Things to do between May and November

Arles, Basilea, Berlino Cannes, Forte dei Marmi, Greve in Chianti, Londra, Milano, Monza, Monaco, Montreux, Mosca, New York, ParIgi, Rio de Janeiro, Torino, Venezia, Washington

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Cannes - France

Possibly the best known cinema festival in the world, Cannes manages to attract huge crowds of film lovers every year, offering the chance to spot the big movie stars and directors in the beautiful scenario of the French Côte d’Azure. The red carpets bring their share of old style glamour, while a jury of artists and experts selects the winner of the prestigious Palme D’Or, the film industry’s most coveted award.

May 11~22

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International Design Festival

Berlin – Germany

DMY, the International Design Festival takes place in Berlin between June 2nd and 5th. The event brings together young designers and established creatives featuring the latest innovations, creating an effective network within the design world. The Festival has established itself as a workshop for creativity and new technologies through its organization of special exhibitions and planning of projects that stimulate the exchange between countries. The DMY is an important gathering for dialogue and cultural exchanges between design on a worldwide scale and the city of Berlin.

June 2~5

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Solo Italiano

Moscow – Russia

Once again Moscow and Saint Petersburg will play host to Solo Italiano Grandi Vini Russia Tour. The success of last year’s edition, which saw the participation of 92 Italian wineries, has brought the best Italian wine labels to the attention of Russia’s growing market, thanks to an exciting program of workshops, walk-around tastings and events.

June 7

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Art Basel

Basel – Switzerland

Art Basel, active since 1970, is one of the leading global gatherings of the art world. With the passing of time it has established itself not only as an unmissable international event for the art market, but also as a fundamental scene for the research and experimentation in the field of art. It takes place every June in Basel, PO Safer than Springtime View2 BF LG HiResSwitzerland, and every December in Miami Beach with an exhibition ad hoc for the United States.

June 16~19

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Munich Film Festival

Munich – Germany

The Munich Film Festival is the largest summer film event, attracting over 75,000 visitors each year. Retrospectives, homages and tributes but also innovation and discovery, the festival presents a range of German premieres and many European and world premieres every year, establishing itself as an important event to look out for new talent. Among the nominees for this year’s Documentary category we have Asif Kapadia’s release, AMY, first shown in the 2015 edition where it has won several awards.

June 23 – July 2

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Wimbledon 2016

London – England

The oldest and most prestigious tennis event, Wimbledon is the third Grand Slam tournament in chronological order and the only one to be played on a grass court. The expectations for this year are high after last year’s Novak Djokovic’s spectacular win over Roger Federer and Serena William’s win over Garbine Muguruza.

June 27 – July 10

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Montreux Jazz Festival

Montreux – Switzerland 

The Montreux Jazz Festival is the largest music festival in Switzerland and one of the most prestigious in Europe. It takes place in early July of each year, in Montreux, on the banks of Lake Geneva. Since 1967 the Montreux Jazz has evolved from being a classic festival in which performances by Keith Jarrett, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone and Miles Davis, have taken place over the years, to a place where you can encounter the best of the contemporary music scene. Today it could be defined as 'jazz beyond jazz.'

July 1~16 

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Arles 2016

Arles – France 

Founded in 1970, Les Rencontres d’Arles is a photography exhibition showcasing unseen work only, a choice that has made it one of the most important and popular photography festivals in the world. Certain Arles locations are only open to the public during the event, and in 2015, more than 93,000 visitors attended the show.

July 6~12

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The Olympics in Rio

Rio de Janeiro – Brazil

The XXXI edition of the Olympic games this year will see the participation of 10,500 athletes and 206 national Olympic committees, including, for the first time in history, Kosovo and South Sudan. In the dazzling setting of Rio de Janeiro, the first South American city to host the games, the world’s best athletes will compete in 306 events and a total of 28 sports (there are two new entries this year: Rugby and Golf). The Rio Olympics follow the 2012 London games and precede Tokyo 2020.

August 5~21


Society of Wine Educators

Washington – U.S.A.

The glamorous Mayflower Renaissance Hotel in Washington DC welcomes the 40th annual conference dedicated to the world of wine. With more than 60 events dedicated to a variety of themes and winemakers from Italy, France, South America and California, the event offers workshops exploring the realities of emerging wine regions, latest trends and business opportunities.

August 11-13 

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Maison&Objet Paris

Paris – France

For twenty years an unmissable event for all professionals of interior design: 3,000 exhibitors show their latest creations in an exhibition space of over 130,000 square meters and the most talented emerging designers present their work within a dedicated themed exhibition space.

 September 2~6 

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73° Venice Film Festival

Venice – Italy

One of the oldest film festivals in the world but also a platform for young talent. For this year’s edition the organisers have confirmed the 4 projects shortlisted for the College-Cinema Biennale, an award introduced in 2012 which offers young film-makers the possibility of making their feature film in collaboration with some of Cinema’s greatest masters. In addition to the three projects traditionally chosen from an international long-list of 12, this year the Bienniale has for the first time selected an Italian project as well.

August 31 – September 10 

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Celebrity Fight Night
(Andrea Bocelli Foundation)

Forte dei Marmi – Italy

Celebrity Fight Night offers the opportunity to fly to Italy and enjoy five full days with the legendary tenor Andrea Bocelli. He will take you to the most magical places around Florence and Venice, including a special night at his home featuring star-studded entertainment on the Italian coast.

September 7-13 

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Expo del Chianti Classico

Greve in Chianti – Italy

The 46th edition of the Expo Chianti Classico is held this year between September 8th and 11th in Greve, Chianti. The event is a worthy tribute to Tuscan excellence, a must for all fans of the famous red. The Expo takes place between wine tasting stands and direct sale of Chianti Classico from wine producers, as well as art exhibitions, music and dance performances and workshops. It is also an opportunity to visit an area which is rich in art, culture and traditions.

September 8-11 


73° Open d’Italia

Monza – Italy

Keen to replicate the extraordinary success of last year’s edition – 16,000 spectators who attended the last lap and a total of 48,000 in the four days of the event, an absolute record in the history of the tournament – the 73rd Italian Golf Open is back in the magnificent scenery of the Golf Club Milano Monza, one of the oldest and most prestigious Italian clubs.

September 15~18 

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New York Wine & Food Festival

New York – U.S.A.

Famous chefs, bartenders, households names of international cuisine, winemakers and food lovers, all gather at the New York City Wine and Food Festival from October 13th to 16th. The NYCWFF was born in 2007 as a one-night event called ‘Sweet’; it then developed the following year, when founder and director of the Festival, Lee Brian Schrager, launched what is now the New York City Wine and Food Festival, which quickly gained notoriety and acclaim establishing itself as one of the most successful festivals about food. The Festival is organizing a series of activities and workshops through which you can deepen your passion for cooking by learning new methods and techniques.

October 13-16 

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Turin – Italy

Artissima is an important contemporary art fair held annually in Turin. The event, curated by a subsidiary company part of the Fondazione Torino Musei, will be held between November 4th and 6th at the Oval: a glass pavilion built for the Olympic Winter Games in the industrial archeology complex of the Lingotto district in Turin. Every year nearly two hundred galleries from around the world participate at the fair.

November 4-6 

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Milan – Italy

Attracting enthusiasts and professionals from all over the world, twice a year Milano Moda Donna hosts over 170 fashion shows, promoting Italian designers and supporting the new talents that make the fashion industry a constantly evolving and expanding business. Established in 1958, the Milan Fashion Week is one of the most important fashion events in the world, along with Paris, London and New York.
September 21-27



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