Northern Italy consists of 8 regions :
~ Veneto ~
Venice Carnival - Last week of January to the first week of February (date might change).
Venice - First week of April - Su' e giu' per i ponti (su e zo per i ponti - up and down the brigges). An exciting race through the canals. .
Venice - April 25 - Feast of St Mark, the city’s patron saint, coincides with Liberation Day.
Biennale - Venice - June -September - World's biggest exhibition of temporary art -Takes places during odd numbered years only.
Regata Storica - Venice - First sunday of September - A parade of historic boats and gondolas.
Marostica - (Vicenza province) Real Life Chess game - 2nd week of September. A costume game held in front of the medieval castle.
Festa della Salute - Venice - Third week of November - Thanks to the Virgin Maria in memory of the 1630 plague.
~ Trentino Alto Adige ~
Val di Fiemma - Dolomiti Sky Jazz Festival - Mid March
Festa dello Speck - Bolzano - Late May. A celebration of the famed 'prosciutto' .
Festa dell'uva - Bolzano - Various dates - October - November - Allegoric cars - music , dance , costumed procession.
~ Piedmonte ( Piemonte) ~
Turin - Mid June - Festa San Giovanni , the city patron saint.
Asti - The Palio - Third Sunday of September - Bareback horse racing and a costume medieval procession.
Tartufo exhibition - Alba - Between October and November - A variety of events concentrating on the local grown white truffle.