VICENZA, Italy (March 28, 2019) -- April 1 is traditionally celebrated as April Fools' Day. Almost everyone has fallen victim to an April Fools' Day joke in their life. To explain the origin of this tradition some historians trace it back to Geoffrey Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales" of 1392, where one of the tales, called "The Nun's Priest's tale," is a mock-heroic that emphasizes foolishness and it is set on March 32, considered a playful way of referring to April 1.Other historians think that this tradition dates back to the switch from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian calendar in 1582, when people started to mock those who were a little slow to adapt to the calendar change. As a matter of fact, for Gregorian calendar, New Year celebrations are between Dec. 31 and Jan. 1, while, for the Julian calendar, they started on March 25 and ended on April 1. Therefore, those who were ridiculed for not knowing about the calendar change were viewed as fools.In Italy, April Fools' joke is called "Pesce d'Aprile" (April fish) -- referring to the fish that foolishly bites the hook. Joker students often attach little paper fish to the back of unsuspecting classmates they want to mock. None of the above historical explanations are 100 percent certain; however, while searching for more information … watch your back! VENETOMondo Motori Show Vicenza Motor Show March 30-31, 9 a.m.--8 p.m. Vicenza Fiere, Via dell'Oreficeria 16. More than 200 exhibitors of 1,000 different brands of cars, motorcycles and bicycles. Car racing and stuntmen will perform demonstrations. Entrance fee: €14, reduced €10; free for under 10. For information, visit www.mondomotorishow.it.Fiera Antiquaria di Padova Antique Fair of Padova Through March 31, weekdays, 3-8 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Padova, Via Tommaseo 59. Antique furniture and rugs; glass art products; jewelry, museum collections, paintings and sculptures. Admission fee: €8 adults; €4 for over 65 and children age 13-17; free for under 13.M9 MUSEUM '900 -- Mestre (Venice) April 5, 4 p.m., tour of the new multimedia museum of '900 Century, Via G. Pascoli 11, Mestre (Venice), Tel: 041-238-7230. Ticket cost is €25.TEATRO SPAZIO BIXIO The Bixio Theater, Via Mameli 1, Vicenza (Tel: 0444-32-2525) April 6, 9 p.m., the Fuente Flamenca in "Viaje Flamenco" (Flamenco Travel) with Ivan Vargas. Ticket cost: €15, €12 over 65 or under 18.Music & Ballet, Events at Vicenza Municipal Theater (Teatro Comunale) All of the following events will take place in Vicenza, Viale Mazzini 39 (Tel: 0444-32 4442. Buy tickets online at biglietteria@tcvi.it :• March 30, 8:45 p.m., "Pulcinella" modern ballet with Nuovo Balletto di Toscana, with music by Stravinsky and G.B. Pergolesi. Cost: €15 adults; €10.60 over 65 and under 30.• March 31, 6 p.m., circus by "The Black Blues Brothers." Five acrobats will entertain with their ability and skill. Cost: €10 adults; €7 over 65 and under 30.• April 3, 8:45 p.m., concert of violins of "I Virtuosi Italiani" (the Italian Virtuosos) with Alberto Martini. A concert of classic music from the best movie soundtracks.• April 4, 8:45 p.m., the Olympic Theater Orchestra directed by Hungarian Maestro Gabor Takács-Nagy. Music by Mozart, Hayden and Brahms. Cost: €22 adults; €16 over 65, and €12 under 30.• April 6, 9 p.m., "Kiss me, Kate!" musical by Cole Porter from Shakespeare's play "Taming of the Shrew," directed by Corrado Abbati.• April 10, 8:45 p.m., pianist Radu Lupu performs music by Schumann and Schubert. Cost: €30 adults; €25 over 65, and €15 under 30.• April 12, 9 p.m., concert for the Association Surgery For Children, directed by maestro Gianluigi Lombardo with soprano Alessandra Borin; music by Puccini and Morricone. Cost €12. For information and tickets: https://toptix4.mioticket.it• April 13, 8:45 p.m., for the first time in Vicenza, ballet performance by María Pagés Comañía in "Yo, Carmen." Music by Bizet, Yradier, Menem, Moñiz and Pagés. Cost: €36 adults; €31 over 65, and €20 under 30.