To make your holiday in Frassanelle truly unforgettable, we have selected a number of evocative events in Veneto, creating an overview which includes not only art exhibitions and the most famous fairs, but also many typical and popular events of our region, which will make you discover the Veneto through its people and their history.
Padova, Galleria Civica Cavour
10 February / 02 April 2017
Vicenza, Palazzo Leoni Montanari
4th February 2017 / 7th January 2018
Venice, Palazzo DucaleVenezia, Palazzo Ducale
18th February / 4th June 2017
Treviso, Museo di Santa Caterina
29th October / 17th April 2017
Treviso, Casa dei Carraresi
14th October 2016 / 1st May 2017
The Venice Biennale is one of the most popular and oldest arts organisation. It is based in Venice and also the original and principal exhibition it organises. It focuses on contemporary art, and also includes events for art, contemporary dance, architecture, cinema and theatre.
Venice, Giardini della Biennale
Further info: www.labiennale.org
Jazz by the Pool is a jazz festival that takes place in Montegrotto Terme (Padua), by the thermal pools. Jazz by the Pool is a new way of playing and listening to jazz: the concerts, which take place in the relaxing location of the Spa and of the park, allow a non-demanding listening of the music and, thanks to the pleasing atmosphere where all five senses find fulfillment, a profound feeling of wellness is obtained.
Abano Terme – Montegrotto Terme (Padua)
Further info: www.jazzbythepool.it
Itinerant music festival that takes place in the most significant places in Veneto, and having a rich agenda with famous international artists.
The festival is organized by “I Solisti Veneti”, the most known chamber orchestra in Italy, with the sponsorship of the City of Padua.
Many locations, Veneto
Further info: www.solistiveneti.it
The Regata Storica is the main event in the annual “Voga alla Veneta” rowing calendar. This unique sport has been practised in the Venetian lagoon for thousands of years and today it is particularly well-known for the spectacular historical water pageant that precedes the race.
Venice, Grand Canal
Further info: www.regatastoricavenezia.it
Festa del Redentore is an ancient celebration, dating back to 400 years ago. To recall the end of the terrible plague which between 1575 and 1577 which killed almost 50.000 venetians, every summer and for two days hundreds of boats are decorated and meet in St Mark’s Basin and Giudecca Canal. A must see is the great firework show lasting 45 minutes, which creates outstanding games of light on the water surface, making Venice more romantic than ever.
Venice, Grand Canal
Further info: events.veneziaunica.it
The Palio is one of the oldest popular traditions in the Veneto and in other Italian regions, too. It recalls the celebrations that took place after the death of the tyrant Ezzelino da Romano, in 1259. It consists of a horse race accompanied by old folkloristic games, such as the wearing “gonfalone race” (gonfalone meaning banner). It is held on the first week of September and lasts about one week, during which several events are organised: you can join a medieval dinner, stroll through the oddities of the craft market, enjoy the fascinating nocturnal show of the burning fortress.
Further info: www.palio10comuni.it
The wine festival in Vo’ is one of the most representative and attended events in autumn thanks to its many activities and attractions, such as the bike tour on the hills and the tastings of local wines and cakes, and above all the spectacular parade of floats entirely made of grapes. You cannot miss such an alternative Carnival!
Vo’ Euganeo (Padua)
Further info: www.prolocovo.com
One of the oldest country fairs in the Veneto, the “Fiera del Soco” combines historical recontruction and modern feast in an event that involves the whole village and its citizens. Concerts and other public shows are held, besides medieval games and a puppet theatre for children. There is also a huge open air craft market winding through the town centre for more than 2 km. Those who love good cooking will find many rest stops where it is possible to taste and buy typical products.
Grisignano di Zocco (Vicenza)
Further info: www.fieradelsoco.it
This colourful festival, where you can find plants and flowers from all over Italy, is agains the impressive backdrop of the gardens of Este castle. Every year, in spring, the flower festival draws a great number of exhibitors and visitors, thanks to attractions such as theatre performances, art exhibitions, cooking lessons and much more.
Further info: www.esteinfiore.it