Le Marche is home to famous composers and musicians: Gioachino Rossini, Giovan Battista Pergolesi and Gaspare Spontini, but also lyric singer Beniamino Gigli and contemporary composers like Giovanni Allevi.

Castelfidardo and the surrounding area, a little further south than us, is famous for the artisan production of world-renowned accordions and diatonic accordions. In Castelfidardo you can visit the International Accordion Museum.

Italy Music Festivals Urbino Early Music


For ten days every July, Urbino buzzes with the sound of lutes and harpsichords, viola da gamba and recorders, violines and voices singing Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque music. There are courses and masterclasses and almost every night a concert. Dancing is organized in Piazza Duca Federico a couple of times a week.

Italy music festivals Opera Rossini Opera Festival


The opera season is lively throughout the Region: every small town in Le Marche has a theatre and in many of the biggest ones opera is a relevant part of the season. In August Pesaro hosts the Rossini Opera Festival. In October there’s the Festival Pergolesi Spontini in and around Jesi and between July and August the Macerata Opera Festival at the beautiful Sferisterio.

Italy Music Festivals Contemporary Music Le Marche


Have you ever attended a contemporary music event in a cave or a wood? During the Summer all kinds of concerts are held throughout the province: jazz, classical, folk, blues, sacred and other styles of music… not only in unusual places, also in beautiful piazzas and theatres!