• April 15, 8:45 p.m., German-Korean violinist Suyoen Kim plays sonatas by Bach with a 1684 Stradivari violin. Cost: €22 adults; €16 over 65, and €12 under 30.• April 20, 9 p.m., homage to Marika Besobrasova with ballet and modern dance performances from the best European ballet schools. Ticket cost: €15.• April 30, 7:45 p.m., The Royal Opera livestreams "Faust" from the Royal Opera House with Michael Fabiano as Faust; Erwin Schrott as Mephistopheles and Diana Damrau as Marguerite. Cost: €12 adults; €10 over 65 and under 30.FESTIVAL DANZA IN RETE OFF 2a Edizione Ballet Festival Off Net 2nd Edition Through April 18, several ballet performances, as listed below, between the cities of Vicenza and Schio. Ticket cost is €5. For information, visit www.festivaldanzainrete.it .• April 5, 9 p.m., Aristide Rontini in Giovane Notturno & Alexis, (Alexis and the Young Nocturne) modern ballet, Teatro Civico, Via Maraschin 19, Schio (Vicenza). Tel: 0445-52-5577• April 9, 9 p.m., Francesca Foscarini in Animal, a ballet inspired by Italian painter Antonio Ligabue, Teatro Comunale, Viale Mazzini 39, Vicenza• April 16, 9 p.m., Silvia Bertoncelli in Alaska/Chopin & Beethoven ballet, Teatro Comunale, Viale Mazzini 39, Vicenza• April 18, 9 p.m., Francesca Foscarini with "Dance Well Group" for Parkinson's Disease cure and research in "Oro. L'arte di Resistere" (Gold. The Art of Resisting), that refers to Bassano del Grappa, a Veneto Gold Medal town, that, during World War II, resisted the enemy. The performance will take place at Teatro Civico di Schio, Via Maraschin 19, Schio (Vicenza). Tel: 0445-52-5577DANZA URBANA URBAN DANCE April 13, 6 p.m., Piazza dei Signori, Vicenza. Equal to Men, the Amazon myth, performed by Tonia Laterza with choreography by Roberta Ferrara. Free entrance.DANCE WELL Ricerca & Movimento per il Parkinson DANCE WELL Parkinson's Disease Movement & Research Through April 20, Thursdays, 5:30 p.m., Teatro Civico, Via Maraschin 19, Schio (Vicenza). Tel: 0445-52-5577. Free contemporary dance classes open to all, regardless of age. No pre-registration required. Each class lasts one hour.Conservatorio A. Pedrollo Pedrollo Conservatory (school of music) Vicenza, Contrà San Domenico 33 The following classical music performances take place Tuesdays at the conservatory concert hall. Entrance free and free parking in the yard. For more information, call 0444-50-7551 or go online at www@consvi.it .• April 2, 6 p.m., violin & cello concert • April 9, 6 p.m., piano & contralto concert • April 16, 6 p.m., concert performance from Veneto schools of music • April 30, 6 p.m., concert performance of the conservatories contest winnersPalazzo Chiericati Musiche per un Viaggio (Music for Travel) Vicenza, Piazza Matteotti, Chiericati Palace:• April 13, 6 p.m., trumpet and piano for a "Travel among Consonants," music by Brandt, Bozza and Debussy performed by Irene Frigo and Alberto Frugoni. Performance will be followed by a toast with artists. Entrance is free, but donations are welcomed.Palladio Olimpico Project (POP) Vicenza Olympic Theater Through April 19, 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Sunday, Vicenza, Piazza Matteotti. This project is a new initiative to make a visit to the Olympic Theatre memorable and innovative. Guests will enjoy a narrative method that will take them on a virtual journey to discover stories, voices, videos and images of the theater. During the 45-minute interactive visit, visitors will be given a tablet for simultaneous translation. Tickets cost €7 and may be purchased 15 minutes before the visit at the IAT Information Office, near the theater entrance. Free tickets for U.S. military and under 18; must show ID card. For more details, visit www.teatrolimpicovicenza.it/ and click on "POP visits.""Da Kandinsky a Botero. Tutti in un filo" - Venezia "From Kandinsky to Botero. All in one thread," Venice Through Sep. 30, 10 a.m.