2022: The top summer festivals in Italy
Summer 2022 looks great with warm weather and the restrictions being eased slowly. We have a wide selection of the best Italian summer festivals to help you make your trip more memorable.
Annunziata Historic Building, Amalfi Coast
You are about to witness one of the most amazing festivals. The festival takes place in Ravello, one the most beautiful places on the Amalfi Coast (not to mention the highest), and it is unlike any other. The town is home to many concerts, which are held in the summer months. It’s worth visiting the concert hall and the town. Take a look at Ravello’s stunning terraces and enjoy the amalfi Coast, before heading on to your show.
Circolo Magnolia, Milan
miami festival milano
Mi Ami, Important Music, Milan, returns for its 16th anniversary. This renown festival has been rocking since 1997. Mi Ami is a festival that promotes new talent and gives up-and-coming artists the opportunity to perform on stage. It has been a favourite among italian festivals. The festival showcases only italian artists and is the best place to go if you want to have fun exploring the indie scene in Italy!
Nameless Music Festival
EDM – Electronic Dance Music
Annone di Brianza, Lecco
Nameless Festival is a great place to begin if you’ve never been to an EDM festival. EDM is full of energy and beats, which will keep you moving the entire time. Nameless is an eagerly awaited festival for both the locals and international crowd. The festival is easily accessible from Milan and a great excuse for Lecco or its surrounding cities to visit. You won’t want it to end with names like Tiesto and Afrojack as well as Lil Pump and Purple Disco Machine.
Milano Summer Festival
Ippodromo Snai di San Siro, Milan
7 June – 17 September
Milan Summer Fest
Milano Summer Festival 2022 will feature big names on bigger stages. This summer will be no exception. Tickets for the Milano Summer Festival 2022 include Green Day, Kendrick lamar, Stromae, and Tame Impala.
Festival di Caracalla
POP / CLASSICAL
Caracalla’s Baths in Rome
3 June – 9 August
festival di caracalla
The Caracalla Summer Festival is one of the most beautiful places in the world. The Teatro dell’Opera di Roma hosts the festival, which celebrates music, dance, and classical genre-based entertainment. You can choose to see the opera Mass or Carmen or Roberto Bolle & Friends dance, the ballet Notre-Dame de Paris, or David Garrett.
ROCK / BLUES
Piazza Duomo, Pistoia
Pistoia Blues Festival
Pistoia Blues is a beloved festival known for its energy and live shows. This unique event is held in Pistoia’s central square. You can dance and sing here. You and the city will feel happy with artists such as The Tallest Man on Earth, Simple Minds, and Paolo Nutini, July 7th and 15th respectively.
Ippodromo Milano Trenno, Milan
The day festival is Milan’s best way to spend your summer! This event features a variety of artists that are a must-see. You can’t miss Greta Van Fleet, Imagine Dragons, and Foo Fighters at the event on June 9th.
Roma Summer Festival
ROCK / POPS
Cavea de Auditorium Parco Della Musica in Rome
10 June – 6 August
The Auditorium Parco Della Musica’s Cavea hosts the Roma Summer Fest, which runs from June 10th through August 6th. Romans know this venue well, so if you are visiting the Eternal City, make sure to stop by for some great music. Here are some suggestions. Some suggestions: Lorde on June 16th; Deep Purple on July 2nd; The Smile on July 18, and Ben Harper and The Innocent Criminals on August 4th.
Ippodromo delle Capannelle, Rome
10 June – 11 September
Rock in Rome Festival
Rock in Roma is one of the most anticipated lineups for summer festivals in Italy. The lineup features international superstars as well as national sensations. It is always full of surprises. The festival promises a great time for concert-goers this year with names like Cigarettes After Sex (June 28, The Chemical Brothers (July 8, 2009), Herbie Hancock, July 13th), and Maneskin At Circo Massimo (July 9, 2009).
Firenze Rock Festival
Ippodromo del Visarno, Florence
Firenze Rocks Summer Festival
Florence is home to many treasures. One of these is Firenze Rocks, a beloved rock festival. This year’s lineup is loud. How can you pick just one of the three acts? Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, and Muse all playing on June 17th. Rock on!
Arena Opera Festival
Arena di Verona, Verona
17 June – 4 September
Arena Opera Festival Verona
The Arena di Verona, one of the most important concert halls in Italy, is quite a spectacle. Imagine how much more it is when there’s a show! The arena’s summer schedule is packed with great events that you won’t want to miss. Here are the top-rated operas that will be coming to Verona: Aida (18-4) September, Carmen (17-27 August), Nabucco (25-26 September – 3 September), Turandot (4-8 September – 2 September). There are many other operas that will be performed. Check out the full lineup to find the one that best suits your needs.
Lucca Summer Festival
ROCK / POPS
Piazza Napoleone & Mura Storiche, Lucca
25 June – 31 July
The Lucca Summer Festival is an addition to any Tuscan vacation. It’s a festival that leaves audiences stunned by its lineup. The surprises this year include Kasabian and Liam Gallagher on July 6, John Legend on July 9, and Justin Bieber July 31st. You’ll want to spend a few nights at Lucca to see the other big names there.
ELECTRONIC / TECHNO
Parco Dora, Turin
1 – 3 Juli
The Kappa Futur Festival will give you 12 hours of partying. The festival returns for its 9th anniversary and keeps getting better every year. The festival, which focuses on electronic and techno music, is an excellent excuse to party the whole day. You can expect to dance to Amelie Lens and Peggy Gou on the 1st. You can also put your dancing shoes on for the second day and go to shows by Solomun, Ricardo Villalobos, and Tale of Us, just to name a few. On the last day, wait for Joseph Capriati and Carl Cox.
Umbria Jazz Festival
Historical center and Santa Giuliana Arena in Perugia
Umbria Jazz Festival
The Umbria Jazz Festival was established in 1973 and has been a favorite of jazz musicians and their fans worldwide. The festival hosts concerts featuring both foreign and Italian musicians. It is an exciting event that many people choose Perugia for each summer. The festival’s title might suggest that jazz is its main genre. However, it welcomes all music. The festival’s headliner this year is Christone Ingram (Kingfish), Diana Krall (July 15th), and Jeff Beck (July 17th).
Ortigia Sound System
Ortigia island, Siracusa
A growing crowd gathers on the small island of Sicily called Ortigia. It is a vibrant and modern music scene. The fact that the title includes “sound system” is not surprising. You won’t want to miss this weekend of events and stages.
DISCO / ELECTRONIC / HOUSE / TECHNO
Valle d’Itria, Puglia
You have to visit southern Italy or Puglia if you haven’t already. Puglia is a real gem, with its stunning beaches, delicious local cuisine, and amazing architecture. The Polyphonic Festival makes the most of Puglia’s natural beauty by hosting its festival on a terrace that overlooks the sea. The festival features underground electronic music and is the ideal getaway for anyone who enjoys great music and stunning sights. Francesco Del Garda and Ash Lauryn are the headliners. Hiver, Gerd Janson, and Hiver are also on the bill.
Castle of Castelbuono in Sicily
August 8th-August 11th
Ypsigrock has 25 editions this year. This festival offers a variety of shows in a beautiful setting. Ypsigrock offers a chance to see beautiful Sicily as well as enjoy a rock concert. There are stages all around the town. The lineup includes C Duncan and Natalie Bergman, Penelope Isles, and The Flaming Lips. There are many other artists that could be performing in Sicily, but we don’t know who.
Decibel Open Air
Parco delle Cascine, Florence
Open-air dancing in Florence for two days! This weekend can be the perfect way to end your summer. The lineup includes Marco Carola and Fisher, to name just a few.