As you
begin to cast around for something to do over the weekend in Moscow, don’t forget the
Italia Fest at the Hermitage Garden. The entire park will be taken up by all
things Italian, including an exhibit of photographs from all over Italy, an art
show, Formula One race track, and even a beach — although the organizers are apparently
not importing Italian sunshine. But you’ll be able to take a trip to the
Italian Alps and ski (somehow), or travel to the south to try pigeage — also
known as grape stomping (wear shorts). Stomping will commence at 1, 3, 5, and 7 p.m.