-19 p.m. at Palazzo Zaguri, Calle Zaguri in Campo San Maurizio (Saint Maurice's square), Venice. An incredible collection of 100 tapestries reproducing the artists' masterpieces. Ticket cost €16; audio guides and headsets included."Bentornata Primavera" -- Riaprono le risorgive del Bacchiglione "Welcome Back Spring" -- Bacchiglione River springs reopen Through Sept. 29, Dueville Natural Park (25 hectares) reopens to children, families and birdwatching. Sundays and Italian holidays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Entrance is from Via Bissolati, Dueville or from Via Bosco, Villaverla (Vicenza). Cost is €2 adults; €5 families; free for older than 65 and younger than 10. Guided tours may be organized to visit the park and some areas usually closed to public. The Bacchiglione River springs are part of one of the largest aquifers in Europe.Verona WORLD WAR II Museum Forte Lugagnano, Via Lugagnano 87, Verona The museum is open on the following dates: April 14, May 12, June 16, Sept. 8, Oct. 13, Nov. 10 and Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. "Vivere la Storia" (Living History) is a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the military history of Northern Italy during World War II. The newly opened museum details the American, British, Italian and German experiences in WWII and displays original military equipment and historical memorabilia that will transport visitors back in time. Entrance is free. For information: www.viverelastoria.it .114 Festa di San Giuseppe e Festa della Quaglia allo Spiedo 114th St. Joseph Festival and Spit-Roasted Quail Fair Through April 7, weekends at Villaganzerla of Castegnero, about nine miles south of Vicenza. Carnival rides, fair trade market, craft show, painting and photo exhibits; food booths featuring the traditional spit-roasted quail and other local specialties open at 7 p.m. Charity raffle, live music and dancing starts at 9 p.m. For program details, visit www.festadisangiuseppe.it .Jazz at Café Pedrocchi -- Padova April 24, 9:30 p.m., Café Pedrocchi, historic café bar in Padova, Via VIII Febbraio 15, offers a jazz show with the trio of Linda May Han Oh. The event is free with the possibility of reserving a table for the show only, or also to dine. Reservations are recommended; call Café Pedrocchi at 049-878-1231 or email: prenotazioni@caffepedrocchi.it (English spoken). Coming from Vicenza, suggested parking is in Piazza Insurrezione, near Corso Milano. Cost for parking is €3 for the evening (after 8 p.m.).GIARDINITY Flower Festival Through April 25, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Vescovana (Padova), Villa Pisani Bolognesi Scalabrin, Via Roma 25. More than 70,000 Dutch tulips; flower and craft exhibit and sale; live music; workshops; cooking courses with flowers and herbs; flower arrangement courses. Entrance fee: €8; €6 for children age 6-10 and senior citizens over 65; free for children younger than 6. For information: www.giardinity.it .Processo alla Vecia Fila -- 42a Edizione Procession of the Old Lady -- 42nd Edition April 6, 6 p.m., Monte di Malo, Schio. Traditional parade downtown of the "Vecia Fila," the "old lady" representing the political misdemeanors of the past year. Shows and live music; fire-eaters and flag-throwers; food booths and lottery, will entertain until the procession of the Vecia Fila and her burning will conclude the event.Primavera in Castello - Roncade (Treviso) Spring at the Castle April 6 & 7, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., at Roncade Castle, Via Roma 141, Treviso. More than 80 vendors from all over Italy are divided into five thematic areas: Learning, Taste, Arts & Crafts, Gardening, and Game & Leisure with workshops for children and adults. Food booths with wine tasting are also available. Entrance fee: April 6, €5; April 7, €7.50, which includes a bottle of wine; €0.50 for under 18 and free for under 6.All Roads Lead to Rome -- Marathon April 7, 8:30 a.m., 25th Edition of the Rome Marathon. Departure and arrival at the Colosseum with Gold classification and international IAAF Silver Label Road