Opera festival at Macerata

The summer opera festival at Macerata is within an hour of the house. One of Europe’s most stunning outdoor theatres, the Arena Sferisterio resembles an ancient Roman arena but was built in 1829. it measures 90 meters by 36 meters and has an elegant succession of arches.

Between 15 July and 15 August every year it hosts one of Italy’s most fabulous musical events.The 2014 programme includes Aida (18&27 July, 2&10 Aug), Tosca (19&25 July, 3&8 Aug) and La Traviata (26 July, 1&9 Aug). Full details are on the website but tickets can sell out fast.  Address: Piazza Giuseppe Mazzini, 10  62100 Macerata, Italy  Tel: +39 0733 230735, Web: boxoffice@sferisterio.it  Screen Shot 2014-03-24 at 22.40.08

Details of other cultural events in Le Marche, can be found on the Marche Cultural website.