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Easter in Sicily

Easter in Sicily

Posted by on Oct 29, 2016

Sicily has always been one of the most religious of Italy’s regions and whether one is believer or not, it is impossible not to be moved by the cycle of the Easter story played out over the island throughout Holy Week. To experience Easter in Sicily is to live through a whole spectrum of emotions in just a few days. It is a chance to breathe the atmosphere of the island completely...

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Explore gorgeous Genoa

Explore Gorgeous Genoa

Posted by on Oct 17, 2016

Explore Gorgeous Genoa on a City Break this Autumn and Winter The summer months are firmly behind us, but there are plenty of reasons to visit the historical Italian city of Genoa throughout all seasons of the year. Here, the City of Genoa lists the new openings, a selection of must see events and the city’s exceptional cultural heritage that can be enjoyed this autumn and winter: New Openings...

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Live the olive oil experience

Live the olive oil experience

Posted by on Sep 12, 2016

Live the olive oil experience with Traditional Tuscany during the olive harvest from late October through to end of November. It’s an excellent time to visit, participate and experience everything from visiting farms, harvesting, visiting their mills and to see how the first press works.  These months are filled with local festivals amidst beautiful harvest scenery, and with plenty of...

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Rossini Opera Festival

Rossini Opera Festival

Posted by on Jun 22, 2016

Pesaro:  8-20 August 2016  Rossini Opera Festival This Rossini festival is entirely dedicated to the music and operas of Goacchino Rossini, who was born in Pesaro, which is the region of Le Marche. This year will be the 37th edition of the festival and the programme includes: La donna del lago, Il Turco in Italia, Ciro in Babilonia and Youth Festival.   For further information:...

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Puccini Festival

Puccini Festival

Posted by on Jun 22, 2016

Torre Del Lago, Tuscany: 15 July – 13 Aug 2016 Puccini Festival Created by Puccini himself, since 1930, the festival is in its 62nd year.  The outdoor theatre, close to Villa Mausoleo where the Master’s remains lie, is an amazing setting to enjoy the music of one of the most outstanding and esteemed Italian artists worldwide. Operas on show in 2016 are: Madame Butterfly, Tosca, La Boheme...

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Sounds of the Dolomites

Sounds of the Dolomites

Posted by on Jun 22, 2016

Trentino:  2 July – 26 August 2016  Sounds of the Dolomites The high altitude music festival, known as the Sounds of the Dolomites is a trek along the paths of nature and art towards a horizon that opens to the vibrations and echoes of all the music in the world. Everyone sets off together, music and mountain lovers, musicians and the public. The walk continues step by step towards the...

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Umbria Jazz Festival

Umbria Jazz Festival

Posted by on Jun 20, 2016

Umbria 8-17 July 2016 Umbria Jazz Festival This is the summer edition of this important cultural event in the region of Umbria that brings together two apparently contradictory elements: the music of the New World – jazz – and the scenery and Medieval buildings of the towns in Umbria, Perugia and Orvieto (winter edition). The concerts take place in the towns’ historic centres creating a...

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International Opera Festival Verona

International Opera Festival Verona

Posted by on Jun 20, 2016

Verona:   24 June – 28 August 2016 The International Opera Festival Verona, now in its 94th edition presents a rich calendar of events with 46 evenings of great opera. The countdown has begun. The gong will play for Bizet’s masterpiece, Carmen, that inaugurates the Arena Opera Festival on the 24th of June at 9:00pm. Carmen, one of the most beloved and applauded titles ever, will be...

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Ravello concerts

Ravello Concerts

Posted by on Jun 20, 2016

Amalfi Coast: Villa Rufolo 18 Mar – 31 Oct Ravello Concerts Spanning from Spring to Autumn, far from the tourist crowds, Ravello becomes the favourite destination for those who love the silence of its Villas and its medieval churches. In that time, an audience of music lovers meet every year to listen to the concerts held in the gardens and the rooms of Villa Rufolo, famous for having...

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The Floating Piers on Italy's Lake Iseo

The Floating Piers on Lake Iseo Italy

Posted by on Jan 8, 2016

Lombardy, Nr Milan:  18 June to 3 July 2016 Weather permitting, Italy’s Lake Iseo will be reimagined. 70,000 square meters of shimmering yellow fabric, carried by a modular floating dock system of 200,000 high-density polyethylene cubes, will undulate with the movement of the waves as The Floating Piers on Lake Iseo Italy rise just above the surface of the water. Visitors will experience...

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