Race. For information and registration: info@maratonainternazionalediroma.it http://iscrizioni.maratonainternazionalediroma.it/?page=login.41a Su e Zo Per i Ponti di Venzia 41st Up and Down over Venice Bridges April 7, Venice, 12 km non-competitive walk which crosses 45 bridges, with departure at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mark's Square, Venice. This spring event involves thousands of people in a walk of solidarity around Venice alleys. At 9 a.m., a Holy Mass in San Marco Basilica will precede the march. At 12:30 p.m., folk group parade in the square with awards ceremony for largest and best folk groups; 1 p.m., parade and awards. There are four official refreshment points. The event will take place regardless of weather conditions. Registration fee: €6,50 if you register by April 1 at http://www.suezo.it/en/ or €8, sold at ticket booths on the day of the event in St. Mark's Square, the railway station and Tronchetto parking lot.Marcia di Primavera-Altavilla Spring Non-Competitive walk April 7, 7-9:30 a.m., register for the 6- 12- or 24 km non-competitive walk open to everyone, downtown Altavilla Vicentina. For more information and dates, visit www.podismoveneto.it .StraPalladio -- Lonigo (Vicenza) Non-Competitive walk -- Lonigo (Vicenza) April 14, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Lonigo, Parco Ippodromo, the 6- 12- or 24 km non-competitive walk open to families, fans and athletes. The €2.50 registration fee includes refreshments. For further dates of non-competitive walks visit www.podismoveneto.it or file:///C:/Users/1465577416.ln/Desktop/CalendarioPodismoVenetoAPRILE2019.html .Tulipanomania a Villa Sigurtá Tulipmania at Villa Siguratá April 13, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., in Valeggio sul Mincio (Verona), Parco Giardino Sigurtá, Via Cavour 1. Three hundred varieties of tulips, hyacinths, narcissus allium, anemones, and other plants from Holland and Turkey. Entrance fee: €12.50; €10 for older 65 and under 14; free for children under 5.Festa delle Rose di Carta Paper Roses Festival April 14, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., in Vigardolo di Monticello Conte Otto, about four miles north of Vicenza. Handmade products exhibit and sale; workshops for children; puppet shows; 11 a.m. aperitif and live music; at 5 p.m., piano and classic violin music concert at Villa Valmarana, Bressan.Noale in Fiore 40a Edizione Noale with Flowers 40th Edition April 14, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Noale (Venice), Piazza Castello, Piazza XX Settembre. Hundreds of vendors from all over Italy display flowers, plants, trees, patio furniture and garden tools. Street artists, food booths and live music. Guided tours to WWF (World Wildlife Fund) Oasis Park. For information: www.proloconoale.it or www.facebook.com/Pro-Loco-Noale-121289454602635 .La Corte Fiorita- 8a Edizione Flower and Plant Festival -- 8th Edition April 14, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., downtown Badia Polesine (Rovigo). Flower and plant exhibit and sale; garden and patio furniture; local crafts and products; street artists; entertainment for children and face-painting.Vicenza "Fiori, colori e…" - 12a Edizione Vicenza "Flowers, colors and ..." - 12th Edition April 20-22, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Vicenza, Piazza Castello and downtown. Flowers and plants exhibit and sale; art exhibits. Free event.Sagra dell'Ottava - Monteviale Easter Week Festival April 25-27, and May 3 & 4, weekdays 7-10 p.m.; Sundays, noon-10 p.m., Monteviale (Vicenza). "Ottava" (octave) is the eighth day following a Church festivity and this festival follows Easter Sunday. Food booths feature a wide variety of local specialties; live music and dancing start at 8:30 p.m.International Craft Beer Meeting May 10-11, 4-11:35 p.m., Bolzano, Castel Mareccio, Via Claudia de Medici 12. The €20 entrance fee includes a beer glass and tokens to taste seven different beers; more tokens available for purchase