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Events, Opera festivals, Open air concerts and Entertainment in Le Marche, Italy

You will pleasantly surprised by the amount of events and evening entertainment on offer, from jazz festivals, opera, open air theatre, street performances to pageants, historical evocations, village fairs and many other local sagra's (like fates), which are generally linked to local gourmet specialities such as fish, fresh pasta, olive oil, olives, gnocchi, cured meats and cheeses, not to mention the many excellent local wines and Vino cotto.

Opera festival in Macerata in Le Marche, Italy

A spectacular open air arena in Macerata, called the Sferisterio, which is also open to the public to visit during the day, offers

each year a world class and renouned festival.

Further north in Pesaro, each year it also stages a very famous opera festival: Rossini Opera festival

click the relative blue text for this years programme.

Medievil Entertainment & competitions

Ascoli Piceno 'La Quintana' - jousting in Ascoli Piceno, held on the first Sunday of August.

Urbino 'Festa del Duca' - to honour Duke Federico, held on the third Sunday in August.

Cagli 'Palio dell'Oca' - medieval games to win a golden goose in mid-August.

Mondavio 'Wild Boar Hunt' - a medieval chase in the square, held in mid-August.

Fermo 'Cavalcatadellassunta' - horse racing, drummers, flag throwing, contests and medieval competitions in 15th C. costumes, held in Fermo the end of July/August each year.

Treia 'Disfida del Bracciale' - ancient ball game played out on the first Sunday of August.

Local information & Events in Le Marche

Cultural events:

  • Pesaro - The 32nd Rossini Opera Festival from 10 to 24 August 2011.

  • Macerata - The 47th open-air opera season in the magnificent Sferisterio arena, from 22 July to 6 August 201
  • Ancona - The Teatro delle Muse has a strong opera, classical music and jazz season. Full details on
  • Falerone & Urbisaglia - Teatro Classico. Classical theatre productions staged in two of the Marche's finest Roman  amphitheatres in July & August
  • Amandola - International Theatre Festival - end August to early September.
  • Castelfidardo - International Accordion Festival early October. One of the world's leading events dedicated to this instrument.
  • Ancona - Ancona Jazz Festival - Teatro Sperimentale  - early November. tel. +39 071 217 4239

Cultural events liked to food & drink in Italian are known as 'Sagre'

In nearly every town and village throughout Le Marche there is a traditionally linked food or wine event, known as a 'Sagra', mostly held during the summer months. A monthly guide called '     ' can also be purchased at a newagents for a complete list of all local events, live music, theatre, markets and festivals. We also offer much more local information here at the villa.