If you like Gospel music start the New Year at the Trasimeno Blues Festival with a FREE concert on January 1 at the Chiesa de Santa Maria Assunta in the beautiful Umbrian lakeside town of Castiglione del Lago not far from Perugia. For more information consult http://www.trasimenoblues.it/calendario.php?lang=2 .
Bologna, the capital of the northern region of Emilia-Romagna is well known for its gastronomy. From October 5, 2012 to March 23, 2013 it hosts over seventy concerts including lots in December from the 1st to the 31st. Headliners include Justin Bieber. For more information consult http://www.songkick.com/metro_areas/30285-italy-bologna?page=1 . J. B. is on the next page and it's probably not too soon to make your reservations.
Siena, Tuscany is often described as Italy's best preserved medieval city. Banish those early January blues at the Siena Guitar Festival 2013 on January 4th. For more information consult http://eventful.com/events/siena-guitar-festival-2013-/E0-001-053204666-3 .
Doesn't it seem that Rome always has music available? Check out the January offerings at http://www.aboutroma.com/opera-and-classical-concerts-in-rome.html .
Levi Reiss has authored or co-authored ten books on computers and the Internet, but to be honest, he would rather just drink fine Italian or other wine, accompanied by the right foods. He teaches classes in computers at an Ontario French-language community college. Visit his website www.travelitalytravel.com devoted to Italian travel with an accent on fine Italian wine and food. Visit his central wine website www.theworldwidewine.com with weekly reviews of $10 wine and columns devoted to various aspects of wine including wine and food, humor, trivia, organic and kosher wine and lots more.
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