In June, Conegliano hosts Lo Spettacolo di Dama Vivente, which takes place in the central Piazza Cima, in the historical centre. The event happens over two evenings: on Friday, the “Prelude”, and on Saturday, “La Dama Vivente” (The Living Lady). The event is held in a Renaissance atmosphere, with drums and flag-throwers and costumes; it is the historical re-enactment of facts that actually occurred in the 15th century. More information on www.damacastellana.it
First half of August, in Cison di Valmarino the Rassegna di Artigianato Vivo is one of the most expected summer events in the Veneto region. The town of Cison di Valmarino, included in the list of Italy’s most beautiful hamlets, becomes the Italian capital of craftsmanship for two whole weeks, a place where tradition, art and folklore all come together.
In October, in the Prosecco Hills Tour for classic cars between Valdobbiadene and Conegliano The Centomiglia along the Prosecco Superiore Route is an event of classic cars created to celebrate Italy’s most ancient wine route.
The cars leave from Valdobbiadene on Saturday morning and drive through the extraordinary scenery offered by the prosecco hills of Conegliano Valdobbiadene, amongst vineyards and historical hamlets. The tour ends in Conegliano, where the awards ceremony is held.
In Sarmede, on the 2nd and 3rd Sundays of October. The town is famous all over Italy for its International Exhibition of Illustrations for Children. On these two Sundays in October, it is transformed into a huge outdoor theatre. The Theatre Fairs are one of the country’s most significant street art festivals.
Street artists from all over Europe take turns in the town’s streets and squares: fire eaters, puppeteers, balancing act performers, jugglers, acrobats and other bizarre characters entertain children, teenagers and families all day long. More information on the official website www.sarmede.org