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Italy -  what to look forward to this Spring 2024

Italy -  what to look forward to this Spring 2024

Rome will be celebrating its legendary birthday on the 21st of April. According to legend, Rome was founded on April 21, 753 BCE. So, on this date, there is a holiday to celebrate, the Natale di Roma.
Pesaro as The Italian Capital of Culture 2024 in the Marche region has been announced as the Italian capital of culture for 2024.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa commemorates its 850th anniversary, highlighting its architectural significance and ongoing celebrations showcasing its history through various mediums. The city has arranged a programme that will last until 9th August 2024, which includes an

exhibition featuring the paintings, engravings, photographs and films that have immortalised the work over the years - ‘The Many Lives of the Pisa Bell Tower’.


Looking ahead, the 2025 Vatican Jubilee anticipates a massive influx of visitors to Rome for a year-long celebration of grace, marked by significant rituals including the opening of the Holy Door at St. Peter’s Basilica.



In the realm of sports, Milano Cortina prepares to host the 2026 Winter Olympics, with Cortina as the primary venue and Milan’s San Siro Stadium hosting the opening ceremony. This event marks a historic moment as the games return to Cortina after 70 years, promising an unforgettable spectacle for athletes and spectators alike.



Primavera del Prosecco in Treviso and Surrounding Areas – 16th March – 9th June

Embark on a journey through the Prosecco wine region, where you will discover the secrets behind Italy’s beloved sparkling wine. Indulge in special packages offering a blend of gastronomy and culture.

Vinitaly in Verona, Veneto – 14th– 17th April

Immerse yourself in the world of Italian wines at Vinitaly, the largest wine show globally. Explore exquisite wines, witness prestigious competitions and embrace the essence of Italian viticulture.

Fritto Misto All’Italiana in Ascoli Piceno, Le Marche – 22nd April – 1st May

Delight your taste buds with an array of fried delights at Fritto Misto, the event that celebrates the great Italian fried foods and has characterised the bridge between Liberation Day and Workers’ Day for the past 19 years. From Sicilian arancini to Neapolitan cannoli, savour the authentic flavours of Italy.

Sagra del Pesce in Liguria –12th May

Experience the vibrant tradition of the Sagra del Pesce in Camogli, Liguria, where the picturesque port square transforms into a culinary spectacle. Dating back to 1952 and intertwined with the ancient festival of San Fortunato, this celebration honours the patron saint of fishermen. Witness the spectacle of the world’s largest frying pan sizzling with freshly caught fish, while the community gathers for bonfires and artistic competitions between the districts of Porto and Pinetto.

Focaccia Festival of Recco in Genoa – 26th of May

Join the celebration of the iconic gastronomic symbol of Recco at the Focaccia Festival. Established in 1955 and organised by the Consorzio della Focaccia di Recco col Formaggio and the Municipality of Recco since 2006, this event pays homage to the beloved focaccia. Experience the culinary tradition with the free distribution of both classic and onion-flavoured focaccia.


Rome Marathon – 17th March

‘Run Rome the Marathon’ is a journey in the eternal city that will make participants fall in love with running and the marathon, forever. Share the wonders of the route with hundreds of fellow runners: starting from Fori Imperiali, passing in front of the Vittoriano, in Piazza Venezia, you will gaze at Circo Massimo, feel the breeze of Lungotevere and run past places such as Castel Sant’Angelo, Viale Della Conciliazione and St. Peter’s Basilica.

Giro d’Italia (Tour of Italy) – 4th – 26th May

The Giro d’Italia is an annual multiple-stage bicycle race primarily held in Italy, while also passing through, other countries. The Giro is one of professional cycling’s three-week-long Grand Tours, and after the Tour de France is the second most important stage race in the world.


Venice Biennale - 20th April – 24th November

A major international art exhibition featuring contemporary art, architecture and film in Venice. Explore cutting-edge artistic expressions from around the world amidst the timeless charm of Venice’s historic landmarks.


The First Edition of Exposed: Torino Photo Festival in Turin – 2nd May – 2nd June

From May until June, the spotlight will be on the new International Festival of Photography of the city of Turin. Under the Artistic Direction of Menno Liauw and Salvatore Vitale the exhibition will be entitled - New Landscapes - Nuovi Paesaggi. It will consist of 15 temporary exhibitions in 15 venues and a single programme of events dedicated to photography.

Festa Della Sensa in Venice – 12th May

A traditional event that celebrates the city’s relationship with the sea, including a boat parade and the “Wedding of the Sea” ceremony. Witness centuries-old maritime customs and festivities along the stunning canals of Venice.


Festa Di San Giovanni (Feast Of St. John) in Florence – 24th June


A celebration of St. John the Baptist’s feast day, featuring fireworks and historic pageants. Join in the revelry as Florence comes alive with colourful processions, music and fireworks to honour the city’s patron saint.



Verona Opera Festival in Verona – 8th June – 7th September

Held in the ancient Roman arena in Verona, this festival features open-air opera performances. Immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of classical music under the stars in one of Italy’s most iconic settings.


Umbria Jazz Festival in Umbria -  12th – 21st July

A world-renowned jazz festival held in Perugia, Umbria, with performances by international and local artists.



Starting from 31st March, British Airways is increasing the frequency of its flights from London Heathrow (LHR) to Palermo (PMO) to five flights per week, providing travellers with more options to explore the beautiful Sicilian city. This increased schedule will run until 26th October, allowing passengers ample opportunities to experience the rich culture and history of Palermo.

British Airways is also introducing a new route from London Gatwick (LGW) to Catania, offering two flights per day every Friday. Commencing on 31st March and concluding on 26th October, this expanded schedule will cater to the growing demand for travel to Catania. 



MONTANA LODGE AND SPA (5*), La Thuile in Aosta Valley

In a harmonious balance of modern design and natural scenery, the rooms at the Montana Lodge & Spa are perfectly suited to the needs of every family, providing a sense of warmth and hospitality.


Ideal for both the winter and summer seasons, Grand Hotel Courmanyeur offers its guests numerous services and exclusive spaces, for an unforgettable holiday.


Experience the perfect blend of art, comfort and Italian charm at Citizen M hotel in Rome’s historic Jewish Quarter, where dreamy beds, a lively living room and a rooftop bar overlooking ancient ruins await.


Located in the heart of Milan, Fontana 16 Rooms offers a unique stay experience, combining the peace of a historic street with the convenience of a central location.

LE CATTEDRALI (5*) , Monferrato (Piedmont) 

Discover the beauty and rich heritage of the Monferrato region at Le Cattedrali relais, nestled in the heart of this UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its fine truffles, wines, and hazelnuts, where ancient castles, Romanesque churches invite adventurers to explore the unique landscape.


Experience the timeless charm of Venice at Palazzo Dei Fiori, a historic 19th-century gem designed by architect Teresa Sapey, perfectly situated in the heart of the city near St. Mark’s Square.


Originally founded in 1850 by Mr. Singer, the inventor of the sewing machine, Singer Palace has been transformed into a chic boutique hotel by the Visocchi family in 2018. Centrally located in Rome, within walking distance of major historical sights and shopping areas, the hotel offers 30 beautifully appointed rooms, including suites and connecting solutions, blending historic charm with contemporary elegance.