Ginnastica nei Parchi - Outdoor free fitness classes, through Sept. 6, 2015, in Vicenza, Parco Querini, Viale Rodolfi; FRIDAYS, body balance and sh’bam fitness, 7-8:30 p.m., zumba fitness 7:15-8:15 p.m.; (see other pins for daily schedule)
BENè- Sentieri di Benessere - Health and Fitness Fair: March 21-24; Thursday – Saturday 9 a.m. -9 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m., in Vicenza, Via dell’Oreficeria, 16; free entrance; info in English at http://fiere.traveleurope.it/trade-show/bene-wellness-expo.html
2017 - Sagra dell’Olio e delle Olive Oil and Olives Fair May and May and June in Massarosa (Lucca); exhibit and sale of local oils and olives; food booths featuring many local specialties open at p. and on Sundays also at noon.
Festa dell’Uva e del Vin Recioto, Grape and Recioto Wine Festival, Sept. 25-28, 2015, in Gambellara, Via Borgolecco and Piazza Marconi, about 16 miles southwest of Vicenza; food booths open at 7 p.m.; live music and dancing start nightly at 9 p.m.; Recioto is an intensely flavored, sweet red wine made from dried grapes typical of the Veneto region.
Sagra del Carmine - Carmine Festival, July in San Daniele (Sovizzo), food booths, carnival rides, live music and dancing at 9 p.
Sagra della Zuppa - Soup Fair, through June in Fauglia (Pisa); food booths open at 7 p. live music and dance shows every night at 9 p. June watch the World Cup on a giant screen.
2016 - Sagra del tortello Tortello Festival June 15-20, in Donoratico, Castagneto Carducci (Livorno), Via Vecchia Aurelia 1, Donoratico; food booths featuring tortelli dishes and other local specialties open at 7 p.m.; bounce houses and entertainment for children; from 9 p.m., live music, dancing and bingo;
Choccolandia - Chocolate Fair; Feb . 21-23, 2014, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; in Livorno, Piazza Grande; chocolate workshops held by masters chocolatiers, who will also teach how to taste the chocolate in a correct way and how you can accompany it with other foods in the most imaginative combinations; free entrance.
Jazz d’Autunno -Autumn Jazz, House of Groove, Oct. 22-23, 2015, 10 p.m., in Vicenza, Bar Borsa, Piazza dei Signori 26; free jazz concerts.
Pane e Musica 2014 - Bread and Music Free concerts and sampling of local specialties and wines at 9 p.m. July 12, Acoustic Spirit Duo in concert, in Tonezza del Cimone, Pala Congressi, Via del Partigionano E. Canale, about 32 miles north of Vicenza July 18, Twin Time Two, Piovene Rocchette, Piazza Papiria, about 21 miles north of Vicenza; in case of inclement weather, the concert will be held in Piazzale della Vittoria.
Sagra del Porcino e della Chianina, Castelfranco di Sotto
2018 - Sagra dell’Olio Novo- New Oil Fair, Feb. 3-4 and Feb. 10-11, in Ghizzano di Peccioli (Pisa); food booths feature local oil, bruschetta, and other local specialties; Feb. 3 and Feb. 10, food booths open at 7:30 p.m. and live music at 9:30 p.m.; Feb. 4 and Feb. 11, photo exhibit open at 10 a.m.; guided tour to Ghizzano factory with sapling of local wines and oils; 9:30 p.m. live music and dancing.
2016 - Sagra dell’anguilla - Eel Festival, June 11-12, June 18-19, and June 25-26, in Vicopisano (Pisa), Uliveto Terme, Via Simone Redini; food booths featuring local specialties open at 8 p.m; live music and dancing start at 9 p.m. http://www.sagretoscane.com/sagre/pi/vicopisano/sagra-dell-anguilla-uliveto-terme.html
2018 - Sagra dell’Olio Novo- New Oil Fair, Feb. 3-4 and Feb. 10-11, in Ghizzano di Peccioli (Pisa); food booths feature local oil, bruschetta, and other local specialties; Feb. 3 and Feb. 10, food booths open at 7:30 p.m. and live music at 9:30 p.m.; Feb. 4 and Feb. 11, food booths open at noon and again at 7:30 p.m.; also, guided tour to Ghizzano factory with sampling of local wines and oils; 9:30 p.m. live music and dancing.
Verona in Love, Feb. 11-14, 2016, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., in Piazza Dei Signori and Piazza Bra. Se ami qualcuno, portalo a Verona - If you love someone, bring her /him to Verona - is the slogan of Romeo and Juliet’s city. A heart-shaped exhibition and market of romantic gift ideas, crafts and free chocolate sampling; waterfalls of heart-shaped coriandoli (confetti); bands, events, and theatrical performances will entertain visitors throughout the weekend; red heart shaped balloons a