Events in Liguria

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Festivals and major annual events of many types are held all around Liguria.

The most famous is the Italian National Song Contest. It is held in Sanremo generally in Febrary, and it famous worldwide with the presence of very important Italian and foreigners singers and actors. This year is the 50th edition. A very important boat show (it is said to be the most important in the world) is held periodically in October in Genoa. Theatre major events are held in Genoa all the year round and in many Italian Riviera towns and villages during summertime.

Two important gastronomy festivals are held at Lavagna with "The torta dei Fieschi", a colossal cake, with ancient costumes parade and at Camogli with "The sagra del pesce" Fried fish made with a giant specially made frying pan and where all persons present are offered a taste.

One of the major events of the year 2000 is "El siglo de los Genovesis" (The Century of the Genoises). A stunning exibition of paintings and precious objects held at "Palazzo Ducale" (here in the picture) of Genoa. It is all about the century when Genoa was powerful along the known seas and around Europe and is due to last until May.

One great boat exibition will involve Genoa and many coastal villages for the 2000 Big Boat Ship Race. Every 4 years the most important appointment for all flower lovers is in Genoa for the "Euroflora" Exibition.

Detailed indications about major local events are given in the single respective town sections.

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