Vinitaly - www.vinitaly.com
After the Bordeaux wine festival, Vinitaly is the second biggest event of its kind in the world. With over a thousand exhibitors, it's a chance to sample everything from the simplest table wines to the finest vintages.
Mille Miglia - www.1000miglia.eu
One of the world's greatest endurance races, covering 1,000 miles of Italian roads, starting in Brescia and passing through Florence, Bologna and Rome.
Verona Opera Festival - www.arena.it
Our booking office can obtain tickets for you, and organise bus or limousine transport.
Festival del Vittoriale - www.vittoriale.it
This year's music, dance and circus festival at the Vittoriale amphitheatre, overlooking Lake Garda, features big names like James Taylor, Lou Reed, David Byrne, Keith Jarrett, Momix and the New York City Ballet. This is one of Italy’s most distinctive stages, set amid magnificent scenery on the estate of the poet Gabriele d’Annunzio, and overlooked by Mimmo Paladino’s famous statue of a blue horse. There’s nothing more magical than the moon reflected in the lake on a warm summer’s night.
See anfiteatrodelvittoriale.it for details. Our concierge can also arrange bookings for you.
Notte di Fiaba (Fairytale Nights) – www.nottedifiaba.it
One of Italy’s most spectacular annual firework displays is held in Riva del Garda, which adopts a fairytale theme for three days. This year’s is Little Red Riding Hood.
Cento Miglia - www.centomiglia.it
Italy’s second biggest yachting regatta, and Europe’s most famous, is held on Lake Garda, marking the start of a new sporting season. Several hundred vessels in various classes will be setting off at 7 am from Bogliaco, past Riva and Sirmione, with the last finishers arriving back at Bogliaco late at night.