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»» Primavera del Prosecco DOC – Prosecco Wine Festival in Veneto

The annual Prosecco Doc Spring Festival, started on February 26, runs through early July. The festival — known as “Primavera del Prosecco DOC” — features wine shows and a number of other events dedicated to Prosecco wine.

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Mostly concentrated in the week-ends, Prosecco-themed events take place in hill towns located in the growing zone of Prosecco, the Altamarca Trevigiana, lovely hills just a few miles north of Venice.


Here you have the schedule of events for 2011 “Primavera del Prosecco DOC”:

» Vidor: from Feb 2 to Mar 13;
» Santo Stefano: from Mar 3 to Apr 4;
» Col S. Martino: from Apr 4 to Apr 25;
» Guia: from Apr 4 to Apr 25;
» Miane: from Apr 8 to May 5;
» San Giovanni: from Apr 9 to Apr 17;
» Conegliano: from Apr 9 to Apr 17;
» Villa di Cordignano: from Apr 16 to Apr 25;
» Fregona: from Apr 16 to May 1st;
» S. Pietro di Barbozza: from Apr 23 to May 8;
» Saccol: from Apr 23 to May 1st;
» Refrontolo: from Apr 30 to May 15;
» Combai: from May 6 to May 15;
» Vittorio Veneto: from May 13 to May 29;
» Corbanese: from May 21 to Jun 05;
» S. Pietro di Feletto: from May 28 to Jun 12;
» Serravalle – Vittorio Veneto: from Jun 10 Jul 19;

More information about “Primavera del Prosecco DOC” wine festival is available at

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»» Vinitaly – in Verona – More Than Just a Major Wine Exhibition

Verona — The City of “Juliet and Romeo” — hosts its annual Vinitaly, one of the largest wine and spirit exhibitions in the world.

The 45th Vinitaly, Apr 7 – 11, 2011, will feature more than 4000 exhibitors from 23 countries.

Vinitaly is more than just a major international wine exhibition.
It offers five days of major events including guided tasting sessions, wine and food pairing workshops led by top chefs and an impressive convention programme embracing conferences, forums and seminars.

When: Apr 7 – 11, 2011 (annual)
Where: Verona
Program and details are available at

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»» Romantic Wine Tastings in Italy: Enjoy Wine While Watching Falling Stars

August 10 is a very important date for wine lovers in Italy.

Calici di Stelle” — “Goblets of Stars” –, major wine event in Italy, takes place during the night of August 10 — the night of St. Lawrence aka “the Night of the Shooting Stars” — as Italians enjoy wine tastings while watching the falling stars in the hope that their wishes will come true.

It’s a romantic night. A number of events are scheduled in hundreds of locations throughout Italy, with people enjoying wines and traditional delicacies in venues including Medieval squares, castles and vineyards.

To find out the selected locations as well as the programme of “Calici di Stelle” please visit this page.

Where: August 10 (annual)
When: selected locations throughout Italy.

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»» Wine Tasting and Classical Music in Chianti, Tuscany

The wonderful medieval village of San Donato in Poggio, located in Tuscany, in one of the major Chianti growing zones, hosts the fifth edition of “Chianti in Musica” festival from July 24th to July 31st.

Located in the heart of Chianti, midway from both Florence and Siena, with “Chianti in Musica” San Donato in Poggio offers a week of tastings of the fine red wine produced in the Chianti region accompaned by a number of classical music concerts as well as by culinary and wine theme events.

When: July 24 – 31, 2010 (annual)
Where: San Donato in Poggio (Tuscany)
Directions by car: take the Florence-Siena superstrada, and exit at San Donato in Poggio.
Find out details on .

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