It is the season of the carnival with many towns and cities becoming a wash of colour and celebration. Viareggio Carnival (8 March)
The Viagreggio Carnival is famous world-wide for its spectacular floats that satirise public and political figures that parade through the city, much to the enjoyment of all who witness this spectacle.
In true Italian style, each parade culminates with a gastronomic event and a huge firework display.
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This grand parade of masks and traditional distribution of gnocchi (potato dumplings), is strangely in honour of Il Papa dello Gnocca. Daddy Gnocchi was a local nobleman who in 1660 celebrated the end of the terrible plague that struck Verona and wiped out many of its population by cooking up the famous dish and handing it out to those in the city. Milano – Sanremo Cup (11 – 13 March)
Starting at Milan’s Duomo, one of the largest churches in the world, this classic annual race takes all those drivers up to Turin and along the Ligurian coastline to San Remo and onto Genoa.
In order to celebrate 150 years of Italian Unity an extremely rare collection of vehicles will also be exhibited through 150 years of the history of the locomotion.
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More than 15,000 runners are expected to take the opportunity to run through the eternal city and past the famous landmarks that make Rome the most romantic city in the world. The start line is placed next to the Colosseum and the route takes those past the Trevi fountain, Saint Peter’s Basilica, Piazza Navona and the Spanish Steps.
An ideal combination of athletic challenge and a nice weekend of sight-seeing in Italy’s capital city.
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