Weekend of 22 – 24 July 2022: what to do in the Arezzo area

A new weekend arrives with many events that bring the Arezzo area to life, starting with Naturalmente Pianoforte, which brings international artists to Casentino with concerts in the most evocative locations. Entertainment also in Arezzo with the arrival of comedian Giorgio Panariello and with the cultural events of the Arezzo Moonlight festival. In Valdarno, Laterina immerses itself in the Medieval Festival while, in the village of Lucignano, classical music resounds for the entire weekend.

Naturalmente Pianoforte 2022

Naturalmente pianoforte returns to Casentino, the festival that transforms the valley into one big open-air concert. 50 appointments of music and piano performances in some of the most beautiful places, with the presence of numerous nationally and internationally renowned artists. The weekend’s main events include Friday 22 July at 9.30 p.m. Piazza Tanucci Stia with Pacifico in concert and a performance by London pianist Demian Dorelli (11 p.m. Ex Lanificio Berti Pratovecchio) Saturday 23 July at 9.30 p.m. in Stia “Pane o Libertà” (Bread or Freedom), the Paolo Rossi show that combines stand-up with commedia dell’arte and Greek comedy. Sunday 24 July at 5.00 a.m. in the unique setting of the Pieve di San Pietro in Romena “Concerto all’alba” with Adam Kromelow’s Genesis Piano Project and in the evening at 9.30 p.m. in the main square of Pratovecchio Fabio Concato. The festival will close on Wednesday 27 July at the Castello di Romena (Pratovecchio Stia) with a concert by composer and pianist Ludovico Einaudi.
Naturalmente Pianoforte, il programma

Giorgio Panariello all’Estate in Fortezza

At 9.30 p.m. on Saturday 23 July, Giorgio Panariello will take the stage at the Estate in Fortezza. It will be a show not to be missed with the Tuscan showman who will bring all his energy, a pinch of irreverence, and topicality, offering the great classics of his repertoire and bringing his many characters to life. The show “La favola Mia”, with which Panariello is touring Italy, will retrace, in an unprecedented and up-to-date guise, the 20 years that have seen him play a leading role in theatre, cinema and television.
Panariello in Fortezza, qui i biglietti

Laterina Medievale

Every summer, the village of Laterina rediscovers its ancient origins with the great Laterina Medievale festival. A historical commemoration to be experienced that transforms the village around the high fortress into a medieval Tuscan village among ladies, knights, war machines and sword tournaments. From Friday 22 to Sunday 24 July, visitors can take a journey back in time here, immersing themselves in a real battlefield every night, with archery and catapult areas. Street performers and ancient workshops offer their shows, with folk dances involving young and old, the wonder of the ancient art of falconry and all the charm of the crafts of the past, from blacksmiths to carvers.
Laterina Medievale, programma

Arezzo Benessere Festival

Sixth edition for Arezzo Benessere Festival, which from Friday 22 to Sunday 24 July offers an edition completely immersed in the nature of the Alpe di Poti, a few kilometres from the centre of Arezzo. Three days to live in the green among meetings, group activities, presentations, music, shows and sports, to rediscover contact with historical places of the territory. The programme includes an exhibition area, workshops, and individual trial treatments in order to get to know and experience the various techniques offered by the sector. Also confirmed for this year is the presence of festival patron Siusy Blady. Booking for the activities is compulsory.
Arezzo Benessere Festival all’Ape di Poti

Arezzo Moonlight festival

Nine literary encounters, eleven book presentations, and as many authors of national and international renown are enclosed in the calendar of events of the ‘Arezzo Moonlight festival’ that from Friday 22 to Sunday 24 July will enliven the terrace of the Fraternita dei Laici building in Arezzo. Among the many authors taking part are Carlo and Renzo Piano, Gabriella Genisi, Matteo Giusti, Giampaolo Simi, Peter Stein, Simone Tempia, Alan Friedman and Giorgia Soleri. The meetings take place on a double daily basis, at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.. The cultural initiatives are enhanced by the opportunity to take guided tours of the Palazzo di Fraternita.
Arezzo Moonlight festival, programma completo

Lucignano Music Festival

From 22 to 24 July, great classical music returns to Valdichiana with the second edition of the Lucignano Music Festival, an international event organised by Quinta Stagione APS. The concerts take place in the medieval village of Lucignano, elected one of the most beautiful villages in Italy and winner of the Touring Club Orange Flag. The review, entitled ‘Fables’, will transport the audience into the world of fantasy, beauty and childhood memories. It will go from the magic of Franz Schubert and Robert Schumann, to the celebration of youth with the boys of the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole, continuing with the great journey of Pinocchio and the wine festival of Bacchus & Ariadne. Tchaikowsky’s Souvenir de Florence will close the event.
Lucignano Music Festival, programma