August in Italy: Relaxation, Food and Festivals
August in Italy is one of the busiest months for tourism and travel. Even with the hum of vigorous activity, it is not without its share of relaxation. August has eclectic festivals and exciting events; therefore, locations are busier than anticipated. Get ready to loosen your belt and open your heart so you can try all the diverse food and culture celebrated throughout August in Italy.
One of the most important and notable events is the day of Ferragosto or the Assumption of the Virgin. It is typically honoured with local celebrations and festivities. Additionally, beautiful firework displays light up the night throughout the country. The entire film industry also prepares for the famous Venice Film Festival, which usually lasts two weeks. Typically the festival falls in late August or early September and takes place on the island of Lido in northern Italy.
Arts in Italy:
The 79th Venice International Film Festival
31 August 2022 – 10 September 2022
Ferrara International Buskers Festival
23-28 August 2022
August in Italy brings the biggest dedicated street art event in the world. Il Ferrara Buskers positions itself as a union of art, music, and different cultures. Making your way around the festival is a promising journey. With this experience, one can discover a new and different world as each moment passes.
Bellagio and Lake Como Festival
23 June – 26 August 2022
Bellagio and Lake Como Festival are hosted by a group of small local towns, creating the festival’s unique ambiance. The program includes concerts by renowned Italian and international orchestras and solo artists. The famous Italian pianist and composer Rossella Spinosa made and directed the event.
MUSIC in August:
Rossini Opera Festival
09 Aug 2022 – 21 Aug 2022
Musica sulle Bocche Festival
3-22 August 2022.
The event was born in 2001 on the strait between Sardinia and Corsica called Bocche di Bonifacio. It takes place in Santa Teresa Gallura. Prepare for the extraordinary scenery of this location with many international stars and young talents. Attend concerts at sunset and dawn to enjoy the magical atmosphere and create unforgettable memories.
HISTORY in Italy:
The Siena Palio
16 August 2022
Palio of Siena is Italy’s most significant sporting spectacle and the world’s oldest horse race. Before the race, a historical parade, consisting of 600 characters in customs representing the 17 districts and the governors of the old Republic of Siena, takes place. Watching the Palio (and the trials on the previous days) is free. It’s necessary to arrive very early as many people are interested, and the entrance is for a limited number of guests.
A Journey into the Middle Ages
25-28 August 2022
GASTRONOMY in August:
10 August 2022 – 21 August 2022
If you’re an olive lover, this festival is for you! The Ascoli stuffed olive is a local snack and uses a recipe handed down through the generations. As you will discover, creating this local tradition includes making brined olives and stuffing them with a mixture of meat, finishing by frying them. Taste an award-winning fried Stuffed Olive and discover more about the Marche region while you’re there.
Italian Porchetta Feast
18-23 August 2022
Celebrate delicious Porchetta and its traditions during this six-day festival in Italy near the end of August. This practice produces one of the most delicious and flavourful dishes you’ll ever get the chance to enjoy. Apart from tastings, the feast and festival include many live concerts and an interesting amateur culinary challenge. The banquet represents one of the largest gatherings dedicated to the traditional culinary art of creating Porchetta.