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Summer is an exciting time to visit Italy, with towns and cities across the country filling their calendars with summer fairs, celebrations and music festivals. Book your break for July or August to catch the world-famous Verona Opera season, the legendary Palio di Siena horse race or an extra-special centenary edition of Tuscany’s Puccini Opera Festival**please call to book for tickets.


Verona Opera Season

The Verona Opera season is the most exciting event in the city’s calendar. Running from June to August, this year you can catch shows like Aida and La Traviata in Verona’s open-air Roman amphitheatre


Ferragosto is Italy’s summer public holiday, celebrated on 15 August (it also coincides with the Catholic feast celebrating the Assumption of Mary). It’s the height of summer in Italy and is an exciting time to visit.

Stresa Music Festival

The pretty town of Stresa in Lake Maggiore hosts its own music festival each summer, with dozens of jazz concerts taking place on the banks of the lake. Don’t miss out this July…

Palio di Siena

The Palio is Italy’s most famous horse race, and the city of Siena attracts huge crowds of visitors each summer to witness the 90-second dash around the Piazza del Campo. You can catch Il Palio on 2 July and 16 August 2017.

Ravello Music Festival

This open-air jazz festival takes place during the summer in the picturesque town of Ravello on the Amalfi Coast. Book now to catch a concert with some of the best views in Italy…

Puccini Opera Festival

2017 marks a special centenary edition of Puccini’s La Rondine, making it the perfect time to visit this festival near Pisa, Tuscany. This year, you can also see Madama Butterfly and Tosca, among others