If you are passionate about festivals, in Italy the choice is wide particularly in summer, and sometimes can be hard to decide where to go. So read through this post and pick one or, why not? Travel around and see them all!

There are a lot of fabolous summer festivals dedicated to music, food or culture, that last few days or a whole month, and they are located in different areas of Italy.

One of the most famous festivals in the South of Italy is the folk festival La notte della Taranta that takes place every year in August in different cities in Puglia and ends with a big concert in Melpignano (Lecce). This festival celebrates the ancient dancing tradition of Puglia and attracts thousands of visitors every year.

If you like rockabilly music and fancy pin-up hairstyle you cannot miss the Summer Jamboree Festival that will take place from the 30th of July until the 7th of August in Senigallia (Ancona). There you can find fantastic rock-n-roll concerts and the incredible chance to renew your wardrobe in a large market where you can find any sort of 50’s clothes and accessories.

The Umbria Jazz Festival is an international festival that lasts one whole week. Its events are spread all around Umbria, a region in the Centre of Italy. It offers a wide range of concerts, presenting international and Italian musicians. This year you could go and see Diana Krall, Ezio Bosso and Stefano Bollani: if you are a real music connoisseur you can’t miss it!

But if you don’t feel like sitting on a chair and listening to a jazz concert, the Ferrara International Buskers Festival could be what you are looking for! It takes place in the gorgeous frame of Ferrara every year in the last week of August. During this week the city is flooded with colorful street musicians from all over the world: the atmosphere is magic and it is really worth to be experienced!

Have you ever heard about the wine Barolo? This wine was named after the gorgeous town near Cuneo (Piemonte) where the wine is produced, and which hosts an incredible music festival every July, the Collisioni festival. This year on the lush landscape of the Langhe you could sip a delicious glass of red wine while enjoying a Elton John, Marco Mengoni or Negramaro concert.

So, have you make up your mind?

Rita Fabbri