Festivals in Italy

All roads lead to Rome. Well, to Italy. As one of Europe’s top tourist destinations, Italy has successfully developed a unique kind of tourism that attracts visitors and makes them want to return at least once more. From the magnificent eternal city of Rome, romantic Venice, fashionable Milan, and historic Florence to the splendid islands of Sicily and Sardinia, Italy is a real treasure chest of Europe. But its glory is not based only on its history. So, check out our best pick for festivals in Italy that attract thousands of people yearly. We assure you, they will give you the time of your life.

I-Days Festival, Monza (Lombardy)

The Independent Days Festival, known as I-Days Festival, is held yearly in the summer months. It is a perfect place to go for all lovers of rock, punk, and indie music

This year the stars of the festival are Florence + The Machine, Rosalia, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Arctic Monkeys, but there are many other performers as well. One of Italy’s most awaited festivals will take place on the stage in Monza Park.

  • Date: June 22 – July 16
  • Ticket prices: 50,00 – 70,00€ (depends on the performer, check out the prices)

Rock in Roma, Rome (Lazio)

Formerly known as Romarock Festival, Rock in Roma is an annual music event in Italy’s capital at the Capannelle Racecourse and the end of June or beginning of July. The biggest advantage of the festival is the variety of bands and the diversity of musical genres. This year, you can enjoy Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Marilyn Manson, Phoenix, Daniele Silvestri, and many others. 

Piazza di Spagna

Ypsigrock, Castelbuono (Sicily)

Ypsigrock is a festival of indie-rock music by the Glenn Gould Cultural Association. It has been held since 1997 on the island of Sicily, more precisely in the main square in Castelbuono, Palermo. Moreover, it won the award of Italy’s Best Festival. In the last year, it has become famous as one of Europe’s top boutique festivals bringing the best music to the country. 

  • Date: August 10 – 13
  • Ticket prices: 5,25 – 10,49€

Lucca Summer Festival, Lucca (Tuscany)

Next on our list of festivals in Italy is a secret gem held throughout July. Lucca’s Summer Festival is the main music festival in the region of Tuscany. The reason for it is an impressive number of some of the most popular performers in the music industry. The concerts take place in the open-air Piazza Napoleone. The highlights of this year’s festival will be Bob Dylan, Kiss, Lil Nas X, OneRepublic, Robbie Williams, Celine Dion, and many others.

  • Date: June 29- July 15
  • Ticket prices: 30,00 – 80,00€ (depends on the performer, check out the price)

Jazz Festival, Perugia (Umbria)

Perugia becomes a central music village 10 days in July, due to thousands of visitors occupying the cobblestone streets to be a part of the world’s best jazz festival. Performances take place in several locations across town, from squares and gardens to bars. This unique event is a part of a tradition started in 1973 which, with a unique summer atmosphere and ancient buildings of Perugia, you shouldn’t miss.

  • Date: July 7 – 16
  • Ticket prices:  40,00 – 90,00€ (depends on the performer, check out the price)

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