Italy in 2006
*Torino Olympic Games: February 10-26th – The world will be watching Torino this February as it hosts the XX Olympic Winter Games.
*Carnevale di Venezia: February 17-28th – Venice lives up to its reputation as a city of masks during two weeks of decadent balls and parades.
* The Italian Motorcycle: A Century on Two Wheels Between Art, History and Sport: through March 12th – Milan's Fondazione Antonio Mazzotta will host an exhibition of paintings, photographs, and models covering 100 years of the role of motorcycles in Italy.
*Giro d'Italia: May 8-29th – Italy's equivalent of the Tour de France, the Giro d'Italia winds cyclists from Reggio Calabaria to Milan in pursuit of the maglia rosa.
*Naples Pizzafest: September 8-18th - Naples celebrates the creation of pizza with two weeks of concerts,shows, and great deals at pizzerias throughout the city. -- Shauna Maher