Lombardia Festivals

Menaggio - Photo © missyasmina
Menaggio – Photo © missyasmina

This is a partial list of local festivals, fairs and costumed events. To verify the exact dates, please contact the local tourist board.


  • Bergamo: Festival of Sant’Alessandro (August).
  • Vertova: Historical Passion Play (Easter).
  • Cantù: 15 km. north of Milano. Second half of September, every second year. Exhibition of furniture and laces from Cantù
  • Como: “Baradello” Medieval Games and Pageant (September 7-15).
  • Isola Comacina: Lake Como. Last week of June. Feast of San Giovanni. The oldest celebration at Como. regarding art, folklore and tradition (June).
  • Crema: Traditional Carnival (February).
  • Casteggio: White Truffle Festival (November).
  • Pescarolo: Historical Carnival Parade and Celebrations (February).
  • Solarolo Rainerio: Medieval Games and Mule Race (September).
  • Lagusello: Wine Harvest Ceremonies (September).
  • Commessaggio: Regatta on the Navarolo Canal (July).
  • Grazie di Curtatone: Sidewalk Madonna-Painters Exhibition (August).
  • San Luigi a Castiglione: Re-enactment of the Historical Battle (June)
  • Legnano: Historical Pageant and Horse Race (May).
  • Milan: Festival of Sant’Ambrogio (December).Annual Trade Fair. One of the largest internationally, and most important in Italy (April).

    International cycle and motorcycle exhibition and Rosa d’Inverno — the most important Italian motorcycle rally (30th November-9th December.).

  • Villimpenta: Rice Harvest Festival (June).
  • Sartirana: Frog Pageant (September).
  • Vigevano: Medieval Horse Race (October).
  • Bormio: Easter Pageant (Easter).
  • Grosio: Corpus Domini Pageant and Parade (June).
  • Teglio: Pizzoccheri Festival (July).

List of festivals in part courtesy of www.hostetler.net