VENETO AND NEARBY REGIONSFesta della Musica Music Festival June 21, from 4:30 p.m., Vicenza, Piazza dei Signori and nearby streets; live music with final concert in Piazza dei Signori at 9 p.m.; free event. Festival Light, Music and Food Trucks Festival Through June 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; vinyl collectibles and crafts exhibit and sale; light displays; music with bands and DJs; for tickets and more info, visit - 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 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. delle Rane Frogs Festival June 22-25, in Grossa di Gazzo Padovano; 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. dei Santi Patroni Saint Patrons' Fair June 22-25, Gambugliano (Vicenza), Via Antonio Bruttomesso 3; bounce houses on Saturday and Sunday 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. delle Fate Fairies Festival June 22-24, Garda (Verona), Lungomare Regina Adelaide; June 22, 7-11 p.m.; June 23, 3 p.m.-midnight; June 24, 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. 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. Giocattoli Storici Vintage Toys Exhibit Through June 23, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Vicenza, Palazzo Chiericati, 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. Jazz'N'Blues Free live jazz in Jesolo, 9 p.m. June 25, Aglio Olio e Swing, Piazza Nember July 10, Barbara Belloni Rolling Thunder, Piazza Marconi July 23, Oglio Olio e Swing, Piazza Milano Aug. 6, On Cue Jazz Xtet, Piazza Marconi 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, Piazza delle Erbe; Contrà Pescherie; evenings of shopping and fun downtown Vicenza; stores will be open until 11 p.m.; concerts, street artists, and dancing; free access to all events. Live Festival June 29 from 7 p.m. and June 30 from 4 p.m., Isola Vicentina, Parco Rizzi, Via San Antonio 13; live music, workshops, musical instruments exhibit, food trucks (one features vegan products); free entrance and free camping. della Tagliata Slice Steak Festival June 29-July 4, 6:30 p.m.-midnight, Sarmego, Grumolo delle Abbadesse, Piazzale della Chiesa; 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.itCastelli di Gusto Wine and Cheese Tasting at a Castle June 29, Thiene, Corso Garibaldi 2; two guided tours, one at 7:30 -9 p.m. and another at 9-10:30 p.m. Visit the castle and taste three Breganze wines and three Asiago cheeses. Cost is €20. Call 348/8964870 to reserve your visit and choose the time of your tour. Estate al Parco Summer at the Park - Free outdoor fitness classes Through 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-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 Parco 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 - 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 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�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. 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. 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. 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. markets Thiene (Vicenza): June 30, 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m., downtown streets and squares. (70 vendors) Marostica (Vicenza): July 1, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; 8 a.m.-8 p.m. April-September, in Piazza Castello. (135 vendors) Noventa Vicentina (Vicenza): July 1, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., in Piazza IV Novembre. (120 vendors) Vittorio Veneto (Treviso): July 1, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., in Serravalle, Piazza Minucci and surrounding streets. (75 vendors) Lonigo(Vicenza): July 8, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Via Garibaldi, Piazza XX Settembre, Via Ognibene. (about 100 vendors) Montegrotto (Padova): July 8, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Piazza 1� Maggio. (about 70 vendors) Portobuffolè (Treviso): July 8, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Piazza Beccaro. (about 250 vendors) Villafranca (Verona): July 8, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Piazza Castello. (90 vendors)TUSCANY Antichi sapori di mare Antique sea flavors June 22-23, from 8 p.m., Giglio Porto (Giglio island, Grosseto); food booths feature local sea food specialties, wines and desserts; guided tours to local attractions. della Birra Beer Festival June 22-23, Gello ( Pistoia), Via Gello 16. Food booths featuring local specialties and beers open at 7 p.m.; 9 p.m., live music and dancing. del Ranocchio e della Zuppa Frog and Soup Festival June 22-24 and June 30-July 1, Cascine di Buti (Pisa), Via Eroi dello Spazio; food booths featuring fried and steamed frogs and a great variety of local specialties open at 7 p.m.; live music and dancing at 9 p.m.; free event. Rossa Etnofestival Red Soil - Ethnic Art, History, Music and Food Festival June 23, 5-11 p.m., Ancaiano (Sovicille, Siena), Via del Sorbino 46; traditional songs and dances; ethnic items exhibit and sale food booths feature specialties from a variety of foreign countries; free entrance. del Tortello Tortello Fair Through June 23, Donoratico (Castagneto Carducci, Livorno), Parco delle Sughere; tortello is a local specialty prepared with flour, water, salt and a variety of fillings; food booths open at 7 p.m.; local crafts exhibit and sale; live music and dancing; bingo. del Tortello, Stinco e Birra Tortello, Pork Shank and Beer June 27-July 1, in Agnano Pisano (San Giuliano Terme, Pisa), Via XXV Aprile 32; food booths featuring a wide variety of local specialties and Tuscan wines open at 7:30 p.m.; live music and dancing start at 9 p.m.; free entrance and free parking. della Zuppa Soup Fair June 28-30 and July 1, in Fauglia (Pisa); food booths open at 7 p.m.; local products and crafts exhibit and sale; live music and dance shows every night at 9 p.m. 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. Il Gioco del Ponte Bridge Game June 30, 7-11 p.m., Pisa; it is a historical event held the last Saturday in June every year; it is divided into two distinct phases: a historical procession along the Arno River and the battle, which takes place on the Ponte di Mezzo, where neighborhood teams belonging to the two rival city factions demonstrate their physical power. della Pappardella Pappardella Fair June 30- July 3, in Castagneto Carducci (Livorno), Parco delle Sughere, Via del Parco; food booths open at 6 p.m. and feature pappardelle pasta, grilled meat and other local specialties and wines; pappardelle is a typical Tuscan homemade pasta noodle; the name derives for the verb "pappare" (to gobble up); games and entertainment for children; live music and dancing start at 9 p.m. 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. markets Arezzo: June 30-July 1, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., in Piazza Grande (about 1000 vendors) Carmignano (Prato): July 1, 9:30 a.m.-7p.m., Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II and Piazza Matteotti Orbetello (Grosseto): June 30-July 1, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Corso Italia, Piazza Eroe dei Due Mondi, Piazza del Plebiscito Pietrasanta (Lucca): July 1, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., in Piazza Duomo San Giuliano Terme (Pisa): July 1, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Piazza Shelley and Piazza Italia Scarperia (Firenze): July 1, 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; in July and August it closes at 11 p.m.; downtown squares and streetsBolgheri (Livorno): July 8, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., downtown squares and streets Firenze (Tuscany): July 8, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Piazza Santo Spirito and Borgo Tegolaio (about 100 vendors) Forte dei Marmi (Lucca): July 7-8, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Piazza Dante Montepulciano (Siena): July 7-8, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Piazza Grande Piombino (Livorno): July 7-8, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Piazza Cappelletti, Corso Italia, via Fucini, Piazza Gramsci Vicopisano (Pisa): July 8, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Piazza Domenico CavalcaConcertsPearl 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 Iron Maiden -July 9 Milan; July 17 Trieste 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, VeronaITALIAN ARTISTSMassimo 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 PadovaFIM 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 and www.geticket.itThe information on local host nation events is provided through the auspices of the USAG Italy Public Affairs Office (PAO). 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