Lose Yourself In The Italian Summer

amalfi summer

Ready for your summer holidays in Italy?

Fairy landscapes, quaint surroundings, a view of the peaceful sea and the ideal climate. You can easily find your dream oasis on the beautiful beaches of Italy. Book your hotel in dazzling islands such as Sardinia, Sicily or the romantic Capri, and you will not make a mistake. Explore a region that interests you or enjoy the summer far away from the crowds and, you’ll see, you will surely come back next year. And if you decide to spend your holidays in Italy, we can recommend you several events or festivals that will make your holidays in the beautiful country something to remember.

Rimini

Rimini is one of the most popular tourist resorts in Europe. Lying on the charming Adriatic Sea, it is known as the capital of Italian nightlife, also thanks to its beautiful fifteen kilometers-long sandy beach. On the promenade, you can find shops, restaurants, bars and clubs, while around the town there are many amusement and water parks, where a good time is guaranteed. Rimini is also well positioned, so it is possible to visit other beautiful Italian cities – Ravenna, Bologna, Florence, as well as a miniature state – San Marino.

The province is divided into several centers (all located on the Adriatic beach): Marina – in Rimini center, San Giuliano – one kilometer away from Rimini center, Bellariva – three kilometers away, Marebello – five kilometers away, Rivazzura – six kilometers away, Miramare – seven kilometers away, and Riccione – about twelve kilometers away. All these parts are connected with the city center through a well functioning public transport system.

rimini summer
Not only beaches: Rimini is an art heritage city

Things to do

Rimini Sport Dance

Where: Rimini Fiera
When: July 5 to 15, 2018
What: Italian Dance Championship. Sports dancing, entertainment, competitions and much more. The event, which will last about ten days, provides exciting competitions for both FIDS athletes and the spectators, who can attend dance sport specialty performances.

P.assaggi di vino

Where: Rimini, Borgo San Giuliano and Tiberius Bridge
When: July 13 and 14, 2018
What: The wine cellars in Rimini inland await you on the Tiberius Bridge and in the squares of Borgo San Giuliano. Here, you can experience two full nights of tastings and events, cup in hand. Each winery manages its own stand, describing and selling its products to the visitors.

Isola Del Giglio

Isola del Giglio is one of the best and most famous island beaches in Italy, well known for its exotic sea life, where nature lovers can enjoy something unique. Located off the coast of Tuscany, the whole island is very clean and nicely decorated. Its idyllic villages, combined with the unmistakeable mountainous silhouette, contribute to its refined appearance. In Isola del Giglio you can also see beautiful lagoons and small hidden caves for relaxation.

isola del giglio summer
A beautiful view overlooking the sea, Isola del Giglio

Apulia

Apulia (Puglia) is a region located in southeastern Italy. Its biggest city is Bari but, when it comes to nightlife, Salento should be mentioned first. This area, the ‘heel’ of the peninsula, has excellent sandy beaches where you can relax during the day and party overnight. Other Apulian places known for their lively movida are Vieste and Otranto. Apulia is otherwise divided into six provinces and is known for its white low houses (trulli), olive groves, orchids, blue sea, beaches and long sunny days.

Typical Apulian landscape

Things to do

Pablo Picasso in Puglia

Where: Palazzo Ducale in Martina Franca, Palazzo Tanzarella in Ostuni, and the Castle of Mesagne
When: April 27 to November 4, 2018
What: A tri-centers exhibition of the great Spanish master’s works entitled L’Altra Metà del Cielo (the Other Half of the Sky).

Fasano Music Festival

Where: Parco Rupestre Lama d’Antico (July 5) and Museo Archeologico di Egnazia (July 11 and 12). Both venues are between Fasano and the Adriatic coast
When: July 5, 11 and 12, 2018
What: A concert trio in the suggestive surroundings of two of Apulia’s most fascinating archaeological sites. The first concert is a jazz duo (singer and saxophonist), the second is a well-known tarantella group called Terraross, and the third a ten-piece cello orchestra performing music from the cinema. Tickets include access to the sites before the concerts start.

Amalfi Coast

The Amalfi Coast is located on the southern coast of the Sorrento Peninsula, near the Bay of Naples. Since 1997, the Amalfi Coast is in the UNESCO World Heritage List because of its natural beauty and the architecture of its small coastal villages.

…and Capri

The island of Capri is located in the Bay of Naples and is considered one of the most elite tourist destinations in the world. This exclusive resort attracts visitors from five continents because of its historical importance, sumptuous nature and extremely pleasant climate. Capri is a satin of dreams, luxury and glamour. The Roman emperors chose it as their refuge, and Tiberius ruled the Empire from here during the last years of his life. This marvelous island is an inspiration for many artists, painters, actors and poets, but also for unsuspecting historic personalities such as Lenin. In Villa Krup, there is still a typewriter with which Maksim Gorki wrote his novel ‘Mother’.

Capri Island

Things to do

Pizza Jazz

Where: Anacapri, centro storico
When: July 16, 2018 (19:00)
What: Beer and pizza tasting against a backdrop of live jazz.

Night of the Falling Stars

Where: Porto di Marina Grande
When: August 10, 2018 (22:00)
What: Each year for the Feast Day of San Lorenzo (also known as the Night of the Falling Stars), a live concert and a firework display are held at Marina Grande, the port of Capri. At the end of the outdoor concert, the crowd looks over the Mediterranean to watch the fireworks which, as every year, are fired off from a boat anchored in the bay.