Jazz lovers will have lots of reasons to visit the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy from February 28 to May 15th when it hosts the Crossroads 2013 Jazz Festival. There will be 40 evenings of live music all over this loverly region. For more information consult http://www.italia.it/en/news/detail/crossroads-2013.html. and the Italian-language site http://www.crossroads-it.org/eventi.htm#2mar.
The seaside resort of Cervia in the central Italian region of Emilia-Romagna boasts some 10 kilometers (about 6 miles) of sandy beaches and a salt museum. On selected Saturdays and Sundays from April 28 to May 26 it hosts the International Guitar Festival "Luigi Legnani in honor of a local boy born towards the end of the Eighteenth Century whom Paganini called the "best guitar player" of the time. For more information consult http://www.legnanifestival.it/EN/EN_Index.html
The Maggio Musicale Fiorentino is held in the Teatro Comunale in Florence, Tuscany all throughout
the month of May. For more information consult the Italian-language link http://www.maggiofiorentino.it/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=191&Itemid=103&lang=en
Brescia is a city at the foot of the Alps in the Lombardy region of Italy. Bergamo is a medieval walled city. They both have lovely old towns worth visiting. During the month of May and June they jointly host the Festival Pianistico Internazionale di Brescia E Bergamo with concerts almost every night. Many of the concerts are given in one town and repeated in the other on the following evening. For more information consult the Italian language site http://www.turismobrescia.it/it/eventi The English icon didn't work for me the last time I tried.
Doesn't it seem that Rome always has music available? Check out the May offerings at http://www.aboutroma.com/opera-and-classical-concerts-in-rome.html .
Levi Reiss has authored or co-authored ten books on computers and the Internet, but to be honest, he would rather just drink fine Italian or other wine, accompanied by the right foods. He teaches classes in computers at an Ontario French-language community college. Visit his website www.travelitalytravel.com devoted to Italian travel with an accent on fine Italian wine and food. Visit his central wine website www.theworldwidewine.com with weekly reviews of $10 wine and columns devoted to various aspects of wine including wine and food, humor, trivia, organic and kosher wine and lots more.
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