8 cool things to do in October with your friends around Italy and beyond. Ready?

 8 cool things to do in October with your friends around Italy and beyond. Ready?

Turin, Milan, Florence, Naples, are just some of the destinations to consider in this early autumn, weekend and trips outside the city to escape with your BF.

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Turin, Milan, Florence, Naples, are just some of the destinations to consider in this early autumn, weekend and trips outside the city to escape with your BF.

The season has just begun, yes. Like which, but that of the weekends around to discover Things to do a Milan, Rome, Naples, Turin, medium-long range trips, discoveries and living experiences. October 2020 awaits you with a series of things to do and delightful appointments to share with your friends around Italy. The calendar it is dense, but here you will find 8 magnificent opportunities to immerse yourself in new worlds scattered along the boot. Sometimes the opportunities are just around the corner.

From Piedmont to Lombardy, from Tuscany to Campania arriving in Sicily, the weather of the weekend it’s a detail if you already know where to go, between food, wine, design, cinema and still a lot of nature.

Things to do in Turin (and surroundings) in October 2020

Until October 4th it goes on stage in the city Play with Food the first festival of theater and performing arts entirely dedicated to food, now active for 10 years, where discovery, play and sociability – well spaced – will make you appreciate even more how much food and sharing are the basis of our way of connecting live every day. In the program, also organized with digital events, we recommend you The Poetic Dinner, Amalia recipes without ingredients, a sensory performance with tasting in a secret place of Torino which will be revealed once the reservation is made. And the Cineculation Sunday 4 at Bocciofila Tesoriera: a delicious brunch curated by Les Petites Medeleines and film screenings.

No Martini? No party! And now find out how

The small square of Casa Martini with the

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The small square of Casa Martini with the

Just 20 minutes by train from Turin you reach Pession of Chieri where the production plant is located Martini which opens its doors to let you discover all the secrets that lie behind the production of vermouth and the iconic products of a brand that has made the history ofappetizer and mixology. Once you get to Martini House you can immerse yourself in a real laboratory to discover the complex process of selecting and processing the different ingredients, from aromatic herbs to wines, up to the delicate steps with which the Master Blender, the oenologist who creates the different products, completes this magical transformation who call around here wedding. The visit also passes from MARTINI Gallery world a journey into the historical evolution of the company, among bottles, advertising posters, labels and campaigns that have made history: hello Charlize Theron and Naomi Campbell! Finally, space for the taste Tasting Room to do the sensory analysis of three products followed by the cocktail time al MARTINI Bar, where Davide Colombo, MARTINI Brand Home Ambassador, will make you taste some of the most famous cocktails, from American to Negroni and exclusive Signature Cocktails. And if there is someone in the group who has to drive, an à porter kit is available to prepare a very fresh Fiero & Tonic at home. Reservation is mandatory.

Things to do in Milan in October 2020? Cin-Cin, there is the Wine Week

For the goblet experts, for the serial visitors of cantina, the Milanese autumn season continues with an increasingly rich calendar, after the fashion shows and the Design Days, with tastings of wine. In fact, from 3 to 11 October the third edition of the festival is activated Milan Wine Week 2020 and as per tradition, the “wine week” will begin with the usual inaugural toast with the mountain bubbles of the companies belonging to the Trentodoc Institute. This moment will come to life thanks to a digital flash mob with the involvement of about 5,000 people who, thanks to the “delivery partner” Winelivery, will be able to raise their glasses in real time from their respective homes. The appointment is set for Saturday 3 October, at 8.15 pm.

Where to go: studied the 6 well Wine District, each of them awaits you with its circuit of bars, restaurants and wine bars and the protection consortium. For the entire week in which the district will be fully branded with the Consortium livery, it will be possible to participate in special events, subject to pre-registration, subject to availability aperitifs, dinners and tastings. The Brera / Garibaldi / Solferino district will be the prerogative of Franciacorta, while the Eustachi district will be manned by the Oltrepò Pavese Wines Protection Consortium. The Porta Nuova area will instead be branded by the Conegliano Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG Protection Consortium, Isola will host the initiatives of the Friuli Venezia Giulia DOC Consortium, Porta Romana will be the kingdom of the Lugana DOC Protection Consortium, and finally the Asti and Moscato Consortium d’Asti DOCG will preside over the Arco della Pace and Corso Sempione area.

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From 5 to 11 October, also make an appointment with The Harvest of MonteNapoleone, the event – now in its eleventh edition – conceived and promoted by MonteNapoleone District and organized in collaboration with the Grandi Cru d’Italia Committee. Treat yourself to a toast in a boutique in the quadrilateral or a tasting of the special menu The harvest in 5-star luxury hotels such as Armani, Bvlgari, Four Seasons, Mandarin Oriental, Westin Palace, Park Hyatt, Principe di Savoia, as well as Pasticceria Marchesi, Pasticceria Cova and illy Caffè, to be booked through the App. Prices more than friends: from 35 euros for lunch and 70 euros for dinner.

