Playing out of the circle? Exploring Italian traditional festivals

Italy is a colorful and distinctive country in the fields of humanities, history, and art. In addition to food and beautiful scenery, it also has many famous festivals. If you want to experience true Italian culture, these festival activities are not to be missed and are definitely worth experiencing!

Festa della Rificolona - Florence Lantern Festival

Held on the evening of September 7th every year, the event features local residents walking in groups on the city's streets holding exquisite lanterns, and parade teams in ancient costumes, dance performances, and musical performances that exude a romantic and classical European atmosphere. You can celebrate this festival with the locals, try local cuisine, and even buy traditional handicrafts and toys.

Oh Bej! Oh Bej - Milan

Oh Bej! Oh Bej is one of the most popular and traditional Christmas markets in Milan. Many small stalls at the Oh Bej! Oh Bej market sell various foods, crafts, traditional decorations, and local gifts, immersing travelers in a cheerful Christmas atmosphere. There are also live music performances and art exhibitions on the market, allowing citizens and travelers to experience a strong sense of community and cultural diversity.

Regatta Storica - Venice

The main event of the Venice rowing season is the Regata Storica, a festival with more than a thousand years of history. It includes four important rowing races and a spectacular historical water parade. Every September 3rd, a group of typical 16th century style boats carrying rowers can be expected to showcase their rowing skills.

Calcio Storico Fiorentino - Florence Lantern Festival

Calcio Storico Fiorentino is a traditional sport originating from Florence in the 16th century, which combines football, wrestling and rugby, played on a field covered in dirt. It takes place annually in June in the Santa Croce Square. Players wear traditional costumes representing the four historical districts, and are allowed to use any action during the game, but are prohibited from attacking players from behind and attacking players who have already fallen. When watching this sport, you will be immersed in the atmosphere of the time, experiencing a passionate and unique event.