Italian Government Tourist Board - North America

ITALY NEWS # 56 - July 7, 2008


Saint Anna Arresi (Carbonia-Iglesias) August 26th/ September 6th 2008

A heavengly angle of Sardinia will host one of the most interesting events dedicated to jazz, thanks to its scenery where the evening events are held and thanks to the level of the musicians present on billboards.   Dedicated to Don Cherry who was exhibited for the fisrt time in 1985 in Saint Anna Arresi, the Festival will host musicians of an international level, musical workshops and a photographic workshop dedicated to photography. 


Villa Celimontana – Rome - Until September 14th 2008

The Villa Celimontana Jazz Festival has reached its fifteenth edition. A traditional event which opens its doors offering a range of visual arts in general. In addition forms of eclectic artistic activity will be of particular importance. The Festival  will follow a thematic or interdisciplinary approach dedicated to Countries and musicians from all over the world. This years hot news is the participation of the Columbia College Chicago.



Ferrara – From September 19th to the 28th

Ferrara will host the Hot Air Balloon Festival born in 2005 as an experiment and in very little time has become one of the biggest hot air balloon shows in Italy and one of the biggest tourist success in the past years. The skies of Ferrara will be colorful for 10 days thanks to a rich and captivating program: kites, artists, air and fire, the characters of Ferrara Palio, musicians, singers, acrobats and dancers, sportspersons, comedians, everything to make this festival even better. Parachute jumps, aerobatics, balloon flights open to the public and the Night Glow, the stunning night-time flight of illuminated balloons accompanied by music. Rich program and lots of surprises make this event so special.

ALBATours direct flights from Toronto to Italy  -

ALBATours and Sunquest (a Tour Operator based in Toronto, Ontario) launched its new Premier Class service on the charter flights to Italy aboard Skyservice’s Airbus A330. Direct charters flights are operated seasonally from May to October from Toronto to Rome (three flights/week), Venice (three flights/week), Lamezia (one flight/week) and Pescara (one flight/week). ALBATours and Sunquest are part of Thomas Cook Canada.


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