There are so many current events in Liguria and Italy in January 2013, that we have decided to dedicate an entire section to covering from the national holidays in Italy to local festivals, musical events and cultural gatherings. So if you are visiting Liguria and Italy, and wondering what to do - look no further...
You can announce your events here too - for free! Whether it takes place in Liguria or elsewhere in Italy. All events in January 2013 are listed below.
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La Befana is an old woman who rides a broomstick and her arrival is loved and celebrated as much as Santa Claus' in Italy. She delivers sweets and presents to the kids on the eve of Epiphany in January.
To mark her arrival there are celebrations in almost every town. Here are a few highlights :
Deiva Marina - Sunday, Jan 6th 2013 at 3pm - Live Nativity Scene with procession of shepherds, angels and Magi, lambs and more...
Portovenere - Sunday, Jan 6th 2013 at 3pm - Enjoy the 'Flying Befana' who will fly down from the Tower to Piazza Bastreri to give sweets and candies to the children...
Lerici - Saturday, Jan 5th 2013 at 5:30pm - La Befana will descent from the Bell Tower in Piazza Garibaldi with her bag full of sweets and coal...
Every Saturday between the period of Jan 5 and Jan 26, 2013 , the Museum of Oriental Art 'Chiossone' in Genoa is organising a guided tour of its collections.
Cost: € 5.00
For information and reservations: tel. 010 542285
This year the Luna Park in Genoa continues to be a great event that attracts visitors from all over Liguria and the neighboring region. It is set up in Piazzale Kennedy and guarantees moments of absolute fun. Make sure you try two excellent rides ( but only if you have a strong stomach) - the Rocket and the X-Zone.
Time: everyday from 2pm
The Carnevale di Venezia is an event not to be missed. This year it is moved slightly forward and will begin on Jan 26th . In fact, traditionally the carnival was held just after Christmas on Boxing day. Its aim this year is to celebrate the festivities around New Year's and Epiphany and is themed 'Capodanno in Maschera' ( or 'New Year's in Masks')
In addition, there are tons of cultural events to enjoy during the Carnival as well. Do not miss the walking theatre show 'Secrets in Venice' where you will be taken back to the life of the Serenissima and its Carnival while guided through the maze of mystery that surround the lagoon at the time...
For more details on the programme, visit www.carnevale.venezia.it
Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa opens its 2013 season for the lovers of ballet, opera and symphony.
For more details on the programme, visit its calendar
For antique market lovers, 'Antiqua' offers the possibility to admire antique pieces of great value: Italian furniture pieces from the 18th -19th century Italian from Lombardy, Liguria, Piedmont, Emilia Romagna, Tuscany and Naples; paintings of the Flemish school; nautical antiques; Caucasian carpets; Anatolian and Persian glass and hand-painted ceramics, silver, jewelry and rare collectible table clocks and more.
Opening Times: Weekend from 10am to 8pm ; Mon to Fri from 2pm to 8pm
Ticket Price: € 10 full - € 8 reduced
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