MUSIC FESTIVALS

Going to a music festival or outdoor concert during summer can be a highlight. You will find many outdoor concerts in squares and public places throughout Europe.

Just to list some venues and main events, the Roman Arena in Verona is one of Italy’s most spectacular settings for outdoor opera performances and concerts. Stresa Music Festival on Lake Maggiore is another popular musical event; it hosts both well-known performers and young winners of music competitions in a variety of indoor and outdoor venues including theaters, castles, churches, gardens, and villas around the lake.

In Provence you can enjoy Classical Music concerts on various nights throughout the Summer at the Chateau De Lourmarin

If you are a rock lover  head towards Greece. Music is a big part of Greek culture and the country’s Mediterranean climate makes it ideal for music festivals out in the open, especially after sunset.  Athens will  usually host a great number of concerts covering every musical taste. A large range of other cultural events and festivals take place all around Greece and the Greek islands. Most festivals are organized in summer. One of them is  the Megaron Gyzi Festival  which takes place in the centre of Fira, Santorini. This festival usually takes place the first three weeks of August, during the peak season of the island, attracting many visitors. Established in 2007, at first Megaron Gyzi Festival hosted various kinds of events, from theatrical performances and lectures to concerts. Over the last years, the program has focused on art exhibitions and musical concerts, mostly jazz, classical and vocal music. The majority of events have free entrance.

Going back to Italy , The Umbria Jazz Festival, held in Perugia, is also one of Italy’s top music festivals. The festival draws performers from all over the world and in addition to ticket concerts there’s lots of music going on in Perugia’s squares and streets. In the capital, Rome’s Teatro dell’Opera holds summer performances at the Baths of Caracalla, one of Rome’s top ancient sites. In use from the second through sixth centuries, the ancient baths make a spectacular setting for outdoor performances.