.com/cerca?q=&category=&tag=&area=&city=8edaaa0393abe66730a7deb1b0ed6c43e7e2bddfa87bef08421555d03c589fce60055a40f924df5bbdf37d263771f9ffd9861f8c1376847d8049d26344c1197ddate=138edaaa0393abe66730a7deb1b0ed6c43e7e2bddfa87bef08421555d03c589fce60055a40f924df5bbdf37d263771f9ffd9861f8c1376847d8049d26344c1197dpage=18edaaa0393abe66730a7deb1b0ed6c43e7e2bddfa87bef08421555d03c589fce60055a40f924df5bbdf37d263771f9ffd9861f8c1376847d8049d26344c1197dpost=1267

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/cosafare/man-ray-mostra-san-gimignano-1.3830843

Antique markets

Bolgheri (Livorno): June 10, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., downtown squares and streets
Firenze: June 10, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Piazza Santo Spirito and Borgo Tegolaio (about 100 vendors)
Forte dei Marmi (Lucca): June 9-10, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Piazza Dante
Montepulciano (Siena): June 9-10, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Piazza Grande
Piombino (Livorno): June 9-10, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Piazza Cappelletti, Corso Italia, via Fucini, Piazza Gramsci
Pisa: June 9-10, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Piazza dei Cavalieri
Pistoia: 2nd Sunday and previous Saturday (except July and August), 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Via Cavour and Via Bozzi
Vicopisano (Pisa): June 9-10, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Piazza Domenico Cavalca

Concerts
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
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
The Dream Syndicate - June 27 Gardone Riviera (Brescia)
Alice in Chains - June 28 Padova; July 10 Milan
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)
Steve Hackett - July 4 Rome; July 8 Gardone Riviera (Brescia); July 14 Pistoia
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
Ringo Starr - July 8 Lucca; July 9 Marostica; July 11 Rome
Ringo Starr- July 8 Lucca; July 9 Marostica; July 11 Rome
Deep Purple - July 9 Verona
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
Kasabian - July 17 Ferrara; July 18 Lignano Sabbiadoro (Udine); July 19 Genoa
Pat Metheny - July 18 Gardone Riviera (Brescia); July 20 Rome
James Taylor - July 20 Lucca; July 22 (Pompei, Naples); July 23 Terme di Caracalla (Rome)
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

Lorenzo Live-June 9 and June 12 Padova
Ennio Morricone - June 16-17 Rome
Massimo Ranieri - June 23 Verona
Gianni Morandi - July 12 Marostica
Francesca Michielin - July 12 Pistoia; July 14 Forte di Marmi; Sept. 2 Treviso
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
Vinicio Capossela - July 21 Gardone Riviera (Brescia); July 28 Forte dei Marmi (Lucca); July 31 San Gimignano (Siena)
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 Padova

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


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