Italian music festivals in summertime between July and August

Are you going to Italy and are you desperately looking for music concerts? The locations here in Italy are astonishing! Castles, churches, amphitheatre and amazing squares throughout Italy are full of high-quality performances during the summer.

Outdoor music and performing arts are fantastic in many towns and cities along Italy during the summer, but we can advice also some regular big festivals, such as the following:


Let’s start with Verona Opera, one of the most important summer opera festival, with open-air performances  in the incredible scenic background of the famous and well-preserved Roman amphitheatre of Verona.


LakeComo Festival: Music on LakeComo means a lot of summer performances around the lake (starting in July). The festival showcastes international performing artists and composers, with great sightseeing. Soundscape composition and performance exchange is instead a frontier to the discover: aka it is a festival for new music in Italy, both instrumental and vocal. Whare to go? Soundscape is located in Maccagno on Lake Maggiore.


Incontri in Terra di Siena located in Southern Tuscany sees the performances of four concerts, usually starting in late July, while the Puccini Festival is dedicated to the famous opera writer and will take place in an astonishing open-air theatre in Torre del Lago Puccini, 5 km far from Viareggio and 25 km far from both Pisa and Lucca! The performances will be held in July and August.




The Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia is one of the most famous music festivals in Italy and internationally, with performers from all around the world. Lots of free music on the streets of Perugia during the days of the festival, too! MusicFestPerugia is a classical music festival held in August for two weeks again in Perugia in several of town’s historical monuments and churches.

Trasimeno Music Festival is located also in Umbria: a series of classical music performances on the shores of Lake Trasimeno, Perugia, and Gubbio starting in July. 


Estate Romana is a festival of music and performing arts with events throughout Rome during the summer. Tuscia Opera Festival, is held instead in  Viterbo, north of Rome and again it is an opera festival in a historic outdoor venue but really convenient.


Soundlabs Festival is held in late July or early August, is worth to see: an alternative and indie music festival with major international independent music acts from the UK, US and Italy! Roseto degli Abruzzi becomes the star in the Abruzzo region of central Italy. For a more “classical” approach, check Pescara Jazz festival,  an international jazz festival in July held in Pescara.


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