Dancers wanted, Summer Festivals and Ghost Towns await!

Dancers wanted, Summer Festivals and Ghost Towns await!

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The Best Hidden Beaches in Italy
From Conde Nast Traveler

"..we found ten under-the-rader beaches and coves with crumbling castles, sunken statues - and almost never any crowds."

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A Time to Dance
Whether your idea of dance is as a spectator or participant
here are some alluring opportunities:

World Cup of Folklore, May 16-20, Venice
Featuring folkdance competitors from around the world.
Ravenna Festival, June 5 – July 16, Ravenna
Performances include:
Martha Graham Company
Shine! A dance inspired by the psychedelic sounds of Pink Floyd
Hamburg Ballet with John Neumeier
Les étoiles International Dance Gala
with Jacopo Tissi (Teatro Bolshoi di Mosca), Bakhtiyar Adamzhan (Teatro dell’Opera di Astana), Tatiana Melnik (Hungarian State Opera), Dorothée Gilbert (Opéra di Parigi), Sergio Bernal Alonso (Ballet Nacional de España)

International L'Aquila Tango Marathon, June 14-16, Abruzzo
Three days of Dancing, lessons for beginners and expert dancers and much fun!
Festival dei Due Mondi, June 28 – July 14, Umbria
Festival featuring music, dance, theatre, visual arts and opera

World Dance Movement Festival July 7-28th, Puglia
Including performances and competitions in dance and aerial arts, opportunities for classes with Master level teachers and audition opportunities for performers.

BustoFolk Festival, September 12-15, Lombardia
Featuring music, dance and culture of the Irish, Breton and Scottish tradition.

Palazzo Gattini
Insider Tip: Stay in a Palace
With only twenty rooms this 5-star luxury hotel offers privacy with a taste of Matera's past. The former palace of the Gattini family, the hotel offers large suites with modern touches, a roof-top garden terrace for weddings and other events, and multiple dining choices. Housed in cisterns and caves carved into the stone, the world class spa offers  unique 'float tank therapy' and wellness treatments, evoking ancient noble baths. For a true step back into history with modern opulence, Palazzo Gattini awaits.

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The Emporer’s Rome, wine on the way to the Castle, Medieval villages, lakes and baroque palaces and gardens await in our Cities and Castles Tour.

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Art Exhibits, Concerts and Festivals
BRAQUE VIS-À-VIS: Picasso, Matisse, and Duchamp
Through July 14, Mantova

Leonardo DaVinci Celebrations click here

Giudizio Universale: The Sistine Chapel Immersive Experience
through September 8, Rome

Phil Collins, June 17th, Assago/Milan

Stewart Copeland, June 29th Ravenna Festival, Ravenna

Ravello Festival through November 1, Ravello

Andrea Bocelli, multiple concerts click here


Madama Butterfly, May 16 and June 13, Rome

The Tokyo Ballet, July 7, Genova

La Traviata through December 17, Rome

For More Events click here


Summer Opera and Concert Season tickets are available.
While many are listed already on our site, we are happy to provide some specific recommendations based on your preferences.

Contact us for special events and tickets.
Ghost Towns
Did You Know...
Italy has a number of 'ghostly' places to visit. In Matera, the town of Craco was long abandoned but has become a destination location for many movie sets. Lake Resia submerged the town of Graun, leaving only the haunting remains of the church tower as a reminder. Bussana Vecchia was destroyed by an earthquake and abandoned, before an artist community came in.
Read more at our blog

Add this stop to the Trekking Cinque Terre and Portofino Tour

our Travel Designers for more tips on various 'haunted' tours or ghost town destinations throughout Italy.

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Nothing Less than Fantastic

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Vacations For the Soul

"Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow."
~ Anita Desai

Tour Italy through The Four Elements

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