Martha Bakerjian wrote a BLOG on festivals in Italy by month. There are big festivals in the larger cities like Carnevale in Venice and all almost every small town has their own festivals on important church religious days and on the feast of their patron Saint. Italians love to party. Festivals are a time of socializing and having a fun time with family and neighbors. The next time you head for Italy look up festivals for each city you will visit and see if any coincide with your visit. If they do, take the time to be part of it.
George & Jo Anne