Italy hosts unique and fascinating events of international resonance, providing innumerable opportunities for experiencing intense emotions. Art exhibitions are inspired by over a thousand years of heritage, and events such as the Venice Biennale with its design and contemporary art focus, are flanked and alternate with theater and ballet performances. For music lovers, the festivals and opera seasons offered by Milan’s La Scala and the Verona Arena are unique. Italy is a synonym for music and art in every form. It offers also a wide range of traditional and modern cultural events, such as literary festivals or the many Carnivals held, most famous in Venice, but also in many other towns, such as Viareggio, and the various historical and religious representations that fill Italy with fantasy and vitality throughout the year.