Summer is almost here and in Italy that means festivals. Here is a round-up of some of Tour Italy Now’s posts on our favorite summer festivals in Italy.
The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino is an annual opera and arts festival held in Florence at two exciting venues; The historic Teatro Communale and the brand new Teatro dell’Opera di Firenze. This year the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino festival will take place from the 2nd of May to the 25th of June.
Read more about the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino here:
Festivals in the Dolomites
The dramatic, rocky, Dolomite mountains in the north of Italy were once known as the pale mountains and are a UESCO World Heritage Site. They are spread equally between three regions, Trentino, Veneto and Alto Adagio. There are 18 peaks that climb to over 3,000 meters high.
The Dolomites are not just about snow and skiing. They are busy in the summer months too! When the snow melts and the flowers bloom the cities, towns and even the skies fill with music and film and balloon festivals.
Read more about the many summer festivals in in the Dolomites here:
Opera in Verona, fireworks in Rome, contemporary art in Venice and and an exclusive, one night only concert in Tuscany. There is something for every one and every interest throughout Italy all summer long.
Feast of Saint Peter and Saint Paul
The patron saints of Rome, Saint Peter and Saint Paul are celebrated on June 29. Most shops and business are closed. The day commemorates the martyrdom of Peter and Paul and falls on what is either the anniversary of their deaths or the moving of their relics into a secret hiding place. The day traditionally ends with an incredible fireworks show designed by Michelangelo at the Castel S’Angelo.
Arena di Verona Festival
Aida, Nabucco, La Traviata; These are just a few of the operas that will be performed in the stunning third century Roman arena in the romantic city of Verona this summer at the Verona opera festival. You have 58 performances of 6 operas and 3 Gala nights from June 24-September 24, 2013 to choose from.
June 1 marks the opening of the contemporary art exhibition known as the Biennale in Venice. In it’s 55th year, the entire city is host lectures, exhibitions, performances. 88 nations and 10 artists will participate from June 1- November 24. The main venues are the Central Pavilion (Giardini) and in the Arsenale.
Teatro de Silenzio Concert
For one night only, just outside the small town of Lajatico, a quiet space is transformed in to an open air amphitheater and stage where renowned tenor Andrea Bocelli holds a spectacular concert. Known as the Teatro de Silenzio, the concert is on July 13, 2013.
Read more about these and many more summer festivals in Italy here:
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