Your travel wish list
For an amazing year of possibilities, we’ve got 2019 all planned out. Our hand-picked array of month-by-month diary dates includes major sporting tournaments, leading art fairs and highlights of the social season.
Carnevale di Roma
Rome’s nod to Mardi Gras, Carnevale erupts with a full-bodied cascade of magicians, masquerades, performers, parades and parties, with events springing up all over the Italian capital. The city’s main piazzas are where to find most of the action—look out for fireworks and live music throughout the carnival’s run.
February 29 – March 5, 2019
Various locations around Rome
Salone del Mobile
Italy lays claim to impeccable taste in interiors, and nowhere is this more articulately represented than at Salone del Mobile. Founded in 1961 to promote Italian furniture and homewares, the expo features more than 2,000 exhibitors showcasing innovative, thought-provoking and stylish designs from Italy and beyond.
April 9 – 14, 2019
Fiera Milano, Strada Statale Sempione 28, 20017 Rho MI
+39 0272 5941
Royal Windsor horse show
Equestrians and enthusiasts alike converge on the exclusive grounds of Windsor Castle in May to attend the celebrated Royal Windsor Horse Show. The five-day event features smartly executed show jumping and immaculate dressage alongside one of the UK’s most important driving events, the Land Rover International Driving Grand Prix.
May 8 – 12, 2019
Windsor Castle, Windsor, SL4 1NJ
+44 01753 847900
An annual highlight of the international racing calendar and the British social scene, Royal Ascot attracts the world’s finest jockeys and racehorses to compete for a staggering multi-million-pound prize. Join glamorous spectators to sip Champagne from deluxe enclosures and cheer the 18 hotly-contested Group races as they gallop across the event’s five days.
June 18 – 22, 2019
Ascot Racecourse, High St, Ascot, SL5 7JX
+44 03443 463000
An unmissable fixture of the London summer season—best enjoyed with a glass of Pimm’s and some fresh strawberries and cream—Wimbledon is the oldest tennis tournament in the world. Watch the biggest names in the sport step up to the grass courts for the chance to win the iconic Wimbledon titles.
July 1 – 14, 2019
The All England Lawn Tennis Club, Church Road, London, SW19 5AE
+44 0208 023 5265
The world’s greatest classical music festival delivers to London its usual dazzling array of international talent. From big name performers to the extraordinary rising stars of the Young Musician prom, from concerts showcasing New York disco funk to UK folk and global fusion, there’s something to inspire all tastes.
July 19 – September 14, 2019
Royal Albert Hall and various locations around London
Formula 1 Gran Premio Heineken d’Italia
One weekend a year, Monza Park near Lake Como explodes with a heart-racing cacophony of keening engines and wildly cheering Grand Prix enthusiasts as the world’s fastest sportscars rev around the track at lightning speed. When all the adrenalin gets a bit too much, stop off for a breather—and a refreshment—at one of the F1’s Paddock Clubs, to experience prime hospitality without missing any of the action.
September 5 – 8, 2019
Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Via Vedano, 5, 20900 Monza
+37 7932 54778
FIAC! International contemporary art fair
An illustrious ‘who’s who’ of the art industry, FIAC! International Art Fair is a busy hive of contemporary art in its many forms. Drawing together both established and lesser-known galleries, each championing creative talent from across the globe beneath the graceful glass domes of the Grand Palais, it’s a seasonal highlight well worth attending.
October 17 – 20, 2019
Grand Palais, Avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 Paris
Rome jazz festival
Listen closely this autumn and you’ll hear the unmistakeable sounds of jazz drifting from clubs and venues all across the city. The Rome Jazz Festival is an almost month-long celebration of all things jazz, which has charmed its way into the diaries of locals and jazz-lovers alike during its more than 40-year history, thanks to stellar programmes that have included the likes of Ray Charles and Miles Davis.
Various locations around Rome
+39 06693 45132
Academy museum of motion pictures
A spectacular Renzo Piano-designed homage to the silver screen, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is scheduled to open its doors in December. Film buffs who can clock a Kubrick from a Kramer can admire Hollywood’s most treasured relics—Dorothy’s red slippers included—with the Oscars Experience an apt nod to sheer star-studded glamour.
Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036
+1 310 247 3000