Traditional Events

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Traditional events

Traditional festivals are celebrated in most Italian towns and villages in commemoration of local historical or religious events. The most notable are listed here. The dates of many traditional festivals may vary from year to year.

Events

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Agrigento ALMOND BLOSSOM FESTIVAL

First half of February Agrigento (Sicily) Folk festival of song, dance, costumes, fireworks

Arezzo GIOSTRA del SARACINO (Joust of the Saracen)

First Sunday in September Arezzo (Tuscany) Tilting contest of the 13th century with knights in armor.

Assisi CALENDIMAGGIO (Celebration of Holy Week)

Easter Holy Week Assisi (Umbria) Celebration of spring according to rites dating back to medieval time.

Ascoli-Piceno TORNEO della QUINTANA (Joust of the Quintana)

First Sunday in August Ascoli-Piceno (Le Marche) Historical pageant with people in 15th century costumes.