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What's on in Italy in April
April in Italy

Food and Wine Festivals in Italy in April:

Ladispoli, April 13-15, Artichoke festival
See: Artichoke festivals in Italy

Cerda (PA), April 25, Artichoke festival
An annual event where you can taste artichokes with bread and wine.

Ponti (Alessandria), second last Sunday of April, Sagra del Polentone
A festival celebrating the polenta, during which 800kg of polenta are being prepared  and served with frittata and merluzzo and accompanied by local wine. Just before the Sagra the there is a historic procession. Entertainment includes folk dancing and music.

Piombino, from April to May, Sagra del Carciofo
A gastronomic festival held in the Pineta di Riotorto celebrating the typical, local purple artichoke.

Opera, Music Festivals and Special Events in April:

Easter In Italy (Pasqua)
Many ceremonies are organized during the Easter holiday.

Florence, Easter, Scoppio del Carro
The Scoppio del Carro ("Explosion of the Cart") is a folk tradition of Florence, Italy held on Easter Sunday. See: Special events and festivals in Italy.

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