Lirica in Piazza, in Tuscany
We are now in the beautiful piazza of Massa Marittima, for the Festival “La Lirica in Piazza” and witness the last minute preparations before the opening of Rigoletto this evening.
Even if Giuseppe Verdi’s masterpiece was first staged at La Fenice opera house in Venice on 11 March 1851, it still seems strikingly contemporary.
The Balestro del Girifalco in Massa Marittima, Tuscany
We are in Massa Marittima to watch the Balestro del Girifalco. This is a game played with crossbows. The practice of this all male sport, dating back to the Middle Ages, used to train adult men for hunting and war. The square is already packed and the fans are already warming up.
Calici di Stelle in Massa Marittima, Tuscany
We reach Calici di Stelle in Massa Marittima. Here we stroll down the streets of the old town to taste the wines and local produce. Goblets of Stars (Calici di Stelle) is an event organized by “The Wine and Flavour Trail of Monteregio di Massa Marittima.
Ilario Veronesi, the President Wine and Flavour Trail of Monteregio di Massa Marittima is waiting for us.
Viola da Gamba festival in Gerfalco, Tuscany
After a trip through unspoilt landscapes we reach Gerfalco which still boasts some medieval buildings. It is immersed in the vegetation of the Cornate nature reserve.
Since 2011, every August the Viola da Gamba festival has taken place in Gerfalco.
In summer the village becomes a unique artistic venue for musicians and music students, from all over the world. And, thanks to the viola festival, Gerfalco is a member of UNESCO HABITAT III.
Morellino International Classical Festival of Scansano in Italy
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Music Events in Maremma Tuscany, Italy
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Montemerano in Tuscany, Italy
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The Organ Museum Santa Cecilia in Massa Marittima, Tuscany, Italy
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