Which are the best events happening in April in Italy? Find here the complete list selected by Where Milan. The very best of events in Milan, Rome, Florence, Venice, Sicily, Naples, the Alps and more. Find out where in Italy your events take place and use our personalized map at the end of this page.
FAIR | Milano Design Week
Milano, Lombardy (Northern Italy)
It’s the world’s most famous design event and it is called Milan’s Design Week. Milan lights with events, parties, dj sets, and, of course, the legendary Salone del Mobile: on of the biggest design fairs in the world.
> Additional info and tickets Official Website of Milano Design Week
FAIR | Vinitaly: Italy’s Biggest Wine Fair in Verona
Verona, near Venice, Veneto (Northern Italy)
Along with Vinexpo, held every year in the French region of Bordeaux, Vinitaly is the world’s largest wine fair. The event consists of an international and huge wine exposition and competition featuring thousands of wine from all across the world. A great opportunity to visit the Verona and Venice area while sipping a glass of wine.
> Additional info and tickets Official Website of Vinitaly
MUSIC | Opera Season at La Fenice Theatre in Venice
NOVEMBER TO OCTOBER
Venice, Veneto (Northern Italy)
One of Venice’s landmarks and main attractions, Teatro la Fenice offers its guests an interesting 2018-2019 season featuring a meld of opera, performances, dance and a fascinating symphonic season. The Barber of Seville, La Boeme, and The Elixir of Love are just some of the names on the schedule.
> Additional info and tickets Official Website of La Fenice Opera Theatre
GUIDED TOUR | Gran Sasso National Laboratory of Nuclear Physics
OPEN ALL YEAR
L’Aquila, Abruzzo (Central Italy)
Guided tours to the Gran Sasso National Laboratory (LNGS) of Nuclear Physics. One of the most important laboratories in the world for the study of astrophysics and particle physics, this laboratory is located in the stunning landscapes of the Gran Sasso National Park and it features one of the longest underground tunnels in the world.
> Additional info and tickets Official Website of the Gran Sasso Laboratory
SPORT | Serie A League Matches
AUGUST TO MAY
Different cities, Italy
The Serie A League is one of the best football leagues in the world and it is a professional competition for football clubs in Italy and it has been operating since 1929. The winner is awarded the Coppa dei Campioni d’Italia. Football is a crucial part of the Italian way of life and it is certainly worth seeing a match.
> Additional info and tickets Official Website of the Serie A League
LOCAL FOLKLORE | Nativity Scenes in San Gregorio Armeno
OPEN ALL YEAR
Naples, Campania (Southern Italy)
Nativity scenes are a must in Catholic culture but when in Naples, this tradition changes from simple ritual to art. Neapolitan artisans have been making presepe (nativity scenes) for centuries. In the city area of San Gregorio Armeno there are hundred stalls selling the most original ones. It is no oddity to find a Nativity Scene where Neapolitan house-wives appear next to Jesus while cooking spaghetti or Italian Politician are found as main actors of these scenes. This is a must visit if in Naples.
> No tickets needed
FESTIVAL | European Photography
12 APRIL – 9 JUNE
Reggio Emilia – near Bologna and Milan, Emilia Romagna (Northern Italy)
One of the most famous photography festivals in Italy together with MIA in Milan, the Reggio Emilia’s European Photography is an international cultural festival dedicated to contemporary photography. It celebrates the complexity of the contemporary living following the lesson of legendary photographer Luigi Ghirri, who’s archived is stored in Reggio Emilia.
> Additional info and tickets Official Website of European Photography Reggio Emilia
SPORT | Serie A Rugby Matches
OCTOBER TO MAY
Different areas, Italy
Serie A is the biggest rugby championship in Italy and it is held every year from October to May. The championship is composed of 4 leagues and 6 teams, playing at home and away. The 2 winning teams of Serie A play against each other in a final match to determine the Eccellenza competition of the following season.
> Additional info and tickets Official Website of the FIR Serie A
FESTIVAL | International Journalism Festival
Perugia, near Rome, Umbria (Central Italy)
The International Journalism Festival is a festival held in the beautiful town of Perugia, one of the most charming the Italy (about 160km north of Rome). It annually attracts journalists from all over the world, journalism students, scholars, and media agencies. An interesting opportunity to visit Perugia and the Umbria region (one of the most beautiful in Italy) duriing such an intellectual event.
> Additional info and tickets Official Website of Perugia International Festival of Journalism