Out of Town
Jazz in Fattoria
The perfect summer occasion combining fine wines and toe-tapping jazz music in various locations. Enjoy sunset performances provided by talented jazz musicians and pair it with a glass (or few) of Chianti Rufina. Entrance for the concerts are free and wine tastings cost 15 euro. Tastings begin at 7pm and are followed by the concert. with performances going on until September.
Kraczyna 50 Years in Barga
The Santa Elisabetta Conservatory in Barga (LU) pays homage to Swietlan Nicholas Kraczyna, the internationally appreciated master printmaker who lived in Barga during the summer since 1973 with an exhibition called Kraczyna 50 years in Barga. The exhibition includes over 80 works completed between 1973 and 2023, all dedicated to Barga and the Mid Serchio Valley. The exhibition will feature primarily etchings along with oil paintings on canvas and the themes in his works usually relate to mythology, music and folklore. The exhibition runs until September 3. Open 5-7.30pm Monday to Friday; 11am-1pm and 5-7.30pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
Theater, art, music, literature and performances are in full swing under the artistic direction of Massimo Lucconi. Just shy of a 90-minute drive from Florence, this year’s festival in Radicondoli focuses on the role of theater and the arts in contemporary culture. Events go on between July 8-31.
Jazz + Wine in Montalcino
Now in its 26th edition, Montalcino offers a full program of events uniting jazz music and the finest Tuscan wine. Under the artistic direction of Eugenio Rubei, audiences enjoy performances from the stars of the international jazz scene and wash it all down with a great glass of wine from July 18-23.
Incontri in Terra di Siena
Under the artistic direction of Alessio Bax, the 35th edition of Incontri in Terra di Siena takes place with a program of musical performances. This nonprofit cultural association aims to spread music and art appreciation through concerts, exhibitions and events throughout the province of Siena. This year’s edition sees performances by numerous talented classical musicians, including the Orchestra della Toscana from July 21-28.
Take a long drive out to the Tuscan Deep South in Grosseto from July 21-23 to enjoy this short film festival. Enjoy three days of screenings while overlooking the gorgeous Gulf of Argentario. The films will be competing for the Raffaella Carrà Prize and director Federico Moccia will lead the jury.
Argiano Baroque Music Festival
Held in the courtyard of the 16th-century Villa Bell’Aria in the Montalcino countryside, the Argiano Baroque Music Festival transports attendees to another era with evenings dedicated to music by great Italian composers such as Handel and Vivaldi performed by top musicians on the international scene. July 21, August 18, 20, 25 and 27 are this year’s concert dates.
Pietrasanta celebrates dance in the Cloister of Sant’Agostino and Gran Teatro La Versiliana until July 8. This festival merges the worlds of performing arts, dance and music to create a universal language in the popular arty town. Local and international dancers and choreographers will share the stage in performances and masterclasses limited not only to dance but also to music, photography and videography.