Carnival of Venice (Carnevale di Venezia); January/February: The city fills with elaborately costumed and masked revellers. The event is held every year and ends with the Catholic celebration of Lent.
Holy Week; March/April: The tradition of Easter processions continues to fill the streets of Italy’s towns and cities. With hooded participants and the sombre lighting of torches, they make for a moving sight.
Taormina Arte; July-September: A season of drama, cinema, ballet and music brings a cultural kick to summer at the Graeco-Roman theatre in Taormina, Sicily.