PARCO GIARDINO SIGURTÀ
PARCO NATURA VIVA, BUSSOLENGO
PALAZZO LEONI MONTANARI, VICENZA
CHRISTMAS MARKETS, VICENZA
CHRISTMAS VILLAGE, BUSSOLENGO
FESTA DEL MANDORLATO, COLOGNA VENETA
CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING, ASIAGO
DUE PASSI NEL NATALE, VICENZA
CHRISTMAS MARKET, BRESSANONE
CHRISTMAS MARKET, TRENTO
CHRISTMAS MARKET, MERANO
CHRISTMAS VILLAGE, JESOLO
SAND NATIVITY, JESOLO
CHRISTMAS MARKET, LEVICO
Veneto & Nearby
Dec. 7-8, Cologna Veneta, about 23 miles southwest of Vicenza, 35ᵅ FESTA DEL MANDORLATO / ALMOND NOUGAT FEST ⚠. The annual event, which will take place on two weekends, features local specialties, and the mandorlato, a typical sweet for the holydays.
Dec. 8, at 5 p.m., CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY ⚠ in downtown Asiago (Vicenza). The Troika with Santa Claus accompanied by the children of Asiago will reach Piazza II Risorgimento. A fireworks show from the bell tower of the Town Hall will follow the tree lighting ceremony.
Dec. 8-Feb. 9, 2020, Jesolo, 18th edition of PRESEPE DI SABBIA / SAND NATIVITY⚠, in Piazza Marconi. A huge sand nativity sculptured by the best sand artists in the world. Free entrance, donations accepted. Mondays through Fridays 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 2:30-7:30 p.m.; Sundays and holidays 9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.; approximately 500 square meters of exhibition area, 1,500 tons of sand more than one million visitors since the first edition.
Through Dec. 8, Località Quercia, Bussolengo (Verona), PARCO NATURA VIVA / ZOOLOGICAL PARK ⚠. The park, located near Lake Garda, about 10 miles west of Verona, has one of the most important zoological collections in Italy and it is today one of the main centers for the conservation of endangered animal species and for environmental education. Spread over 42 acres of Moraine woodland, with 1,500 animals of which 250 endangered species from all over the world, the park is divided according to geographic areas and includes: the Safari Park, the Fauna Park and the Extinction Park. Open every day 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; the Safari area (by car) open 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.; special offers for families available online; free for children up to 5 years old.
Dec. 14, at 3:30 p.m., 2 PASSI…NEL NATALE / 2 STEPS IN CHRISTMAS⚠, in Palazzo Chiericati, in downtown Vicenza. Guided tour in English from the altarpiece of "S. Bartholomew" in Palazzo Chiericati to the "Adoration of the Magi" in Santa Maria Corona. Booking required. Cost €8, free for children up to 14 years old. Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0444-320854.
Through Jan. 6, 2020, Bussolengo, Verona, Flover's Christmas Village ⚠. An enchanted place where you can visit Santa Claus, ice skate, light the tree of the wood gnomes, meet artisans, elves, enjoy holiday foods and purchase decorations and personalized ornaments.
Through Jan. 6, 2020, Asiago, Vicenza, GIARDINI DI NATALE / ASIAGO CHRISTMAS MARKETS ⚠. The Asiago's Christmas markets will fill with magic and colors Piazza Carli and Piazza Il Risorgimento. In the weeks of November only open on weekends, while from Dec. 10 to 21, as well as on weekends, they will also be open in the afternoon Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. During the holidays, from Dec. 21 to Jan. 6, they will be open daily.
Through Jan. 26, 2020, Gallerie di Palazzo Leoni Montanari, Vicenza, Contrà Santa Corona 25. Exhibit KANDINSKIJ, GONČAROVA, CHAGALL: Sacro e bellezza nell’arte russa / KANDINSKIJ, GONČAROVA, CHAGALL: between sacred and beauty, at . Open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (last entry at 5:30 p.m.); closed on Mondays. Tickets cost €5 (also available on TicketOne); reduced €3. On the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the opening to the public of the first Intesa Sanpaolo museum, the exhibition “Kandinskij, Gončarova, Chagall: sacred and beauty in Russian art” welcomes 45 works by renowned Russian artists of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Through March 1, 2020, Palazzo Zabarella, Padova, Exhibit VAN GOGH, MONET, DEGAS, The Mellon Collection of French Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The exhibition, organized by Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA), celebrates Paul Mellon and his wife Rachel 'Bunny' Lambert, two of the most important and refined patrons of the twentieth century. Their Collection, which is more than 70 masterpieces, is on display for the first time in Italy. It includes painting and sculpture by Edgar Degas, Eugène Delacroix, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Vincent van Gogh and others covering a period from the mid-nineteenth century to the opening years of the twentieth, bridging the era from Romanticism to Cubism.
Open every day 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Special openings: Nov. 1; Dec. 8 & 26; Dec. 24 & 31 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Jan. 1 & 6, 2020. Closed Christmas Day.
The ticket office closes 45 minutes before closing.
Entrance fee: €13; reduced: €11 (ages 18-25 years old, senior citizens over 65; disabled persons); €9 (children 6-17 years old); free for children up to 5 years old (not in a school group); special family ticket Adults €11 & Kids: €6, valid for 2 adults and for children 6-14, up to a maximum of five people.
Through Feb. 16, 2020 Livorno, MOSTRA AMEDEO MODIGLIANI ⚠for the 100th anniversary of Amedeo Modigliani's death, a fantastic exhibit of over 100 works by this native Livorno master and other artists of the period will be held in the Museo della citta' in Livorno.
Nov. 23 at 20.30 and Nov. 24 at 1600 "Figaro's wedding" opera by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at the Teatro Goldoni in Livorno Via Goldoni 83. www.goldoniteatro.it ⚠
Nov. 23-24, San Miniato, PI, FESTA DEL TARTUFO BIANCO / WHITE TRUFFLE FEST ⚠Taste hundreds of local recipes based on truffles, as well as savor the tastier culinary deelights of the country. A real paradise for anyone that loves truffles.
Nov. 24, Greve in Chianti IL PAGLIAIO ⚠ Organic and artisan market. Piazza Matteotti is filled with locals who feature goods from their gardens, their kitchens, their workshops.
Nov. 24, Massa Marittima GUSTATREKKING ⚠ Discover the Maremma though your 5 senses. Walk your way through colors, fragrances and the flavors of the land. The trail starting in Tatti near Massa Marittima will take you throught he vineyards, fields, and forests throughout the Maremma where it will stop in the little town to celebrate the local festival and the new olive oil.
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