Check out some of these Summer festivals in Italy, brought to you by the Italian Government Tourist Board North America
Pescara – July 14th – July 28th, 2013 www.pescarajazz.com
A visit to Italy should definitely include a stop in Abruzzo, one of the most beautiful regions in all of Italy.
One of the most important annual events in the region is the world-famous Pescara Jazz Festival. One of Europes oldest and more traditional jazz festivals, The Pescara Jazz Festival always features a strong lineup of excellent Italian and International jazz musicians and represents a great moment for the celebration of this unique music.
Umbria Jazz Perugia – July 5th – July 14th, 2013 www.umbriajazz.com
Who doesn’t know Umbria Jazz, one of the most famous Jazz festival in Italy? The heart of the beautiful city of Perugia for 10 days becomes a global musical village, where every hour you listen to notes between the medieval buildings and squares. A real godsend for fans of good music. And not just for them. 10 days of the month of July where Perugia devoted himself and embraces the best of the Italian and International jazz (not only), between the Arena Santa Giuliana, the Pavone theatre, Oratorio Santa Cecilia, Piazza IV Novembre and the Carducci gardens.
Arena di Verona – Verona – June 1st – September 7th, 2013
The Arena itself dates back to 30AD and this year the Arena di Verona Opera Festival is celebrating the centenary of its birth with 6 operas and 4 gala evenings. From June until September 2013 one of the most famous theaters of Italy will host on its stage excellent international artists that will make unique and unforgettable summer evenings. The Arena di Verona became the first open air opera house in Italy, and the largest in the world: a record it still holds today.
Summer Jamboree Senigallia – August 3rd – August 11th, 2013 www.summerjamboree.com
This has been the dream of the fifties in midsummer nights for thousands of enthusiasts and curious people for 14 years. The “Summer Jamboree”, the international festival devoted to 1940’s and 1950’s American music and culture, colors up the old town centre and promenade of Senigallia with swing and rock & roll. The music groups together strictly vintage-dressed rockers and glad eye pin-up girls, couples and families, curious ones and experts on shining Chevrolets and period trucks on the summer breeze.
Spoleto Festival Spoleto – June 28th July 14th, 2013 www.festivaldispoleto.com
Founded by Italian-born American composer Gian Carlo Menotti as a bridge between the European and the American artistic worlds, the Festival of Two Worlds also known as Spoleto Festival is an international event with a spectacular program including operas, concerts, ballets, recitals, plays, film festivals, art exhibitions, conferences, special events and much more. Each day holds multiple events in numerous venues throughout the town, many of them free of charge.
Lucca Summer Festival www.summer-festival.com Lucca July 6th July 30th, 2013
These are only some of the artists lined up for the 2013 edition of the Lucca Summer Festival: Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Mark Knopfler, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Bryan Adams, The Killers, Leonard Cohen. Started in 1998, the festival is held within the splendid walled medieval town of Lucca, in Piazza Napoleone during the month of July.
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