Summer 2021, festivals and reviews: all the dates of events in Italy

Summer 2021, festivals and reviews: all the dates of events in Italy
Summer 2021, festivals and reviews: all the dates of events in Italy

Contingent, regulated, limited. But punctual on the calendar. The Italian “shoulder” to the pandemic, this summer, also passes through the festivals: opportunities for dialogue and confrontation fundamental in the reconstruction of the community after months of lockdowns and distances.


It starts from Trento, with the Economy Festival, scheduled from 3 to 6 June. After the postponement of the previous edition to September, the event is totally back in attendance.

Now in its sixteenth year, the festival dedicated to dialogue between institutions, experts and the public will be entitled “The return of the state: businesses, communities, institutions”. A topical issue according to the scientific director Tito Boeri. “The role of the state in the last year has been pre-eminent both at a social level, in measures to restrict freedom and vaccination campaigns, and at an economic level, as regards investments in the development of vaccines, created in record time – he comments – However, where is the line drawn between state and economy, between governments and markets? It will be one of the main topics of this edition of the festival ».

Among the guests of the exhibition, the governor of the Bank of Italy Ignazio Visco, the EU commissioner for economics Paolo Gentiloni and the ministers Brunetta, Cingolani, Colao, Garavaglia, Gelmini, Giorgetti and Giovannini. The spaces dedicated to new forms of health care are also important, with speeches by Ilaria Capua and Walter Ricciardi. There are also numerous international speakers with the economist Thomas Piketty, the chief economist of the International Monetary Fund Gita Gopinath, and five nobel prizes for economics (Michael Kremer, Paul Milgrom, Joseph Stiglitz, Michael Spence and Jean Tirole).

Reservations can be made on the website For those wishing to follow the event outdoors, a large screen with 250 seats is available in Piazza Fiera, in the historic center of Trento. There is also the possibility of following remotely via live online on the event website.

Here are other opportunities for meeting and debate:

PortoImmaginario – Portogruaro (Venice) – from 1 to 6 June

Feast of Philosophy – Rome – from 4th June to 1st July

ScrittuRa Festival – Ravenna – from 8 June to 27 July

A Tutto Volume – Ragusa – from 10 to 13 June

FestivalFilosofia – Modena, Carpi and Sassuolo – from 17 to 19 September


Numerous musical concerts from north to south. From 9 to 18 July, come back Umbria Jazz: the historic jazz event, born in 1973 and which saw the previous edition canceled by the health emergency, this year will take place in the Santa Giuliana arena, whose capacity has been recalculated to ensure the safe use of all concerts. There are 1000 seats currently available (although it is hoped to reach 1700) and the presales, temporarily suspended, will be available again starting next week. Tickets purchased last year will also be available for the postponed shows, which this year will take place live.
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Below is the calendar of the other Italian musical events:

Locomotiv Festival – Bologna – from 30 May to 12 June

Mi Manchi – Milan Idroscalo – From 4 to 6 June

Jazz Around You – Chivasso (Turin) – From 6 June to 11 July

Musicultura – Macerata – From 18 to 19 June

ROBOTFestival – Bologna – from 18 to 20 June

Acielo Aperto – Cesena and S. Mauro Pascoli – from 19 June to 31 August

Oltre Festival – Bologna – from 23 to 27 June

Keep-in-mind – Gardone Riviera (Brescia) – from 26 June to 23 July

Ferrara under the stars – Ferrara – from 30 June to 4 July

Ferrara Summer Festival – Ferrara – from 2 to 26 July

Flowers Festival – Turin – from 5 to 23 July

Lucca Summer Festival – Lucca – from 7 to 27 July

Marostica Summer Festival – Marostica (Vicenza) – from 8 to 14 July

Pistoia Blues – Pistoia – from 8 to 15 July

Stupinigi Sonic Park – Nichelino (Turin) – from 9 to 10 July

Umbria Jazz – Perugia – from 9 to 18 July

Balena Festival – Genoa – from 10 to 18 July

MusArt Festival – Florence – from 14 to 27 July

Collisions – Monforte d’Alba (Cuneo) – from 16 to 18 July

Luce Music Festival – Bitonto (Bari) – from 16 to 20 July

No Borders Music Festival – Tarvisio (Udine) – from 23 July to 8 August

Festivalle – Agrigento, Valley of the Temples – from 5 to 8 August

Locus Festival – Locorotondo (Bari) – from 24 July to 18 August

NoSound Festival – Servigliano (Fermo) – from 25 August to 4 September

Prato is a show – Prato – from 26 August to 6 September

Mi Ami – Milan – from 17 to 19 September

Summer 2021, festivals and reviews: the calendar of Italy that starts again


The theater is also back with the forty-ninth edition of the Venice Biennale. The kermesse, scheduled from 2 to 11 July 2021, is directed by Stefano Ricci and Gianni Forte. There will be numerous shows and appointments with the most important protagonists of the contemporary theater scene, such as Krzysztof Warlikowski, Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement, or the German theater director Thomas Ostermeier. Space also for young people with the Biennale College Teatro project. For reservations,

The 2021 summer theatrical events:

Summer Dance Festival – Bergamo – from 12 June to 1 July

Borgate dal Vivo – Turin, Cuneo, Sondrio – from 12 June to 12 September

Festival dei Due Mondi – Spoleto (Perugia) – from 25 June to 11 July

49th International Theater Festival – Venice – from 2 to 11 July

Puccini Festival – Torre del Lago (Lucca) – from 23 July to 21 August

East West – Rovereto (Trento) – from 3 to 12 September

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