With the arrival of summer, Italy comes alive with cultural and musical events that attract enthusiasts from every corner of the country. From the enchanting beaches of Tuscany to the fascinating ruins of Rome, traversing through the enchanting lands of Puglia and the breathtaking landscapes of Val d’Osceola, there really is something for all tastes and passions. Here’s an overview of some of the most awaited festivals and dates to mark in your diary.
Here are summer events dedicated to culture and music
In the evocative Val d’Osceola, until 3 September, the Fuori event will take place, an event that promotes art and culture in a breathtaking natural context. Nationally and internationally renowned artists will perform in a unique setting, giving unforgettable feelings to the audience.
The Locus Festival, now in its 19th edition, will bring quality music and internationally renowned artists to various venues in Puglia. From Locorotondo to Bari, from Trani to Fasano, from 27 June to 1 September, the Locus Festival presents a diverse program that includes sounds from Italy and the world, from jazz to black music, from electronics to songwriting .
The Lucca Summer Festival, one of Italy’s most important music events, will take place from 29 June to 28 July, attracting the biggest names in international rock and pop to the breathtaking setting of Lucca. Artists of the level such as Kiss, Bob Dylan, Norah Jones, Lil Nas X and many more will perform on stage, giving fans of good music an unforgettable evening.
In Rome, from 13 to 16 July, the Gazometro area will host Videocitta, a festival that explores the most advanced forms of audiovisual and digital languages. Soulful compositions, video art, talks and musical performances will transform Gazometer into a place of encounters and artistic contamination, engaging the public in a unique experience.
The Discord will be held from July 13 to 16 in Oliveto Citro, in the province of Salerno. The festival provides an overview of emerging and talented artists in the field of independent music, providing moments of pure creativity and experimentation.
Festambientesud 2023 will take place in Puglia from 13 July to 5 August. Immersed in the spectacular setting of Gargano, the event promotes eco-culture and sustainability through concerts, theatrical performances, film screenings and more.
In the Pianese di Vialfre, in the Province of Turin, the Apolloide Festival will take place from 20 to 23 July. The event puts independent music at its core, featuring live performances by emerging and talented artists.
The Lono Awards, scheduled for July 26 to 28, will be held in Lono, Liguria, and will celebrate music and emerging talent. Artists from different parts of Italy will perform to win prizes and give the public an unforgettable evening.
The Segesta Teatro Festival will take place from July 28 to August 27 at the Archaeological Park of Segesta, Sicily. This festival combines the charm of archeology with the magic of live entertainment, offering a rich program of theatre, dance, music and much more.
Finally, Ferrara Sotto le Stelle will round out the summer with four unforgettable evenings, scheduled for 7, 8, 9 and 28 September in the evocative courtyard of Estense Castle in Ferrara. The event presents concerts by artistes of national and international repute, providing moments of great emotion and entertainment to the public.
That is all? No, the Romioropa Festival will take place in Rome from 6 September to 19 November, offering a diverse program of shows and artistic performances; Finally, Spring Attitudes will be held on September 23 and 24 at Rome’s Cinecittà studios, offering a unique fusion between electronic music and visual projections.
These are just a few of the many events that bring the Italian summer to life, providing unique and unforgettable experiences to the public.
Whether you are a music or art lover or just want to experience carefree and fun moments, all you have to do is take note of the dates and get ready for a summer full of culture and entertainment.