Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Addthis The Monza Formula 1 GP, the International Boat Show in Genoa, the Venice International Film Festival: a selection of 14 great events and traditions to experience this autumn in Italy

1. Formula 1 Grand Prix, Monza

Sebastian Vettel said that he dreams of winning in this unique venue, the home circuit of Ferrari

If you want to be there to witness this great moment just contact Charme&Adventure staff for private and VIP packages.

Date: from September 4th 2015

Formula one Monza

2. 72nd Venice International Film Festival

Many international stars are expected such as Michael Keaton, Johnny Depp and Kristen Stewart and they will stay in Venice to enjoy the charm of a unique city. The director of this edition will be Alfonso Cuaron (Mexican director and Oscar winner for Gravity).

Date: from September 2nd to 12th 2015

Venice International Film Festival

3. David Gilmour at the Verona Arena

David Gimour, best known as singer and guitarist of Pink Floyd, will perform in the amazing location of the ancient Arena in Verona.

Date: September 14th, 2015

A unique opportunity to Discover Verona and its surroundings with Charme&Adventure luxury tours: http://www.charmeadventure.com/verona 

David Gilmour at the Verona Arena

4. Roberto Bolle and Friends Gala around Italy

This event offers the unique occasion to admire many of the most famous dancers in the world on stage along with the great Roberto Bolle, Étoile at La Scala Theatre in Milan and Principal Dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, New York.

Dates: October 3rd, 4th and 5th - Teatro Petruzzelli, Bari

October 22th to 24th -  Teatro Regio, Parma

December 28th to 31th - Teatro Regio, Turin

Roberto Bolle

5. The International Boat Show in Genoa

The most important European exhibition for enthusiasts of the sea. The right occasion to admire the most innovative and luxurious boats in the world and to discover the old city of Genoa and its secrets.

Dates: from September 30th to October 5th 2015

International Boat Show in Genoa

6. The Barcolana in Trieste

The Barcolana is an historic international sailing regatta which is held every year in the Gulf of Trieste. On a single starting line, professional sailors and fans find themselves competing against each other. With up to 2000 boats in the race, the Barcolana is largest regatta in the world.

Date: October 11th 2015

The Barcolana in Trieste

7. The Palio in Asti

Watch this traditional Italian bareback horse race that has been running each year since the 13th century. Don't miss this unique event of Italian heritage!

Date: September 20th 2015

The Palio in Asti

8. Montecatini Opera Festival

A high profile International music event specially devoted to lovers of great classic music and the Opera. An enchanting location in the heart of Italy.

Dates: September 4th to October 14th 2015

Montecatini Opera Festival

9. Mario Biondi Live in Naples

A unique Italian voice, famous worldwide, in the enchanting setting of the Augusteo Theatre.

And why not spend a few more days in the heart and soul of the Mediterranean?

Ask C&A experts for an unforgettable experience: http://www.charmeadventure.com/naples 

Date: October 8th 2015

Mario Biondi Live in Naples

10. Giovanna d'Arco by Giuseppe Verdi at La Scala Theatre in Milan
The long-awaited first performance of the year at La Scala in Milan will stage a great opera by Giuseppe Verdi. Giovanna d’Arco was first performed at La Scala on February 15th 1845 and returned for the last time 150 years ago, on September 23th 1865.

Conductor: Riccardo Chailly; CAST: Carlo VII: Francesco Meli – Giovanna: Anna Netrebko (7, 10, 13, 15, 18, 21, 23 Dec.) TBA (2 Jan.); Giacomo: Carlos Álvarez; Talbot: Dmitry Beloselskiy

Dates: December 7th 2015 to January 2nd 2016

Charme&Adventure team can provide tickets and accommodation for the whole season.

Scala Theatre in Milan

11. Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy

Pope Francis proclaimed the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy as a special time for the Church. “A time when the witness of believers might grow stronger and more effective”.

The Holy Year will open on December 8th 2015, on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception and will close on November 20th, 2016 with the liturgical Solemnity of Christ the King. 

A unique occasion to visit Rome at its utmost splendor with Charme&Aventure luxury tours.

Jubilee of Mercy

12. The Milan Fashion Week

Milano Moda Donna is the most prestigious fashion event in Italy. The woman collection fashion shows are the most awaited moment of the international fashion industry.

Dates: September 23th to 28th 2015

The Milan Fashion WeekPhoto courtesy of Matt Eye

13. The Bologna Jazz Festival

10 great concerts for the 10th edition of the Festival: Ron Carter, Kenny Garrett Quintet, Children of the Light, Mark Turner Quartet, James Farm, Sylvie Courvoisier and Mark Feldman Duo, Enrico Rava New Quartet, Terence Blanchard & The E-Collective, Brad Mehldau Trio, Volcan.

The perfect opportunity to enjoy a great music festival in one of the finest Italian culinary tradition cities.

Dates: From October 26th to November 26th

Bologna Jazz FestivalPhoto courtesy of Giorgio Bianchi

14. The Donkey Palio in Alba (Cuneo)

In the context of the international trade fair of the truffle in Alba, the donkey race is an event rich of fun and tradition. Started as a practical joke, the Palio has become an eagerly awaited opportunity for rivalry between Alba’s districts who still compete with a strong fighting spirit to see who will seize the coveted victory. The donkey race, which is held with great care for the animals’ welfare, was started for one reason only: entertainment.

Date: October 5th 2015

The Donkey Palio in AlbaPhoto courtesy of Giorgio Montersino

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by Orsola on Aug 1, 2015