BIT : International Tourism Exchange
With over 153,800 visitors (professional operators or travellers) coming from 150 countries and 5,000 exhibitors spread over 57,000 square meters of exhibition space, BIT has been confirmed as the biggest Italian products exhibition in the world, and among the most important trade fairs for the world tourism, with a complete overview of the best international products. BIT, which this year is held from February 18th to February 21st, is an annual event very appreciated by operators of the sector and travellers, who can see first hand the offers and proposals regarding the 3 thematic areas of the show: “Italy”, “The World” and “Tourism Collection”.
Verona in Love
In occasion of St. Valentine’s Day, the city of Verona proposes “Verona in Love”, an event dedicated to the theme of love and addressed to all lovers in the world. With the slogan "If you love someone bring them to Verona", the city will entertain you and help you to spend an unforgettable weekend admiring its magnificent heritage. This event consecrates Verona as the “city of love”, just like Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” had already made it famous worldwide for its romantic aura. The award ceremony of the prize "Dear Juliet", (award of the most beautiful and romantic love letters), "The hearts of love" (heart-shaped red lights illuminating the centre streets), "Two Hearts at the table" (a competition among restaurants with a themed menus), are only a few of all the beautiful events which are going to take place in Verona during this time.
This year’s edition of the Venice Carnival, set to be held fro February 6th to February 16th 2010, once again presents the theme of Sensation: 6 senses for the 6 Venice areas: taste in Cannaregio, hearing in Dorsoduro, olfaction in Santa Croce, touch in Castello and sight in San Polo. San Marco will be the mind, home of the soul, the center of the city of Venice, rich in charm, mystery, history and tradition. A suggestive tangle and a magic atmosphere that Venice managed to maintain so far, since the 12th Century, when the Most Serene Republic in Venice conceded its population a period dedicated to entertainment and in which social divisions disappeared, because masks granted anonymity. Beyond traditional events such as the “Festa delle Marie” (“Marias Feast”) and the “Volo dell’Angelo” (the flight of the Angel”) in Piazza San Marco, and the competitions for the best costume, this edition will be rich in events such as theatre, juggling and dance shows, in accordance with the theme of the Carnival.