San Pellegrino Cooking Cup
The San Pellegrino Cooking Cup, a regatta organized by the sailing Society, will take place this year on June 26th in Venice. It is an event that, in addition to the sailing competition, requires different teams to compete in the kitchen. Each crew includes a team of sailors and a team of expert chefs on the cooking deck, judged by both a culinary and technical sports committee. The race begins with the purchasing of fish at the old fish market in Venice, where the cooks have to obtain all the food needed to prepare their entire menu.
88th Opera Festival at the Verona Arena
The 88th edition of the Verona Opera Festival, which last over two months, is from June 18th to August 29th, and will host a series of operas in the magnificent setting of the Roman city.This year it is dedicated to Franco Zeffirelli, who responsible for the direction of all the operas on the bill: Turandot by Giacomo Puccini and Madama Butterfly, Aida and Il Trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi, and Georges Bizet's Carmen.
Pitti Immagine Woman Precollections
Held at the Fortezza Da Basso in Florence, from the 15th to the 18th of June, is one of the most important events in women's fashion: Pitti Woman Precollection, dedicated to the Women’s Spring/Summer 2011 fashion collections. For this occasion, you can find all the top names in the fashion world in Florence (leading name this year is Haider Ackermann), and the city comes alive with events and demonstrations which attract designers and people from all over the world.