during your visit. Guided tours and workshops.Verona Legend Cars May 11-12, 9-7 p.m., Verona Fiere, Viale del Lavoro. Exhibition of classic cars. Entrance fee: €14 adults; €11 under 17; free for under 12 and disabled persons.Veneto Antique Markets Abano Terme (Padova): April 14, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Piazza Caduti 1 (about 80 vendors) Bassano del Grappa (Vicenza): April 14, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Piazza Terraglio Cittadella (Padova): April 14, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., downtown (about 100 vendors) Este (Padova): April 14, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Piazza Maggiore and Via Matteotti (about 60 vendors) Godega di Sant'Urbano (Treviso): April 14, 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Via Roma (about 250vendors) Lonigo (Vicenza): April 14, 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Via Garibaldi, Piazza XX Settembre, Via Ognibene (about 100 vendors) Marostica (Vicenza): April 7, 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Piazza Castello (135 vendors) Montagnana (Padova): April 14 8 a.m. to sunset, Piazza Maggiore 150 (about 60 vendors) Montegrotto (Padova): April 14, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Piazza 1� Maggio (about 70 vendors) Noventa Vicentina (Vicenza): April 7, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Piazza IV Novembre (120 vendors) Piazzola sul Brenta (Padova): March 31, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Via Camerini (about 700 vendors) Padova: April 14, 8 a.m.-8 p.m., in Prato della Valle and Via Umberto I (about 180 vendors) Soave (Verona): April 14, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Piazza Antonio Marogna and Corso Vittorio Emanuele (about 110 vendors) Verona: April 14, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Piazza S. Zeno (about 100 vendors) Vicenza: April 14, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Piazza dei Signori, Piazza Duomo, Piazza Garibaldi, Piazza Palladio, Piazza Biade and Piazza Castello (220 vendors) Villafranca (Verona): April 14, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Piazza Castello (90 vendors) Vittorio Veneto (Treviso): April 7, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Serravalle, Piazza Minucci and surrounding streets (75 vendors)Tuscany Volterragusto Flavors in Volterra March 30 & 31, 3-8 p.m. & 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Volterra, Piazza dei Priori. Exhibit and sale of local gastronomical products including the famous local white truffles, wine, cheese and chocolate. Food booths; Tuscan cigar sampling accompanied by wine, beer and chocolate; wine tasting. Free event.GLI ANNI '50 - Immagini di un decennio a Pisa 1950's in Pisa Through March 31, Palazzo Blu, Lungarno Gambacorti 9, Pisa. An amazing journey into the past of Pisa to see the "way we were." A gallery of images of Pisa during the 1950's from the photographic archive of Luciano Frassi. Entrance €3, reduced €2. For information: www.palazzoblu.it .4th Streetfood 4wheels April 5-7, 5-11 p.m., Arezzo, Parco Pertini. Italian and international street food specialties; cooking shows; street artists; entertainment for children. Free entrance.4aSagra del Cacciatore 4th Hunter Fair April 5-7, April 12-14, April 19-22, and April 24 & 25, from 8 p.m. at Certaldo (Florence), Viale Matteotti 201. Food booths featuring hare, wild boar and other specialties and local wines. www.sagradelcacciatorecertaldo.itSagra delle Frittelle Dolci Sweet Frittelle Fair April 7, 3-8 p.m., Maliana (Pistoia). Frittelle are traditional deep-fried pastries. Local products and crafts exhibit and sale; live music.La Festa del Cioccolato - Montepulciano (Siena) Chocolate Festival April 6-7, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Montepulciano (Siena), Piazza Grande. A great variety of chocolates from the best Italian chocolatiers; chocolate shows; folkloristic entertainment. Free entrance.Gelato Festival April 