Music Festivals


Music events

Going to a music festival or outdoor concert during summer can be a highlight of a trip to Italy. You will find many outdoor concerts in squares and public places throughout Italy.

Just to list some venues and main events, the Roman Arena in Verona is one of Italy's most spectacular settings for outdoor opera performances and concerts. Stresa Music Festival on Lake Maggiore is another popular musical event; it hosts both well-known performers and young winners of music competitions in a variety of indoor and outdoor venues including theaters, castles, churches, gardens, and villas around the lake.

The Umbria Jazz Festival, held in Perugia, is also one of Italy's top music festivals. The festival draws performers from all over the world and in addition to ticket concerts there's lots of music going on in Perugia's squares and streets. In the capital, Rome's Teatro dell'Opera holds summer performances at the Baths of Caracalla, one of Rome's top ancient sites. In use from the second through sixth centuries, the ancient baths make a spectacular setting for outdoor performances.





Maggio Musicale Fiorentino

May and June Teatro Comunale Via Solferino 15 - 50123 Firenze Ticket Office: Corso Italia 6 - Firenze
Tel. +39 55 27791
Presales and Bookings:
Tel. +39 055 211158 or 213535
Fax +39 055 2779410

Macerata Season at Arena Sferisterio - Opera Ballet

August Outdoor Arena Sferisterio Piazza Mazzini 10 - 62100 Macerata Tel +39 0733 230735 or 233508
Fax +39 0733 261499

Festival of the Itria Valley

July - August Centro Artistico Musicale P. Grassi Palazzo Ducale - 74015 Martina Franca (Taranto) Tel. +39 080 705100
Fax +39 080 705120

Cusius Festival of Early Music

June Orta S.Giulio Lago d'Orta (Novara) Associazione Cusiana di Musica Antica
Bookings c/o Office of Amici della Musica
Tel. and Fax +39 0321 626344