It is difficult to imagine Italy in the winter without holidays, festivals and festivals. Everyone knows that the inhabitants of the Apennine Peninsula love, and most importantly, know how to have fun, to infect everyone around with a perky mood, to organize competitions, but not only to identify the best, but just to have fun. From year to year, many festivals are held in the land of sun and wine, dedicated to different topics, music, people and different cultures.
Many of them are known far abroad, which attracts hundreds of foreign tourists eager to plunge headlong into the atmosphere of fun and celebration. So what are the most popular and unusual festivals held in Italy, and what should we expect in January of 2014?
01.01. - 01/14. Balloon Festival, Alta Pusteria
Only recently the chimes beat off 12, the glasses rang, children and adults received gifts, and the holiday does not leave the Alta Pusteria ski resort, which is located in the northeast of the country in the province of Alto Adige. Already on January 4, snow and ski lovers will be able to attend and enjoy the Balloon Festival, which will fly over the Alps and Dolomites.
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Huge multi-colored balloons will paint the sky of the province of Alto Adige for 10 days. According to the organizers of the contest, anyone can not only watch the amazing balls, but also ride them.
You can get acquainted with the festival program, find out how to get to the Alta Pusteria resort and much more here: www.balloonfestival.it
01/06. - 05.03. - Orange Carnival in Hebrew, Ivrea
Since the first days of January in the town of Ivrea, which is located in the north of Italy, real madness has been going on. Hundreds of city residents and tourists in carnival costumes throw oranges at each other, following a long tradition. According to legend, one young bride promised her bridegroom on the day of their wedding that she would never give up the right of the first wedding night to the oppressive and evil ruler of the city, who had such a right. After the girl was subjected to persistent harassment of the vile official, she did not come up with anything better than to kill him and throw her head from the balcony. Since then, the inhabitants of the town of Ivrea throw oranges at each other every year, thereby marking the deliverance from despotism. You can get acquainted with the festival program, as well as find out how you can get to the town of Ivrea here: www.storicocarnevaleivrea.it
01/08. - 10.01. - Snow Sculpture Festival, San Candido
This amazing festival, which is held annually in the Italian town of San Candido (San Candido), gathers many spectators and participants who dream of finding themselves in a winter fairy tale. Each year, participating teams from different countries receive one task: to create a real masterpiece from 20 tons of snow. For everything about everything, masters from 16 countries are given five days, at the end of which the results are announced and the winners are determined. You can find out more about the festival here: www.sancandido.net
Do not miss your chance to participate in the New Year extravaganza and recharge your batteries with energy and positive for the next year!