Festival dei due mondi in Spoleto: the summer music and opera festival


One of the most important art, music and entertainment events

In Italy, the summer period is that time of the year in which most of the events involving music, art and entertainment take place. One of the most interesting is the one that takes place at the end of June in Umbria. This is the Festival dei due mondi in Spoleto. Here we will tell you what it consists of and its history. In addition we will present this year’s edition and the protagonists of the program. Finally we explain how to reach the event and where you can buy tickets for admission to the shows.

The festival

Every year the city of Spoleto lifts the curtain, as it were, and welcomes the world with its magnificent festival. This resumes the dialogue between stories, disciplines and different looks in search of excellence in the arts. The event wants to reaffirm the Italian vocation for the harmony between different cultures. This event thus becomes an opportunity for exchange and growth. His program presents events of the most famous classical tradition and the new and more persuasive ones that are presented on international stages.


Its background

First of all, the event was born in 1958 from an idea of ​​the composer Gian Carlo Menotti. In the city he saw the ideal place to found a manifestation concerning art and to celebrate it in all its expressive forms. In a short time the festival has become a very important cultural event and much appreciated abroad. Many of the greatest artists have performed in these years in the Umbrian city. Today it has reached the sixtyfirst edition and still maintains the format that made it inimitable. In fact it is a meeting place between different cultures.



Image Source: Le Rondini di Francesco di Assisi

The 2018 edition

This year’s edition of the festival dei due mondi in Spoleto takes place from 29 June to 15 July. The different disciplines that make up the program are:

  • Opera
  • music
  • dance
  • theater.

Moreover, during the days of the festival there are numerous events and art exhibitions that we recommend to visit. Also in this year’s edition there is no shortage of national and international high-level guests who will be able to give the public great emotions.

How to get there and where to buy ticket

Spoleto is connected to the A1 motorway (Milan-Rome), which is about thirty kilometers away, and can be reached by train via Perugia.

To purchase tickets for the event you can use three different online sites. Prices vary depending on the shows chosen. The average cost goes from 25 to 50 euros.

In Italy there are many more entertainment events that have an exceptional level of quality and for this reason they are appreciated and known all over the world. Some of these have an important history behind them and have been taking place every year for a long time. If you want to discover other interesting events we suggest you read this article too. Now that you know the Festival of the Two Worlds in Spoleto you just have to organize your visit for the 2018 edition.

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