Whilst Le Marche might be best known for its stunning vistas — a region of rolling hills, hilltop villages, gorgeous beaches and fairy-tale castles — during the summer months it’s also home to a variety of music and art festivals. It’s a perfect place to visit if you want to explore by day and indulge in some high-brow culture by night.
19 February – 01 October
The town of Osimo will be hosting an art exhibition entitled “Masterpieces of the Sibillini Area’ at the Palazzo Campana. The exhibition aims to protect, preserve and promote the masterpieces originally housed in places hit by the earthquake. There will be over a hundred works collected and restored (where necessary), with the proceeds of the event used to send them back to their original locations. The Municipality of Osimo will be guaranteeing work as tour guides and other jobs to young people from quake-hit areas, for those who can relocate to Osimo during the event.
For more information visit: www.capolavorisibillini.it
21 July – 14 August
The 53rd Macerata Open-Air Opera Festival will be held during July and August in the Steristerio Arena in Macerata. This year’s festival includes performances of Turandot, Madama Butterfly and Aida.
10 – 22 August
The 38th Rossini Opera Festival is an international music festival held every August in Pesaro — the birthplace of the opera composer Gioachnio Rossini. Performances are held in several locations — the Teatro Rossini (built in 1818), the Palasport sports arena and the Teatro Sperimentale. The three venues hold varying performances, with Teatro Sperimental showing works by Rossini’s contemporaries.
The season includes productions of Le Siège de Corinthe and La Pietra del Paragone.
For more information visit: http://www.rossinioperafestival.it/
Le Marche has a strong arts and music programme throughout the summer season — Fano hosts a Jazz festival, and there’s a Blues Festival in San Severino throughout July. For theatre lovers, in Falerone and Urbisaglia, the Roman amphitheatres host performances of classic theatre pieces and Amandola host an International Theatre Festival from the end of August to early September.
If you’re looking for a cultural retreat this summer, Bookings For You has plenty of Le Marche villa rentals available for all group sizes — we’d be happy to help you find the villa of your dreams.