Best festivals in Italy

Italy’s festivals are some of the best known in Europe thanks to its diversity; that wonderful mix of the traditional and unusual. There are claims that there are less days in the calendar than there are festivals in Italy, so it’s not surprising that the list is long. And there are many types including food and wine festivals and art, music and religious festivals. Here is what the team at Sardatur believe are the one’s worth experiencing:


Cala Gonone Jazz Festival, Cala Gonone
Last year’s date from 31st July to 3th August 2014
2015 date –  to be confirmed

Cala Gonone Jazz Festival, Cala Gonone

If your are a jazz lover, visit one of the most popular Jazz Music Festivals in Sardinia, the Cala Gonone Jazz Festival. Set in the stunning area of Orosei Gulf, over the years the festival  has welcomed some of the best musicians of the international Jazz music world such as Pat Metheny and the late Miles Davis. For more information about this year line up, visit:

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Baroque Spring Festival, Infiorata, Noto (Siracuse)
from 15th to 17th May 2015

Celebrating its 28th year, Baroque Spring Festival takes over the streets of the historical city of Noto (Siracuse). This UNESCO world heritage site is filled with parades of auctioneers dressed up in period costume, flag wavers and musicians. The flower display takes place at the Via Corrado Nicolaci. The effect is spectacular and breathtaking and our pictures don’t do it justice, you simply must see it for yourself. 
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Negroamaro Wine Festival 2015, Brindisi
from 05th to 9th June 2015

 Negroamaro Wine Festival 2015, Brindisi - From 05 to 9 June 2015
For the perfect excuse to drink, eat and experience the best of the Mediterranean cuisine, don’t miss the Negroamaro Wine Festival in Brindisi, the biggest wine and food festival in Apulia and in all Southern Italy. Listen to live music whilst enjoying wines of the most prestigious Italian wineries and delicious local products of Apulia. Check out our hotel collection in Puglia

Amalfi Coast Music & Arts Festival
from 1st to 26th June 2015


If high culture is your thing, the Amalfi Coast Music & Arts Festival will treat you to an array of concerts with arts quartet, piano recitals, vocal performances and opera. And  for visual arts lovers, there’s a choice of courses in painting and ceramics. And for those inspired by the stunning environment to take up the pen there are workshops in fiction, poetry, and memoir for writers of all levels. For more information, visit:

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from 1st to 28th July 2015


The Lucca Summer Festival, one of the most popular events in Tuscany takes place every year in the historic Piazza Napoleone in the picturesque town of Luca. This year the headline acts are Elton John, Robbie Williams and Lenny Kravitz! For more information, visit:

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