Things to do in Florence in October 2020, you go to the cinema at the Queer Festival

Make yourself comfortable and book a front row seat to attend the review of Florence Queer Festival, from 13 to 18 October in physical and digital version with Cinemalacompagnia and mymovie booking. It is a selection of films, documentaries and short films in the name of love, the real one, free and sincere. Films that tell delicate and discovery LGBTQ + stories. The gem? The docufilm Stolen kisses. Homosexual loves in fascist Italy with the testimonies of homosexual men and women in Italy by Benito Mussolini collected by Gabriella Romano and Fabrizio Laurenti. And then an exhibition, SuperWomen, at the Semiottagono delle Murate, open until 5 November, curated by the Lediesis collective in collaboration with MUS.E Firenze, a tribute to the great female personalities of the world of art, cinema and literature characterized by the “S” of superman that flames on their chest.

Things to do in Naples in October 2020, discover the new edition of EDIT

From 16 to 18 October the number two edition of EDIT Napoli at the San Domenico Maggiore Monumental Complex to admire, touch and buy the creations of designers, companies and artisans who in their creative process blend contemporary ideas with ancient knowledge of making. The creators of the project Domitilla Dardi e Emilia Petruccelli for this edition they have selected 70 exhibitors, including designers, companies and international artisans, and created Seminar, a section for young designers and emerging brands. But that’s not all. Then there is the EDIT Cult appendix, the cultural project set up in the most beautiful spaces of the city such as the San Carlo Theater with the collections of Martino Gamper for Moroso and Andrea Anastasio for Foscarini, the MANN, the National Archaeological Museum of Naples and the Filangieri Museum where the Spanish designer Jaime Hayon will amaze you with a special Ceramic Tower created for Bosa. Don’t miss MONOMIO, a design studio and laboratory of colors, materials, finishes and trend research.

Trips outside the city in contact with nature? Do it during Planet Earth Week

The lava field called Khaggiar (from the Arabic

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The lava field named Khaggiar (from Arabic “hagar“, Or black stone”) was formed about 7,000 years ago due to a lava explosion.

If you love discovering hidden corners and enjoying nature before the great cold arrives, take advantage of some of the itineraries included in the program Planet Earth Week, which will be held from 4 to 11 October in over 50 sites scattered throughout Italy. A unique opportunity to get closer to the geological heritage of our country and discover the wonders that sometimes we have a few kilometers from home without knowing it. For a whole week Italy will become a huge geological laboratory: you can discover caves, lakes, rivers, hills, glaciers, volcanoes, where you can observe the history of our Earth, and also mines, prehistoric sites, museums, astronomical observatories and underground cellars. . Among the over 50 Geoeventi scattered around the boot we point out Rionero in Vulture, in the province of Potenza in Basilicata, a thematic itinerary in the cellars dug into the tuff. We will go to the discovery of Aglianico del Vulture wine with a visit to the ancient caves dating back to 1600 already used by the Franciscan Fathers. TO Torre Annunziata, Naples, instead, a tour of the Ville d’Otium at the foot of Vesuvius awaits you, a geoarchaeological walk in the Villa di Poppea to the excavations of Oplontis. Or in the wonderful setting of the Isola di National Park Pantelleria, you will have the opportunity to participate in geo-excursions immersed in the Mediterranean scrub that covers the flow of Khaggiar dating back to about 7000 years ago among the youngest on the island of Pantelleria.

Fly to Korea without moving from the sofa: it’s Korea Week!

Preview of Harmony of Light, the Media Art show in which technology meets performative art through a

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Preview on Harmony of Light, the Media Art show where technology meets performative art through a

Are you ready to go (virtually) on a six-day journey through the fascinating Republic of Korea? We do! From 25 to 30 October takes place online for the first time Korea Week in digital version with free events, all strictly live streaming ranging from cooking lessons to a TV show dedicated to K-Pop, to the exhibition dedicated to the fight against epidemics in Korea (the famous “Korean method for Covid ante litteram), to the films of the major directors in streaming, to close with a flourish with the media art show with lights and music created specifically for the ‘Italy. You do not want to steal the secrets to prepare excellent Bibimbap (Korean mixed rice), il Bulgoghi (strips of beef in soy sauce) and Songpyeon (rice cake)? The appointments of Fabrizio Ferrari, chef and professor of Cuisine in the Republic of Korea, have been marked. How can I participate? Connect directly to the website of the Korean Cultural Institute or directly on the YouTube channel.

In Francis mirror cover by Constance Guisset Studio for Petit Friture on display at EDIT NAPOLI

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