The Annual Tuscan Sun Festival, Cortona, Italy
The Tuscan Sun Festival is considered to be one of the best Summer arts festivals in Europe.
The 2009 festival played host to Anthony Hopkins, whose exhibition of paintings entitled Masques and musical compositions were both featured. The six concerts featured performances by Joshua Bell Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Stéphane Denève, Nina Kotova, Danielle de Niese, Maija Kovalevska, Vlad Mirita, Michael Guttman and Gisele Ben-Dor.
Cortona’s Baroque theatre, the Teatro Signorelli will host many of the events, and the Piazza itself, the Della Repubblica pictured top right, will be the stage for many more.
For more details, including the full schedule, please visit the Tuscan Sun Festival website.
This event was kindly submitted by Quirien, owner of luxury accommodation in Cortona.
During August, Cortona hosts the famous Tuscan Sun Festival. The 2008 festival was opened by Hollywood legend Robert Redford. This beautiful Tuscan hill town is usually a quiet place, but during the first weeks of August Cortona is transformed into an international venue for music, wine tasting, cooking and more. The Festival lasts for about 10 days. A truly stunning setting for a magical event.
Details on this event were also submitted by owner of Property 1442 Tuscany Apartments
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