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Each falling star is believed to grant one wish to the observer

Meteor Showers and wishes for all in August, NASA states that they’re already here, and Perseid fireballs have been falling since July 30, 2013

Meteor showers begin at the end of July and run through August. This year the meteor showers will peak at sunrise on August 12th and 13th 2013, when from 50 to 100 meteors per hour can be observed.

Perseid fireballs are as bright as the planets Jupiter or Venus and can be seen every few hours in early August, on August 11th starting around 11pm, the meteor rate will begin to increase, peaking at sunrise on August 12th and 13th, when 50 to 100 meteors per hour can be observed.

August 10th is also Saint Lawrence day in Italian calendars, date which through the years has served as a reminder of the Swift-Turtle, the mother of all the Perseid rainfall. The Transfiguration celebrated on August 6th, counted by the Church as one of the “Twelve Great Feasts,” also marks the beginning of this fantastic event.


Calici di Stelle 2013“, an initiative of “Movimento Turismo del Vino” will kick off the celebrations August 10th throughout the Regions from Montefalco to Montefusco and throughout Italy Calici di Stelle will take place. This yearly event coincides with the Night of San Lorenzo, the night when wishes are made while gazing at falling stars.

So far I found TERREDORA‘s event: Terredora brinda all’estate con Calici di Stelle and Food & Wine – Udine  and the Consorzio Tutela Vini di Montefalco and Cinelli Colombini running events; and for a complete listing of participating wineries, visit Movimento Turismo del Vino, a not for profit organization with over 1,000 members from the most prestigious Wineries in Italy. Movimento Turismo del Vino aims at promoting the culture of the wine by promoting local Tourism with targeted events, beginning with “Cantine Aperte” which takes place the last Sunday of May, considered to be the most important event, opening its doors to millions of wine lovers from different Countries, discovering the world and the culture of wine right where the wine is produced.

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