events

Overtourism Awareness Month

Overtourism Awareness Month

August is Italy’s busiest tourist month. The mass influx of visitors in popular destinations puts a strain on the local environment and communities. And so the debate restarts, about how to manage or whether to limit tourism in areas like the Cinque Terre and the...
Italian Special Events with the WOW Factor

Italian Special Events with the WOW Factor

Our DMC often receives requests for private or corporate events with the WOW factor. When we ask our clients to explain what they mean by an event with a WOW factor in Italy, the answer is always the same: something that surprises the audience. Nowadays, this is not...
Folklore Fall Festivals in Italy

Folklore Fall Festivals in Italy

Fall is the season of colors: earthy shades alternate with lively foliage colors, and the vibrant patterns are evident both in the natural landscape and in the seasonal produce. In Italy, fall is one of the best seasons to celebrate the Sense of Sight for another...
Calabrian Celebrations in Tropea

Calabrian Celebrations in Tropea

At this time of year many towns and cities are kicking off their festival season and the region of Calabria in southern Italy is no different. Tropea, a small Calabrian town familiar with many Italians due to its impressive beaches and turquoise coastline has some...

Emilia Romagna: autumn events and “Art & Culture” video

Among the upcoming Autumn Events in the culturally and gastronomically rich region of Emilia Romagna, here are some that are definitely worth noting: Trilogia D’autunno: a trilogy dedicated to dance with the ballet and orchestra of Saint Petersburg’s Mariinskij...

Open-air concerts and medieval cooking lessons in Tuscany

Spring and summer are fantastic periods of the year to visit Tuscany, with its blue sunny sky embracing the gentle hilly landscapes during the day, and the moon and the stars glittering on the sea at night. There are countless ways to enjoy the panorama through...

The Great Dames of the Sea: sailing show in the Maremma Tuscany

Have you ever witnessed a sailing race? You must know how thrilling a spectacle it is! But we are not talking about just any boat competition… imagine majestic, vintage yachts sprinting across the crystal-clear waters along the most exotic coastline that Tuscany has...

Events’ Travel Survey

To all Events & Travel agencies out there: At Italian Special Occasions DMC we are developing a very innovative set of services, which will help you deliver a great product to your client. In order to make sure we have everything that the market wants and that we...

Treasure trove of Italian summer events

If you are planning a summer trip to Italy, whether it is for leisure or business purposes, there are a number of cool regional celebrations that you cannot miss all across the boot. Witnessing these traditional events will allow you to taste, experience and...

How to… make a mask, Venetian style!

Masks are the symbol of the beautiful city of Venice, and their handcraftsmanship is deeply rooted in local history. Even wearing them is part of the tradition, especially when the time for the world-famous Carnival arrives! But in the past, masks were used on many...

Cremona’s music & violin-making tradition

  Today’s topic is… music! In particular we would like to tell you more about the city of Cremona, in the region of Lombardy, which is especially distinguished for its musical history. In fact, some of the earliest and most renowned luthiers came from Cremona,...

Folklore Festivals in Apulia

The list of traditional festivals in Apulia, Italy’s heel, is never ending. Nonetheless, we have selected 10 among the most interesting folklore festivals. (PS: Stay tuned for the top 10 Apulia Foodie Festivals, coming soon on the blog)… Enjoy! Carnevale di...