6-7, noon to 10 p.m., Florence, Piazzale Michelangelo. The festival brings together the best gelato makers and industry leaders from Italy and abroad. Buy a gelato card at the festival for five samples of gelato, a gelato cocktail, entry to cooking demonstrations and workshops, and much more. For information: https://gelatofestival.com/it/ .Sagra del Daino Fallow Deer Fair April 6-7, from 7 p.m. Pelago (Florence), Via Vallombrosa 4. Food booths and specialties.Florence Bicycle Festival April 12-14, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Florence, Parco delle Cascine, Viale delle Cascine. The latest in bicycle technology, accessories and clothing; food stands. Free entry.FiorInFiera Flower Festival April 12-14, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Borgo San Lorenzo (Florence), Piazza Dante e Via Bandini. Flowers, plants, garden furniture and outdoor equipment exhibit and sale. Free entry.A SIENA I MAESTRI NORDICI NORDIC PAINTERS IN SIENA Through May 5, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Santa Maria Della Scala, Siena. Nordic painters masterpieces such as those of Dürer, Atdorfer and Vredeman de Vries are exposed for a remarkable approach to Flemish art. Entrance: €9.PASSAGGI ARTE CONTEMPORANEA -- Pisa Contemporary Art - Pisa Through May 9, 6 p.m. Pisa, Via Garofani 14. Exhibit of photos and sculptures by Nicoló Cecchella, Darren Harvey-Regan and Marco Maria Zanin. Entrance free.ART EXHIBIT -- PISA Through May 26, 9:30 a.m.-7.30 p.m., at Arsenali Repubblicani (Republican Arsenals) of Pisa, video art show that runs from Fiamming art to the magic atmospheres of Bosch, Brueghel and Arcimbold. Fifty-four projectors lead visitors to a parallel world for a full immersion experience with masterpieces which are, in most cases, not available to the public. Tickets: €13.Mostra Personale su Kiki Smith - Firenze Kiki Smith's Personal Exhibition - Florence Through June 2, 8:15 a.m.-6:50 p.m., Pitti Palace, Florence. A personal exhibition titled "What I Saw on the Road" by Kiki Smith, a contemporary artist whose works are displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art in New York. Ticket: €16. Closed Mondays.Mostra Dell'Artigianato della Valtiberina Handcraft Market at Valtiberina April 21-May 1, 10 a.m. 7 p.m., downtown Anghiari (Arezzo). The 44th exhibit edition of peculiar, artistic handmade objects displayed through the narrow streets of a suggestive medieval village. Free entrance.Lo scoppio del carro Explosion of the Cart April 21, Easter Day, 10 a.m., Florence, Piazza del Duomo. Since 1622, Florence has celebrated Easter Sunday with the traditional "Explosion of the Cart" ceremony. It is a wagon built in 1622 that stands three stories high, pulled through the downtown streets by a pair of oxen decorated in garland. According to local legend, a young Florentine named Pazzino took part in the first Crusade in the Holy Land in 1099. When he returned to Florence, he brought back three flints from the Holy Sepulcher, still preserved in the Church of the Holy Apostles. Nowadays, the ceremony starts around 10 a.m., when a priest rubs Pazzino's three flints together until they spark and light the Easter candle; this, in turn, is used to light some coals which are placed in a container on the cart. During the procession, the cart is accompanied by drummers, flag throwers and figures dressed in historical costumes. Then, around 11 a.m., the archbishop uses the fire to light a dove-shaped rocket (called colombina) and this flies down a wire to the outside of the church and collides with the cart in the square, setting off a spectacular firework display. Free event. For more information: www.visittuscany.com/en/topevents/scoppio-del-carro-in-florence/ .Sagra del Cedro e Palio delle Botti Cedar Festival and Barrel Competition April 22, Easter Monday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Bibbona (Livorno). Local product and craft exhibit and sale; in the afternoon, Bingo and other traditional games are played in the main square. Live music and sampling of local products and wines; in the afternoon, historical parade and the town's districts compete in the traditional barrel race. Tuscany Antique Markets:Arezzo: March 30-31, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Piazza Grande (about 1,000 vendors) Bolgheri (Livorno): April 13-14, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., downtown squares and streets Carmignano (Prato): April 7, 9:30 a.m.