Italy has many festivals in the summer time. These can be in both large cities and sm,aller ones. Many revolve around religious ceremonies. Italians, like most of the world, enjoy all kinds of music. In the summer there are many music festivals around Italy. ABOUT.COM has a BLOG on some of these festivals. If you are going to Italy this summer see if there are any festivals near where you will be. Go to the festival and enjoy it along with some food and wine. Local foods and wine are great in Italy.
In most of the world you need a reference to a good restaurant or you might get stuck at a terrible one. Italy is normally not like this. Any restaurants or Trattoria serves great food and wine. Stay clear of tourist areas and don’t eat at places that offer hot dogs and hamburgers. Instead seek out smaller places off the beaten track that serve to the locals. Always leave room for some gelato.
George & Jo Anne