Last year they were available early August, so not long to wait. As the event itself is a little later this year this might affect ticket release date.
Well, I have just bought the flight ticket and booked accomodation.But I am stumped on how to buy admission ticket. Got the mail for earlybird discount, the link goes to a totally Italian site. Google Translate helps, although I do not know why they need to know my date of birth. I am only attending an exhibition. I give up when asked to enter the "tax details". So I'll just have to stand in a LONG queue on Friday.
... then you can select English from the top of the page. I agree the process of buying tickets is a PITA
Sad to read about Riva's experience of the city. I've been once before and wasn't shocked that I still couldn't see even a thousandth of what the city has to offer. We had two extra days in the city and I spent them walking around areas I'd not been to before. It's a shame that the Trevi and Spanish Steps were being maintained but that's luck I guess, everything needs a bit of maintenance now and then! I was overcharged once in a supermarket, but that's happened in the UK too!