Taking place throughout July, the Lucca’s Summer Festival is the main music event featuring the most influential artists in modern music. It includes nine outdoor performances at Piazza Napoleone.
The city of Perugia has transformed itself into the focus of jazz music lovers all over the world. The blinding blues from the United States will fascinate listeners on the paved roads that divide Perugia’s Renaissance hills. It is considered the most important jazz festival in the world.
It is named one of Italy’s most famous composers – Giacomo Puccini – this festival has a tradition dating back to the 1930s. And it is always held at Torre del Lago. If the Puccini Festival is only for modern-day composers of Tuscany, the Taormina Opera Festival is a place for traditional opera fans.
Italian music is more than just opera. That is the message of the Accademia Musicale Chigiana Academy. Estate Musicale Chigiana is a classical music festival that gathers from the famous faces in the world of classical music to young talents attending Siena summer courses.
Concerts will take place throughout the city with diverse venues, from churches, squares to ancient monasteries or historic theaters. The academic nature of the festival makes general admission prices extremely affordable. Especially when you love music, remember famous names.
The hilltop town of Ravello is famous for its beautiful gardens which is a favorite destination for visitors to the Amalfi Sea. It is located in southern Italy. It is also the venue for the annual Ravello Festival at Villa Rufolo, one of the most valuable monuments of Italian culture. This is the historical symbol for ancient Italian architecture.
Legend has it that the legendary German composer, Richard Wagner, visited Villa Rufolo in 1880. The uniqueness of it made Wagner use this garden as a model for the fairy scene in his opera Parsifal. With a reputation for both music and scenery, Ravello will be a worthy stopover for the music journey from north to south for your love of Italian music.