-7p.m., Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II and Piazza Matteotti Cascina (Pisa): April 7, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Corso Matteotti Certaldo (Florence): April 21 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Piazza Boccaccio and Via Cavour Firenze (Tuscany): April 6, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Piazza Santo Spirito and Borgo Tegolaio (about 100 vendors); April 13-14, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Fortezza da Basso Gardens, Viale Filippo Strozzi (about 130 vendors) Forte dei Marmi (Lucca): April 13-14, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Piazza Dante Livorno: April 7, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Piazza Cavour Lucca: April 20-21, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Piazza Antelminelli, Piazza S. Giovanni, Piazza San Giusto, Via San Giovanni, Corte Bertolini (about 230 vendors) Marina di Grosseto (Grosseto): April 20-21, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Via XXIV Maggio and Via Cadorna Montepulciano (Siena): April 13-14, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Piazza Grande Orbetello (Grosseto): March 30-31, 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Corso Italia, Piazza Eroe dei Due Pietrasanta (Lucca): April 7, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Piazza Duomo Piombino (Livorno): April 13-14, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Piazza Cappelletti, Corso Italia, via Fucini, Piazza Gramsci Pisa: April 13-14, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Piazza dei Cavalieri Pistoia: April 13-14, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Via Cavour and Via Bozzi. San Giuliano Terme (Pisa): April 7, 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Piazza Shelley and Piazza Italia San Miniato(Pisa): April 7, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Piazza del Popolo Scarperia (Firenze): April 7, 8:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; downtown squares and streets Siena: April 21, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., in Piazza del Mercato Vicopisano (Pisa): April 14, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Piazza Domenico CavalcaFind more events for Tuscany at: www.teamworld.it www.visittuscany.com www.firenzeturismo.it www.turismo.pisa.it www.tuscany-excellence.comCONCERTS:MANUEL AGNELLI -- April 2, Firenze, Tuscany Hall (former ObiHall) EX-OTAGO -- April 4, Padova, Grand Teatro GEOX ANTONELLO VENDITTI , April 6, Firenze, Tuscany Hall (former ObiHall) THOR -- The Legend, April 6, Brescia, Grand Teatro Morato ELISA -- APRIL 12 & 13, Padova, Grand Teatro GEOX; April 16, Brescia, Grand Teatro Morato ALESSANDRA AMOROSO -- April 14, Firenze, N. Mandela Forum ANDREA BOCELLI -- May 20, Naples, Teatro San CarloTickets online at www.ticketone.it or www.geticket.itEditor's Note: The information on local host nation events is provided through the auspices of the USAG Italy Public Affairs Office. All details provided are for informational purposes only and are a representation of typical events conducted in the local community. The PAO grants no element of exclusivity to any outside agency or business and any reference to commercial or retail activities implies no endorsement or recommendation by the U. S. Army or its agencies. Participation in any event or activity described herein is strictly voluntary and should be done so only after careful advisement and consideration of the safety and security environment at each specific location.