Big festivals this coming weekend in the Arezzo area: international photography with Cortona on the Move, classical music in Arezzo and throughout the province with the first concerts of the Terre d’Arezzo Music Festival, and Tuscan comedy with Estate in Fortezza, which enters the heart of its extensive programme.
A weekend to experience also in Valdambra with Castello diVino and local products and in Chiusi della Verna the Rievocazione Storica that transports us back to the Middle Ages.
Cortona on the Move
Art photography arrives in Cortona with the international festival Cortona on the Move 2022 entitled ‘Me, Myself and Eye’.
The opening includes a series of exclusive events, with guided tours, dinners and aperitifs, talks and conferences, portfolio readings, and workshops with the authors.
From Friday 15 to Sunday 17 July, important professionals of photography from the world scene will be present in Cortona, and there will also be moments of discussion with journalists and writers.
This edition intends to continue its research in the field of documentary photography with particular attention to the incessant evolution of visual language by extending international collaborations and presenting original and unpublished productions.
Cortona on the Move, programma
Terre d’Arezzo Music Festival
The programme of the Terre d’Arezzo Music Festival, now in its 17th edition, comes to life. It offers a wide-ranging programme that will pass through no less than 13 municipalities in the province of Arezzo during the summer.
On Saturday 16 July at 9.15 p.m. in Arezzo at the Basilica of San Francesco one of the most eagerly awaited events, the Organ and Orchestra Concert, with Wayne Marshall, the world-famous organist, who will perform accompanied by the orchestra conducted by Johannes Skidlik and the ensemble ‘I Virtuosi Italiani’.
Terre d’Arezzo Music Festival, programma completo
Jonathan Canini at Summer in the Fortress
In Arezzo on Friday 15 July, as part of the Summer in the Fortress programme, an appointment with comedy: the Tuscan artist Jonathan Canini’s Cappuccetto Rozzo (Little Rough Riding Hood) will be presenting an amusing reinterpretation of the well-known fairy tale that dresses all the characters in Tuscanity: the protagonist is Florentine, the grandmother is from Livorno, the hunter is from Pisa, and the wolf is from Lucca! The original story is thus overlaid with vernaculars and questions of bell tower, in a hilarious repartee.
Estate in Fortezza, tutta la programmazione
The wine of the lands of Arezzo and in particular of the Valdambra hills will be the protagonist of
Castello diVino, a popular evening on the excellence of Tuscan wine, organised at Ambra in the municipality of Bucine.
On Saturday 16 July, starting at 7 p.m., there will be a sensorial itinerary through the village, where visitors can learn about and taste quality wines, accompanied by the flavours of the local cuisine. The route is divided into numerous stations, corresponding to different types of wine to be tasted with a special glass. The journey to discover wine and the beauty of Ambra ends with the tasting of an excellent champagne and live music with the Smile Dixie Band.
Castello diVino ad Ambra, programma
Count Cattani meets Francis of Assisi
Over the weekend, Chiusi della Verna and the Franciscan sanctuary of La Verna will be the backdrop to two events dedicated to the local and historical traditions of this ancient territory, celebrating the donation of Sacro Monte to St Francis by Count Cattani. On Saturday 16 July, starting at 7 p.m., the Corte in Festa will be celebrated, and in the historical centre of the town, visitors will be able to relive a typically medieval atmosphere among ladies, messengers, musicians, jugglers, craftsmen, glimpses of medieval life and taverns.
On Sunday 17 July, starting at 15.00 hours, the Historical Re-enactment with Count Cattani and his entire court who will ascend along the ancient pavement to Monte Verna to meet Francis of Assisi and renew the gift of the Mount. The procession of more than 100 participants will parade through the streets of the village and to the Sanctuary of La Verna, where the meeting between the Count and Francis will take place in the evocative natural setting of the monumental forest of La Verna.
Rievocazione storica a Chiusi della Verna, programma